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AVATAR comic art CLOSE-UP by J-Scott-Campbell AVATAR comic art CLOSE-UP by J-Scott-Campbell
I was approached earlier this year to put a test piece together in an effort to attract the license to produce comic-books based on James Cameron's AVATAR. Nothing really came of it, except for this neat pice of art!

I found it to be quite challenging capturing Neytiri's likeness in line-art alone. Especially with the headgear she wears while riding her flying banshee, which I also found to be very difficult to draw. Having seen the film now as many times as I have, I think I'd do an even better job if I had to do it again. I have drawn Neytiri since and felt that I captured her "essence" even better in this colored paper sketch, linked below!

Original art is VERY large, 17x24", pencil only. The stripes were done as an overlay. Digitally inked. Colored by the Na'vi princess herself :iconbakanekonei:

A note about "boobies": For those who might suggest that her "boobs" appear to be be too large, I believe upon closer inspection, you'll in fact see that it's a bit of an optical illusion created by her swinging bandolier strap.

FULL version, HERE:


And more Neytiri:

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:iconthetoonatic:
TheToonATic Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
This is so amazing! I really really like how you put the detail into her face!
Thank you for sharing your amazing work!
I didn't recognize your work until I read your name.
I'm trying to get involved in the comic/cartoonist world!
Would you mind giving me some feedback?
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TheFreehandDrawer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Her boobs are actually just about the same size as in the movie, and as she would look like in real life at her age, if she was real..... What was her name?? Katiri or something that sounds like that?
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arkovianwarlock43 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your girls are always smokin hot man
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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail and proportions !
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:iconboyofart21:
boyofart21 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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:iconnataliecartman:
NatalieCartman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Awesomeness !!!!!!!!!!!!1
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:iconreptile03:
Reptile03 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap!! this is awesome, this piece has the right feel and look to Avatar. I am lost for words except that this is awesome, I hope one day I can get to this level. Wow!
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:iconolblue26:
olblue26 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
been a fan for years,love your work!
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:icondrawmyown:
DrawMyOwn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
love it can u do jake plz <3
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:icongogogryffindor:
gogogryffindor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Neytiri pictures. beautiful detail.
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:icondamiel:
Damiel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I wish an Avatar comic book would have come. that would have been awesome!
especially with you penciling it!
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:iconwytfilms:
WYTFilms Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
avat-ART!!!
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:iconpeterplastic:
PeterPlastic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Well made!
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:icon1000poets:
1000poets Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I love your work and the movie, although "Ferngully" does come to mind. Nevertheless, I own a comic shop and was wondering who will bring this to my customers eventually. Any thoughts?
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:iconkiro-shinigami:
Kiro-Shinigami Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work it makes me wanna improve mine!
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venomninja30 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to make the bond with her.
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:iconkourmpamp:
kourmpamp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Artist
fabulus work scott. i've tried to send you a request on facebook but i couldn't. i'm glad that deviant art exists. keep on bewitching us...
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:iconesoteric-raven:
Esoteric-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Awesome! Great dynamic image!
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FallenThroughTheAir Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Photographer
Na'vi princess looks like a real person, Ilike all ur Images ;D
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:iconmaster-soldier:
master-soldier Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
BOOBIES! I love them, good stuff.
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:iconreignfire77:
reignfire77 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this must have been a challenge for you, ive noticed you like to draw busty women. a job well done sir.
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tsau-mia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I think you did a lot better of a job capturing her likeness in the sketch. I've only seen the movie once, but the finished piece reminds me of Kate from the tv show Lost. Neytiri in the movie looked more "exotic" to me, like Angelina Jolie, with the larger lips and almond eyes.

Great job on both though!
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:iconzananeichan:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Beautifull, lovely work and amazing smile :hug: :love:
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knight31313 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
thank you mr. campell this pic is terrific! i love avatar and i can't wait for avatar 2
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:iconchrispydee:
ChrispyDee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student General Artist
That's beyond awesome!! How did you do the lineart? Is that Pencil or ink? :)
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:iconchaoscampus:
ChaosCampus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Stunning!
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:iconstephaneroux:
StephaneRoux Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Artist
You are a master! Those images are simply Awesome! You nailed evertyhing here... Likeness and mood. And the colorist pushed it even higher! Tremendous team work.
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Well Thank You! I greatly appreciate it, as I'm sure my colorist does as well!
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:iconnatachachoquet:
NatachaChoquet Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome !
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:iconryokoleigh:
RyokoLeigh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think you made her look like Jerry in Enemy Mine. Just sayin'.

DAAAAAWICH. lol
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alien Boobies. My favorite!
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:iconmazzy713:
mazzy713 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love this soooooooooooo much. thats all there is to say.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.
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:iconcreepella:
creepella Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Love the joy in her face
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:icondiam0nt:
Diam0nt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just AMAZING! Best fanart to AVATAR I ever seen (after Patrick Brown's one) ;D
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:icontm2db:
TM2DB Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Writer
Her boobs are too big, me thinks.
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I've heard that about this particular drawing before, but I believe upon closer inspection, you'll in fact see that it's a bit of an optical illusion created by her swinging bandolier strap... me thinks. ;)
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:icontm2db:
TM2DB Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010   Writer
Possibly. Not that I mind either way. ;)
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mazzy713 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i think its the gravity as well in this peice, they would bounce around a little me thinks.....freefall boobies....
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
You saw the movie more than once?
Oh man, you really do suffer for your art.
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
It's not for everybody, but with billions at the box office, it's for most. ;)

What's your favorite movie?
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Hmm, tough question. There are plenty of movies that can move and surprise me and I like watching over and over.
Off the top of my head, I would say "Jaws."
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AlivanArt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
shut up looser nerd rager, everyone likes the movie
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:iconkefkasfury:
Kefkasfury Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Hahahahah, not really. Avatar is a shitty movie. Just a really pretty one.
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Everyone likes the effects, which gracted, are state of the art. Pandora was beautifully designed and the 3-D effects well used.

But the story is crap. It's liberal banter against corporate America, who doesn't care who gets hurt as long as there are profits. The bad guys are the army with all their technology, and the good guys are the natives who commune with nature.

And it was so predictable. The moment Neytiri tells the story of the toruk uniting the many tripes, you know Jake was going to end up riding it. Hell, even if we knew the outcome, they could've at least shown the struggle.

To sum up, pretty movie, empty plot. Next time I want to see blue people defending nature, I'll search YouTube for an episode of Captain Planet.
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J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Hmmm.... Your opinion buddy, your opinion. I respectfully disagree, but I'm not looking to get into a debate about the merits of the film.

"Predictable": All of you haters and your carbon copy critiques of the film. Nobody ever seems to have an original thought, you guys all read from the same old tired playbook. And according to your standards, "Star Wars" would be considered "unoriginal and predictable" too... *sigh...*
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Kefkasfury Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Avatar tells the exact same story as Dances with Wolves, Ferngully, Pocahontas, The Last Samurai, and several others, but with minor alterations here and there. Predictable is a pretty generous thing to call its story, considering.
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
So, I guess 'Dances with Wolves' and 'Ferngully' are total copycats too, seeing as they came out after those other stories. Duly noted!
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
That movie's CRAAAP!!!

Lol! Only kidding of course, JAWS is pretty great! ;)
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Mean-girl05 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
great details
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:iconferadami:
FerAdami Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
ahuhuahau
I loved her expression ^^
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