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R2D2 and C3PO (drawing) by Quelchii R2D2 and C3PO (drawing) by Quelchii
Traditional drawing of R2D2 and C3PO. Can somebody explain to me why I decided to draw C3PO? Drawing this golden robot was a nightmare, but I'm happy with the result and the shiny look. So in the end it was a nice challenge!^^
I'll probably draw something from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when I know more about the characters or watched the movie. :)

Reference was a Star Wars promo (?) picture.

Paper DIN A4 190g/m²; Faber-Castell Polychromos artists' colour pencils, Copic Ciao and Sketch marker, Copic Multiliner 0.05 & SP 0.03, uni-ball Signo pigment ink um-153 white; time: ~20 hours

Please don't upload my pictures somewhere else without my permission. Don't infringe copyright!

Here are some other traditional drawings:
Darth Vader (marker sketch) by QuelchiiDaenerys (drawing) by QuelchiiTiger (drawing) by QuelchiiMCU Phase 1 villains (drawing) by Quelchii
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R2D2 and C3PO (drawing) might look like a promotional photo, but it's actually an impressive traditional piece by Quelchii.  Masterful blending, detail, and technique come together beautifully in this tribute to these two well known and hard working droids. ( Suggested by OfOneSoul and Featured by TsaoShin )
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JarHead981 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing made my jaw hit the floor.
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beefers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
outstanding.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
You can find the answers in my faq (questions 2 and 3): FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions :)
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xxxxxBrianF Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Wow what an inspiration to me...
Thank You,
Sincerely,
Brian Fugere
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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PickyPepper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The gleam on C-3PO's metallic frame is spot on! Heart 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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KarinRR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
wonderful!
R2D2 is one of my all-time heros! Einer meiner 'ewigen' Helden!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :)
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EnchantedSummers Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you manage C3PO?!!!!!!!!! This is stunning work! Brilliant! La la la la 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
With a lot of patience! ;) Thank you! :la:
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StormStrikeElectric Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How...HOW? That looks like a photograph. I'm speechless.
You're extremely talented. ^-^
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I have a few step by step tutorials in my gallery. Maybe this helps a bit! ;)
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StormStrikeElectric Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll take a look! ^-^
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ChristelleLeStrange Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love! Love! Love! Heart Love 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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The-Infamous-PeeGee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawing talent is amazing...I am in awe!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :bow:
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Nihonikitai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Omg so awesome!!!!💗💗💗💗💗
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Nihonikitai Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
You're welcome !!!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Wylfen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just... how?
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! (How? Siehe anderen Kommentar...) ;)
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Wylfen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x3
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rained--sunlight Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
HEHEHEHEHEEHE
#r2d2starwars 
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keechips Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Artist
omg this is insane! 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Michael-Hunter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
You don't have the copyright to this image. You copied someone else's photo and that photo was a replica of character's you didn't design. I know you worked hard on it but it doesn't give you legal ownership of anything. Rather you are the one infringing on Lucasfilm's copyrights, the photographer's copyrights and maybe the designers, Ralph McQuarrie and Norman Reynolds, rights as well. The only reason no one cares is because you are promoting the franchise, but they might start caring if you start selling posters. Count yourself warned.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well... that's why there's a "fan art subfolder" and a "traditional art subfolder" on Deviantart... Did you write this below every other drawing of the same reference, because there are many out there (especially those who don't mention references at all)? Drawing fan art is not illegal as long as people don't trace, by the way.
I have to put a watermark on my drawings and write something in the description, because otherwise everyone would just copy and sell it (ok... people try to sell my stuff anyways or to promote themself). I just share my drawings for fun on dA (and I choose reference I like for practicing; metall in this case).
Who said I want to sell posters? Selling fan art is illegal if you have no license. That's a mean allegation.
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Michael-Hunter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Mean allegation? No. I didn't say you were selling anything. No allegations. And I don't mean to be mean in any way. I'm sorry if it came off that way.

You are not correct about "as long as it's not traced". If you were brought into court, and again as long as you're not making money on this you might be safe, if you were brought into court you would have to show that you didn't use the intellectual property of someone else. If people can recognize the characters in your art as something that was designed by someone else then... It's theirs not yours. You may have worked hard on it. That doesn't mater. And even if you added a ton of your own innovations into the image, like C3PO is dressed in a top hat and riding a horse...it still has someone else's art imbedded in it. They would argue that it was their creativity and the hard job of marketing it and the money invested in it that made your image successful. If not then why did you use their art? Why not make your own metallic man? Do you see?

Now there's nothing wrong with being inspired by someone else's work. C3PO has a lot of Art Deco elements, what would he look like if he was based on Art Nouveau? and gold and mat black or metallic red? C3PO is just one possibility. Maybe you want a gold android but why not make it a woman or a child or a dog? If you do this you are being inspired by but making your own art. People will not just look at it as a successful copy but showing your own choices, your design, the result of lots of sketches and thinking. You're not an output device!

Take a look here: www.starwarshelmets.com/origin… you'll see some of what went into the design of C3PO. This is the effort that makes it theirs.

What I'm saying to you, I could say to hundreds of people. I'm still right.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries. I just sounded a bit "aggressive" to me (could also be a language problem/misunderstanding?).

I get your points and agree with you on some of them (fan art is not 100% legal, but it still exists), but I don't want to create my own art (I'm no artist! I draw like a "photocopier", because it's fun for me) unless I want to draw one of my photos for example carnivorous plants, self-portrait, Australia. If I use pictures from other people I even ask for permission or take a look at their conditions if it's possible. And for fan art: I don't say that I created the character. That's why I list references. I just say that I created the drawing. The copyright stuff is a bit complicated and there's a gray area (promotion for the company, if you don't make profit with it and so on... I don't know how to explain that in English...). I want to draw fan art, because I like movies, games or whatever and to pay homage to them not to steal anything. I'm still going to draw it, because I want to like anybody else (but I don't need to upload it on the internet, by the way... So everything I did when I was a child was illegal? Sounds funny and as I said: gray area). I probably won't reply to the next comment, because I have way too many comments to answer and my drawing mood is also not the best since a few weeks (Thanks...).

So do you want to contact the deviantart staff now and tell them to remove that illegal dA fan art folder? Good luck. ;)

By the way: I'm one of the few people who think about getting licenses to sell fan art (e.g. Marvel), so you're definitely talking to the wrong person. I'm one of the 0,001% on the internet with pricks of conscience (and I also don't hide behind a fake name). ;)
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
That looks like an actual picture of them! 

Amazing! :)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
You're welcome!
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LadyChamomile Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a drawing?! It's amazing!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. Thank you! :bow:
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DidiCute003 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Is a picture... But still, cool!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
What do you mean? That's a traditional drawing... Thanks!
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW! It looks so real! Well done!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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9Orbitals-7Spaces Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a drawing !! oh my God...
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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TheL0rde Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, nice technique!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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NatsuDragoneele Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
My grandpa has a R2D2 robot that plays vhs tapes!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol! :D
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