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Sozin's Comet Poster by swan-swan Sozin's Comet Poster by swan-swan
I KNOW, I KNOW, I'M A HORRIBLE PERSON!!! I am completely ashamed of myself, for now, I have used the SAME LINEART for a deviation not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES!!! Four, if you count the joking one, but...the point is...yeah. I should be shot.

But I was able to SPEND TIME ON THE BACKGROUND OF THIS ONE!!!

And it was just a rushed job for a contest...which Nick is not even letting me ENTER, for inexplicable reasons that make me want to temper-tantrum!!!

But I had fun with the background of this one...a good chunk of it was completely reffed, but I added some creative touches here and there. I wanted to have the comet coming TOWARD Aang, initially, but I couldn't figure out how to do it without making it look like it was sprouting from Aang's head.

The borders were a last-minute-add, but I'm really happy...I also considered putting Aang and Ozai's faces in the clouds, but I couldn't pull that one off. A better artist might be able to do that, but not me. So...it's just clouds being split by the comet.

You really can't see him, but Phoenix King Ozai is something I'm really happy with in this pic.

Among other details that I want to work on are Aang's feet (need shadows in the water) and some touch-ups all around. But I don't think I'll have any more time to edit before the contest submission deadline hits, so...yeah. As Mai might say, "whatever."

It's all about the background with this one, really, in comparison to the other two images.

Download recommended!

Everything belongs to Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
The actual pic is mine.

IF someone can actually SUBMIT art to the contest but can't make a picture themselves for whatever reason, contact me....even if it's under another name, I'd like to enter. Not that I'd win, but...it would be enough just to enter.

Saturday!


I hope, anyway....for me....
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:iconxxheartbrokn:
xxheartbrokn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
um... wow!! :wow:
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
:)
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Neybster Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
:wow: you did this with paint?? I'm impressed! Why won't they let you enter?
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
They did, they did, the site was just being stupid....
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zutaralivson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Awesome ^_^ Lol. Good luck ^_^
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Thanks.
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avatar-leeloo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
"I should be shot."

*gets into TF2 Sniper-mode* ..... *puts gun down* Aw... I can't do it. I can't shoot such an awesome Maiko fan.

*squirts with water pistol instead* ;P
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Oh, come on, I'm horrible...XD
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:iconavatar-leeloo:
avatar-leeloo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Okay, then spin the Wheel of Punishment. :mwahaha:
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8300-chii Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
I like it :D It's better than what I could do. Ijust sux at coloring and you made this pic awsome :P
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Thanks. I did the best I could with Paint.
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ddyponleplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
yupi, the best week.
avatar rules.
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
I know!!!
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CallistoHime Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the design of this - it's simple and poetic - and therefore very powerful to look at. The red lighting and color scheme work VERY well for the mood ... ooooh and the looming Ozai in the distance O_O Oh my goodness, he's terrifying! >_< seriously, wow :fear: His placement works really well too. I just love the composition of this!

Very well done ^^ good luck to you!!!
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks a lot for that! =D

Ozai is terrifying....Ozai is very frightening. And EVIL.
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CallistoHime Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! I dunno how Aang's gonna deal with that guy. Or if they'll actually LET Aang kill him. I keep thinking they'll pull a Harry Potter and not technically let Aang "kill" anyone... we shall see! *freaking out*
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avatar-shrey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Writer
amazing. i love the background and everything. and the barely visible ozai looks really cool.
that stinks that you can't enter. i heard about like 10 people now who say they can't. it's really messed up.
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Glad you like it!
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Nyy2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
:clap: very well-done! the background is amazing. good luck in the contest!
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks!!!
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syonanto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
:XD: I spotted the Phoenix King before I read your statements!
And darn it all, it seems there are several other deviants who've been trying to submit their posters but were unable to for similar reasons.
And who cares if you reused the line art, it's still uber awesome :D. And, having had major issues with coming up with ruins for a background, I can fully appreciate the effort you put into creating your bg. It looks great =)
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Well, I also reused color and shading...basically, it was just re-coordinating everything and designing an impressive background.
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syonanto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
xD lol niiice
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theSimplyUninspired Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work, Swan-Swan! :omg: Very, VERY nice!
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thank you very, very much!
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AmiraElizabeth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I love it. It looks great! :D
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thank you! :)
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avatargirl2000 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool^^
*add's to fav*

oh yeah, you've forgot just a tiny thing.. the arrow's on aang's leg:D

Grtz
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I don't think that arrow is visible....but I'll see how it looks.
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avatargirl2000 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oww, i don't ment the arroxs, but the stripes;P
srry^^;

(also srry for my crappy english if you don't understand it)
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Well, if you look: [link]
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The stripes run down the FRONT of the leg, below the knee. They're on the back of the top part of the leg, but only in front on the shins.

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I think it's passable, but since he was originally wearing boots, it could have been a problem. Good call!
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paintedbluerose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Writer
Wow. I mean wow Swan. That right there is amazing. As soon as I saw in my devations, I had to check it out. It just looks so good and the colors are so rich. Ozai looks kind of evil there in the background, all small and what not. Then Aang standing in the water, wow. Everything amazing. I'll try to see if anyone I know can submit it. Wow. Really. I know, I said that a lot, but it's just so good. I can't stop.
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Water, earth, fire, air...had to have them all! =D
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paintedbluerose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Writer
I know, but still... It's really good.
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Lord44 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
i was going to enter but i was too lazy :shrug:
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Well, it doesn't look like it matters....
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naturesgirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Great job swan-swan. It's beautiful. And who cares if you've used the same linear multiple times! Its time-efficient.

Good luck with the contest! :)
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Time-efficient, yes. Still guilty, though.
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naturesgirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
lolz.
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TarelElenar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
*drool*

So... pretty... colors... gorgeous... gah...

I love the background Swan. It's absolutely breathtaking. Love the angle you chose for Aang too. Too bad about your sumbission difficulties. This is a great piece.
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks. Yeah, it's just the opening pose, really, but revised. ^_^
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Alv150 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Cool! good background!
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconalv150:
Alv150 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I like the background because is not the usual style, is good
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mcda Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
This Phoenix Lord business makes me think of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter and the Order of the PHOENIX Lord.
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
This is an EVIL phoenix, though. Bwahaha.
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insanityblob Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks amazing! I love the attention to detail, such as the ash floating around in the air!
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
That was actually a complete accident....XD In recoloring the pic, there were a number of "white spots" left behind from the original....I thought they looked good, so I just added in a couple hundred more and ta-da! Ashes.
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insanityblob Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that was a great accident! XD
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Friekie6 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Writer
Very cool ^^ We see Aang, the comet & Ozai ^^ The most important things/persons actually ^^
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