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Art Archive Shrunken Jedi's Fan Art (Updated 7/27/09 Leia Sketch)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by ShrunkenJedi, Oct 21, 2004.

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  1. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I've also drawn a simple animation (gif) as an experiment. I'll share, and you can see how it turned out.

    [image=http://img193.exs.cx/img193/2006/animation3or.gif]

    I have to say, I'm getting a bit lonely in here :(

  2. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2004
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    I think your images look great, ShrunkenJedi! And that last .gif is really nice. I very much like it. ;)

    ~Vassago
  3. Ty_Ordell Jedi Knight

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    Oct 7, 2002
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    Your stuff if fun to look at, you seem to have a very good sense of composition.

    This is a tip for your Endor ghost image in the first panel. You don't have to paint the whole endor forest but put a lot of green and some brown and shapes that look like trees (nothing detailed) do all this on a background layer and then blur the heck out of it. it'll look good. I did it for this Padme piece below because I didn't want to draw the Geonosis Arena in the background

    [image=http://photobucket.com/albums/v239/Hoogkamp/Padme_Arena_Color.jpg]
  4. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Vassago-- Thanks! Glad to get positive feedback on that one. I might try my hand at some more animation.

    Ty-- That's a good suggestion, I might just try that :D

    Much apreciated, guys! Now I don't feel like I'm just talking to myself anymore :p
  5. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    You have some wonderful work here, ShrunkenJedi--sorry it's taken me so long to visit your thread! I love the style you've developed--very fun and definitive! Great line work and coloring, too--nice! The .gif is very fun, as well--keep up the good work! :)

    FF
  6. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    FalconFan-- so glad you enjoyed it! I will keep it up-- I enjoy making it a lot :p

    I took Ty's advice for the background of my ghost-scene pic, so here it is... :D Thanks, Ty!

    [image=http://img206.exs.cx/img206/8411/finallyhappy0fz.jpg]
  7. Ty_Ordell Jedi Knight

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    Hey there ya go, looks good.

    I call it the lazy man's background, but it works!
  8. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Sorry I didn't get a chance to come in here sooner, but I just want to mention that I really like what you have going in here.

    I especially think the animated gif you recently posted is very original and neat. Did you use Image Ready to accomplish that?
  9. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    No apologies needed! I'm just glad you came and enjoyed what you saw :D

    The .gif was indeed done with ImageReady, imported from a layered Photoship file :D My first experiment in animation.
  10. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    A couple new images I made... quickie things, really.

    For the March fan art challenge, the real Phantom Menaces... Darth Binks and Darth Ani.
    [image=http://img103.exs.cx/img103/91/baddarths6ar.jpg]

    The cover of my newest fanfic:
    [image=http://img179.exs.cx/img179/9072/oldfriends5ir.th.jpg]
  11. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 26, 2003
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    Okay, a new sketch here. It's a "family portrait" (w. Obi-Wan) type piece, ep-3 style, no-spoilers-for-me (as always ;)) At some point, I'd like to trace the lines and color it in on the comp.

    [image=http://img104.exs.cx/img104/3824/familyportrait7cz.th.jpg]

    Large Version
  12. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Very interesting. Family portraits are always fun to look at - especially if they're of the Skywalker family. ;)

    And sorry I didn't comment on your above fan fic cover. I really like the effect you created by putting that Twilight Zone type thing in there. It plays with your mind. :p

    Great work! :D
  13. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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  14. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    "Poignant" was the word that came to mind when I saw "Family Portrait:" With the twins already apart, with Obi Wan and Padme, and everyone turned away from Anakin in the middle... Sort of brings home what Anakin lost, or gave up, by turning to the Dark Side... Great concept, ShrunkenJedi--I'd definitely shade this one in and keep it for sure!

    I also like the fanfic cover---very "Twilight Zone," as our mod pointed out!

    FF
  15. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks to you too, FF!

    Fixed a technical issue... all good now ;)
  16. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, I'm adding my April fanart challenge entry to my gallery... it's for the "characters engaging in real-world activities" category...

    [image=http://img75.exs.cx/img75/1739/lukeread7zx.th.jpg]

    large format
  17. Ewok15 Force Ghost

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    Dec 1, 2002
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    Very nice ShrunkenJedi! :D I (as all the other on-lookers in the thread :p ) love the cartoonish style of your work. Its very refreshing. :) The colors used are excelent as well!
  18. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks, and sorry I haven't responded sooner! I haven't been doing a lot of art lately... I'll see about doing better, I like it here. ;)
  19. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, I've got another sketch here which I want to eventually trace and color. It's another Skywalker piece...

    [image=http://img181.echo.cx/img181/1402/skyfam2wi.jpg]
  20. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmmm... I don't think I'm going to be able to use Photoshop again until I go back to school in the fall, so if anyone wants to try translating my sketches to digital, I wouldn't mind at all.
  21. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    **sigh** I've been mostly working on my fanfic...
  22. Kenu Jedi Knight

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    You've a real loose, unique style. Great stuff!
  23. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    :D Thanks, I apreciate it!
  24. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    AAACK!! I thought I had commented on this last piece, and find now that I didn't! So sorry! :oops:

    I really like the way you've include the most defining features on each of their faces here, ShrunkenJedi--with Anakin's nose and his scar, Padme's lips, Leia's eyes and Luke's mouth and chin. There's no question who each of them is. It's also an interesting touch how you've arranged their gazes: Luke's looking at his father, Leia at her mother, Padme at Anakin--but Anakin's gaze is directed away from them all--a very "telling" thing. Nice work! And as to coloring without the computer--you could be like some of us (read that as me!) and have a go at the "traditional media," like colored pencils or even watercolors. I think some of your work would lend itself well to that. Give it some thought, anyway! ;)

    FF
  25. wicktone Jedi Knight

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    You've got a very unique style. It's not quite anime, not quite Clone-Wars-style... I think it's very original and makes the sketches stand out. You have an economy of line that I like, especially with the hair... you indicate stuff without going overboard.

    It's sort of cool how each of the characters' eyes are focused on another character. They look a bit less like 'floating-heads' because of it.
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