Image: Star Wars Clone Vehicles Combination Time Taken: About Half an Hour (to put together) About 6 hours (to ink each model individually)
So I made three Star Wars Clone Vehicles today (uploaded already) and I thought they looked pretty cool, but I wondered how good they would look altogether, so I combined the three files in Photoshop and created this lovely new desktop background for myself. I really like this image
Edit: DeviantArt's image re-size function is making it smaller than it actually is, Download for the full size image, which is much better.
Ishara is a character I created for a Star Wars role playing game. We'll see how it goes, being as how this will be my first role playing game (you, know, with a GM and whatnot) ever. She's a Togruta, like Shaak Ti. I personally really enjoyed drawing this picture
I strongly suggest full view to take in all the details
I sometimes wonder where I'd be if Isabelle and her crew had'nt picked me up, I'd probably be dead, truth be told. I was a stupid kid, and I couldn't wait to leave Da'hren, but at the time I didn't really have a direction, a goal, I was just some puckish teenager with her first taste of freedom, aaaaaand I may have bitten off more than I could chew, and very nearly choked to death, metaphorically speaking... I didn't like the Empire, so I figured, 'Hey, I'll steal a Tie Fighter from the local depot!', I used to sneak in there sometimes, steal scrap, paint over propaganda posters, stupid junk that angry teenagers do, anyway yeah, I took a Tie Fighter. What I DIDN'T now at the time is that they're dreadful little death-traps, had I left the atmosphere in that thing, well, it would've been grizzly... Luckily enough Isabelle's cell was in the area, they saw Ties heading in their direction and figured they'd been discovered, I'm actually pretty lucky the Ties were firing at me, else Izzy might have shot me down thinking I was the leader! Sweet merry hell, I was so damn reckless back then... ~Quinn Shara's memoirs, Early Rebel years, reflecting on the bumpy start to her journey.
You were always just as reckless!!! ~Sidenote by Orchid Shara. -------
Starrr Warrrs OC AU! And Quinn's journey starts off with her doing something reckless, who'd have figured, eh? Originally she was gonna steal a Z-95 belonging to one of Isabelle's men, but I like this idea better, because hey, she could die in any number of ways! She could get shot down by Imperials, she could leave the atmosphere and the lack of life-support would kill her, Izzy and Chase could mistake her for an Imperial and blow her up, she's crazy lucky... But start as you mean to go on, am I right? She gets older, and wiser, but she's always young at heart, reckless and impulsive.
She was born on Corellia, during the early weeks of Palpatine's Jedi Purge, her Father died soon after and her Mother spent the next five years ferrying her across the Galaxy, trying to stay a step ahead of the Imperial Inquisition, eventually leaving her at Yana's Shelter for Orphaned Children on Da'hren. Da'hren is a small moon orbiting a gas giant called J'hen, it's an obscure little place on the edge of the Empire, it's surface is scarred from the Clone Wars as both sides had contested J'hen and in the years since a thriving community of scavengers and refugees made Da'hren their home, salvaging the forgotten wreckages that litter it's surface and constructing large cities where the scrap was densest, often made from that same scrap. Resource wise, the Empire has little interest in J'hen or Da'hren, however it serves as a good place for a remote refueling station, it's low population and out of the way location have other benefits for the Empire too...
Da'hren is a lucrative place for smugglers and scavengers, and also dissidents, with hundreds of old warships littering it's surface, many still untouched, although the equipment they're carrying might be outdated, it lies in incredible quantities, allowing a group like Isabelle's to amass a large surplus of arms and equipment to distribute among other Rebel cells, trade for information and supplies, etc. And indeed at this point in time Isabelle's group has only recently transitioned from an aid organisation into a Rebel cell, they came to Da'hren to procure military equipment, and leave with a wannabe-Jedi as well, not too bad, eh? ------- Quinn: Yeaaaaaaaahhaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!
Isabelle: That's no Imperial pilot, a defector? Or--!
Chase: A joyrider!?
Isabelle: If she isn't wearing a flightsuit she's in big trouble... Chase, take out her tails, I'll guide her down!
Chase: S-sure! I don't think they even noticed us... -------
Honestly, I drew this because it was a silly fun idea to draw, young Quinn having the time of her life, flying for real for the first time, ignorant to the danger around her, or maybe just not caring, riding high on the adrenaline rush, I just like her excited expression... XD Isabelle and Chase are shocked to hear a childish "Yeaaahhhaaahh" coming from the lead Tie. I changed up their equipment somewhat for this drawing, as this is early on, they're not that well equipped, their flightsuits and helmets aren't military grade, in fact their purpose for coming to Da'hren was to gather such equipment. Chase's custom Y-wing hasn't had it's garish red paint-job yet (hence it's three times slower...), and Isabelle and her wingman (likely Zomori) are flying Z-95s (X-wings aren't a thing yet after all) with quad-engines. (there are lots of different variations on the Z-95, I'm using the Fantasy Flight X-Wing Miniatures model as my reference. )
I really enjoyed playing with this, adding the different perspectives and panels, like the over the shoulder view of the pilot shooting at Quinn, that's a first, and it was really interesting to do, also the Tie Fighter bursting into flames, it's a stark contrast to Quinn's elation, and is pretty grim, but yeah, Quite a lot of my characters DIE, and I do want it to be kinda' grim and graphic when death occurs, because death is grim. But don't worry it won't be constantly grim, it'll have good times as well, p-promise! By the way, I hope those Tie Fighter interiors look alright! It's not easy finding references, so I kinda' winged it... XD
Also J'hen and Da'hren are references to Monster Hunter (like Dalex), I really love those names... I changed them ever so slightly, adding more emphasic on the 'h'.
Anyway, I had a lot of fun with this, and I hope ya'll like it too, as ever feedback is greatly appreciated!
Star Wars (c) Disney
Quinn Shara, Isabelle 'Izzy' Devon, and Alanah Chase (c) MidoriNoHonoo
Image: Star Wars Vehicle - AT-TE Time Taken: 2 hours
Works been hard the last week so I decided to spend the day chilling, watching some TV and inking some more Star Wars Vehicles, good time wasting activities where I don’t have to think at all, bliss.
Decided not to have the day as a total loss so I decided to perfect inking these SketchUp models in Manga Studio, and I reckon they ended up quite well. This model is of an AT-TE clone walker from the Star Wars prequel movies; the base model was made by DoN_cOrLeOnE and is available at the 3D warehouse here,