Fan Art Friday: May the Force Be With You

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 hope you all had a good Star Wars Day yesterday! ¬†I wore R2-D2 socks at work ūüôā

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For this pattern, I was going to do my normal three- or four-color palette, but I got bored partway through and kept adding more colors. ¬†I was originally going to do all the X-wings in blue, but after I did one, I changed my mind. ¬†I remembered that many of the Rebels’ and Resistance’s fighter squads are named after colors, so I went with a rainbow theme to showcase all the different squads that helped take down the Death Stars (and Starkiller Base).

Some of the well-known squadrons include:

  • Blue Squadron (present at the Battle of Scarif)
  • Black Squadron (Poe Dameron’s group present at Starkiller Base)
  • Red Squadron (Luke Skywalker’s group present at the first Death Star)
  • Gold Squadron (actually a Y-wing group, but also present at the Battle of Scarif and the first Death Star)

I’m sure there are more in Legends, also!

I also started doing the swirly parts as gold and green, but got bored partway through and switched to blue and green. ¬†Hence, this month’s picture is very colorful! ¬†Kiri’s is also very colorful; check hers out here!

You can also see a red pencil mark at the bottom of the page; that’s from when I was coloring the picture on the opposite page! ¬†Oops. ¬†Hilariously, I accidentally made a mark on the other page while I was coloring this one…

For next month, I used Kiri’s trick of opening the book to a random page. ¬†But this one looks pretty interesting:

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Fan Art Friday: Size Matters Not

Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club.  This month by request we have the cover image.WP_20160727_18_25_06_Pro

Honestly, I didn’t feel nearly as creative or inspired doing this one as I did with the past ones. ¬†I just tried to make everything as accurate to The Empire Strikes Back as possible; I looked up images of R2 and Luke’s X-wing and clothes to get the color schemes right.

My basic idea was to keep the background dark, and then have Yoda be light, creating a focal point with a kind of halo effect.  I do like how the background came out, but I feel like I colored the X-wing too dark.  I also did the border in a gold color, which kind of mirrors the book cover that has gold details.

The hardest part was coloring the planet at the top (which I assume is Dagobah).  I wanted to do some land and some sea, but it was really hard to tell what connected with what!

Some close-ups:

Check out Kiri’s similar interpretation of this picture over at her blog Star Wars Anonymous. ¬†Next month we’ll be doing the Salacious Crumb pic that’s about 2/3 of the way through the book. ¬†Feel free to join in!

It came, a flow’ret bright, Amid the cold of winter

My husband wrapped my gifts as an X-wing this year.
“Red leader here. We’re under attack from a giant cat!”

To my Christian readers, a very Happy Christmas. ¬†As we celebrate Christ’s birth, I hope you find the warmth of His peace in your homes and hearts. ¬†And to all those celebrating this season, whatever the holiday, I wish you bright joy in the midst of the cold and dark.

I will be spending the day with family, and eating these delicious goodies I made (including anise and orange springerles–the orange ones have chocolate on the back!)