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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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:iconavacadoocean:
AvacadoOcean Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Toph looks weird XD
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:iconacdraw:
ACdraw Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! How did I miss adding this to my favourites?!
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:iconjester-lufercious:
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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:iconlaurenmontgomery:
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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:iconkairi-say-oke:
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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:iconadamclowery:
AdamClowery Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Love it!
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:iconnaomihansen:
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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:iconsilverstar1311:
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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:iconbdevries:
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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:iconpetaloftheblackrose:
PetalOfTheBlackRose Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Toph looks like: GET UP, EFFING STONE
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:iconthecuuks:
TheCuuks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
nice :la:
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:iconkazemizu:
Kazemizu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
BAHAHA -- my first reaction was: "Toph was drawn so well since her eyes don't seem like they're focusing on anything." Facepalm.

Lovely picture!
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:iconkatiebobbaseball11:
katiebobbaseball11 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is sooo amazing! i love the poses and everything about it! Great Job!
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:iconsarchale:
Sarchale Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Wow.. those hands, those expressions... THE SUNLIGHT SHINING THROUGH HIS EARLOBE AND OTHER INSIGNIFICANT DETAILS THAT ARE HARD TO NOTICE... this is incredble!
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:iconenz-oh:
Enz-oh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! They're all drawn really well and I love all the details in the background. :3 -favs-
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:iconrandomonion:
RandomOnion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Love your work!
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:iconhimegabi:
HimeGabi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now this would be some good cover art for a book or DVD
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:iconthaliademuse:
ThaliaDemuse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
This is one of my favorite pictures in the whole series. It's so awesome that it's here on dA!
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:iconstarlight1216:
starlight1216 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
very awesome picture of the gaang at the day of black sun!! so detailed, colorful, and perfect! i love it!
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:iconibetrollin:
IbeTROLLIN Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.0_0 are you the real artist of this thing??? it's just awesome!
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:iconthoughtsoffireflies:
ThoughtsOfFireflies Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE AVATAR!!!!!
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:iconmichel-pradom:
Michel-Pradom Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Really love your Avatar work!! :)
Keep up the awesome art! ;)
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:iconhawktnz:
HawkTnz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
This is one of my Fav ATLA images! Wow, you did an amazing job! (so did you Bryan, lol) Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
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:iconmissionco:
MissionCo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
You made this!?!?
I've seen the finished product a dozen times. Last place I thought I would find the artist was on DeviantAr.t
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:iconcreepella:
creepella Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
This is so kick-ass! They look all ready for battle and totally bad-ass, especially Katara with the shadows to her face
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:iconangelfire892:
angelfire892 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
How could i not love this? ATLA awesomeness.
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:iconlantis-erin:
Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very epic. :clap:
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:iconjoemerl:
JoeMerl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Writer
Cool. :-)
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TheDibLuver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
lol at toph x'D
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:iconmalallory:
Malallory Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Just incredible. It has such a great feel.
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:iconnajola:
Najola Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmygaawd!! awesome!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ^_______________________^
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:iconendlessrainbow:
EndlessRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
It's just amazing. You thought of the ''sun'' going through Aang ear and all the other beautiful details. Chapeau!
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:iconlaurenmontgomery:
LaurenMontgomery Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for noticing!
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:iconendlessrainbow:
EndlessRainbow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Welcome! I'm kinda like that. See the little things.
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:iconthunderscape-7:
Thunderscape-7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks incredible!
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:icongaufrier:
Gaufrier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconthoughtless4ever:
thoughtless4ever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student General Artist
So i faved this quite awhile ago, and I was just reviewing my favorites, and I never realized how crazy Toph looks xD
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:iconjulie362:
Julie362 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I love that show.
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:iconhaxicehog:
haxicehog Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
nice
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haxicehog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
how you upload picture like every time in submit art in add a file my file always ends up here but not my home picture anyways nice picture ang toph sokka and katarra the episode the black sun
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Yuko-Sempai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Oh wow! This looks awesome! :D This looks totally awesome! I love how Katara looks and so do the others!
Can't say more than that it looks awesome! <33
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animie959 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Hey :D I saw this in Avatar the Last Airbender art book and I was thinking to myself "I swear to god I've seen this- That's it! Deviant art! :D" Good Job! :D
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:iconheartbender:
HeartBender Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I saw this on some fansites a while back and loved it right away. I'm so happy to have found the artist now! Your drawings are great.
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:iconsonicaddict:
sonicaddict Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
im just praying that the movie wont turn out like dragonball evuloution IT RAPED THE SERIES AND ITS IMAGE
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:iconthedibluver:
TheDibLuver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
too late :(
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:iconsonicaddict:
sonicaddict Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
....FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

well at least i didn't see it yet
thanks for the warning
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:iconjerichojim:
jerichojim Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
The day of the black sun was when I was born.
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:iconkuddles89:
kuddles89 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
my little brother thinks that your are is so cool so pleas keep drawling and we will keep looking at all your art!!!!!!
(:[link]
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MEB-Illustration Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I love this TV serial..I'm nervous waiting to see the movie! Great work!
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:iconlaurenmontgomery:
LaurenMontgomery Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm a bit nervous about the movie too.
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