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Artist Iverna's art--updated 28. August with Han, Leia, the Solo kids, Jack Sparrow, and Eric Northman

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Iverna, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    Thank you very much, my dear! [:D] I have indeed been busy. My art muse has struck me with a vengeance! Not that I'm complaining, and it's great that you like my latest work.


    And speaking of that, I have a new one to share. It's been ready for a while, I'm having problems with dA these days so I had to wait until I could use my mother's computer to upload this. But yes, here's the next installment, Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka Djo:

    [image=http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/068/b/7/swc___tenel_ka_and_jacen_by_svenjaliv-d3b9520.jpg]
    [link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/SWC-Tenel-Ka-and-Jacen-200300760]Star Wars couples - Tenel Ka and Jacen (click here for full view)[/link]

    This is pretty much how I see these two. Jacen as a younger, slightly "prettier" version of Han, with curlier hair (I used Anakin Skywalker's as a reference here) and that laid-back, friendly charm. Tenel Ka as a cool, collected warrior princess with more emotion than she lets on. I love their dynamic, that competitive, yet affectionate relationship they have. Here, he's probably poking her to tell her a joke or harangue her in true Solo fashion, and she's more amused and fond of him than she's letting on.

    I'm a bit more nervous about this one than the others so far, since I'm not really taking post-NJO canon into account very much. Or even the NJO, maybe. But this is my interpretation of them, and I do hope you guys like it!
     
  2. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A lovely piece of art and nice to see both happy.[face_dancing]
     
  3. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    Very nice! I like Jacen's scruffy hair and Tenel Ka's braids. On the YJK books, whenever they tried to draw braids I thought it looked like Tenel Ka had scaly tentacles coming out of her head. Yours are a million times better!

    And don't worry about not taking the NJO and on into account, most of the time I prefer to ignore that part of the canon anyway.
     
  4. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You know, I'm really glad that you covered her arm. ;) Personally, I'm not much of a fan seeing Tenel Ka with just one arm, even though it's part of her. Still...it's just odd.

    Jacen is cute. :D
    See, even in pictures he isn't an alpha male! [face_laugh][face_laugh] 'Cuz he's cute. :p

    As I said before, I love the way Tenel Ka is giving him that wary look. I love you but I can't be with you because I don't know what the others would say...
    Jacen doesn't seem to care, though. He seems brash and cocky, like his Dad.

    =D=
     
  5. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    earlybird-obi-wan
    Thank you! I really like seeing them happy as well, they deserve it!

    Tarsier
    On the YJK books, whenever they tried to draw braids I thought it looked like Tenel Ka had scaly tentacles coming out of her head.
    Haha, oh wow, you're right. I remember thinking the same thing, especially on the Lost Ones cover. I love drawing braids, though. They're fun!

    And yeah, I tend to ignore canon at this stage as well. And the point of this series is to show couples in love, not torn apart by random struggles and so on, so yeah. I'm glad you approve!

    Ceillean
    You know, I'm really glad that you covered her arm.
    Heh, yeah... actually, it never made much sense to me that she wouldn't get a robotic replacement at some point, once she got over her teenage independence-defiance phase... so I covered it, so I can pretend she got one without getting people jumping all over me for it. *lol*

    See, even in pictures he isn't an alpha male!
    Yeah, you're right. Jacen is far too cute to be an alpha male. I just want to cuddle him and steal his shoes. *lol*

    But yeah, I guess he doesn't care what other people think. Well, the Jacen in my head doesn't, anyway. And I am really really happy that his resemblance to his Dad is coming across because that's downplayed or ignored FAR too often in canon, I think.


    Thanks guys, as always! Glad you like this one. [:D]
     
  6. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    Updates! First of all, I drew my little cat, Kaylee, for my grandfather:

    [image=http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/074/0/3/little_kaylee_by_svenjaliv-d3bpch2.png]
    [link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/Little-Kaylee-201056870](click here for full view)[/link]

    It's copied from two of my favourite photos of her. She's such a small cat and I think she's just adorable. My grandfather really likes the picture as well, so I'm happy!

    Then someone over in the Kyp Durron fan club mentioned that Josh Holloway would make a good Kyp, and Ceillean told me, and I immediately had to try it out. So I got out my sketchbook and did these while watching Germany vs. Kazakhstan:

    [image=http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/150/f/2011/093/9/f/kyp_sketches_by_svenjaliv-d3d3qac.png]
    [link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/Kyp-sketches-203407572](click here for full view)[/link]

    [image=http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/093/c/3/kyp__s_smirk_by_svenjaliv-d3d3qn3.png]
    [link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/Kyp-s-smirk-203408031](click here for full view)[/link]

    I know, doesn't look much like Sawyer, does he? But then again, he's not really supposed to. It does help to have a reference as a starting point, though, and I do like his smirk. *lol* I'm currently working on a digital painting based on the right-hand sketch in the first picture. It's coming along fairly well so far, I think. I'll post it here when it's finished, but if you want a preview, here you go:

    [image=http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/ivernasolo/Sketches/Kyp-wip-2.png]

    Okay, that's it for this time. Thanks for looking, and enjoy! [face_peace]
     
  7. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [face_love][face_love][face_love] Oh... *dreamy sigh*

    I'm out of words right now. :p
     
  8. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    great new works with Kaylee[face_dancing] and Kyp [face_dancing] Nice drawings and the colouring=D=
     
  9. Kualan

    Kualan Jedi Master star 4

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    Very nice take on Kyp.
     
  10. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    Ceillean - hehe, thank you! [:D]

    earlybird-obi-wan - thank you, I'm glad you like them!

    Kualan - glad you approve, cheers!

    * * *

    Okay, so I did a lot of work on Kyp and the painting is finished!

    [image=http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/095/c/6/kyp_durron_by_svenjaliv-d3da36r.png]
    [link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/Kyp-Durron-203704227[/llink][click here for full view)[/link]

    It's based on one of the sketches I posted last time, although yes, it has changed a LOT in the process. I'm ridiculously proud of it, and I'm really glad that [link=http://boards.theforce.net/eu_community/b10194/2371062/p1/]the Kyp Durron Fanclub[/link] (especially Ceillean; you know this is your fault really :p) inspired me to give Kyp another try. I'm really happy with this one. The background took me a long time but it was really fun to do and I'm kind of in awe at how it turned out.

    I hope you guys like it as well! @};-
     
  11. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    yes, the colours, the back-ground. Splendid=D==D=
     
  12. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My fault? [face_batting] Never. :p

    Well...I think I'm finished drooling over this picture...oh no wait...I'm not. =P~ =P~ =P~

    See? Still drooling.

    I love it. I especially like his hair. [face_mischief] There's a story wandering through my head just because of his hair. [face_laugh]

    You truly have a bucket load of talent and you've applied it beautifully.

    =D=

     
  13. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I am happy that you got Ce the very Kyp fanart piece that she always wanted.

    :D

    My own attempts are not worth mentioning!

    [face_frustrated]

    Brilliant job!

    =D=

    To quote a certain housekeeper named Mrs. Doyle: "Ah, go on, go on, go on!"

     
  14. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    Kaylee is adorable and Kyp looks great! I slightly prefer Kyp in the sketch to Kyp in the painting, I'm not really sure why. But the background of the painting is wonderful, I love the colors and the texture!
     
  15. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    earlybird-obi-wan - thank you kindly!

    Ceillean - it totally is your fault and you know it. :p I'm glad you like him! I can understand the drooling. *g* And oh, I totally want to read that story! [face_laugh]

    Thank you! [:D]

    Azure - aww, thank you! I'm glad you approve - like I said on dA, Kyp's a tough one to capture! I think it goes for art and writing both, actually...

    Tarsier - thaaaank you! =D I had fun with the background. And funny you should prefer the sketch, that happens to me far too often as well that I prefer a sketch to the finished thing. There's something about sketches that you just can't capture in a painting... maybe it's the spontaneity and liveliness? I dunno. Anyway, thanks!
     
  16. YodaKenobi

    YodaKenobi VIP star 6 VIP

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    Wow, that Kyp stuff is fantastic, Iverna :eek: I also love the kitty [face_love]
     
  17. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's gorgeous! The colors are fantastic (yoou did an excellent job with the background), and I love the expression on his face.
     
  18. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    YodaKenobi - yay, glad you like him! And my cat as well. Thank you! It's good to see you dropping in. [:D]

    Nat - wow, haven't seen you around in a while either! Glad that you stopped by again. [:D] And yay that you like Kyp. Thank you!
     
  19. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    Another one? Another one. Yeah. So I found some pencil brushes for PS and decided to try them out on a couple of sketches. I wound up with another Kyp Durron piece:

    [image=http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/150/f/2011/111/1/b/skeptic_kyp_by_svenjaliv-d3eid1s.png]
    [link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/Skeptic-Kyp-205769872](click here for full view)[/link]

    ... and a sketch of a guitar player. He's not meant to be anyone in particular, I doodled him one day in a lecture, but several people have told me that he looks like Jacen Solo. Hippie!Jacen, apparently. Anyway, here he is:

    [image=http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/111/d/e/listen_by_svenjaliv-d3du22a.png]
    ([link=http://svenjaliv.deviantart.com/art/Listen-204635890]click here for full view)[/link]

    These were actually fairly quick sketches, only took me an hour or two each, and it was fun playing around with the brushes. So yeah - hope you like them!
     
  20. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes Jacen Solo and I love the looks of him and Kyp and the colours giving the pieces an ancient look
     
  21. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Oooh, Kyp is gorgeous! [face_love] I really love the colouring you chose for him.

    And Hippie!Jacen is hilarious! Beautiful! :*
     
  22. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wow, a sexy Easter egg that I found here in your art thread!
     
  23. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those are both gorgeous!! Your shading technique is fab :D
     
  24. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    Love the guitar player! I can definitely see him as Jacen. I like the subtle colors, and a very neat effect.
     
  25. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, I believe you already know how much I adore the Kyp pic, right? :p


    And Hippie Jacen is awesome, too. Specially since reading about him in Stranded. [face_mischief]