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!

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Fan Art Friday: Boba Fett? Where?

Welcome back to our monthly coloring book club, where I had a super easy month.  I was participating in NaNoWriMo and didn’t have any time to color, but luckily Kiri chose Boba Fett, which is the first picture I colored when I got the book!

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Just like with the Ewoks, I’ve always been a Boba Fett fan (and a fan of all the bounty hunters in general).  And as an EU fan, I firmly believe Fett escaped the Sarlaac pit and lives on. ~_^

I had so much fun doing this one, it made me want to do more and kind of inspired these monthly posts.  I started by coloring Mr. Fett, and then worked my way out using his same color scheme.  I added the blue and yellow parts for a change of pace.

Also, I thought the ribbon banner needed some words, so I gave him a label.

My favorite part is the kind-of royal blue of the rectangular frame.  Also, I did a lot of shading in this one.  For example, all the green is the same pencil, just with different pressure applied.  Same with the red/pink.

Be sure to check out Kiri’s interpretation over at starwarsanon.wordpress.com.

I’m too tired right now to pick something for next month, but I think it should be something from the prequels, because they need some love, too.  Any suggestions?

Fan Art Friday: Star Wars Coloring Book

This “adult coloring book” trend is something I can really get behind!  For my birthday my sister got me colored pencils and two coloring books: tropical animals and Star Wars (she knows me so well).

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“Art Therapy”

The Star Wars book is AMAZING!  It has both prequel and OT characters in an Art Nouveau style, interspersed with geometric patterns incorporating various icons of the series.  The binding and paper pages are good quality, too.

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Naturally, I picked Boba Fett for my first picture.

I’ve been doing these while watching TV, and it really is stress-relieving! I’m sure I’ll post more of these as I do them.  Here’s a few more examples of the awesome art from the book.