I'm really proud of how this piece turned out! ^^
I basically wanted to try out different art styles, and attempted to match up the characters with their cultural counterparts. It was really a bit difficult trying to capture these styles.
Sokka and Katara were sort of inspired by ~Isaia
's art and various Inuit/Alaska Native wood-block prints - [link]
Aangís style is based on Buddhist-influenced paintings and art - similar to what is seen in Tibet/the Himalayas.
Zuko - I dunno. Iíve heard lots of different ideas on the origin of Fire Nation style. While there are some Japanese influences, Iíve always really felt that itís had a Thailand and Indonesian sort of feel to it all. I found quite a few pictures of old Thai murals and architecture that have an unusually similar look. [link] [link] [link]
Toph is inspired by Chinese ink paintings - lots of loose lines and watery colors. (I think this one is my favorite) ^^
I actually did a bit of traditional art, this time - I sketched each one out in pencil first, and used watercolors and ink. I then colored a few things in digitally, later.
(AtLA © Bryke)
[edit:] Posted an updated version. The original, untextured piece can be found here - [link]