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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November. — Page 3

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I didn’t think it was possible, but someone actually managed to make Max Rebo look cool.

Thanks! I guess [post-]apocalypse has that effect on characters.

ray_afraid said:

Mad Max Rebo. I love it!
I can’t quite put my finger on the crossover with Lando though… And somethin’ tells me I’ll feel silly when it’s pointed out…

DE and Valheru guessed right, it’s a homage to Jim Lee (why I added the “after Jim lee” at the bottom):
Jim Lee Batman/Superman
Lando being the main man of Cloud City, this seemed appropriate.

Anyways, here’s an update for November 18th-November 23rd:

N - NUTE GUNRAY

O - OBI-WAN KENOBI

P - PRINCESS LEIA

Q - QUI-GON JINN

R - RANCOR

S - STORMTROOPERS

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Jabba with a boot heel in the back of the head!

Jabba was butt crust, he deserved it.

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I enjoy the tobacco-smoking Jedi. Qui-Gon with some grass isn’t too hard to imagine! And young-punk Ben Kenobi with a cig is an interesting take!

And the stormtrooper one is clever and funny.

Also really like Leia. The representation with the musculature and facial expression gives a sense of empowerment despite the humiliating costume she is wearing.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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Yep, the stormtrooper was my favorite one there.

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It’s a stereotype which has been blown far out of proportion. For some, it makes what should be intimidating, formidable armed forces the SW equivalent of the Keystone Cops.

Personally, I can live with it in fan art and the like, but I hate seeing it applied in official works (Rebels, I’m looking squarely at you.).

I’ve 1190 movies, 297 TV shows, 244 short films, & 21 miniseries yet to obsessively compulsively rewatch. Kill me now.

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It mostly comes from the original film, where the troops wern’t trying to kill our heroes.
"They let us go. It’s the only explanation for the ease of our escape… They’re tracking us."
In ESB the troops are supposed to be having a hard time because of close corridors and R2’s smoke tricks, ect.
In ROTJ… I don’t remember.

Anyways, this is all awesome artwork.

Ray’s Lounge
Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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ray_afraid said:

It mostly comes from the original film, where the troops wern’t trying to kill our heroes.
"They let us go. It’s the only explanation for the ease of our escape… They’re tracking us."
In ESB the troops are supposed to be having a hard time because of close corridors and R2’s smoke tricks, ect.
In ROTJ… I don’t remember.

ROTJ is where the stormtroopers became truly incompetent.

I’ve 1190 movies, 297 TV shows, 244 short films, & 21 miniseries yet to obsessively compulsively rewatch. Kill me now.

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I enjoy a good side-discussion as much as the next man, though this - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Infamous-Stormtrooper-Aim-Explained-With-Science/id/12144/page/1 - or a similar thread, may be an idea to continue the ‘stormtrooper aiming’ conversation without hogging this cool artwork thread.

Besides, I want to see what the letter T will be us 😃


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Thank you for the kind words, everyone! We’re almost at the finish line.

ray_afraid said:

So far the only one I dislike is the Stormtroopers. It’s well made, but it’s a misconception I’ve gotten very tired of.

This may or may not be true, but that trooper is depressed cause - during a practice - even with orders to miss the target entirely, he still came dangerously close. The dude could not help but be precise and, as it happens with perfectionists, the disappointment & peer pressure to get the new orders right began to weigh on him (as implied by the composition). Again, though, this may not be true… I wasn’t there.

Moving on, here’s an update for November 24th-27th:

T - TROIG

U - UNKAR PLUTT

V - VENTRESS

W - WAMPA

If the Unkar Plutt drawing sticks out, it’s cause it was penciled traditionally and due to time restraints - I didn’t get to ink it. Will remain the only physical piece from this project.

Unkar pencils

X-Y-Z still to go!

P.S. I hope this isn’t sacrilege, but I went with a more mainstream/Special Edition-looking Wampa, instead of the original.

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haraldo23 said:

ray_afraid said:

So far the only one I dislike is the Stormtroopers. It’s well made, but it’s a misconception I’ve gotten very tired of.

This may or may not be true, but that trooper is depressed cause - during a practice - even with orders to miss the target entirely, he still came dangerously close. The dude could not help but be precise and, as it happens with perfectionists, the disappointment & peer pressure to get the new orders right began to weigh on him (as implied by the composition). Again, though, this may not be true… I wasn’t there.

LOL 😄

The wampa is my new favorite!
Perfect choice of crossover with Unkar!

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Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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I think i prefer your take on Unkar to the odd blob we got in TFA.

I also really like the perspective you got on the Wampa.

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I like Luke’s POV as he’s dragged behind the Wampa. Your artwork makes the scene more terrifying than what appeared on screen, as Luke was unconscious at that point.

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I would absolutely purchase a Wampa print and the Rancor.

Hell, I’d commission an Alphabet book, let me know if you are selling these as prints.

Really amazing.

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poita said:

I would absolutely purchase a Wampa print and the Rancor.

Hell, I’d commission an Alphabet book, let me know if you are selling these as prints.

Really amazing.

I’ll look around for some printing options and update this thread if I find anything manageable. Really like your alphabet book idea, though. 26 drawings + a cover would make for a fun, weird little comic book.

Alright, last update for November 28th-30th:

X - WING

Y - YODA

Z - ZUCKUSS

Hope you guys had fun. Enjoy December, enjoy TLJ and all the SW craziness that’ll come with it. I’ll get back to client work in the mean time (before I get fired, lol) and figure out a new social media project for next year. I am drawing a graphic novel for a client and a book of my own, so there’s bound to be more art coming from me soon either way. Also wanna mention my YouTube channel again: https://www.youtube.com/user/NoGuidancePictures - have numerous little cartoons in development, hope to finish and upload them soon as well.

Again, thanks everyone! Your responses have been very motivating.