Fan Art Friday: AT-AT Blues

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.

Can you tell what this month’s mandala is made up of? It has parts from an AT-AT walker, including the feet, head, and joints.

AT-AT stands for All Terrain Armored Transport, and they most notably appears in The Empire Strikes Back during the Empire’s ground assault on the Rebel base on Hoth. Seeing the AT-AT brought Hoth to mind, so I used a lot of cool colors to represent that frozen, snowy place.

I was intending to be a little more daring with this one, but I really ended up playing it safe, using a standard limited color scheme and a lot of symmetry. But I still like the way it turned out, even if it is a bit boring.

You can check out Kiri’s summer fiesta version here.

If you want to see more of Hoth, enjoy this Bad Lip Reading of the Battle of Hoth put to song. I even analyzed the rap for you.

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Fan Art Friday: The Mighty Jabba

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.  You can check out her version here.

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:

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Fan Art Friday: Tatooine Mandala

Well, if there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.                             –Luke Skywalker

Here’s the next installment of our coloring book club!  I thought this tessellated image was really weird at first (Jabba’s expression stood out to me as creepy), but it really grew on me as I was coloring.

It’s like layer after layer of Tatooine references: the twin suns (in red), the outline of Jabba’s palace (dark brown), Jabba himself (green, natch), the Sarlacc tentacles (shades of tan), and even the decorative dots around the outside reminded me of the twin suns in orbit (so I colored them red, too).  Close up:

The only thing I did that I question is the blue in the center decoration.  I was going to keep it earthy tones, but I got tired of using the same colors over and over, and I thought the blue looked good with the color palette.  But it doesn’t really make sense thematically.  Oh well.

You can check out Star Wars Anon’s cool 70’s inspired interpretation here.  And if you’ve done your own, feel free to join in!

As for our next picture, I actually had a request for the cover image!  But I will let Kiri decide: if that one will be too much work, I’ll pick something smaller.