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Use the Force, Korra by JocelynAda Use the Force, Korra by JocelynAda
::Falls over dead:: This is a long overdue commission from Wondercon last year! The client wanted the Legend of Korra characters posed like the classic Star Wars poster. It took a lot of thumbnailing and composition tweaking to fit everyone, but I think I managed to find a balance between the characters while still keeping true to the original. I spent a long time trying to get this right, because I adore Korra and I really wanted to get everyone just right. I'm really proud of the palate as well. I feel I managed to capture a movie poster feeling with it. I even made myself paint Republic City, which I am proud of :)

I have some progress shots on my sketchblog for anyone interested in seeing the process:
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Pencil, Paper, Adobe Photoshop CS5, many hours of MST3K to keep me company...

Now to make posters and send off!

Interested in a print? I'll be making limited posters of this available on my online shop: Use the Force, Korra! in laminated 18x24.
I'll only be making 75 of these, so get them while you can!

3.28 EDIT// Thanks for the Daily Deviation, guys! I really did work hard on this, so I'm really happy so many people are getting to see it :)

I feel I've come a long way since my last time working with Avatar's characters!
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Given 2013-03-28
Use the Force, Korra by *JocelynAda ( Suggested by Rangeh and Featured by Lyricanna )
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You've done a really great job with this illustration. Right off the bat, the concept is immediately clear - mashup of the infamous Star Wars poster with Legend of Korra. It's a very original concept; I never would have thought to put those two together! It's also composed expertly; my eyes don't get stuck in any place for long. They continue to move around the composition and back to the focal point. In terms of rendering, I'm particularly liking the use of gradients and glow effects, as well as the textures. They're used to great effect and the painting really comes alive. There's a few things that I think could make the image better. First, looking at the original Star Wars poster, we can see how well the figures are separated from the background through the use of warm and cool tones. I think this painting would really benefit from having the background recede more with bluish atmospheric perspective. Keeping the two figures on the left warm though will help to unify the composition and eye flow, but a receded background should help the main characters stand out more and enforce their silhouette value. Other than that, there's just a few anatomical issues - I think Korra needs a little more neck and structure under the chin, and I feel that the bottom most figure's outward hand is just a bit too big, even in perspective and with the large glove. Other than that I really love it! Great work.
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:icontkxt:
TKXT Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Wow! Lin looks really awesome!
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner 5 days ago
great
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:iconskybreeze26:
SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Ha! That is awesome def am instant favorite.
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:iconfunkaroline:
FunKaroline Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great!!!! i love it!!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmissunashamed:
MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS!!!!! *DIES*
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:iconkatara1111:
Katara1111 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! it all flows so beautifully, and it has its own atmosphere! I think the way the background and foreground are, is perfect! The cosmic-like Amon accompanies the magical spirit-bending that Korra is doing very well! Korra is so pretty and strong in this picture, obviously the main character! I like how this has symbolism in it! x). Amon being the leering evil force, Aang being the large but past important character The open pose Korra has is also very beautiful. I can't stop looking at it. the textures are wonderful! Very, very, very, very, beautiful artwork!
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:iconrikuthedragonslayer:
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool
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:iconufalme:
Ufalme Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Writer
This is fantastic!
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:icononionbananajuice:
OnionBananaJuice Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Oh my god, I love all your work! ..and I love the title for this one too... :D x
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:icontheclumsyninja:
theclumsyninja Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bad ass
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:icondiehardmusicman9125:
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
woooohoooo love it going in faves! may the force be with you!
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:iconotakusinglebullet:
OtakuSingleBullet Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Pretty amazing crossover:) both are so epic and timeless, its a shame they didnt make a GOOD live-action version of this show-_-.
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:icongallantmon8:
gallantmon8 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Oh lawd
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:iconrangeh:
Rangeh Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH my gosh I can't believe they saw my request and actually did it :heart: This piece and you are both SO deserving and wonderful!
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:iconbrensey:
brensey Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This ROCKS! It works both as a Star Wars parody and a piece of art in it's own right. The choice of which characters to include (and where to put them) was very well done.
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:iconninjendo:
Ninjendo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Oh my, this is beyond cool! WONDERFUL WORK!
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:iconsickoleman:
sickoleman Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
very cool
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:iconsixthillusion:
SixthIllusion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic!!! :wow:
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Great idea!
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:iconisyll--8:
Isyll--8 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
woaw *0* !
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:iconmrcontroversial:
mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No she didn't. LOL An amazing twist for both fans to enjoy this piece! :)
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
What a gorgeous and awesome poster!
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:iconsirthresher:
SirThresher Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Pretty slamming work.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
congrats on your DD for this very cool piece :nod:
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:iconveresaunsantious:
VeresaunSantious Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
This... is amazing. I love Star Wars, and Legend of Korra, so this is just... amazing.
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:iconiam-sherlocked:
iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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:iconjocelynada:
JocelynAda Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconiam-sherlocked:
iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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:iconfemmjowgrimmkitty:
FemmjowGrimmKitty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw, this is FRICKIN' SWEET! Very nice work! :3
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:iconfemmjowgrimmkitty:
FemmjowGrimmKitty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any news on when Korra episodes return?
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahahhaha!!! It's brilliant! I knew it was a takeoff on the Star Wars poster, but then I saw Amon.
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   General Artist
Stunning, stunning work.
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:iconkuro-kai08:
kuro-kai08 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
cool
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
THIS. :heart:
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:iconseikodelic:
seikodelic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Love mash-ups like this. And you're art is superb!
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:iconbri-aboredperson:
Bri-ABoredPerson Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
DANGIT LOK GET TO NETFLIX ALREADY!!
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:iconxgblue:
XGBlue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh GOsh, Aang. X3 Too bad he's dead in the new one.
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:iconladybeelze:
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats for the DD! ^^
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:iconspikedpsycho:
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
It's funny Avatar and Star Wars are a lot alike. An individual (Aang/Luke) is the true last of an otherwise ancient monastic order (Air Nomads/Jedi). A powerful technologically advanced Empire (Fire Nation/Galactic Empire) with special weapons (War Balloons/ Star Destroyers)
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is soooo cool! :D
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is LoK like an add on series to Avatar: The Last Airbender?
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:iconjocelynada:
JocelynAda Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it's the sequel! It's 70 years after aang's adventure.
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok thanks :3
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:iconanimatedastronaut:
animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Add on? It's sort of a sequel if that's what you mean, yes.
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok thanks :3
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:iconthe-solar-surfer:
The-Solar-Surfer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this :D
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:iconkarouws:
KarouWS Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so epic!
Definitely earned the DD!
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:iconthedragonpeasant:
TheDragonPeasant Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WIN. EPICALLY.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
OMG...:iconsobeautifulplz:
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:iconitachiman3:
Itachiman3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
this...has made me fangirl over korra and starwars....AND I'M A GUY XD
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