I’m not sure why Jabba was juxtaposed with pansies here, but sure, we’ll go with it.
The flowers in the top part reminded me of the wisps of smoke coming from Jabba’s water pipe, so I colored them very lightly like smoke. But maybe too lightly, because you can’t really tell I did it at all here! Haha here are some close-ups so you can better appreciate my intention.
Next time we are returning to mandalas with this one that appears on the back cover:
More Cardcaptor Sakura fan art from my high school sketchbook!
The Fly card is one of my favorites, and it’s one that Sakura uses often, too. I loved that it gave the staff wings, and later the Sakura Card version gives Sakura herself wings in a beautiful two-page spread.
Gosh, I just love her expression in this one. I’m not sure what happened that she is hanging off of the Fly staff, but I suspect one of her friends is in trouble down below. Kero’s expression is cracking me up, too.
In the very bottom corner you can see I signed it “Mei-Mei.” I’ve been going by this pen name for at least half my life now! 😀
This one is nothing spectacular, but I kind of liked that it is simple. Ephant Mon is a very colorless character, both literally and metaphorically. He has grey skin (like an elephant) and a very neutral robe, so I put in some happy, spring-like colors to liven up the picture.
Ephant Mon is a very overlooked character from Return of the Jedi; he is one of Jabba’s cronies and appears in one scene in the palace. His name is literally a corruption of Elephant Man; as a kid I got him confused with Max Rebo, because I thought he looked like an elephant, too. In Legends stories, Ephant Mon was the head of Jabba’s security force and got his own short story as part of Tales from Jabba’s Palace, called “Old Friends: Ephant Mon’s Tale.”
I have no idea why they felt the need to include him in this coloring book, but I like it! I had a good time coloring this one because I am watching the end of The Clone Wars before it leaves Netflix. I had never gotten to see the Lost Episodes. And there will be more new episodes when TCW moves to the new Disney streaming service!
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.
I kind of enjoyed this one, mostly because I was able to do it almost entirely while my kid was napping.
This mandala has The Phantom Menace written all over it. Amidala’s headdress, the Trade Federation’s droid control ship, and the dueling lightsabers all reminded me of the first prequel movie. Although the lightsabers are generic, because it reminded me of Duel of the Fates, I colored one green for Qui-Gon and one red for Darth Maul.
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 is actually our first picture of 2019!
This image has two components: the trapezoid shapes are Lambda-class shuttle wings, and the round shapes are TIE fighter viewports. So it’s a mandala of Imperial spaceships.
I chose this one because it reminded me of a stained glass window, specifically a Gothic rose window, like the famous one at Notre Dame in Paris.
That’s why I used a bunch of bold primary colors, but whenever I do that in these pictures I never like it as much as when I use weirder color themes. So I think this one turned out ok, but not my favorite.