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This was my first idea I had to paint for an Avatar piece, but I went with the Jake version first and decided to do this one later.
Based off a screenshot (from Avatar-Forums.com). Once again, putting a different spin on it and this is how it came out.
David Nagal's skin texture and highlight brush pack worked amazingly well for this too!
Photoshop CS3. About 10 hours on and off over the last week.