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Avatar Aang - Midlife by NightLiight Avatar Aang - Midlife by NightLiight
So anyone who's seen the leaked opening for Legend of Korra, will notice the man airbending, is most likely Aang. Another thing you might have noticed... he has a beard. SWEET!
I didn't expect that! (loves facial hair too) :DDD

So yeah, here's Aang, with his incredible awesome beard!
I was trying to age him properly, so I hope it turned out alright. I am personally happy with it :)

So yeah, I dont see Aang getting facial hair until his mid thirties, and that's how old I depicted him here.

I also didn't want to draw him serious for once. I mean, he can be, but Aang will always have a child's heart, and that side of him will never disappear no matter how old he gets. So I wanted him to look mature but with a mischievious glint still in his eyes.

<3 I love Aang, young or old, facial hair or no facial hair<3
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:iconjessiereigne:
JessieReigne Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Adult Aang is pretty much the sexiest thing ever.
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Netherman14 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it wrong I want Aang back?
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Schweetie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I love it, but he looks a lot like Jet from Cowboy Bebop.
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Blackout046 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that there air ball. How many layer's did that ball take to make? You make power and energy look so real. I'd be awsome to see what you could do with an action drawing of two people fighting! Maybe Naruto vs Avatar Aang!

Anyway, great job! ;) I like that ball...
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NightLiight Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
Actually the air ball was done on a single layer. I just changed the opacity of the brush itself. :)
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Blackout046 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh is that all? It looks like you worked inward to outward with that ball. With the outside being the closest and all...
And your welcome! It's always nice to see your works! :D
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vrm312 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome! But isn't this Tenzin?
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NightLiight Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no. This is Aang.
Tenzin DOES look very much like Aang but much MUCH older, with a longer beard. :)
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:iconvrm312:
vrm312 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well it's still reeeally awesome!!
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:iconnightliight:
NightLiight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank youuuuuuu~ :D
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emax75 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I think that if he wanted to aang could pull off a rasengan
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iluvgaara3357 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
ha!ha! he's got a beard!!!!! =D
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He aged good :iconhurrhurrplz:
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ShinyLucario448 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sexiest avatar ever.
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tinytrina10 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student
my thoughts exactly
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JessicaTheGossipGirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
:love: :heart: WoW!! He looks AMAZING!! :heart: :love:
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firevexx0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
omg yesssssss
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Freedom-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love this! One of the best midlife pics of him...if not the best there is! Just captured and drawn perfectly, great job, faved and molested!
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NightLiight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omfg yes, thank you!
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Freedom-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and since I have your attention haha I am so obsessed with this sexy older version of Aang that I captured my sister and threatened to sell her into slavery unless she drew me and Aang haha. And she did, you should see how epic I look and how smexi Aang is. :D

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NightLiight Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That IS sexy. She did a great job! :D
GAH older Aang is just BEAUTIFUL. I wanna draw more of him~
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Freedom-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do, it gives me such amorous feels and if you draw him I shall share him with you! muahaha oh and watching you now.. :D
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
cool
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Zehabix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I also didn't want to draw him serious for once. I mean, he can be, but Aang will always have a child's heart, and that side of him will never disappear no matter how old he gets. So I wanted him to look mature but with a mischievious glint still in his eyes."

Thank you! I feel like many have been acting like Aang isn't Aang anymore. He will forever have that 12 year old glint in his eye.
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Baylee-Buttercup Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*DIES* :iconifreakinloveitplz:
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mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Have to say Aang was this cute kid for me the entire season saw dat flashback and I-well actually first i went OMAGAHD ITS DOCTOR STRANGER!!!!....THEN i said dang Aang you look pretty damn cool :D
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Caramelise Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Beautiful job!!
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Girafael15 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This is very cool!
And i really liked his facial hair :D
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Hadomaru Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. Aang looks so cool when he's older.
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starcru Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
nice.
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ericcartman1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
cool!! i like it!!
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MadiMutt Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg YES! :D
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! you did a wonderful and believable job! at another glance he almost looks like a young and laidback Tenzin too XDDDDDDD
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robijn11 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
But in the video, he hasn't got an arrow on his forehead. Anyone care to explain? Not that I don't love this.
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NightLiight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
or were you talking about the opening?
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robijn11 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
No, just about the flashback. I wondered why aang didn't have an arrow on his forehead, but I guess I just didn't see it very well;D
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NightLiight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the arrow IS there.
because the whole scene is coloured in sepia tone, and theres a blurr effect, the arrow blends right into everything... it's not clear, but if you can find a still image of aang, it's there. You just gotta get a closer look.

besides, it wouldnt make any sense if it was anyone other than Aang. Korra SAID "Aang" when Tenzin was running towards her.
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NaturallyHaruhi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Photographer
You did really, really good!! Especially after seeing THE LATEST EPISODE!!!!!!! 8D
So, yeah, I love it!! ;D
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AKA-chan07 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:icondosequisplz::iconsaysplz: I don't always watch cartoons, but when I do, they have awesome beards like mine.
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LegoKyuubi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
^ this = perfect
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BloodBender13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just watched the 4th episode of Korra and their was a flashback of Aang and the gang and he looks EXACTLY like this!He has the same facial hair :D NICEEE
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myfatfelix88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You got the personality down really well. I love it!
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tinkerbell52589 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well... today's episode (4/28) they showed a "past scene" that acted as a flash back for Korra, and this is pretty much exactly what he looked like!!! GREAT JOB! I really like it!
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JWG23 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i didnt notice the beard but still it looks good
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obeso1984 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, the guy that you saw in the preview is Aang's son. Korra existed as soon as he died. Since 70 passed after the defeat of the fire nation, and considering that Aang was technically 100 years, He must have died around 50 to 55 years after the fall of Fire Lord Ozzai, making him 155 years old when he died. This would make Korra between 15 and 20 years old at the start of the new series.

The first episode implies that Katara had at least three children with Aang, one of them being Tenzen, the guy you saw in the preview. Since Katara was still alive by this episode, she must have been around 12 to 14 years old at the end of Fire Lord Ozzai, making her at the start of Korra at 82 to 85 years old. If Tenzen was the youngest of the siblings (I'm just assuming here) and he appears to pass 35 to 40 years old (given by the fact that her oldest daughter appears to be around 10), most likely he was concieved when Katara was either entering or passing her 40's.
Why am I telling you this? Because this series is so frickin' AWESOME...
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NightLiight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I already know all this... to every detail. Believe me, Ive been following this series for years. And You do realize im talking about the opening right? what preview are you refering too. I know who Tenzin is, and I know that is NOT him in the opening.
Every element shown is being demonstrated by their respectful avatars. Kyoshi, Roku, Aang and Korra.

I can agree with oyu on one thing though, yes, this series is awesome.
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sasukelova8976 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
aang was 66 when he died
tenzin is 51
katara is 85
zuko is 87 and still kickin
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HiruToYoru Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I could actually imagine him looking like that, an awesome job (^_^)
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CalSantiago Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one. Really do like Aang's design in the opening sequence (The Legend of Korra also has much, much better animation than the original series). I like the air ball he's making here, too; it reminds me of Naruto's Rasengan.
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Sami01 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
O__O I can totally see Aang growing up to look like that xD
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