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Avatar by PatrickBrown Avatar by PatrickBrown
Wow just in time, today's the day James Cameron's new movie AVATAR screens in cinema's! I've been waiting along time for this, SO KEEN :woohoo:

I really enjoyed making this one, it's pretty different to my usual stuff. I'm a bit of a fan of the Sci-fi/Adventure movies or games! This movie struck me when I saw the trailer, reminded me of Abe's Odyssey for some reason.

The background took me the longest in this, I'm not used to creating jungles, I did have to search for a few references to look at and just put my own style to it.. I love the style of the environments in the movie ;)

Anyways enjoy, and go see this movie!

- Took about 10-12 hours
- Done in Photoshop CS3
- Used a Wacom Graphics Tablet

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Given 2009-12-20
Avatar by *patrickbrown - Exceptional art with great timing! Such an amazing movie! ( Suggested by Butch007 and Featured by archanN )
This is really a Fantastic Piece of art. Someone could get Knock Dead famous off This Picture. The Over all appearance is Almost an American comic style, with the fine lines and slick colors. It’s clean and refined And very clear. The whole thing is extremely official looking. (( Honestly I think it would make a Great Poster. XD ))
The Na,vi (( Jake Sully I’m sure. )) Has a Very Dynamic and stretched Pose, which makes him look like he is running across the Landscape of Pandora at high speeds. Or possibly Jumping around in haste to escape something that might be after him. ;P The tension in that part of the Picture is very fun, and appealing.

The darker blue stripes that cover his body are perfectly placed. The smaller details of his ‘Outfit’ are spectacular, with all the scattered pieces of cloth and beads. It really adds a whole new and completely different effect to the picture because of how much it looks like what his kind wear.
The Expression on his face is Strong and Powerful, giving him a commanding look. He even looks a lot like the Actor, Sam Worthington, which in my book is a big part of avatar fan art. The white markings/dots on his face are a little hard to see and point out, in fact that was the First thing I noticed about it, and yet it still looks fine with them that way. :D
The strands of hair-that are separate from the rest of his hair- Flow very nicely, and this really fills in the idea of him running or jumping.
The Spear he is holding is Kick A$$, With it’s Chipped edges and the way he is holding it is So interesting, because he is holding it rather loosely, as if he is at home with it. This kind of attitude towards a weapon can make anyone awesome, But it makes him Epic.

The Background is very well done! I love the fact that from far away it all looks very detailed and full, But as you get closer they all seem to blur just a bit. Impressionistic I believe it’s called.
The Plants are very realistic, with the shimmers on the leaves and how the bushes’ look lush and full of life. Then there is the add in of the Alien Plants that are purple or look like they are from the ocean.
I’m not sure if he is moving through a canyon, but that sure is what it looks like. And the Light showing through it is an amazing effect.
The only thing in the whole picture I have a hard time with, is the sky. It looks So much more realistic, that the contrast between it and the rest of the Picture is almost too much. The rest of the picture has a ‘Cartoon’ or colored graphic novel appearance But the sky looks more like a Photograph that was taken and fit into the Picture. Though if the artist planned it like this, then I’ll not say anymore. :D

All and All, It’s a VERY Gripping Picture with a lot of pretty colors and movement. It’s full of life and stylistic to the maximum. I look forward to seeing more Brilliant art from this genius artist.
You did a GREAT Job
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Critique by ArtistsEscape Dec 20, 2009, 9:37:59 AM
This painting looks less like a run through Pandora, and more like a hunt or battle. The quick movement you have portrayed him making is fantastic. I cannot deny that this is a beautiful painting, I love the detailing in the background, the colour choices are perfect, and the expression and movement are breathtaking. The smooth flow and the long limbs are brilliant-- gorgeous in their alien way. The aggressive stance of this brings you into this picture, even with the DC (comics) comic style. I love the extras that you added- the birds in the background, the waterfall, things that not everyone would remember or think to add.

However, with how detailed much of the background is, it is slightly off putting that you gave up on the end of his braid-- where it becomes one solid colour instead of the beautiful blending of actual hair strands. It also seems awkward that his arm is tossed back with nothing in it-- if anything I would think the spear should be in that hand instead of the one in front that appears to be a lax blocking position. The stomach looks a bit rumpled-- but as someone who has not seen the movie as of yet I am unaware of if it should be that way.
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MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I bow to your skills. This took some real skill. It looks perfect for a Graphic novel.
alespanda Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just fantasticLove 
keviny0ung Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :O
arlze Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant work
Szymanowsky7Husky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Favorite Pics of You. I want to be like you someday. ^^
MonotonyArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
His face looks just like in the movie! :la:
BiBinspyre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I don't know why, but there's something I really like about this piece!
ckatt01 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Interesting exaggerate style. Kind of reminds me of some Pathfinder illustrations. All-in-all, good job. Have thought about submitting works for a job as an illustrator for gaming companies?
luculi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Can I borrow this picture for my blog about Avatar, please? I link to your D-art. I hope you understand my english... :-)
hendrix1291 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not really a fan of the movie, but this is amazing work!:picknose:
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