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Awakened (Light)

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I'm happy to finally have the time to finish the second half of my tribute to the next chapter of the Star Wars saga: Episode VII! This time I have created the work after watching the film (a hundred or more times by now), and I'm glad my first design might appropriately fit some themes that might be explored in the these movies.

My concept for the "Awakened" series is all about balance. Both characters have powerful ties to the light side and dark side of the Force. I'm very excited to see both Rey and Kylo's story arcs and what will happen in the next two episodes, as well as all the great things to come from Star Wars!

If you want to follow more of my work (sketches, etc.), look for the links to my social media (Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.)
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 (Macintosh)
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You have captured not only the new mythology perfectly, but done the whole series justice.  This is a ground breaking piece of art.  It captures the religious nature of star wars perfectly. This along with the Kylo piece are just modern masterpieces and they are not merely fan art.  I am moved and would be love to hear more about your thought process.  simply stunning.
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mkmatsumotoProfessional Filmographer
Wow! I'm glad you like it so much! Appreciate your support!
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nymeriadireStudent Traditional Artist
wow amazing and beautiful :) :)
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mkmatsumotoProfessional Filmographer
Thank you so much! Keep your eyes peeled for a center piece coming soon! :D
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nymeriadireStudent Traditional Artist
your very welcome :) I will ;)
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vin113Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work
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I love Rey. As well as the background
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DarthWill3Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cool!
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I have no words to describe how amazing this is! :D
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RedVioletPanda Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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NathanAardvarkProfessional General Artist
nice pic! She's the balance to the force! Seriously.. a new order.
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Cosmic--ChaosHobbyist General Artist
Incredible work- I love the composition, and all of the contrasts on each side :clap:
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13ninProfessional Photographer
La la la la I think I've fainted. I am a dummy! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Great picture!  :D
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WOW! cool and stunning art work, congratulations!
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ZannolinStudent Digital Artist

You made my day.
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Is there any way I can order a print of this?? I'm in love and need a poster size on my wall.
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Haha, this is AWESOME !! Between good & evil stands Rey and... she looks BAD-ASS !!
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MarcusThomasStudent General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous piece. Love the style
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