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Mara Jade Skywalker by wraithdt Mara Jade Skywalker by wraithdt
Here's a rare fan art piece I did of Mrs Skywalker. She's one of the coolest female leads in the Star Wars mythos but its too bad she died in the novels.

Notice she's using Luke's original lightsaber, the one he lost when he fought Vader, which he than retrieved later on and gave it to Mara.

Hope you guys like it.
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SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Never actually read the novels. 

But I always wondered what happened to that saber, and Episode 7 suggests that something nasty happened to the wielder before Rey.  I hope Mara Jade gets assimilated into Disney-Lucas canon. 
Cartoonpants Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Student General Artist
Fantastic :D
ARTSeeker321 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
She's beautiful!
darsh97 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Excellent! Also one of my favourite SW characters.
NegativeHeavenFrames Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
simply gorgeous!
Leppardra Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
So you're the one who did this painting, Mr. Wraithdt!  I faved this a long time ago.  It's the best portrait of Mara Jade Skywalker that I've ever seen.  Wonderful! :squee:
Racro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
MJS for life.
Leppardra Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2018
Here, here! :nod:
knarf-3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
It is sad that, with the new timeline, we'll never get to meet Mara Jade in the movies. 
Leppardra Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
I wouldn't be too sure about that yet.  Daisy Ridley does have those dark green eyes, so I'll take a guess and say that it's revealed that a green-eyed, Force-strong woman named Mara Jade was Rey's biological mother even if this particular Mara didn't have red hair and wasn't a student at Luke's fledgling Jedi Academy.  It's possible. :nod:
gunawanistiadi1278 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Girl with light saber.excelent
RegisTraiter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Too bad she no longer exists.

Fuck you, Disney. And fuck you JJ Abrams. Fuck you and your SJW agenda.
FlashD81 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
This is a beautiful rendition of Mara. 

Mara Jade is on of my favorite red heads of fictional history. I loved the dynamic between her and Luke. I hope that, like Thrawn, we can get her back in cannon.  
donovan077 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
We already have a heap of story about them from the original EU books, comics and games. Why do we care what retarded shit Disney comes up with? They couldn't write a complex story to save their lives.
RushinSundaws Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
Stupid house of mouse! Ruined my Expanded Universe and my favorite franchise!
jasperwade1092 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
I know, right? It's balls how they scrapped the entire Expanded Universe. Total bullshit!
RushinSundaws Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
And strange how none of the long time fans, of both the movies and EU, got royally pissed off!!!
ErorleMucadele Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
Saberstormer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got to ask whcih book she died
Feyre-Mist Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017
THIS is my canon, not that new stuff.
frontierwriting Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Is this work for sale in some format?
12Parsecs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
And she's still the greatest Star Wars character of all time.  Disneyverse be hanged.  Love the classic depiction with the goggles and head-scarf, and the hair is amazing.  Fiery, much like the woman herself. :) 
HuntingByMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
This is a really lovely piece. 
Cyberdurc22 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a huge Mara Jade fan, love this piece.
luriya-nyc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Star wars episode 7 messed everything up. The expanded universe was a thousand times better than the stuff episode 7 spewed. This is a fantastic piece of art, keep it up :)
greyabsolute Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece! The composition is just beautiful... My only qualm is that Mara Jade DOESNT EXIST ANY LONGER Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Rage Rage Rage  so many countless hours of reading those damned books thrown down the drain...  oh well. They still exist in my mind... Eh-hem... anyways your art makes me sob to behold its glory. 
anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
I know how you feel, especially since it's been revealed that Disney had made a certain agreement back in 2012.
They had agreed, upon signing the deal to take on Star Wars, to use the EU novels, storylines, and characters as background for the new trilogy.  As you no doubt know, they have reneged on their deal, so as far as I am concerned, they're an alternate timeline, and the EU books the true timeline.
greyabsolute Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree more with you.
anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
If Disney had followed the EU novels the new trilogy would be a lot different.  Here are a few reasons why...
1)  Chewbacca wouldn't be around, he had died a few years earlier during the Vong War (squashed by a moon hitting a planet).
2)  The New Jedi Order would be in existence, created by Luke.
3)  The New Republic would now be the Galactic Alliance (Coruscant is the seat of power again).
4)  Luke would be around, accompanied by his son, Ben Skywalker.
5)  Han and Leia would have lost two of their three children, Anakin and Jacen.  The surviving child is Jaina, Jacen's twin sister (Jaina killed Jacen when he turned and became Darth Caedus). 
6)  The Empire is now the Imperial Remnant, and has recentky signed a peace treaty with the Alliance.
7)  The Sith are back.
8)  Han never lost the Millennium Falcon.
9)  Kylo Ren wouldn't exist, well, not as the film portrays him anyway (I won't explain in case there are people reading this who have yet to see the film).
10)  Before his death, Jacen had revealed the truth of the Force.  There is, in truth, no Dark and Light side, the Force is what the wielder makes of it.

The only reason I can think of why Disney didn't stay to their agreement is that they would have a lot of backstory to explain, and didn't want to go to the trouble.
greyabsolute Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Theres a lot more than that as due to the snowball effect. They could've at least kept it to the effect of the inevitable out come all the books had  or just continued the story from where they left off. would've resulted in a lot more movies though i suppose the problem with that is George Lucas had originally planned for 9 movies in his 'space opera'. but cest le vi we are given the cards dealt. There are a lot of other books written that people consider part of the EU universe that are most certainly not. would you believe it that at the force awakens premier some doofus tried to convince me that your lightsaber color changes with how much passion/hate you have. Claimed he read it in a book. which if we are throwing out the literature all together here ill refer to the movies which on paper are the most cannon things you'll get. in episode three when darth vader and obi wan had their second to last fight on mustafar there was no Anakin Skywalker. He was now fully turned to the dark side. so you would think that his lightsaber would change to red (such poppycock). colors are obsolete. they only serve the purpose to signify what kind of jedi you are (i.e. green=diplomats/peace keepers, blue=warrior etc.) the crystal is what changes the color not your 'side'. The force is such a great and ambivalent force (hehe) that it wouldn't choose something as finicky as colors in which to manifest the evil or light. and suppose there are a species of aliens that are colorblind, as their natural ecosystem lacks enough light making colors obsolete. they maybe force sensitive creatures but what happens to their lightsaber? sorry for rambling. but point is as much as i wish they went by the book(s), a lot of people have distributed their own little stories into the world that one cannot be sure what is real and whats not real anymore. i guess it would've been too messy that way. 
anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
The official EU books kept a timeline that you could look at which included the films.  No fan written stories were included.  George Lucas endorsed the EU novels as official, with the first three named as the "official follow up trilogy".  Disney DID agree to use the novels as backstory, but when the rights were finally signed over to them they decided not keep their word.

Lightsaber colours were decided by which crystal you chose (the force guided you in this regard).  The Sith used artificial crystals (no force help), hence the red colour.  In Rebels (which is now considered canon) Ashoka has white blades (she used to have green), which many see as new, but white blades were first used by the Imperial Knights in the Stars Wars Legacy comic book series.  Purple crystals are hard to locate, but can be found by powerful Jedi.  Following the destruction of the Jedi, Palpatine ordered "all known crystal" sources sealed or destroyed, hoping to prevent survivors rebuilding lost lightsabers, or taking secret padawans there.  Luckily some locations were kept secret so survived.

Rebels is now going to have links to Episode 7, despite being set between episodes 3 and 4.  

Alongside Episodes 8, 9, and 10, there will be a young Han Solo film (which will disregard any backstory novels already written), and the Rogue One film, which is set before Episode 4.  If the new trilogy does well, the saga will continue with Episodes 11, 12 and 13, and more standalone films, and quite possibly a live action series.
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
Nijmegen1964 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Lovely painting - you have a real talent that I envy.
princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
"Taste My Lightsaber"
carrotycake Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Honestly this is one of the most gorgeous pieces of artwork I've ever seen! You've captured (what I presume to be) her likeness perfectly, and the colours are absolutely beautiful! (I'm probably gushing slightly, but Mara is one of my fave SW characters and you've done an amazing job!) :)
zaidakhaopaitbarao Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
The Hottest Sexiest Woman of 2015 Emilia Clarke
krizcillz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks amazing, sadly she will disappear along with the canon in December :'(
wishIhadthetalent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Too bad we won't see her in the movie verse either 
Unleasht Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
You had me at..... well, this picture.
I really like it.
Say, good Sir, is this one available as poster?
I'd be willing to pay :P
DemoniqueAlma Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope they bring her back in the movies but I doubt it.
Itachiman3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
the only character i shed a tear for after Jacen did away with her
AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Exquisite Artwork!!!Clap Clap Clap Clap 
adiaze Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Definitely love this piece. Reminds me of the Mara Jade that I knew from the books. Beautiful and deadly. Yet forgiving/wise in her Mrs Skywalker years. 
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Writer
This is a wonderful rendition of her, exactly like I imagined her.
legomaestro Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea of this storyline. Is it in the novels? I need to read it!

Excellent piece there.
Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Start with Heir to the Empire trilogy by Timothy Zahn and then work your way up.:D (Big Grin) 
Xaniell Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Too bad we probably won't see her in ep 7, now; thanks for the recon, Disney ( sarcasm)
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