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The Balance of the Force - Reylo

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Yes, folks. I'm not prone to ship people, but I've fallen deep, deep down the Reylo shipping. I just got this... VIBE while watching the movie and I couldn't exactly fathom if it was only my imagination. Like all my alarms were telling me that Kylo acted like a man obsessed with a woman, just that he didn't exactly realize, but all his body language was screaming I'M HUNTING THIS WOMAN AND IT'S MINE DON'T TOUCH. Too much Phantom of the Opera / Hades and Persefone imagery to ignore. And then I read this exhaustive deconstruction of the whole Kylo/Rey moments and it was the OH YES to what my intuition was telling me. (My boyfriend felt it too, I must say)
And look! I made a playlist about Reylo too
I know they could be related... but family doesn't look at you like him. About Rey? I don't know. She now hates him, of course, but these two are like the ying-yang... I doubt they'll be separated like this for too long. Rey will come back to him and I reaaaally hope she gets darker and he gets closer to the Light. That's what balance is about, right?

So now I'm crazy for these two and have spent about 15 hours painting what I believe is one of my favorite drawings ever. I put a lot of thought in every detail, so there's a lot of symbolism here. I hope you enjoy it too!

Please don't crop, edit or redistribute.
Free texture from Mayang Adnin.

EDIT: After #ThelastJedi trailer, this seems relevant again... (maniacal laughter)
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martyna1989Professional Interface Designer

well, now I anxiously wait for a new fan art (if you know what I mean...IX) -v-

Solaneum's avatar

I know you drew this back in 2016, but I needed it badly today! It's gorgeous.

Thank you :heart:

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amandavaldezStudent Traditional Artist
So Intense.
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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amandavaldezStudent Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D (Big Grin) 
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nymeriadireStudent Traditional Artist
so beautiful and amazing!!! so lovely!! :love: nicely done always'! :)
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StarlumHobbyist Artist
I'm totally down with this.
nolibi's avatar
Por un mundo con más Reylo, jajaja
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
SHÍIIIIIII :love:
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Oh yes, he does chase after her like a man obsessed. From the moment he felt her in the force he's been all about her. And it's in a completely different way than Vader feeling Luke/Leia in the Force all of the sudden.
After watching TLJ... twice, I don't think Rey hates Kylo in the least. I think she still holds out hope for him but I think the real thing between them is that they need to come together to bring BALANCE to the force, one light, one dark.
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
She hates Kylo Ren, but she loves Ben Solo. And he tried to kill Ben Solo, and he's been Kylo Ren for so long, he's almost--ALMOST-- forgotten how to be anything else. Gotta love that angsty, tormented, conflicted love across the galaxy! :love:
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This is really beautiful :)
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Love it so much! ^^
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
CarlyKat's avatar
Absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm so glad this is canon,,, i love winning
Ishmael677's avatar
All Jokes aside this is some great artwork, you really capture the themes of passion, love, anger and uncertainty these characters showcase.
Thumbs up dood.
Thumbs up okay 
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LikopininaStudent General Artist
Honestly, I think Reylo is going to happen. But even if it doesn't, it won't change the fact that this painting is DARN BEAUTIFUL
Gear145's avatar
Never have I ever seen a better ship
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PapiTrooperProfessional Artist
Wonderful work !!
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PapiTrooperProfessional Artist
Your very welcome ;)
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This. Is. BITCHIN!!!!
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LiberLibelulaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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