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Rey - Star Wars Force Awakens - By Alex Buechel

By AlexBuechel
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This is a submittal piece I created for Star Wars Celebration London this year. Although this was not accepted, I did get in with my other piece. I am not yet allowed to show that one, but thought i'd share this one for now.

Prismacolor pencils and that blue stick thing that comes with them on toned paper.

Alex Buechel
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Image size
2045x3019px 6.43 MB
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 2, 2016, 4:17:15 PM
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caroprettyplace's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all this is an amazing drawing!!!

The way the lightsaber pours lights and shadows over her is perfect.
The touch of orange is a nice idea; it's a bit like if she realizes the dark side is behind her, but she sticks strongly with the light side<img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
You've captured the likeness, and her hair looks nice and glossy.
I also like the way her clothes fall freely on her body in a lot of folds.

The lightsaber really looks like it's glowing bright, and it makes the whole magic of this piece<img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
However, I wonder if the handle may not be a bit too big?

Lastly, I love how you wrote the title; it's a very nice font you've created<img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
Very well done!!
I doubt strongly I would've been able to create such a beautiful masterpiece!!!
AlexBuechel's avatar
Thank you. The hilt being a bit big is definitely something I struggled with a bit trying to size. I agree.

Thanks for the awesome comments ! 

caroprettyplace's avatar
It's my pleasure:3
I also painted a jedi holding a lightsaber (I haven't submitted it yet) and the size of the hilt was okay, but the hand was too bigXP)

You're welcome:)
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I know right ! hahaha. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the detail we lose sight of scale for a second. Kinda hard to undo with color pencils.

let me know when you do. I'd love to see it

caroprettyplace's avatar
Yeah, in watercolors it's easier to remove mistakes, but most of the time we realize there's a mistake after we've painted all the little details and everything's all nice and dry...XP

Okay cool I'll let you know!!!

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Hey, sorry, just saw this reply. Just curious, how do you remove mistakes in water color. Do you mean while it's still wet? Doesn't it still leave a track/tint in the spot?

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Oh it's okay;) 
Well yes; it has to be still wet; if it's all dry then you have no chance of removing your mistake. 
I flood the area with LOTS of water and then I dab gently with a scot towel or a kleenex to remove the pigment. I had once done a HORRIBLE mistake and I was so relieved when this technique worked!!! you have to act pretty quick tho.... And if you do it properly, there shouldn't be anything left. Tho you shouldn't rub the paper cause it's gonna put the pigment even deeper in the paper so...
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Ahh cool. I've always wanted to try watercolor but I usually like to lay a mid tone down and add shadows and highlights. It is my understanding that with watercolor you have to work to dart from light omitting white areas you want to retain rather than adding them later. Is that right?

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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Looks great! The title is great because she represents a new generation a Jedi warriors. She's a Jedi with a touch of sexiness. The eyes, nose and lips are spot-on. Her face is beautiful yet strong. She has some curves but they aren't exaggerated.

The background doesn't distract from the figure. She has an impressive fighting stance. She could be practicing her fighting skills under the direction of Luke Skywalker. She doesn't really look like she is in serious combat.

Her light saber with it's bright "blade" look very good too. She is clearly on the light side of the force.
AlexBuechel's avatar
Wow, Thank you. I really enjoyed drawing this and your words are more than I could have hoped for.

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You're welcome Alex!
SumtimesIplaytheFool's avatar
I ZOOOMED! Great work on the detail.
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hahah ! Good, ha, thanks 
SumtimesIplaytheFool's avatar
I'd like to include it in my May the Fourth art feature. Would that be alright?
AlexBuechel's avatar
absolutely, Thank you !
LordLard's avatar
Beautiful work
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=D thank you. I have a lot of fun with these.

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thank you thank you
WindySilver's avatar
Fantastic work! :D
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