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Intergalactic Romance by suburbanbeatnik Intergalactic Romance by suburbanbeatnik
I've been on a Star Wars kick lately- mainly reading up about the Imperials, who have cool, if very difficult to draw, uniforms. Anyway, the awesome art of Davide Fabbri, who illustrated Dark Horse's "Empire: The Wrong Side of the War" (which features a hot little subplot about imperial Captain Kale Roshuir and his rebel sweetie Deena Shan) inspired this. The looks of the Captain and his girlfriend were right out of a romance pulp magazine from the '30s and '40s- and thus the idea for this was born.

I painted Roshuir and Deena with acrylics on Holbein paper. The hand lettering was done with Copics and technical pens.

This might possibly be the silliest thing I have ever done. But I wish this magazine existed, because I would SO read it.
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Nice work ! Even if I never liked Deena, I wanted them to continue the story with Janek, but unfortunately we never had that chance :(
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You know, I really wanted to see that too. There was so much inherent DRAMA!!!! to the situation, but they dropped it like a hot potato.

Did you ever see the fanfic that was written about those two?
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Evolvana Featured By Owner May 3, 2016   Digital Artist
You mean Deena and Kale Roshuir? no I didn't read any fanfic. Mainly because I didn't like Deena (or at least what they did with her character afterwards), but yes it was interesting to see a Rebel agent with an Imperial officer ^^ but I would prefer more stories about Janek!
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Stagsleap Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is silly, but this is FANTASTIC. I have a huge grin on my face right now. I would totally read this magazine. 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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Heer4kix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
WOW!!!!!
AWESOME!!!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're really enthusiastic! :)
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Kassis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I love it! It's so funny :] Really great work.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Did you get my note about the name change?
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Kassis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I'm sorry for the mistake and such late answer.
Now it's correct: [link]
One more time, thanks! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Kassis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
my pleasure :)
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Space-in-Time Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WAU! Imperials and Rebel spies... in a romantic magazine...? Now that would set hearts thumping all around the planet!
Very good work on the uniform, cap and the layout, I know how hard it can be drawing them! ;D
A fav straight away!

S-i-T / a fellow Imperial Chick
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- I know my heart would be thumping! :D

Yeah, man, those caps. I think they were especially designed to give artists/costumers heart attacks. How can something that looks so simple be such a trial to draw?
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physcopedia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeepp!! it's deena and roshuir!! man, i wish they would be together again. :( i totally fav this, i came straight away after i seen this at Imperial chicks! good job! :salute:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
So glad you like! It was a lot of fun painting those two. It was too bad, how their story arc was ended...
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
LOL creative idea and wonderful art. Deena Shan was a very interesting character--at least after her 40s romance. XD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I haven't read much about her, after the whole Roshuir episode.
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
The "Rebellion" arc really got into her dealing with her lack of confidence after that mishap. I liked it a lot.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! I've seen those around... I should check them out. Have they been collected in a trade softcover yet?
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I don't believe they have. The ones with her and the Imperial have, though, so it should be happening...
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Rockie-Roade Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
This image makes me happy on so many levels. Star Wars, parody, 40s style.. it's totally awesome. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks-- this was a lot of fun to paint! It's just been featured on the Imperial Chicks website too. [link]
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
great textures and color; great retro flair! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks- 1940s FTW! :D
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Alwisw Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Gosh this is good! O_O
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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jiggly Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
:3

I would totally read this too. Look at the passion and the dude in the uniform. I have a weakness for men in uniform. Well, military uniforms anyway.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like! As you can imagine, I was very happy painting the dude. <3
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner May 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
I've never seen the comic you talked of, but the pic is very funny and very well done. xD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You can find out more here: [link] or here: [link]

Thanks! :D
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: That's great. I like this...it almost has an old-fashioned look to it. (I thought it seemed like the 1940's look, even before I read your description.) Yet at the same time, it is old meets new. I like the expression on his face; it's like, "What the hell? Why did you do this to me? How could you betray me?"

"The Loves of Bounty Hunters", huh? Uh-oh...;p

I would read such a magazine as well. ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, that's great! That's just what I was going for. :D

You can find out more about Kale and Deena here: [link]
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, thanks for that link! I had no idea people made artwork/comics like that. It's very interesting. I like that style of artwork too. I'm trying to go back to that U.S. style of artwork. Drawing in manga style (i.e. my old gallery) was fun but I like my newer style better...it's kind of going back to my old roots (but with much better anatomy, shading, etc.) :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!

Yeah, I love Davide Fabbri's artwork, it's very European. I've seen a lot of French comics, published in Heavy Metal and elsewhere, that have the same look.
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Nyrak Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i'd read it too! love the cover idea.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it. :D
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FloweringWolfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome image!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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kyria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
the colorrrrs. they're so amazing!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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RoseVonRichter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I would totally read it, too. The Imperials do have great uniforms. Great job illustrating it, too.

I don't know if you're familiar with it, but something about the pose and character design reminds me of the two main characters from the movie Black Book.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I love that movie! I even sketched the characters a few years ago- it's in my scraps. [link] Sebastian Koch was so hot!
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RoseVonRichter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Me too! It's all-around such a great movie. I love your drawing of them. It's spot-on with the characters.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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rincewindmog Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Digital Artist
oh man this is so cool
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like! :)
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jfrison Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
awesome!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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christinex1001 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Fab-u-lous!

Although seriously, if you think drawing these costumes is hard, you should try making one. :-o

But yeah, I would also subscribe to this magazine!
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