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ILM Art Department Challenge: The Job - Swana

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By MattRhodesArt   |   
Published: September 10, 2016
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Here's my model sheet for Swana, with DD-3 on her wrist. She's based on Princess Yuki from Hidden Fortress, especially her eyebrows/eyes and her bamboo scepter/whip. It was a cool exercise to elaborate on the version of her in my images in Brief 3-4.
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Gamiel's avatar
Really like her clothing and how layered it is
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Silvre Digital Artist
This is such a cool character design! Beautiful job.
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LarsRuneProfessional Digital Artist
I love the concept of this character. Nice painting techniques to.
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what is this race called?
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AriochIVProfessional Digital Artist
Danji, apparently.
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Because of this challenge a lot of original aliens were named danji 
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Kare-PanHobbyist Digital Artist
Such a grand outfit. Its absolutely fantastic.
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Incredible character design :)!!
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SilverilixHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, the layers are fantastic. Hidden, but I assume the garb is part of the culture she is a part of, you never know who you could be talking to...
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BeautifulWickednessStudent Writer
That's a really clever inspiration and a great character design. Love!
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Lord-Of-The-GunsHobbyist General Artist
That's cool about the inspiration from Hidden Fortress, going back to the film's roots. What's the design decision for the heavy robes and tubes? They remind me of cold weather gear.
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MattRhodesArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! I was kind of thinking of 5th element, and how much I loved the huge, round Mondoshawan. I was thinking of the Danji as being pretty close to human, but the first time you see them they're so bulky you don't know what kind of creature is inside there. 
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RyanBleierHobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT ASTROMECH IS AMAZING
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Crimzen250Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool character, fits in very well with the universe
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DavidSequeiraProfessional Digital Artist
aweasome!!!!
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Everything about this, and your whole ILM series, is the best.
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This looks great!
Awesome work!
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BerrigamiHobbyist Digital Artist
So inspiring !
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mateusboga Digital Artist
so freaking amazing 0 o 0
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Those Star Wars Concepts are insane
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