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AVATAR: Na'vi - Sylwanin v.3 by Lilyas AVATAR: Na'vi - Sylwanin v.3 by Lilyas
2. UPDATE: I got a lot of useful feedback on this piece that helped me to enhance it even more. Thanks very much! But nobody spotted the mistake on her eyes! :lol:

  • Removed her eyebrows because real Na'vi don't have them!
  • Gave her a plastic surgery and corrected her nose. :D
  • Removed the blue tint on her teeth.
  • Defined her cheekbones a little more.

See second version HERE.

UPDATE: Remodeled the anatomy of the face and fixed some minor mistakes. See first version HERE.

Before - After

Submitted to the "Avatar Contest" of *Catgel :iconcatgel:.


The first deviation of the year is dedicated to the fantastic world of Pandora!



Yes, I've watched AVATAR, too. Twice. I must tell you there is hardly another film that impressed me that much in the last decade. I really love the film, the story, the incredible realistic pictures of the Pandora scenery and its residents, the beautiful Na'vi race. The biota is beyond words! The extraordinary trees, the plants, the floating Hallelujah Mountains, the flying dragons - the banshees and Toruk, the Last Shadow - all this takes computer animated movies to a whole new level. I will be inspired for the next years by this film!

Just in case you haven't seen the movie yet - go and watch it!!!

Now it's the first time that I have done some kind of fan art. I realized that many fans of :bulletblue: AVATAR are around, there is even a fan group on DA. But I didn't want to post another drawing of Neytiri or Jake Sully or my own face turned into an avatar. I followed my own project with my version of a Na'vi.

:bulletblue: Sylwanin A'itey is the sister of Neytiri, and she first appeared on James Cameron's Avatar: iPod/iPhone Game. Due to an absence in the film, her current status is unknown, but she is assumed to reside as a princess of the :bulletblue: Omaticaya Clan. I don't know how Sylwanin really looks since I haven't played the game but here is my fantastic version of her!

The manipulation is another extended work going very much into the details. I've spend two days of work on it. So if you like it or don't feel free to comment and leave a critique. I'd appreciate that very much! Thank you!


:gallery: Stock Credits:


© Copyright by Lily A. Seidel 2010. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without our written permission.

© Copyright to the Na'vi characters belongs to James Cameron.
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Avatar has been an increasingly popular movie, and I was just waiting for the awesome fan pictures to come. Awesome doesn't /begin/ to cover Lily's rendition of a Na'Vi native.

The first thing I noticed is the eyes. They're enlarged perfectly and the colour is fantastic. One thing Lily did fantastic on was remembering those Zebra like stripes! They're very subtle in the movie, and I've seen some fan pics where they don't have them. However, I would say that I'd like see them not so strong in this picture, because they aren't that noticeable (to my eye) in the movie.

The hair is great on the right side, but I do think the hair on the left side could be made to look a little bit more realistic. The sparkles are fantastic -- one of the most beautiful features on the Na'Vi -- and the nose is nicely done. The background is beyond amazing. The tones are very well done and it really does reflect the foliage of Pandora. My only other critique to edit the teeth. The Na'Vi have pointed cuspids and it would be nice for that to be reflect if at all possible. If not, maybe down-sizing the teeth a little bit. They look a tad bit to human.

Over all, it's a fabulous depiction of a Na'Vi native and most certainly deserves every fav.
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Oh i love the movie "Avatar". And I love how you made this wonderful art work showing me that you have an interest of the movie.:nod: You capture a pure vision on how a avatar looks like and in my opioin you did a PERFECT job doing so:clap: This is totally original and the reason why is because you had a picture of a person and made her into an avtar. Beautiful!:love: Your technique of digital art work is truely amazing:D and I hope this wonderful art work make an impact to other like it did to me:D Once again, AWESOME WORK! :D :giggle: :love: :dance:
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XIngoxBlairxJiraiyaX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the llama badge and the pictures soo cool :)
zackryan23 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOW thats really good, Lol i made myself into an avatar as well. Love the detail in the eyes. Amazing work with the hair and the texture on the skin! Truly a fan
Jenya88 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Amazing work :)
Sab4ngeL Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!!! :iconrainbowheartplz:
dgkart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
this is a very nice remake. but it dosent look anthing like sylwanin, but still good. ive been comparing the sylwanin to neytiri. neytiri has a hour glass nose, while sylwanin has a more slanted nose, also has a slightly more rigid facail structure, while neytiri's face is slightly more rounded. lastly, neytiri's nose is a tiny bit more wider, while sylwanin is more boney. a great picture though.
Lilyas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
To be honest I have never seen a picture of Sylwanin. Thanks for the comment.
Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link]
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
IlyanaMansfield Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Someone's probably pointed this out by now...but in the extended movie, we find out all about Sylwanin's status.

Beautiful work!
blackthornart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
wow,, :D good work!
FallenTrinities Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
It was a long time ago since I first saw this piece of art, but for reasons I can't imagine I don't think I have left a comment. Re-reading the description, I found an additional reason to comment other than to tell you how beauitful and realistic your description of Sylwanin is. I noticed how you mentioned this movie would inspire you for a few years. Having just bought and watched the recently released extended edition, I feel I must share Sylwanin's current whereabouts are revealed within the additional scenes in this edition -- I think watching this version would provide further inspiration for you to continue producing such beautiful pieces of art!
YukoNinja Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Photographer
OMG I LOVE THAT MOVIE! This is an amazing photo manip! I WISH I WAS A NA'VI! lol Fantastic no phenomenal job!! lol
nicy2002 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh wooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
honeybunny0206lol Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
wow this is soooo good! :D
vigilanteX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
The girl who was turned into a na'vi in the picture above is beautiful.
Goombaka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work ;D
YvaineGlare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!
geo-designs Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
CaptainIcy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Absolutely amazing. :love:
Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That is just amazing!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!!!
sailorkaye Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
EvitaMeaglin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
I wish you could teach me ;)
Baq-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
That's gorgeous! I'm really glad you could use my stock. Thank you! :hug:
TacoWallace Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Wow! That's very good. :)
crazydude2344 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I hate to break this news, but she is dead, according to the official word.
muffins-queen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow ! :) that's beautiful !
Kintsy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous piece, she definitely looks related to Neytiri :) the detail is amazing! I'm especially impressed with the eyes and hair - and the plants in the background add so much to the picture!

Someone else probably already mentioned this way ahead of me, but she's deceased now :noes:

"In the events before the film, Sylwanin was a student of Dr. Grace Augustine; Sylwanin and a few other young hunters attacked and set a bulldozer on fire. They fled to Grace's school hoping that she would be able to protect them, but were followed by RDA soldiers and killed in the school before Grace could intervene. This scene features in the script, but was cut from production.

It is believed that Sylwanin's death was one of the reasons for the hostilities developed between the Omaticaya clan and the humans."
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see. Good to know. ;)
Lemange Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
now do you pplz do that stuff
Aguswu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Great !
cyclist74 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
love it.
great job you did there.
wann89 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
im love Avatar

and the artwork was great

u must put a lot of effort to create this artwork
Jimmy-Jam Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
thats one of the most amazing things i have seen hun :wow:
Yondercat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
so beautiful :)
Captain34 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is lovely!:heart:
I understand why but I wish it wasn't watermarked. Still outstanding work. :#1::clap:
Rights21 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that is so cool
Draconicat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Very, very beautiful.
Pat-Sonik-Omen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
K-away Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :iconblushingplz:
MasterKoschei Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is amazing! Even if I hadn't seen the movie I would still be impressed.
OCFF7BCCCACZFD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
How do you create your own Na'vi with peoples faces?
MzDani92 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can say is wow. This is amazing!
Match25 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Mirana22 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice.. ive done one myself but not as good as this.. :)
mckimouse123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is epic
CBGINK Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great photo manipulation work I love it!!!
pinksmoke321 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
this is really good photo manipulation.. she really looks just like the movie..
Prince-in-Disguise Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the transformation is perfect! :clap:
urbanmusiq Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
you created this?? its AMAZING!
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