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Appa from cartoon series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" :heart:

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pencil + PS2
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-09-08
Appa by *akreon. To be fair, this artist has an astounding amount of wonderful deviations in their gallery to chose a Daily Deviation from, but the simplicity of this work paired with the unusual, realistic rendition of Appa from Avatar: TLA makes it something that cannot be passed on! Enjoy this and the rest of this deviant's gallery! ( Suggested by talliesynn and Featured by aunjuli )
:iconredwolfmoon:
Personally I absolutely love this. Though I do think you could have brought out the color in his markings a bit more. A few of my friends who watch avatar as well looked at it at first asked what it was and I had to tell them it was Appa before they noticed his marks. Fur texture and pose are lovely as always but I think maybe you could have put something in the lighter zone, like a boulder to make his front part seem as vibrant white as the back. The one eye peeking out was really nifty and he has cute toes. Sorry if this sucks, never wrote a critique before ^^;
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I like this one really much, and there are not many things that I don't like with it. The things that I REALLY like is his front legs and the foot on the visible back leg. I also like the textures and his mane is lovely, looks very soft and real. What I think could have been a bit better is his back leg (not the foot!). I think it is a little to thin. And also the tail looks a bit strange. Other than that, this pic is just wonderful^^ Great work!

Sorry about the wrong english... *sweating a little*
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, he looks so gorgeous in realism like this. ;O; Fantastic. :heart:
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:iconkohonohito:
KohoNoHito Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Nina?Alexander?
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:iconamoebagagless:
AmoebaGagless Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope
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:iconhobzart:
hobzart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i recognized this instantly and it makes perfect sense. awesome work
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:iconsilverfoxthief:
SilverFoxThief Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Aaaaw, it's adorable! I like it better than the original! :iconawwehplz:
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:icondominicthegreen:
dominicthegreen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I never imagined a realistic looking Appa before. This looks lovely.
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:iconlillyanbell:
LillyanBell Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist
Yip Yip! :)
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:iconthehiddenelephant:
TheHiddenElephant Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Now we demand baby versions to see how cute they are.
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:icontwistedtimelord:
TwistedTimeLord Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
omg Appa!!  He's beautiful!!  <3
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:iconreturnofolympus:
ReturnofOlympus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
He's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!!
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:iconivoryheart-ivoirou:
Ivoryheart-Ivoirou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Appa ! :D
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:iconslaxer15:
SLAXER15 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New member
Appa jip jip :D
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:iconnicholas-lemos1:
Nicholas-Lemos1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting perspective about appa. I really like it
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:icondiamondeyes29:
DiamondEyes29 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Must fav it ! I love deviantART!
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:iconassassinators-creed:
assassinators-creed Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
great job making him realistic! beautiful shading!
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:iconstarjell:
starjell Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Fluffy!!
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:iconfirewyrm2018:
firewyrm2018 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice but that's not really how I imagine him
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:iconjagabor:
Jagabor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Very awesome
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:iconcassieredpanda:
CassieRedPanda Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Daww! Cutie!
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:iconaquarising7:
AquaRising7 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Looks like a chimera from Fullmetal
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:iconalpagakey:
AlpagaKey Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same thought.. T^T
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:iconhagnessss:
hagnessss Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
*-* I love this version!
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:iconxearthbendinggirlx:
xEarthbendingGirlx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...woah....
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:iconlimeburst1:
limeburst1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is my favorite piece of fan art I have ever seen out of any fandom.
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:iconavatarcat09:
AvatarCat09 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Wow. This looks really great! :) Appa here looks more bison-like than his real self, which looks like a manatee.
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:iconkonthelion:
konthelion Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Your realistic Appa looks amazing.
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!!! =3
looks like you did that really insanely class.
great work. ^^
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:iconalbinoraccoons:
AlbinoRaccoons Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yip yip, Abba.
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:iconmintilina:
Mintilina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Very, very good, Astounding. <3.
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:iconmusicsuperspaz:
musicsuperspaz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! Wonderfuly drawn/painted! I'm going to guess that you used multiple resource images? Love this realisitic quality and take on a mythical character. :clap:
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:iconlelewigg:
lelewigg Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the series :D !
You made Appa fantastic *-*
He looks like a real Bison :heart: !
:heart:
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shantetoo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
it is....but it isn't....of this world. a few changes simple and deft made what we might see as a musk ox or hairy bull, into a lovely creature from a fantasy realm. nice and love the presentation/style of the render.
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:iconshadowroselia:
ShadowRoselia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've made appa look like a realistic bison! Truly inspiring!
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:icontakezomusashi:
TakezoMusashi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Artist
More realistic than the live-action movie.
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:icon4iipainter:
4iipainter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
oh he`s so lovely!!!!!
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:iconlemurkat:
lemurkat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome.
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really amazing. <333
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:icontheashwolf:
TheAshWolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Writer
Oh. My. Gosh.

He looks SO REALISTIC....and actually looks like a bison. :O
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:iconzitenshi:
Zitenshi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an excellent job. Congratulations! You seriously deserve that Daily Deviation! <3 Hooray for Appa, the air bender's and artist's most loyal friend ;)
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:iconhappykataanger:
HappyKataanger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
amazing. faved!
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:iconthoralmir:
Thoralmir Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Wow, thats all I can say is just, wow.
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:iconcreepella:
creepella Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
This is so very very cool. So realistic it totally blows me away
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:icontartar2:
tartar2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
not gonna lie. it kinda creeps me out. but it is absolutely amazing! :)
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:iconsweetvenom94:
SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, looks very nice
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:iconempressxinsaneo86:
empressxinsaneo86 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student General Artist
This is magnificent. It is exactly how I imagine a real flying bisen(sp?) to look.
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, that is a beautiful lifelike reconstruction of Appa!
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:iconfranki09:
Franki09 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
awesome! although he loses his bysony-cartooness it is an astounding piece of artwork with amazing shading and definetely something to be proud of!
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:iconminky-for-short:
Minky-For-Short Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
incredible!!!
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:iconjacmac:
jacmac Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
That is... fantastic. :D
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:iconhanan109:
hanan109 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
So cool!
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