Winter came to an abrupt stop in the doorway. Jaina was lying on the table, giggling uncontrollably as Han rolled her back and forth like they had done to the dough only half an hour before. Anakin stood on the chair that Tycho had left, bouncing on his feet and laughing while Han took cookie cutters and poked Jaina with them.
“Use the flower one!”
Han grinned at his youngest son and obeyed. “Right then, I guess we’re about done – off into the oven with you!”
Jaina screeched and tried to escape, her face lit up by her laughter and covered in flour and smears of icing. As Winter watched, Jacen clambered up onto the table, avoiding his sister’s flailing legs as he made his way over to Han. Too late, Winter realised what the boy was holding in his hands.
Han yelled in comic outrage as Jacen emptied the flour container over his head and right shoulder. Flour clouded into the air. Han grabbed hold of Jacen and ruffled the boy’s hair with a flour-covered hand.
“I think someone else wants to go in the oven!”
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One of the illustrations I'm doing for "Solo Moments". The kids and Winter do some baking, and when Han arrives on the scene, it dissolves into chaos. I didn't use any references, aside from the story, but I got it down on paper almost the way I saw it in my head, so I'm happy with it!
Media: Pencil on Bristol paper. Time: ~2 hours Reference: None.
Wedge Antilles and a ... hovering X-Wing! A collaboration with the very talented =Maquaii. I took far too long to finish it, didn't I?
While I've had other people colour my lineart before (you two know who you are. I'm still waiting for you to post your pictures ), I've never had the pleasure of colouring somebody else's linework - until Maq came up with the idea of this collaboration. Working with somebody else's art is an eye-opening experience. You don't tend to think as much when working on your own drawings because you're already so used to your own style and you know where stuff's going to go, but when you're colouring somebody else's, there's a lot you learn about how other people draw and handle things in the process of working things out for yourself. It's educational. It's fun, too.
Man, how bright do those stars have to be, that you can see them from inside a well-lit hangar??? Among other things! I ask you to suspend your disbelief... just for now.
To see the background and the hilariously ridiculous original backdrop, please click here: [link] Many thanks to `DragonWinter for the hangar idea.
suggested that, since we both suffered from "Perfectdetailholism" and needed curing, we could do with a little loosening up, and challenged me to a Weekly Speedpaint.
When was the last time I painted anything to do with KotOR? October last year? It was no big deal, walking away from all of it. But recently I was talking to a couple of people about KotOR when I realised: I do actually miss this game. And I'm still quite fond of [link] for all its mistakes, although I've been imagining the showdown from different angles over the past few years. So hell, why not.
~1.25 hrs. Two layers. Hard brush, Corel PP12.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II property of LucasArts and Obsidian Entertainment.
So I'm a sucker for the Star Wars X-Wing series. I drew the lineart for this back in May last year as part of a series on the lesser-known/unsung/forgotten X-Wing heroes of the War... which, unfortunately, like half of my projects, never got off the ground. So it remained, forgotten, in a dusty folder for more than half a year -
- Until I found it again last week, when I was looking for existing lineart to use to test a new texture brush I made to simulate the effect of smear/smudge/add water blending, (when no such thing has taken place). I figured I'd toss some colours on Jek; I wound up doing that to *all* of them. Stranger things have happened.
The lineup (Jek Porkins/ Cesi "Doc" Eirriss"/ Derek "Hobbie" Klivian/ Biggs Darklighter/ Wedge Antilles) is based on two comics: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (1997; written by Michael Stackpole and Mike W. Barr) and Biggs Darklighter (2004; written by Paul Chadwick). The Hobbie here [obviously] isn't Stackpole/Allston's comic relief Hobbie "Bacta" Klivian, but Chadwick's cocky, slightly arrogant mutiny leader (and temporary captain) on the Rand Ecliptic, and one of the Rebel Alliance pilots who stole the X-Wings that would become the signature ship of the RA starfighter fleet.
Oh, and because somebody asked about this: Yes, Wedge *is* that short. (Okay, he was actually shorter than that, but I didn't want him to disappear off the page, LOL). He was described in some of the books as being 'under average height'; the Star Wars Essential Guide to Character lists his height as 1.70m. Biggs, on the other hand... While I don't know his exact height, I do know that he was over 6', and that he *towers* over Luke Skywalker, who stands at 1.72m.
And okay, so Hobbie and Wedge went on to star in more X-Wing comics/books... but you gotta admit they've been vastly overshadowed by other supporting characters. Ah heck.
Characters created by George Lucas/Michael Stackpole.
Every once in a while, the issue comes up as to whether the reader is looking at the real, copywritten Boba Fett, or the 50last's lovable B.F.001. So, here we have a self-explainitory look at the differences between the two. This really does speak for itself, but for the record, Boba Fett has never once appeared in the 50last.
I think main inspiration for this one came from the Little Rebel and Troopie [link] pic in my scraps, and then I added in little Boba with a little Kominian (kominan?), and how could I resist the twins? I don't know. I have more Fett Family art on the way- because that's the most misunderstood family in the whole galaxy!
Ever been to 'Threadless.com'? It's a pretty spiffy website that turns your art into t-shirts. SO, we were thinking, we could put out a 50last shirt based on the first joke in the comic that actually got some laughs. It doesn't violate any copyright laws, AND the back is going to have a picture of Jet's Jetpack !! I'd wear it.
When I submit the design to Threadless, I will post a link here and in my journal so that you can go on vote on it and I promise not to make it one of the inexpensive shirts so that all the 50last fans can have one!! WOO for big plans!
Padawan watched master Anming for a moment. ' I wonder... can you see me? or feel what someone watches you? ok ok I'm leaving...those eyes...' Padawan smiles. She had feeling that Seer suspects something...
I'm so stoked about this image I'm afraid I'll post it before I take the necessary time to properly clean it up. This will be the sequel to Ahsoka's Revenge depicting a scene from "Rage of the Forgotten" a fanfiction by Katanagirl16 and Ganja-sama that can be found at this [link]
This is just a teaser mind you, for example Darth Vader ( my very first time drawing him digitally) and various other unseen elements will be included in the final picture.
So totally psyched about this piece all my other projects are on hold. And wait till you see Ahsoka she looks freakin FIERCE! ^^ And as for Darth I've put my own style into his appearance which just makes him scary enough to stop a Star Destroyer with just a look! <-- (yeah I know I'm way too humble)
Estimated completion date will hopefully be this time next week.... See yah then I hope!
Here is the first WIP of the next commission I'm cooking This time a vengeful Jedi Knight, who Force leaps into the ... well face xD Of a Hutt. I bet it will hurt... xD This time I tried a bit different approach. Always wanted to try out the POV view ^^ Anyways, as usual, crapload of detail and interesting lighting will await you guys in the following WIPs