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Neimoidian Magazine Cover - For Teekay-421

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Entitled "The Greatness of Neimoidianity," appearing on the back cover of TK Magazine issue 60.

I'd been given permission a week early to post this! THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why I had been inactive for so long. 150+ hours of work has gone into this, and the uncompressed file was SO big, that it almost broke SAI.

I was asked back in December by the president of the Belgian Star Wars fanclub, Teekay-421 ([link]) to do the back cover art of their June 2012 magazine, featuring Neimoidians. You literally have no idea what an amazing honour this was; ones of the best things that has ever happened to me! Belgium is where Star Wars started for me, when I was four years old...now, it's all come full circle. He later told me that it was one of his favourite back covers ever; I almost cried.

Each group of Neimoidians (seven, in total) was drawn and coloured separately, then combined into this image. I will be uploading each of the groups, individually, over the next month.

This particular magazine is being sent to Lucasfilm Online, JediNews UK, Tsuneo Sanda, AND Anna Graves (who voices Duchess Satine), so, fingers crossed that this leads to something good! 8DD

Sib Canay + Aide: [link]
Lott Dod + Mik Regrap: [link]
Lushros + Daultay Dofine: [link]
Lok Durd: [link]
Rute Gunnay: [link]
Nute Gunray/Rune Haako: [link]
Mar Tuuk + Tey How: [link]
The background: [link]
The nametags: [link]

The hard copy: [link]
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I'm here to enjoy looking at their costumes. Lushros', Daultay's, and Ty's are the best-looking, with their plain black hats.

The soldiers may also look nice, with their Spanish or Italian-like helmets.
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Nice! :)
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Your Welcome! :)
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renkartsHobbyist Digital Artist
Wowowow so many details! This must've taken ages! I really love your character designs, they have a certain cohesiveness and appeal to them. 
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And I'm SO SO sorry for the delay; I'm such a tithead. I've been travelling and graduating, the last month.
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hey you even got the deleted bird from the Phantom Menace in there! Great job.
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Thank you very much! It's actually supposed to be the red-spotted pylat from Darth Plagueis. Kind of an important bird there, as, in a way, he is the reason Nute got involved in the first place.
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this is all kinds of awesome!!!
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Thank you so much :)
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TurquoisePastelProfessional Digital Artist
very creative costumes :aww:
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Himitsu4SchuuProfessional Digital Artist
This beautifull deviation was featured here: [link]
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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This is freaking awesome!
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3

(your request is still coming, I've just had SO much on my plate this summer)
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Sol-ikaHobbyist General Artist
Lol, no worries, the wait is well worth it :)
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Kamilekg1116Student Digital Artist
Fascinating.
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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That is awesome! Sorry for the late reply, but better late than never! This is impressively well done!
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Haley! 8D
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Aaand I forgot to mention how cool it is that your work is being sent to all those other places! I am sure they will love it! :w00t: And Duchess Satine apparently is a Neimoidian fan? :D

Ahem, also I must comment in this full version where everyone's visible... First I loved how Mar Tuuk is stealing Tey How's chair.
I thought it was sort of exceptionally cute.
Then I saw Sib Canay, who kinda looks like he's either commenting on the poor girl's plight with his aide buddy, or checking her out.
And I thought that was pretty amazingly cute, too.
And now I'm really confused because I don't know who to ship anymore. *sobs* [link]
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OMG, I couldn't beieve it, myself! I don't know if Satine is a Nem-fan or not, but apparently she is getting a copy. I'm wondering if she can read Dutch, given that the magazine is in Dutch. I'll have to have a closer look and see if there's an interview with her in the magazine, or something. I'm more worried about Tsuneo Sanda...he's the most incredible Star Wars artist EVER! I have a poster that has about 100+ Star Wars characters on it (including Nute and Daultay) that he drew.

LOL!!! Thank you! I'm happy you picked that up; he may or may not also be checking her out...Tuuk/How is one of the very few hetero pairings that I like, lol. I'm not sure what Sib Canay is thinking...maybe he's planning his own way to get the chair, when Mar Tuuk isn't looking, given that he had a chair like that, as well, in Sphere of Influence.

That tumblr .gif made me laugh out loud!!! It's like the story of my life XD.
(Do you have a tumblr? If so, I must follow it!)
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She might even have someone to translate it for her, perhaps - but I hope there is an interview or something else to do with herself/her character in the magazine. I'd love it if she was a Nem fan, though! <3
I looked up Sanda and he's really amazing, loving the glowing and epic feeling of his works. I need to catch up on CW, too, still at the 1st season so I have not seen Sib's awesome chair!

That gif is hilarious, sums it up for me quite well! XD
I have long planned on making a tumblr, actually, because I've gotten addicted to the gifs and fun stuff there. XD So I made one now, because what else is more logic to do in the middle of the night before an exam in the morning? XD And the most twilight zone thing is that I spent a fair few minutes choosing a nice appropriate colour for the background, only to see when I opened your tumblr (very very cool, btw!) that it is almost the same colour. XD
I can link mine to yours when I actually put some content up. Which I plan to be purely SW-related, so that I can forgo cluttering my gallery with braindead ideas.
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Kweh-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I had another look in the magazine and, sure enough, there was an interview with her. But yes...if she turned out to be a Nem-fan, I'd be the happiest person alive!

That's why I'm so afraid...Sanda is SO amazing, I know he's going to take one look at my back cover and say "Why they hell did they hire THIS noob?!"

Oh wow! I shall need to seek you out and follow you. What's your username? I actually have two tumblrs: my Neimoidian one, and my personal one; I shall follow you on both! I'm glad you like the background on the Neimoidian one...I made it myself 8D.
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