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Artist AG88's SW images***UPDATED 30 March 2013

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by academygrad88, May 12, 2005.

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  1. academygrad88 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 2004
    star 5
    Last edited by academygrad88, Jun 22, 2013
  2. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Hey there, AG88! Glad to have you here in Fan Art! :)

    I would say you're coming along with this program quite nicely. I'm not familiar with it myself, but it appears to be something similar to PS(correct me if I'm wrong). I like your use of the images and then the bold text at the bottom. You also have fairly nice compositions all throughout. :)
  3. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    I like the second Luke/Mara best. Lots of implied tenderness there.
  4. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Thanks guys. I like the second Mara one also.

    I am sorry to say I am not familiar with PS, HanSolo29. I really am computer illiterate. I just saw the Digital Image Pro10 program at Staples on sale and bought it on impulse because I wanted to edit and splice together photos of my kids.

    There was a book that went along with the program, but I hate reading instructions, so I am basically teaching myself through trial and error.

    Yesterday I discovered the CLONE BRUSH. Now I can get rid of things from photos. That is so cool.

    I know, all you computer experts are probably laughing, but this is all new to me. LOL.

    AG88
  5. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

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    Apr 10, 2004
    star 6
    Actually, trial and error seems to be how a lot of people learn Photoshop ;) Very nice work :)
  6. Robal_Krahl Force Ghost

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    Dec 23, 2003
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  7. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Thanks Robal. Long time no see.

    AG88
  8. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Here is a little thing I made up the other day:

    http://img283.echo.cx/img283/9934/lukestheman3rq.jpg .


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    This one I made up as a joke for a Sweaty Luke Writer's challenge. The story I read had Luke on a pull up bar, so that is why I added it. Of course I didn't have a photo of Luke bare chested so I spliced Luke's head on top of Mark Walhberg's body. :p

    http://img287.echo.cx/img287/4826/sweatylukechallenge1dk.jpg .





    AG88
  9. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    [face_laugh]
    "Sweaty Luke Challenge?" How did I miss this one!?

    I like your sense of composition, AG88--not too busy, and good "movement" thru the pieces. I think my favorites are the one of Luke and Anakin, and the fan fiction cover with Luke and Mara (I like that they're on Yavin IV there). Nice work!

    FF
  10. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Thanks Falconfan, I really appreciate your input! :)

    I was doing this photo and I realized the lighting was all wrong so I moved the suns around and then I screwed up the sky. But it doesn't look half bad... I think. [face_worried]

    http://img291.echo.cx/img291/6757/ztat9cy.jpg .

    AG88
  11. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Here's another one I have been working on:

    http://img15.echo.cx/img15/4004/endproduct1qe.jpg .

    AG88
  12. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    [image=http://img52.echo.cx/img52/4669/anakinpadme7ja.jpg]
  13. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Again, AG88--good compositions here, particularly in the Anakin/Padme piece. I like the images for the Obi Wan/Evil Anakin, but maybe if you put the duel between them, it might have a bit more "flow" to it--with the bright colors and values of the duel, it seems to "drag" my eye over to the right, without actually lingering with the other images. I'm a total idiot at PS and photo-manip, but if there's a way to "smooth" the transitions between your images, it might help with the visual movement through each piece. Your sense of what images to use is great tho, and your composition is good--I like the "uncluttered" posters/wallpapers, and your work is definitely that!

    FF
  14. Darth_ArsnL Jedi Master

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    May 26, 2005
    star 2
    Nice work, very well put together, nothing out of place or cut weird. Have you thought of doing Episode 1? I would love to see what you could do with darth maul or jar jar's planet?
    Hope to see more from ya. :)
    -Arsnl
  15. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Thanks for the feedback FalconFan and Darth_Arsnl.

    I know what you mean FalconFan about the Evil Anakin one. I think I will flip things around and try to make it a little more balanced. Thanks!

    I would love to see what you could do with darth maul or jar jar's planet?

    To be honest, I was thinking of doing one with Darth Maul attacking Jar Jar. [face_laugh] Sorry, but 'Mesa hate Jar Jar!' ;)

    Seriously, I do think I would like to do one with Qui-Gon and Darth Maul.

    Thanks again,

    AG88
  16. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    [image=http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8241/yavinwatercolorforthreads6ff.jpg]

    I have been working on some backgrounds that I can use in the future as cover art by just adding people in the foreground and throwing on a title. Anyway, I was trying to make a Massassi temple on Yavin IV. I basically stuck together a pyramid and a couple Asian temples for the building. I added the courtyard, jungle and the gas giant Yavin. The courtyard didn't turn out exactly like I hoped.

    AG88

  17. wicktone Jedi Knight

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    Hey, I didn't even realize you had a thread here, AG88. Glad you bumped it.

    Your choice of photos for this is solid; I very much like the design of that temple, and it seems to be very similar to the stuff we've already seen on Yavin. It even has the floor-level open entries...

    The perspective on the courtyard looks fine, and even if you don't particularly like it, I imagine it will really fall into the background when you add foreground figures.

    This may be just me, but it took me a few moments to realize what that light orangish object in the top right hand corner was. I'm assuming that's Yavin, but when I first saw it, it kind of looked like a photograph where someone's thumb was accidentally over part of the lens. You might need to expand your frame a little to show more of the planet to make it obvious exactly what it is.
  18. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Thanks for the feedback Wick. Yeah that is supposed to be the gas giant Yavin in the upper corner. You are right, it does look like a thumb. [face_laugh]

    I think I will raise up the top of the photo so you can see more of the sky and the planet.

    Thanks!

    AG88
  19. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Hey, that's pretty cool. It's different from other digital artwork I've seen. I really like it. But like wick said, the only thing that appears odd is the orange glow in the right corner. Expanding the pic should do the trick since at the moment, it appears that the planet is hanging down within the trees.
  20. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Wow, that's a lot of different images to put together and have look cohesive in a manipulation! Well done! I think the courtyard looks fine, but since there's a strong directional light on the temple, you might want to darken and sharpen up the edges of the shadows cast--that might tighten it up a bit. And yes--give us a bit more of the gas giant and the sky there (it's always impressive to see a Jupiter-looking planet hanging in the sky!)! This'll look great as part of a cover--nice work!

    FF
  21. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Thank you Wicktone, FalconFan and HanSolo29 for you feedback. I appreciate the input. I increased the sky seen and redid the planet. I think it looks a bit better.

    AG88

    [image=http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/3409/finalyavindrybrush6ti.jpg]

    [image=http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/1043/marajadeonyavin1uj.jpg]

    I then decided to add Mara Jade to the picture. I used the head of Angie Everhart for Mara, and the body of Kate Beckinsale from the movie Underworld. I replaced Kate's 45 pistol with a blaster. I think Angie Everhart makes the best Mara Jade. She has redhair and light skinned like Mara. She is also very beautiful. I have used her as the model for a few other Fanfic cover art, but I don't think those photos are PG enough for this forum. ;)

    AG88
  22. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    Here is some cheesy cover art for a little Romance fic I read on another site. I wanted to make it look like a cover of a romance novel. The only thing I dislike about it is Mara's skin tone. No matter how I tweeked it I could not get it to look like Luke's skin shade. Oh well.:(

    AG88

    [image=http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/7599/onenightonwaylandfinaldraft0ni.jpg]
  23. Darth_ArsnL Jedi Master

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    May 26, 2005
    star 2
    Its true her color is a tad off- But yea its got cheesy romance novel written all over it. lol great job. A good artist can always protray what they want among other things. And seeing maul attack jar jar would be great. but i notice some of your filters look watery- so mayb if you took jar jar's cruiser, and then place that filter on it, it might look cool. I'll be back for more. :)

    Arsnl
  24. wicktone Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 30, 2003
    star 3
    Fantastic job swapping out her gun for a blaster. It looks like that's what she was holding originally. And the woman you chose really does look like Mara from the images you showed me. Nice find!

    And there's that cheeky Luke face again. I don't know why I find it so entertaining. :D
  25. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
    star 5
    Thanks you Darth_Arsnl and Wicktone for your kind comments. It is too bad that Angie Everhart doesn't do action movies (at least I don't think she does). It usually means I have to paste her head on top of somebody elses body. Like in the last photo, I used the body of a leather clothing catalog model.

    AG88
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