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Avatar: HAPPY NEW YEAR by Mattierial Avatar: HAPPY NEW YEAR by Mattierial
IT'S 2012! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I submitted this at EXACTLY midnight of the New Year where I am (waiting was torture :D)

I bet you didn't expect a picture from me today :D. But, after spending a month intensely working on a project, I actually felt a little weird not working on something... so I started this ^^;

My loose theory on the setting is that it's Zuko's penthouse in the new Republic City after it's construction. They could all be like in their early twenties... but, I doubt the city would actually grow that fast ^^;. I just wanted to put them in a skyscraper with fireworks going off behind them :XD:

Following that theory, I put Zuko and Aang in more official outfits...as they'd probably be in meetings all the time, deciding canal placements, how to quash Old Fire Nation rebellions, furthering the cause of peace, etc.

I put a lot of thought in the other outfit designs as well, especially Toph's. I think she'd be the one to change the most after the end of the series, come out of her shell, let her hair down etc. I used *DarkKenjie's "Older Gaang" series as a bit of a launching point for her design. If you haven't seen them, here are the Toph ones:


They are pretty awesome :D

...

Lens Flare brushes are actually re-purposed star brushes from this pack: [link]
By :iconkikariz: who is sadly no longer on DA...

The Firework brushes are from this pack: [link]
By: :iconnoordinarylove:

...

Avatar and Korra belongs to Mike, Bryan and Nick. Art belongs to me.

See More of my Avatar Fanart here: [link]

Thanks for looking
-Matt

PS. Did you see Ryuki, The Hidden Ninja Strawberry? (if not, look here: [link] )
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:icondutchveertje:
dutchveertje Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I love Ty Lee's dress
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Shannonlbell Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Looks great,

But did Aang slip Katara a roofie? Lol.....

It's really good..... Seriously.
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Ameno-era Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Good. You captured their personalities very well :D however..Kataras face and tophs face are wrong.. :( and Zukos scar looks pasted on :XD: Think you need to work on drawing mouths a bit more too :) (Sokkas and Aangs Mouths looks more normal too the "Anime look avatar has" :XD:
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usernamesrtoohard Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it but toph's eyes were there o:
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iLOOVEfanART Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
LOL katara is drooling hehe XD
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Musiclover19999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
i try to keep it nice but i will be honest with you (with no insult intended) i adore how Aang looks!!!!!!!!! but everyone else i dont like sorry.
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Musiclover19999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
i try to keep it nice but i will be honest with you (with no insult intended) i adore how Aang looks!!!!!!!!! but everyone else i dont like sorry.
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Felixia-mew Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how Ty Lee is all like "look at the pretty fireworks!" and Zuko is all like "Oh dear god!"
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MoE545 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Writer
Haha! I love Zuko's expression! And Toph's clothes are so cool. :) At first I thought Katara was acting like actress Katara, but now I know she's probably just super tired...And OMG MAI'S SMILING!!!
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lilia285twili Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love zuko's expression
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:iconl-master:
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very nice but Toph can see?
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gohaangten12 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE HOW TOPH LOOKS
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XDAnnabethChaseXD Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!




As the great Percy Jackson once said,"EAT MY PANTS!"
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EVIL BEWARE I'VE GOT WAFFLES!!!!!
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome job Matt. A great way to kick off 2012
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penguincoco Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
lol, the waiting, I had a 9/11 picture, and last year, I waited until the exact moment to upload it, at midnight, waiting IS torture... XD I even had to set my phone to ring every 15 minutes just to keep me up XD
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just stayed up, because it was New Years :XD:

Yeah, it was pretty hard :D
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penguincoco Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
XD
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ninjaSWEET1811221 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if katara waz in zukos ars THEN this would b PERFECT!!!!
:#1:
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, I can't please everyone ^^;

Thanks :D
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TrueImmortality Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I love how Zuko lets Ty Lee smash his face. It makes me think that their relationship is a lot more brotherly/sisterly than I originally thought.
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think it would grow into something like that, she's his wife's best friend :XD:
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pinkharte Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
REAlly Cool! ugh zuko.... you make me lol
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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pinkharte Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
(lololol) omg your icon is hilarous!
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It's from my picture of "THE BOULDER" here: [link] :D
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:iconpinkharte:
pinkharte Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
lol i remeber that episode
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RavenT2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Love it!
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you!
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Neosuit4 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW =0 thats great!!!
It remembers me a little bit at Lost in Translation... ...did you seen this movie???
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)

... no I haven't seen it ^^;
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theOriginalKEA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student
Zuko's like, "the f*ck?"
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep :D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol Ty Lee...
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Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D
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creepella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
The colors are great and I like how you made sure to show their personalities even as they simply sit together in cameraderie and celebration
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well,it's......AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You welcome!
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mimidan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AMAZINGGG O.O
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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mimidan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome :la:
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Photographer
This is just yells "AWESOME"! I love it completely! You can see all of the hearts of their characters in their faces and the colours are so bright and warm.. overall, very awesome. <3
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Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

I worked very hard on capturing their character, I'm glad it came across well :aww:
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SweeperOfOiDong Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cute! haha I especially like Toph and Ty Lee :)
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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TheStoryNeverEnds Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Super cute! =D I particularly love Katara sleeping on Aang's shoulder and Toph's pose =D Great job on the outfits, as well. I like all of them, though I think Mai's is my favorite =D And a happy new year to you too! :hug:
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Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D

I put a lot of thought into the poses of all of the characters. I wanted to make sure they were as honest as I could make them. I'm glad that was apparent :aww:

Thank you! You too :D
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SimpleBeauty22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Especially love 20-something Kataang :-)
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:iconmattierial:
Mattierial Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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