We've finally discovered the location of the "Nightmare", she lies hidden in a Nebula, licking her wounds... Now is the time to strike, whilst the beast is wounded we'll seize her for ourselves! Our main targets are the areas around the scaffolding, Bombers, your objective is to create a breach big enough to get infantry transports through, and then engage the enemy Star Destroyer escorts. Spotter Squadron, your ships are carrying Buoys, we have a few battle-cruisers hidden deep within the Nebula, they'll lock onto those buoys after they've been deployed, you'll drop them near the enemy's Star Destroyer escorts. Infantry, once you're inside your goal is to capture key system controls, weapons systems being priority, once you have control of their weapons turn them on their fleet to draw pressure off our fighters, I doubt they'll fire on their own flagship, it's the backbone of their fleet, once it falls they'll either surrender, or flee. Everyone else, do your best to provide cover. One final word, do not attempt to take the Bridge until I've boarded, "Nightmare" is commanded by a Dark Jedi, she's inexperienced at command, and mentally unstable, but incredibly powerful in close combat and the Force, I will take her myself. -Quinn Shara, Operation: Dream Catcher briefing. -------
Yay, Star Wars OC stuffs! This is an operation where Quinn's star shines it's brightest, her most ambitious undertaking, and greatest personal triumph (besides raising Orchid), the capture of the Super Star Destroyer Nightmare and it's fleet, as well as the surrender of her rival Kiri Starchaser.
In a bold attempt to seize assets for the New Republic, Quinn planned an ambitious strategy to capture Nightmare and it's fleet, however her true motive was to confront Kiri, and redeem her; at Endor she had sensed what Kiri really was, a scared girl trapped in darkness, she now wanted only to save her from her misery, and train her to use the Force for good.
After the operation the captured Super Star Destroyer was renamed Goldsaber in honour of Quinn's Goldsaber Squadron, however it's name would be changed again after the death of the redeemed Kiri Starchaser, during the Yuuzhan Vong war it was renamed the Starchaser in her memory.
------- Phew! This was fun, a little tricky getting the perspectives of the ships right, and the little details, but yeah, it was fun. The idea wasn't actually inspired from anything Star Wars, but rather the second Attack on Titan opening theme! www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOpp_… I listened to it again recently and (Particularly around 0:45) imagined hundreds of X-Wings flying at blistering speeds through a brilliant golden nebula to engage a massive Imperial force, and viola', this was born. ^_^ Gotta say, of all the awesome Star Wars ships X-wings and Y-wings are still my favourite, they got that retro vibe, like a Vespa-scooter, or a Volkswagen-camper, y'know? And yeah, if you read the above you can probably tell that the Extended Universe is still my headcanon.
I like how Quinn looks in the corner, she's issuing the order to CHARGE! XD I gave her helmet an old Jedi insignia on the side too, cuz' y'know, she's a Jedi. Also I really love the Imperial Battle-Cruiser's design, so I had to draw a few flanking the Nightmare.
Anyway, though the background is blergh, I'm happy enough with everything else, and I hope ya'll like!
When I landed aboard the Avalon the first thing that struck me was the size of it, those Lucrehulks are HUGE, and yet, it was almost entirely occupied, there were so many ships docked there, many I'd never seen before, it was a true promised land for engine heads, I won't lie, I felt quite giddy, even the different smells in the air, fuel, paint, hell even the grease, I'd gotten used to them, and felt quite at home. It was among this hustle and bustle I met a very important person, Jaeriel, at first I was just drawn to her, uh... Mandalorian Armor... For the life of me I can't recall what she calls it, anyway.... She was a stubborn brat, but there was something about that attitude that I liked, heh, maybe it's because I'm a Corellian, I found her wit entertaining at least, what's more, Orchid liked her too, and she'd been needing a friend since Maya was murdered by the Empire... For the smiles she put on Orchid's face, I am forever grateful to Jaeriel... I do wonder... If long after I'm gone, will you ever read this... Orchid? Jaeriel? ~An extract from Quinn Shara's private journal, dedicated to those she considers her 'family'. -------
At the top is a very quick sketch of Quinn approaching the Avalon, I imagine since it's been refitted to serve as a Rebel base it's surrounded by scaffolding and supports, I dunno if it actually is, but I just thought it'd look cool... I like ships that've got that kind of vibe. XD
Below that is a picture of Quinn in the Avalon's hangar, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells, I threw in lots of ships, Rebel fighters, Freighters, even captured Imperial ships being refitted for the Rebel Alliance! There are a few Expanded Universe Easter Eggs in here, can you spot and name them? XD
Below that is a conversation between Quinn and Jaeriel from their first encounter, I loved their first encounter, it was so fun, I can't give it enough credit! No idea why Jaeriels holding a Hydrospanner here. XD
The rest are just dumb sketches, from a H-Wing, to an Imperial Gladiator-class, to ideas for Imperial ships that've been captured by the Rebellion, and lastly a dreadful pun, Mando'ade, it's like Lemonade! XD (I know a bunch of Mando fans who'll kill me for that one, but I regret nothing. XD)
Anyhow, this was fun, totally not serious besides the stuff that's coloured, I hope ya'll like, and I hope Jaeriel looks alright. (I pray my scanner didn't butcher her skin tone again...) Feedback always appreciated! And I'm working on even more Star Wars stuff!
Hugg-a-ma-jig, also Hug-am-a-jig. n. Informal Like a Thingamajig, but a hug.
------- Because I don't know. That's as good a reason as any, am I right?
These are my main Star Wars OCs, Quinn Shara in the center being my absolute main, she's a Jedi, growing up in the shadow of Palpatines Galactic Empire, she's a hotheaded Corellian girl born during the Jedi purge, she's reckless, impulsive, and can be a bit of an airhead at times, however she's very dedicated, loyal, and hopelessly optimistic, challenging unspeakable odds with a smile on her face, she's forced to grow up when she decides to look after an abandoned Chiss girl. She's absolutely loving this group huggamajig. XD
To the left of Quinn is little Orchid Shara, the Chiss girl Quinn adopted, she's Force-Sensitive, she's also very fearful, shy, clingy, and totally dependent on Quinn's company, which makes Quinn's life a challenge, as she get's no time to herself between missions, Orchids a good girl though, full of love, and loves nothing more than a cuddle, her nickname is Cornflower, it's actually the shade of blue her skin is. She's happy to be a part of the group huggamajig, but is feeling slightly claustrophobic... ;_;
To the very left is Merek Zaiid, or just Zai as he prefers, he's a smuggler who wound up working with the Rebellion on a permanent basis after Quinn accidentally exposed him as a possible Jedi survivor, he frequently assists her missions, but insists it's simply because she owes him big time. He likes peace and quiet, he claims to dislike hotheaded Corellian girls and annoying clingy kids... He's pretty much indifferent to the group huggamajig, maybe slightly irritated by it...
To the Right of Quinn is Kiri Starchaser, a Dark Jedi of Dathimiri decent, she was raised by the Empire to kill Rebels, and has made killing Quinn Shara her single-minded objective, she despises Quinn, and pursues her even after her Master is killed over Endor. She likes pretty much nothing, she hates pretty much everything, especially hotheaded Corellian girls... She's also terrified of Lightning. She pretty much hates the group huggamajig, she wants very much to strangle Quinn right now...
To the very right we have Sunny Noctyrne, nicknamed 'Nox', she's a Rebellion pilot, she used to fly for the Empire but went AWOL after being part of an Imperial atrocity, in her guilt she turned to drugs, but Quinn got her clean and flying as her primary wingman, she hopes for redemption by fighting the Empire. She likes flying because she can forget her mistakes when in the air/space, she has a slight girl-crush on Quinn but keeps it to herself. Her eyelids are always dark, lasting side effects from her former drug abuse. She's very happy to be included in the group huggamajig, though she's not used to smiling, and feels a bit awkward. >////<
But yeah, Hugs! Because Friendship is Social Science, and if anyone tries to tell you it's anything else, THEY'RE LYING.* ((*That's a joke, I pray half the internet doesn't murder me. XD))
Commission for of her Jedi Medic, Nelia. When I first started commissions here on DA, Nelia was probably one of the first characters I had ever drawn and to be able to draw her again is an honor, especially after seeing all the wonderful commissions Nursenikki has gotten done.
I am really proud of myself with this piece since I have gone out of my comfort zone and done something completely digital paint, and free of lines, blablabla.
Anyways... I really hope you like this, Nursenikki. You've always been so sweet and kind and awesome.
This is prob the last thing I will be drawing for myself for a very long time. I don't know why I am still awake really. I guess I just don't feel good so I ended up doodling something I wanted to use for my signature on my SWTOR guild.
That or I felt like drawing a shot of my Jedi.. er.. falling Jedi's eyes?
Something quick I guess. Aside from commissions I will be submitting, anything else I will be working on I prob can't show you without permission, so yes...
Photoshop CS3 + Wacom Tablet, etc. Do not use without permission.
oh goodness I finished this Q_Q This is a commissioned piece for Character's name's Kri took me around 15h to finish where only the flowers took me around 12h xD''' I named these yellow flowers "banana flowers" Traditionally done lineart, colored with photoshop and touched up with SAI *goes to work more* Aniki's title: "realization" or "stop staring f*ucker" xD
works in progress can be found on my facebook page: [link]