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Admiral Ackbar pre Fan Days Convention 2012

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This is a piece I did for the upcoming Star Wars Fan Days Convention in Irving, TX. I made this with sharpie, ink, watercolor, colored ink wash, and colored sharpie for details. I'm like this one but, for me, it doesn't have the same emotional impact that the Emperor piece has. I would have loved to have more ink wash shading, but I didn't want to over work the piece and muddy up the color.

I wrote a quick blog entry about this character on my website. Click the [link] to check it out!
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Just got the news the shields are still up.  ***deer in the headlights*** This was NOT in the contingency plans for today.  Dammit!
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plasticplayhouseHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ack was always one of my favs from star wars. love this pic. the colors are awesome!
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! He's one of my faves too. I still have my Ackbar from 1983. I'm refurbishing him and he's got a great home standing next to the computer!
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LordwormmHobbyist
Ahhh! Gorgeous work!
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Why, thank you! :D
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PencilbagsProfessional Artist
Great one! I liked it when the Mon Calamari showed up, it made the movies seem wider for me.
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed! I love their design and the design of their ships. Great stuff!
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MasterPlannerProfessional Artisan Crafter
It's a trap! My favorites file can't repel awesomeness of this magnitude! :noes:
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Noice! :D
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Art-GemHobbyist General Artist
NICE! :D

I've always found it hard to draw aliens, so I hardly ever do (with the exception of the occasional Predator or Xenomorph, that is) so to me, this is awesome :clap:

I really like your crosshatching here ;)
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love, nay, LOVE drawing aliens! I have a whole comic book full of them. It's called Xenex the Bug Man [link] . I'm heading over now to see your works! I want to see a Predator!
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Art-GemHobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow! :omfg:

I want one! :eager:

I would TOTALLY buy a copy if they had one at my comic's store! :D

And thanks! :XD:

Unfortunately I only have about 3 deviations predator/alien based, but I plan on doing more soon :)
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see more predators and aliens!
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Art-GemHobbyist General Artist
Ah, me neither! :doh:

I'll let you know the SECOND I post another one :)
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
I have you added to my watch, so I'll know when you post. 0.0 I'll know... :D
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Art-GemHobbyist General Artist
lol, that sounds kinda creepy :XD:

But okay ;)
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops! I can see how that was creepy! How bout this: I added you to my watch, so I'll see all of the wonderful things you post! :D
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jvel4073Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent and Fantastic Art Piece, I Just :heart: Star Wars!
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too! Thank you for the comment!
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whos-the-lemon-now-4Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool! :D
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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whos-the-lemon-now-4Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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ahsokaUSWStudent Filmographer
I really love it:D ^^
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BarnlordHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll have it at the Fan Days convention next month!Are you going?
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