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Two Sides - Aang by Blue-Ten Two Sides - Aang by Blue-Ten
3/10/2011 Edit: Fixed up the colors and moved some things around. Like the last update I did, the image has been adjusted to poster size. Old version can be seen here. I never noticed the lack of contrast in the background Aangs, so that was my main concern with editing this one XD. Other than that, I didn't want to change much :]

First Side - Good ol', lovable Aang :D.

Second Side - The various Avatar States, representing Aang's non-native elements.


Phew, this reminded me a lot of working on Raven's 'Two Sides' picture: a four character collage -- all of the same person :XD:.

I worked really hard on this one. And for once, I didn't cut any corners and used pretty much everything I know :D.

Personally, I'm just happy I managed to post a full picture after so long ^^;.

Hope you guys like it :). Thanks fer viewing :D.

Next up is Katara's pic ;).

Edit: The water, fire, and earth effects were really fun to draw. Must do more of that in the future, lol.

Edit: Even though some people said it wasn't a problem, I fixed Aang's back tattoos, for the sake of accuracy XD.


The 'Two Sides' Series:

Two Sides - Aang
Two Sides - Katara
Two Sides - Sokka
Two Sides - Toph
Two Sides - Zuko


Avatar Mike and Bryan/Nickalodeon
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What a composition! This deviation is not only an incredible art piece (technically speaking) how also is a wonderful concept of Aang's sides. The funny himself and the avatar state! I've already watched the whole serei and watched the movie recently and that made me start watching the series once again and look for anything avatar related and I can say with a 100% that this image before you is the best deviation regarding Aang and his own differences.
The simple, yet stylish background and the wonderfully colored and shaded Aang will serve to me as an inspiration for my upcomming avatar works from now on. It really surprises me that it is not a DD yet, and, as soon as I learn how to suggest DDs, it will be my first suggestion.
This image is nothing but Art in it's own Avatar State
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FoxMan0224 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblue-ten:, check your group messages. You'll find there's 7 from :iconcartoon-chaos: of which I'm founder of.
julian0123 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible picture :D
KindofanArtist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww :3
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Kuckass drawing
zhengyucong Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Job~!:) (Smile) 
zhengyucong Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In fact,I seen your tutorial in sina weibo,and then found your work in deviantart~petty cool!
gordhanx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
This was AWESOME! Really love the details, on the avatar states and on Aang himself.
xechon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoyed this piece, it presented his dual nature very well :)
HFostt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Great Work.
jebreject Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love this! Really really great.
ShadowMaiden03 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Did you know that someone put this on a phone case?…
Blue-Ten Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, something like this pops up every once in a while on ebay or Amazon. With the way both of those sites set up their reporting system it's really difficult to get things like this taken care of. I've gotten some taken down before by contacting the seller directly, but then another just shows up again later. I don't really know how to handle it :( 
ShadowMaiden03 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
:( Ebay should redo their reporting system. Sorry :/
drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
simply one amazing piece
Scs90s Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how playful he is in his air state, and the others are more serious
Maaronn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oooh pretty, great work!!
ScottPilgrim1996 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oohhhh Awwwwwhhhhh!
eudoraton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great use of colors and composition!
Linndsey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Love how you only used the element's color for the Avatarstates in the background and all colors for airbender Aang in the front
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks excellent! Aang is so cute when he's himself. :) I really like how you used symbolism and all the elements in this.
krule274 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
KidoComics Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
The various Avatar States? I watched the whole series, but somehow missed the part in which there are different types of Avatar State.
Blue-Ten Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I wrote that description over 5 years ago. The third season was about to start and I still hadn't seen all the episodes. From what I had seen, when Aang went into the Avatar state he had yet to use multiple elements at the same time, so I probably just assumed he went into the Avatar state to focus on one element at a time :shrug:. Honsetly though, I really don't remember why I wrote that XD.
KidoComics Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Whatever. It's still epic. Good job.
snaxyz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Nice work :D. But i think if you make aang's eyes more circular it will be better.
Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
two sides? Dont you mean the FOUR SIDES!? :iconstudmuffinplz:
xZana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice depiction of each element. Aang looks perfect!
Meowmeowmeow21 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Firebender Aang looks EPIC BADASS
Kaida19th Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Raaaa, so incredibly epic~ *-*
EdyD Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
2 side, that looks more like 4, lol
but it looks really cool!
XXXMystery Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
This is really beautiful! Do you mind if I use it as the wallpaper for my screen?
Blue-Ten Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D. Sure you can use it as a wallpaper :].
mitchie32 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all those sides are great, but i personally like the air one ^^
MoE545 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Writer
Aang is such an interesting character to me. He can be good ol' lovable Aang one minute, and a powerful Avatar ready to smite his enemies the next. I think this picture really captures both sides. Very nice job. =)
lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cool! :D
DalekMercy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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7disney7 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
More 4 sides
sapphireswimming Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Oh yeah. :) I love the contrast between cute smiling Aang in the foreground and his alter-ego(s) in the back. I also love the styles and colors of those. This is really fantastic. :D
Anna-Viktoria Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Wow! I love how all the background Aangs are all dramatic and he's just sitting there being the happy kid he is... I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!
mockingjay-fly-away Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Beautiful. <3
MADDYEMOGIRL4EVA Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
AANG ^_^
UsuiLover96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
<3<3<3<3 love it :D:D
ElementalReflections Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist
This is... just... wow. WOW, my man. I favorited this immediately when I saw it. Awesome.
mk456 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
yeah hard to believe so much death fits into one kid XD
AvatarLR Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very awesome!

I love these two sides pictures!
sokkas-boomerang Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
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DX099 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Wow, this is what I call a master piece of art, the colors, the concept... Really astonishing, congratulations, this is some awesome job you've done there !
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