Rachi Sitra attempting the Inverse Dun Moch on Namann Cha.
The "Inverse Dun Moch" may sound like a lost entry in the Barbarian Kama Sutra, (highly reccommended reading, BTW,) but it's actually a fancy term for "be nice to a dick." Wait, that still sounds like… let me expound.
Remember when Vader befuddled Luke mid lightsaber frenzy by talking crap about his inept blundering, and "not being worthy to wear the Jedi panties" and all that? That's the Dun Moch. Talking trash. It's just like what we all do when we're playing video games with each other. Distraction and undermining of the verbose varietyc.
The Inverse Dun Moch is to heap sticky praise and warm cuddlefuzzy phrases on your opponent instead. Like Luke did when he convinced Vader that there was still good in him. Get them to trust you, then WHAM! Yank their mask off and watch them choke on the bitter air of your sneaky psychological victory!
For Star Wars Galaxies. Copyright Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment. Art directed by Roger Chamberlain and Derek Herring.
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Rachi Sitra, once again defying the stereotype that Twi'leks are the strippers of the galaxy with her Jedi'in, archeolog'in, and unfolding the mysteries of the force with a holocron'in.
For the uninitiated: A holocron is a vessel of great, abundant, and powerful secret knowledge. Like an iPad, or a book written by someone with two middle names. And just like iPads, they can be used for good or evil, but let's be realistic here - mostly evil.
This particular holocron contains a saucy sort of Jedi Kama Sutra. Once you throw force powers into a bedroom mix, things get awesome weird.
For Star Wars Galaxies. Copyright Sony Online Entertainment.
Special thanks to Rachi for candidly demonstrating some of the maneuvers involving Twi'lek "lekku" (head tails.) I will forever scheme for an excuse to do it all again.
I've been messing about with this piece for many months now, unsure if I wanted to draw it, uncertain how to go about it, and finally compelled to--simply because it allows me to close a chapter on a SW EU character I had come to care about a great deal.
This is an illustration of how I think Darth Caedus, from the recent Star Wars "Legacy of the Force" book series, might look when he finally ceased to be Jacen Solo, the eldest son of Han and Leia Solo, and became the Sith Lord Darth Caedus. For those who need a time/book reference, base it near the end of the LOTF book "Revelation." It's based mostly on a magazine photo for the pose and lighting, but also on some other references for the costuming and look. If it falls short of anyone else's mental picture, my apologies; this piece was more a cathartic process for me, anyway--to close the chapter on a character that was important to me and is now gone...
A4 (9 x 12 in.) Bristol board Graphite pencils, mechanical and classic--H, F, 2B (mostly), a little 5B and 6B Tortillons to blend some of the face, but nothing else Around 30 hours...I never know for sure...
Disclaimer: LFL owns all things and all characters Star Wars.
Many thanks for looking (and for all my friends who may already have seen this at TF.N, thanks for stopping in again--additional comments are welcome, but not necessary! )
This is a portrait of an older, wiser Luke Skywalker, in the "Legacy of the Force" era of novels. I tried to age him, by way of some creases and wrinkles and a touch of silvering at the temples--I had plenty of help with the likeness and the aging (thanks again, AG88, for all the feedback and progress checks), and I hope this works for all the Luke fans out there!
Mechanical and classic graphite pencils on Bristol board.
Here's the completed scrap: Ben Skywalker, from the Legacy of the Force novel, Exile. Not really an illustration so much as my idea of what he's going through: having to make some difficult choices between doing what he believes is "expected of him," and what he knows in his own heart is right... The backdrop is metaphorical, representing the darkness pressing in on him--but there is still light (the shaft to his right, on his face--and within him), demanding that he consider his choices carefully... Probably a bit over the top philosophically for fanart, but there you go... Thanks for taking a look (and especially for those that look again! )!
Here is my second attempt at depicting a couple from the Star Wars Expended universe. The two characters are jedi Jaina Solo (daughter of Han and Leia) and head of state of the Empire Jagged Fel. The scene is set during the Fate of the Jedi series and shows an intimate moment between the newly engaged lovers, who are facing some difficulties consiliating their duty and love life. I've been working on this piece for some time now, but the release of the official back cover of Apocalypse featuring both of them, inspired me to hurry up and finish it.
I used official pictures as references for the face features espacially those from the Japanese covers (exmples here or here). I hope I managed the likeness well enough. I gave Jag longer hair because recent books described him as wearing them that way.
As always the technique includes lot of photoshoping, morphing, a bit of digital painting and lot of tweaking.
A big thanks to =SvenjaLiv for the advices she's given me through the creating process.
This is a sketch of Jaina Solo from the Legacy of the Force series. The final versions will appear on the second Legacy of the Force wallpaper also featuring characters such as Jaina's boys toys (Jag Fel & Zekk), her parents (Han and Leia), and some surprises...
The first wall, done with EnTaiho can be seen here.
Oh and by the way, this time again, it isn't a real sketch as I did it with photoshop after the actual art was near to completion. I just wanted to post a preview before the full thing is completed. On the final version Jaina doesn't look that old, the sketch exagerated the aging.
This is yet another Legacy era Star Wars fan art but this time I tryied a new graphic approach (less realistic, but with a more original style, I hope…), and I decided to put my characters in situation rather than doing the usual promo picture like iconic image. The two characters in question are two of my favorites from the Star Wars expanded universe and I triyed to do them as much justice as possible.
I put Queen mother Tenel Ka Djo in real queen outfit instead of that awfull lizard skin outfit they usually depict her with. Off course, I used official art as a reference for her face (particularly this one), but tryied to pretty her a bit (I think she looks too masculine on most of the art while she's supposed to look attractive as is requested from any major personality in the beauty obsessed culture of Hapes). In the process of prettying her I actually increased the already existing ressemblance with a famous actress you might have noticed I also added freckles to her face and body to accentuate the red haired girl physique and added a beauty spot wich I think adds sexyness. The queenish attitude is of course intentional, she still can act proud with the arm she has left. The other character is her secret lover Jacen Solo (son of Han and Leia) whom I have already depicted many times so I won't go on details about him (see reference picture).
The scene happens on Hapes and the background is inspired by the style usually associated with everything architectural depicted for this planet.
Now the rest is up to you guys ! I'll let you make your own interpretation of the scene and the characters' behaviour. I'll be interested in hearing what's everyone's guess is
If you've seen the original Star Wars movie - you might remember the scene where the rebel pilots are being briefed for their attack on the Death Star. And you might even remember Luke mentioning that he "used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home".
Looking back it was a bit strange for Luke to have boasted about cruising around shooting animals. This was even parodied in the Family Guy Star Wars episode 'Blue Harvest'. Chris, who's playing Luke says: "Well, I guess I'll go bullseye some womp rats in my T-16". To which Quagmire, who's playing C-3PO retorts: "My God! You shoot small animals for fun? That's the first indicator of a serial killer, you freak!"...
So I thought - why not try to make the whole thing seem a bit more heroic and less borderline psychopathic. The name 'womp rat' implies a furry, harmless creature - but what if they're actually man-eating, spiky-skinned, pointy-teethed, nasty-smelling menaces!?
I wanted to add to Luke's whole mythology - and make the act of shooting a womp rat seem much more impressive. If they were creatures that regularly killed moisture farmers and were hard to spot because they only come out at dusk - Luke could rightly be proud of his boast!
There have been a lot of depictions of womp rats and they mostly look harmless. But if you've ever played the Super Nintendo (aka Super Famicom) version of Super Star Wars - you'll remember that womp rats were shown in the game as pretty fearsome and ugly. So I took that as an inspiration for my version here.
I added Luke's T-16 Skyhopper in the background to suggest that he's just jumped out to have a picture taken (by Biggs?) with his kill. I had to create some landing gear for the T-16 as I don't think they've ever been shown landing? The Hasbro/Kenner toy version uses 'skids' and has the wings fold up - so I kept the folding wing idea but thought the skids wouldn't look right. I also left out the huge gun that's shown in the model T-16 that Luke holds in the movie - although the Hasbro toy model had the ingenious idea of this folding back behind the body of the T-16 whenever it lands. Otherwise - this is based on Colin Cantwell's prototype model as used in the film.
This was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad.
Star Wars and its characters are copyright of Disney. This is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction.
I've already posted other drawings of Darth Vader, but he's a popular character - and I like drawing him - so I thought it was time to do another!
I'd also been wanting to draw some TIE Fighter Pilots and thought up an idea so that I could include them with Vader in the same piece...
If you've seen the original Star Wars movie - you might remember the scene where Vader gets a couple of pilots to follow him into battle against the rebels. I couldn't help think that they took it a little too leisurely as they marched off round the corner like they were heading straight to the fridge for a snack. What they needed was a red flashing emergency light to generate some urgency! So here they are - red light on - and whadya know - they're all running to their ships now!
In reality I just made that up because I wanted to draw the characters in a dynamic pose - and with some red highlights (which always looks good against black). But I hope my little backstory helps sell the idea!
This is an original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I might put up a work-in-progress of this if anyone's interested because I took a couple of screenshots at various stages. You might also find it interesting that I used Google Sketchup to create a 3D model of the background to ensure that the perspective is right (after having sketched it out freehand first). This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.
I like the design of the Shock Troopers from Revenge of the Sith... so I thought I'd draw some - and this is the result.
When I started this I also drew the Emperor in the background with his arms raised up to the sky shooting force lightning - as I'd imagined this scene taking place after they'd landed on Mustafar (the volcanic planet) - with him commanding the troops to "find Lord Vader". But... it kind of distracted from the Shock Troopers so I left him out. And I think the piece is better for it.
This is a low-res version of my drawing which I sketched on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and finished on my desktop PC using Photoshop and a Wacom pad. It's an original depiction of George Lucas’s / Disney’s copyright characters – intended solely to show my artistic ability. I’m not a professional – this is fan art – and none of my work is for sale or available for reproduction.
Here's my latest painting "Asajj Ventress". If you're not familiar with her you can take a look at her in action in the following video link: [link]
There are a couple different versions of her when it comes to her design, so I tried to mix the elements that I liked from both and then do my own little spin on her. I wanted to keep a certain bit of beauty to her, though I found that difficult to do lol Anyways hope you enjoy!
Hey everyone! Here's a painting of Yoda I just did! It's about 60% Photoshop and 40% Painter! I keep experimenting with Painter but I don't think that I'm going to use it 100% yet....but maybe one day lol
p.s. I'll try and throw up an animated GIF tomorrow if I have time
This is a Sith concept character of my own devising. My goal sitting down to make this was to make a sith lord that was visually interesting, like they used to be; long long ago with an art team far, far away. I'm absolutely SICK of seeing the same visual concept rehashed over and over again to make Sith. So I tried to not use the standard 'red and black w/ tattoos and tribal designs' formula that has been beaten into our brains.
Sorry for the nerd rage there.
He's an anzati, a race used by the clone wars comics a lot. (I also wanted to break from strictly human Sith lords.) If you don't know what they are, you should Wookiepedia it. They're basically the vampires of Star Wars.
Another painting featuring the same characters from my previous painting [link] , changed the designs around a bit, but tried to keep them looking pretty similar . This one was just some personal work I wanted to mess around with though.
Ending up going through a shitload of different character positions, and still not as satisfied as I would like to be with their final setup, but I really need to start working on finishing my video tutorial, so time to move on.
Also sorry if you guys have to do any horizontal scrolling, the image is pretty wide ;x.
Illustration done for . Been awhile since I've done any StarWars themed work, so it was fun to get back into it a bit. Also took the time to look at some of my past SW work when painting this,...god how horrible those were lol, at least this is a step up.
Commission for the "The Black Empire" which is an award winning guild of the month and more important you may find in it amazing members and a great community. Part 2:thumb138968754: A link to the guild [link] Please +18 characters were originally requested so I had to break it down into 2 groups.
I hope you guys like this picture.
(reading left to right) Evalek, Shad, Sazuba, Iwwec, Trase, Jalon, Rekoor, Dorfex-Bos, Dihilus, FallenRose
hi all. long time no see (one week haha) the past week i haven't done speed painting because i was working on this pic. a little tribute to the star wars universe and boba fett, the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy. I'm just a so fucking hardcore star wars fan and it was a pleasure to do this tribute.
done in a week during lunchs break at works so...maybe 12 or 13 hours. i have used my boba fett toy as a reference.
hope you will like it. just for fun, a fake comics cover here : [link]
hello everybody. it's time for another star wars update. i'm such an hardcore fan of the star wars universe so after boba it was normal to do a little vader. maybe the most badass vilain ever!
done this week, during my lunch break and a little after work. approx 22 hours of work. differents ref where used to draw the vader. leather is a bitch to draw you know haha! also a little tribute to an artist because I love his work so much, (adam hughes...had the opportunity to meet him in paris several time and his a really nice guy) for the sith silhouettes in the background (inspired by his cover for purge who had jedi silouhettes)
another little fake cover, just for fun here : [link]
hope you will like it, next one...dunno yet...maybe a tie fighter pilot?