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The Legend by Phil-Sanchez The Legend by Phil-Sanchez
I love the Avatar series. So when I heard about the Korra Nation Fanart contest (judged by the show’s creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, where the winners will be featured at the San Diego Comic Con panel on the 19th), I knew I had to submit something, and—after many hours or work—here it is!

I toyed around with several different compositions before choosing this one. At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do: a lot of Korra pieces seem to be just a portrait with her doing some bending in it--which is great--but I really wanted to push myself to do more than that. I toyed around a bit with a more graphic design/styled approach, but I realized I really wanted to “tell a story” in my piece.

Ultimately, I settled on the composition you see above, and I was able to finish it just in time. (Actually, I would've liked to include a few more details and what-not, but my work time was cut short: the day the piece was due, I found it was due at 5PM EST, not 5PM PST--those last couple hours were pretty rushed!)

Anyways, hope you enjoy! Bring on Season 2!!!

Other Avatar Art I've done:
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:iconjeanaaidebie:
JeanaAidebie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I didn't watch the movie but the story behind the piece seems really compelling. And I love the composition, it is both balanced and dynamic. And coloring. And perspective in terms of human body. Awesome piece!
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Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you; I appreciate it! I put a loootttt of work into this piece, and I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. So again, thank you!
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JeanaAidebie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome, its amazingly done :) (Smile) 
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Dr4z3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds e of media-copper.cursecdn.com/atta…

great korra artwork btw :)
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huh, you're right, it does look a little like that, doesn't it! I'd never noticed that before!

And thank you! Glad you like it! :D
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macygrace123 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Wow, beautiful!
I also love how Korra looks smug like she KNOWS shes gonna win and Amon just looks majorly PISSED!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, that was the overall goal for the piece! Glad you like it! :)
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:iconmacygrace123:
macygrace123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
ur welcome hon! It's amazingly done. :)
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well again, thank you! :)
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:iconmarikunin:
Marikunin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Why does Korra look so pale? And like a white girl?
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say the lighting, but looking back on it, you're probably right, I probably should have tried to make her look a little less caucasian...oh well, live and learn I guess...
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:iconseabit:
Seabit Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D

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:iconseabit:
Seabit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome!! :D
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:iconkataang-crazy:
Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow great!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkataang-crazy:
Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome:)
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:icon300rupees:
300rupees Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
now that...is amazing
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you very much! :)
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:iconbrittjuhh:
Brittjuhh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Wow, it looks so good! Beautiful!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee! :D
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:iconbrittjuhh:
Brittjuhh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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:iconynnck:
Ynnck Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjessypet92:
jessypet92 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing! :D
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconafleetalex:
afleetalex Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Wow, love this! Very nice job!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Kladdkakaegott Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
that's really Epic!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkunibob:
kunibob Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Gorgeous work! Love seeing these two fighting! :)
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

(and yeah, those two fighting is kinda classic-or is that just me?) :)
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citizen17 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amon can sneak up on me anytime he likes, if you know what I mean.
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Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh oh! :)

Then again, he doesn't really seem to be "sneaking" right now: you know, all out in the sun, in the open...

(sorry, the literalist in me was demanding to be heard)
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citizen17 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are absolutely right. But I was overwhelmed by my desire to write a saucy comment and chose to ignore logic.
Good work on the drawing, by the way. It's cool.
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, and thankee! :)
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:iconkunibob:
kunibob Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
lol
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:iconatkasura:
AtkaSura Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Whoa, this is awesome!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This all works really well together. I wish you all the best for the contest. Too bad it's not bigger and that you didn't have the time to add more details.
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Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I hope it does well too! :)

And yeah, I'd planned for it to be bigger and more detailed, but, well, last minute I found out it was due 5PM EST, not 5PM PST, so I lost something like 3 hours to work on it. Oh well, Next time! :D
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amam2217 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Love the lighting and smirk on her face. Amon won't know what hit him!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D

Or will he? Maybe Amon is actually ambushing Korra?! dundunduhhh!!!
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jackalnope Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing job!
I love the lighting and shading on Korra's face. Really nice, overall.
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
And yeah, the lighting on Korra's face was really fun to do; I'm glad you like it!
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EROCKERTORRES Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
dude! epic as always!
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:iconphil-sanchez:
Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! Glad you like it! :)
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