Fan Art Friday: Sebulba

Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club, where Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous and I color the same image every month to compare and contrast.

This month, we have one of the antagonists of Episode I, the Dug podracer Selbulba.


This one was not that interesting.  Sebulba is kinda brown, and his headgear is kinda brown (ETA: apparently it’s actually grey, whoops).  I didn’t have any great ideas for the background either, so I asked my husband what color he thought of when he thought of Sebulba (isn’t this the kind of question you ask your spouse all the time??).

He immediately said orange, because of Selbuba’s pod!  Genius.  So I did some orange tones for the flowers and the decorations.

And that’s about it.  I’m happy with how it looks, but I wouldn’t say it was one of my favorites, which kinda jives with my feelings about Sebulba.  He is a pretty one-dimensional character, a fine opponent for the podrace but not all that interesting.

Check out Kiri’s version of this Bantha Poodoo character here!

8 thoughts on “Fan Art Friday: Sebulba

  1. starwarsanon November 8, 2019 / 3:21 pm

    This is interesting – I always thought Sebulba leaned more towards black/gray…but you’ve chosen brown! I did have an initial thought to add orange as well, because of his lightsaber, but then I forgot so I applaud your use of orange!

    But yeah, pretty boring.

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    • starwarsanon November 9, 2019 / 8:24 am

      Lol lightsaber. Sorry I got about 3 hours of sleep Thursday night. I meant, PODRACER.

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      • Mei-Mei November 10, 2019 / 1:35 pm

        Haha, no I like this new theory: Sebulba, secret Sith Lord. His Force sensitivity helps him at podracing. Maybe he’s Darth Jar Jar’s rival?? And he would totally have an orange lightsaber.


    • Mei-Mei November 10, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      You know, I think I was thinking of brown just because everything on Tatooine seems brown to me lol


  2. For Tyeth November 8, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    Hello Mei-Mei, I just had a look at a picnic plate I own that has Sebulba’s image on it and he is a sort of sandy brown and grey coloured mix. You weren’t far off with the shading you did. And his helmet is dark grey. Sebulba was a bit limited as a character but he was really only a “vehicle” (no pun intended) to move the plot narrative, in that he was the main character Anakin had to beat to win the race and ultimately his freedom. It might have been interesting to see Sebulba and his crowd in a spin-off to see what shenanigans happened in the realm of gamblers and podracers. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Mei-Mei November 10, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      Oh, I would love to see that spin-off!
      I don’t think either Kiri or I got his color exactly right, but oh well, close enough 😀

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      • For Tyeth November 10, 2019 / 4:15 pm

        Hi there, we’ll call this one a dead heat then! Onward to the next race…I mean mandala!

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