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Encounter on Dathomir

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Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

This scene is from The Courtship Of Princess Leia and it is the first proper depiction of Teneniel Djo, witch of Dathomir and future Queen Mother of the Hapes Consortium. Luke Skywalker, who was checking out the wreckage of the Chu'unthor, is caught off guard by her sudden appearance and barely dodges a kick to the face. This is totally an unfair match-up but Miss Djo has no clue who she's dealing with.

For those who don't know there is actually an existing depiction of Teneniel Djo but it is a black and white sketch done back in the 90s. The publisher felt it was not reflective of how she's described in the books and so we gave her a little update and sexed her up just a wee bit so this result of it.

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Polyrender's avatar

Excellent rendition but I think she'd be toast. Although Luke developed a lot of self control so he could likely just pin her down.

GuardianMedic's avatar

Things like this make me miss the EU so much... Teneniel Djo was one of my favorite eventual Jedi of the NJO.

ARTSeeker321's avatar
Wow, awesome scene 👍
17ransokadj's avatar
Is she a force mystic?
PevenFactory's avatar
"I'm your mother! Go to your room! " XD
GraciousGoodSevens's avatar
Those Dathomir witches sure are daring!
Devil-Mech-Irons's avatar
Dat bitch is screwed.
But she has the high ground!
Devil-Mech-Irons's avatar
(I knew someone would say that)

  But she ain't no Jedi.
ZeroColaArt's avatar
But she's Teneniel Djo! "Witch of Dathomir", "User of the Spell of Storm", "Head knocker of Luke Skywalker"!
Devil-Mech-Irons's avatar
Dreali85's avatar
I love this,that book was great and had the best highstakes Saabac game ever...spoiler Han wins a planet AWESOME!
LETMESEEBEUTY's avatar
Classic cool and gorgeous 
Totally awesome!!! Love seeing the classic characters done up like this!! 
Legoranger's avatar
Does it connect to 7?
PracillaHemerson's avatar
That book is one of my favorites, and i absolutely love how you drew Teneniel Djo!!!! Good job, mate!!!
avadaxxxkedavra's avatar
i loved this book so much!!!!! this is exactly how i pictured teneniel :)
Ayzman80's avatar
I've read the books, and its lovely to see some artwork that abids the greate story, thanks for the time you have spent on pleasing others, may the force be with you
bykeyva's avatar
Nice......Love it...Clap Clap 
DiHA-Artwork's avatar
This is my favorite illustration from that book. Very nicely done!
XizerTheGrey's avatar
Now That's a woman!
Lightwind9's avatar
Nice picture. This novel is one of my favorite Star Wars books :)
equigoyle's avatar
I LOOOOVED this book!  One my favorites, and one of the most nostalgic for me.  Great depiction of a very memorable scene! 
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