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Artist Mazzic's artwork - more Mara Jade!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Mazzic, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    Oooh, I really like these! Love your Mara piece. She looks pretty much exactly like she should, at least to me. Nice work and thanks for sharing! [face_peace]
     
  2. lamjsfan101

    lamjsfan101 Jedi Youngling

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    I love your Mara Jade Skywalker.
    Very nice one of her
     
  3. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sexy and yet serene.

    :D
     
  4. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    BUMP: Unlocked by artist request

    C_O
     
  5. Mazzic

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

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    Sorry I've been away for so long, friends!

    Continuing along with my previous Mara Jade illustration, here is another bit of Mara Jade fan-art I'm creating.

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    This work in progress is more of a Photoshop manipulation...thus far, I've used about 80 different layers and pulled from about 30 different images to get this far. Ysanne still needs a glass of champagne (and arm!), as does Lord Day-Lewis. I also want to include some background characters, and put in some more "Imperial" style architecture (think Emperor's Throne Room windows).

    This manip is [link=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100627030110/starwars/images/3/30/Mara_Jade_Dancer.jpg]based off of a scene from "Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand."[/link]
     
  6. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    Wow, welcome back Mazzic! That is shaping up beautifully!

    Did you have difficulty trying to find/replicate the elements from the panel? Isard looks familiar but I can't place whom.

    I am looking forward to seeing how it progresses. :)
     
  7. Mazzic

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks for the nice words!

    I thought you might be interested to see a reference sheet, for Mara Jade.

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    These are the main images I used as reference, unedited. I first sought out a pose that was similar to the image from "Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand." Every image after that had to be transformed and color-corrected to match the Lucy Lawless image from a "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" promotional image. A lot of fabric textures and jewelery were pulled from other "Spartacus" images, all heavily manipulated. In addition to matching layers in Photoshop, I had to hand-draw (with a tablet) and alter other aspects of the image: edit out straps and jewelery, and change the gazes of each character (not an easy feat!).

    The other two characters were treated similarly. I used images of Julianna Marguiles (Ysanne Isard) and Daniel Day-Lewis ([link=http://www.theforce.net/swtc/insignia/badges.html]High Admiral[/link] Imperial Lord) for the two other EU characters.

    I still have a LOT more to do, but please feel free to critique on how to make the image better!

    Thanks! :)
     
  8. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Love how you are combining this to make a beautiful picture.
     
  9. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thanks for showing us your reference sheet and explaining how you make your artistic magic work.

    :D
     
  10. AricaBolts

    AricaBolts Jedi Knight star 1

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    Awesome Work!
     
  11. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow! That's some pretty intense Photoshopping.
     
  12. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    Thank you for showing your processes and the elements you are using, your image database must be huge!

    It is a lot of work to blend it seemlessly and your results are well worth it. Please keep us posted. :)
     
  13. nostalgia

    nostalgia Jedi Youngling star 2

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    You just made another follower! Noob here! I love the amount of attention you're giving to the characters that we're totally and utterly deprived. The danger you've illustrated and the determined but wary look in their eyes is all too impressive!
     
  14. morrison85

    morrison85 Jedi Master star 5

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    Thats an impressive technique youa re using. it is looking very good so far.
     
  15. MaraJade4S

    MaraJade4S Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Wonderful work you have here. You're very talented!
    I love your Mara and I'm looking forward to more scenes :)
     
  16. Mazzic

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

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  17. Mazzic

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

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    Whelp, here they are for your viewing pleasure (in case you didn't click the links).

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  18. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome back Mazzic! It's great seeing you again. I remember seeing this article some time ago and wondered if it was you that had working on the art. They look amazing, I love how the characters have turned out!

    Also, congratulations on the opportunity to produce official works!
     
  19. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I really like that image of Asyr Sei'lar (and your other pilots, they're all very good), but she seems to be a bit more...backwardly inclined...than most folks with spines are apt to be. Maybe it's a trick of the light or something, or if she's supposed to be strutting...but the latter doesn't seem to be in her nature near as I can tell.
     
  20. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Love all those images.
     
  21. Krayt-Eagle

    Krayt-Eagle Jedi Knight star 1

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    You know what? Ever since seeing X-men First Class, I've had Michael Fassbender pinged for Kyp Durron in my universe [face_love]. Really like your work =D=
     
  22. Mazzic

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

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    Here's a little bit of Mara fan art.....[​IMG]
     
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  23. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    great and a fantastic scene
     
  24. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    I love your Last Stand series!! It's so nice to see the unfortunate casualties get a little attention.

    I love your style, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art!