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Day of Black Sun Press Art by LaurenMontgomery Day of Black Sun Press Art by LaurenMontgomery
Sorry about the wait. I've been so swamped at work lately that I didn't even notice this episode had already aired. To be completely honest, I just plain forgot about posting this in general, until I was reminded by a fellow deviant artist. So Kudos to you Silentjosh847!

Anyway, I was commissioned by the wonderful people at Nickelodeon to do this piece of press art for the big two part battle taking place right in the middle of the 3rd season entitled The Day of Black Sun. As usual, I did the 3 preliminary designs, one was approved and moved forward with. Then a final pencil version is done, then the colored version.

After all that, the very kind and talented Bryan Konietzko went over the painted version and sweetened the whole thing with subtle tweaks that really made the final piece look 20 jabillion times better than I ever could have done. Thanks for making me look good Bryan!

Hope you guys like it!

Once again, visit the blog for a layout of the entire process. [link]
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ACdraw Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! How did I miss adding this to my favourites?!
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Jester-Lufercious Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Awesome the color and the style is like exactly like in the show. Very nice ^_^
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LaurenMontgomery Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I used the color models from the show to color it, so that's why it's so accurate. I have terrible color sense myself, so if it were left up to me, it wouldn't have turned out nearly so nice. ;)
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Kairi-Say-Oke Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I saw this pic a few years ago and loved, good job ^^
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AdamClowery Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Love it!
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NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I recognize this picture from the ATLA article on TV Tropes. This was nicely done. :)
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Silverstar1311 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly didn't see this episode until two years after it aired. TWO YEARS AND I'M THE BIGGEST AVATAR NERD ON THE PLANET!!!
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bdevries Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This may seem an odd comment... but good job on Aang's backlit ears. ^__^ It's such a subtile thing...
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PetalOfTheBlackRose Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Toph looks like: GET UP, EFFING STONE
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TheCuuks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
nice :la:
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