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Airbender - progressions by ClintCearley Airbender - progressions by ClintCearley
Though I post this for the enjoyment of my friends, it is primarily to discredit the claims of one Evolutionxbox who publicly accused me of lying to the point that my Avatar piece was not a digital painting as I had claimed but was in fact a photo-manipulation that I was fraudulently taking credit for. It is fortunate for me that I took the time to save snapshots of the piece's completion to validate my claims. As previously stated to him and others, I absolutely used reference photos of the actors in order to capture their likeness for the piece.
Evolutionxbox, I have saved you the trouble of finding the other refs and included them on the bottom as well as the composition ref I based on an unused book cover design I created years ago. You asked how the painting could so perfectly match the actors without it being a photo-manip and the answer is very simple--practice. Thousands upon thousands of hours of practice.
I await your public apology evolutionxbox.

UPDATE: Evolutionxbox has honorably apologized and I request you, my friends, to think him in a better light and not longer feel the need to demean his actions.
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yuuva Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this piece and the description text made my night! cheers!
Tiancum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazing! Your process is very inspirational, and I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing!

Too bad about the movie... it had sooo much potential, and they slaughtered it. :(
SeijiMarcelo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
The best!
iatemypencils Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You just have to be less accurate with your paintings and make more mistakes :D lolz
jrartandphoto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for showing the refs you used including the one for composition :D
I love the end result; how loose and painterly the strokes are but you still instantly recognize the characters.
EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
This one is way high up there in the Epic moments of pawning!
Nicely done , bravo
sweet-pea-soup Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I hate that. I redrew the cover of a video game and it got taken down because I was reported for just posting the art instead of drawing it myself by hand. they claimed I just resized a 150 x 200 picture (lol?) and fixed it up a bit. I can't believe how stupid people can be sometimes :p Anyway, glad you got that figured out
pepitoxx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Balzar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Very educational, thank you!
JohnSilva Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, EvolutionBox you failed!

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