Fan Art Friday: Shadow of Vader

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

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We’re back after a month off with this interesting picture, which I think is one of the few in the book that combines prequel and OT images.  I wasn’t particularly inspired with this one, but I like the way it came out fine. Nothing really exciting.

I knew I wanted it to be heavily red and warm tones, because of Sith lightsabers, and Tatooine, and Anakin’s podracing helmet.  I thought using green for the leaves would be too much green, so I did kind of a greenish yellow, as if the leaves were wilting and fading.  Kind of fitting for Anakin’s fall to the Dark Side.

Check out Kiri’s beautiful image and her thoughts on Anakin’s transformation here.

Next month we’ll do a portrait of Queen Amidala:

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Fan Art Friday: Artoo Awakens

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

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I chose a simple picture this month so I would be able to color and schedule this post ahead of time.  Also, R2-D2 is one of the few characters that appears in all Star Wars movies thus far, and I’m looking forward to seeing him again soon on the big screen.

Although The Force Awakens introduced the wonderful BB-8 as a new favorite droid, many of us were disappointed with the very small role that R2 had in that movie (only barely more than Luke himself).  Hopefully we will see more of him this time around in The Last Jedi.

So much of the advertising materials for TLJ have featured the color red prominently, so I chose red shades for the decorative details, and then just tried to color R2 as realistically as possible.  Of course, since I can never take anything too seriously, I added a little “beep boop” near his head.  R2 always seems to have something to say about any given situation.

Check out Kiri’s version of the “overweight glob of grease” here.  We’ll see you again in the new year!

 

Fan Art Friday: Beautiful Battle Droid

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

This month’s image was so funny to me because of the incongruous mix of roses and a B2 super battle droid.  So I decided to play into this and make this picture as pretty as possible!

I used mostly “rose” colors: peach, pink, red, yellow, etc.  Then I threw in some green for leaves and some light blue to balance.  My favorite thing was trying to make the roses look like stained glass by outlining the petals in a darker shade.

Check out Kiri’s darling rose-loving battle droid here.

Next month, in preparation for The Last Jedi, we’ll do a close-up of R2-D2 (who is, of course, the real star of the Star Wars movies :D).

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Fan Art Friday: Boba Fett Mandala

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

For this picture, I simply started with the idea of Boba Fett’s armor colors, mainly green with some warmer tones as accents.  I used three different shades of green for the helmet outline tessellations and the outside leaves.  I used red for what looks like the outline of Fett’s ship, the Slave I.  Last, I added some golden details to the edges of the leaves.

For not having much of a plan except “green” going in, I really like how this one came out.  I’ve always liked the idea of Mandalorian armor, how it expresses tradition as well as utility.  There’s been so much cool stuff written in Legends about Mandalorians, and Boba Fett specifically.  I couldn’t find any information on where the color scheme for Boba’s armor comes from, as it is different from both his father Jango’s and his father’s mentor Jaster Mereel’s.  Any know/have a guess?

Speaking of Jango, check out Kiri’s mash-up mandala of Jango and Boba Fett here!

Fan Art Friday: Han Solo

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

This image has always cracked me up because it looks like Han has flowers instead of legs.

I kept the main colors in blues and reds to kind of match Han’s clothing.  The red bands kind of reminded me of the Corellian Bloodstripes on his pants.  According to Legends/EU, there are two kinds of Bloodstripes, and Han won both.

One story was that he won one set for rescuing his Wookie pal Chewbacca from Imperial slavery.  I don’t think anything official has been said in the new canon for how he got the Bloodstripes, but I’m interested to see if they will address this at all in the upcoming Young Han Solo movie.

Also be sure to check out Kiri’s interesting study of Han’s color energies here!

Next month we’ll be doing a Boba Fett mandala: