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Well, here it is - my homage to one of my all-time favorite cartoons; Avatar: The Last Airbender. This was a long-time labor of love, concepted at the very beginning of the year, drawn out in the spring, colored the backgrounds in late-April, but only now have I gotten back to finish the foregrounds and finally finish it.

Composition was important to me, here, and each segment flows into at least one other. Zuko flows into each of his personalities, as well as being torn between Azula and his Father, and his Uncle, and also being connected to Katara. Aang is between his two teachers, Toph for Earthbending and Katara for Water, while being watched carefully by a pensive Iroh, pondering the future as the eldest character looks ahead along the same eyeline as the youngest.

Also, note the presence of the Moon behind Sokka, lighting his path. Subtle nod to the first season finale, but it made me smile.

This was a whole heck of a lot of fun, and I'd love to do more, but the time it takes to put together something of this depth is a bit prohibitive. Who knows, though? Once the third season starts, I'll likely be swept up in fan-craziness yet again, and then the sky's the limit!

Who's Who (clockwise from top): Sokka, Katara, Aang, Toph, Appa, Momo, King Bumi, Guru Pathik, Longshot, Smellerbee, Jet, Suki and the Kyoshi Warriors, Uncle Iroh, the three faces of Zuko, Azula and her girls Ty Lee and Mai, and Fire Lord Ozai.
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xfumikux Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*memories* ;___;
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artist
Yeaaaaah. Good times. :nod:
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LOOPIEGIRL Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
I love how these pictures just jump out at you like this! *O* Awesome Job! ;D
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you. I was always pleased with how adventurous this one felt. :)
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SummerGirl16 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Oh my god.
This is just amazing!
I'm speechless:o (Eek) 
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Zimovskij Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I pretty much agree with everyone else. This is incredible! I'm glad you made Iroh look so important here. I think you could also include avatar Roku somewhere here, because he was a spiritual guide for Aang and thus, pretty important too. But I can understand that it was hard fitting so many important charaters here already. Respect!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Artist
It's always hard to pick and choose. I wound up favoring the characters who were still alive at the time. ;)
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Zimovskij Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes sense. Also that touch with the moon is brilliant!
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J-kaur Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful.speechless. *_*
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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J-kaur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
YEAH
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Meerabelle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
this is absolutely incredible! i think its the most amazing fanart for avatar i have ever seen :D :heart: 
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Wow, thank you! That's very nice to say. :)
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Meerabelle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome :heart: and its true ^_^
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Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
oh my !!!! amazing !!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks. :)
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gordhanx Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
This is beautifully done! I love the the angles, lighting, colouring, shading, details, expression, poses and seeing all of the characters.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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gordhanx Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
You're welcome.
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xTroyp Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I am now complete, this is the best piece of art- EVER.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Artist
Welllll... maybe not EVER. But I'm happy to have given you some sense of completion. :D
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YOLOice Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soo cool! ManMagnetEmote 
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you. Super-fun emote, by the way. :XD:
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YOLOice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem bro! ManMagnetEmote 
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MissGrahamLecter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Wow, this is really good.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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Okami5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist
wow! great job!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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drakelibonian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS BLEW MY MINDClap 
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Artist
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Akium Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice
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Blackbird1237 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Fantastic! I love the different art style and the wonderful detail, not to mention great characters, in this!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. It's an older piece, now, but I'm happy that it's held up so well for people. :nod:
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Gibbythesecond Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I LOVE what you did with Sokka and his boomerang. Seriously, that deserves to get a big fancy version where he doesn't have to share the awesome with everyone else.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Ha! Such is Sokka's pain--he always has to share the awesome. Poor guy. :no:
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sketchiest-ink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional
The fun you had working on this piece is very obvious, haha.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks. You're right, I had a blast. :)
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Zarnitunes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really like how you've done it in your own style. And such attention to detail! You should be proud.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artist
I AM proud! Thanks! :D
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