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Artist Solo29's Art - Updated May 23 (Star Wars Galaxy 6 Returns!)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by HanSolo29, Nov 23, 2004.

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  1. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Hey all!

    It's come to my attention that my old art thread has been locked automatically here at the boards. I was just gonna ask a mod to reopen my old thread, but I found out today that most of the links don't work there anymore. So, instead of sorting out the mess, I figured that I would just start a new thread to host some of my old and newer art pieces and sketches. I plan to add onto this regularly as soon as I can get my digi-cam back up and running. But until then, here are some older sketches of my favorite character, Han. :D

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Fan%20Art/HanSolo-drawing1.jpg]

    This one is just a portrait done in graphite.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Fan%20Art/hanimp.jpg]

    I was originally going to color this one in with colored pencils, but decided against it. Instead, I scanned it into the computer and colored it in using Photoshop. This was my first time coloring anything in using the computer.

  2. jacemathem Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 5
    Nevermind... I see you fixed your links. :D

    Good sketching. The colored version of an Imperial Han is my favorite. :D
  3. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    You must've posted while I was going back and editing it. Man, you're fast. :p

    EDIT: Gar...you did it again! :p

    Anyway, thanks for checking out my work. Glad you liked them! :)
  4. THEFORCE16 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2004
    star 1
    Just really nice stuff. Hope to see more soon.
  5. KEN_BENOKI_IS_BACK Jedi Knight

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    Jul 25, 2004
    star 1
    Wow, the graphite is awesome. Good work!
  6. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the feedback! :D
  7. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Both of these concepts were done for Episodes VII-IX, which I'm co-writing with a friend. We pretty much have the basics down and as we're working on the screenplays, I was asked to do some concepts.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Fan%20Art/nevin-salla1.jpg]

    This graphite drawing shows two of the new characters introduced that play major roles - Nevin and Salla.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Fan%20Art/ep9-concepts1.jpg]

    This was a quicker sketch and these are just basic costume designs for some resistance fighters introduced later in the trilogy.
  8. THEFORCE16 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 15, 2004
    star 1
    Nice job on both of those. The hardest drawings to do are the ones that come straight from imagination.
  9. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks, THEFORCE16 :)

    I agree with the ones from imagination are the hardest. The first one I actually had references to look off of. My friend had an idea on what the characters would look like and he showed me a picture of an actor and actress and I pretty much drew them together and altered them just a little bit. The other one, however, was completely out of my head.
  10. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    I have a small update. Both of these were done fairly quick and they're incomplete. When they're done, they'll be part of a fan fic cover that I was requested to do. I just thought I'd share the progress with you. Personally, I'm not really happy with either at the moment, but I'll let you decide.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Fan%20Art/Luke-ROTJ1.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Fan%20Art/Han-ROTJ1.jpg]
  11. Semi-DarkLord90 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2004
    star 4
    Holy Crap. Those are awesome.

    Wish I could draw like that. Maybe in a few *cough**dozen* years...

    -Semi

    Those are cool. Keep em coming.
  12. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 26, 2003
    star 5
    I like it, Han, I do! I do!
  13. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Wow, thanks guys! Like I said, I'm not too happy with them and was a little afraid of the feedback. I guess this proves my point that I've been preaching over and over - we're our own worst critic. :p

    Anyway, thanks again for all the kind words! :D
  14. DarthZemog Jedi Master

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    Jan 11, 2002
    star 4
    Wow! I think both of those are coming along fine! Can't wait to see them when you're done! :D
  15. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Thanks, Zemog! Glad you liked them!

    I'll be sure to post my progress on them. But in the mean time, I have one more character I need to put to paper for this particular fic. ;)
  16. DkSavior02 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 22, 2004
    star 1
    hey, those are really good, don't be discouraged. From looking at your other work I can tell they are not totally finished, but they look like the characters, so hey, that's great. I hope ya post the finished ones soon.
  17. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thank you so much, DkSavior02! I try not to get discouraged, but it happens often with my work. My art seems to be the only thing that I'm very anal over and when it doesn't turn out just how I invisioned it, I freak out(for lack of better a word).

    But like you said, they're works in progress and I have time to fix the little details I'm not happy with. :)
  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    May 25, 2002
    star 9
    Those are pretty good, HS29 - I look forward to seeing the finished pics..
  19. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Jan 27, 2000
    star 4
    Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in here yet! [face_blush]

    Your drawings are wonderful. I enjoy graphite portraits a lot. There's something very honest about them, being able to see how you went about drawing them. :)

    As for being your own worst critic, I'm right there with you! I'm convinced it's an artist 'thing'. ;) Rest assured that your talent is unmistakable. And I agree, drawing things straight from the imagination has always been more difficult to me as well. It gets frustrating when I can see an image perfectly clear in my mind but find that putting it onto paper isn't so easy....ugh.

    The very first portait of Han in your first post is superb. Excellent likeness. And Nevin and Salla are fantastic. You were able to really convey that she is resting her hand and arm on him, that she is leaning against him. Giving a figure 'weight' like that is an achievement. Nice!
    I really like the new one of Han that you just posted. You've captured his expression very nicely.
    I look forward to seeing more!
  20. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks for checking out my work, LAJ_ FETT! :D

    Obi-Dawn: Yup, those drawings coming from the imagination are real buggers. I find myself trashing those more often than ones I do from reference. As for the critic thing, I agree with you about it being an "artist thing." I'm really not that anal of a person, but when it comes to my artwork, look out. :p I also had situations already where I had to literally have my friends pull me away from a piece of artwork. I have a tendancy to overwork things and then ruin them.

    And thank you for all the nice comments about my drawings. The thing I do best is portraits and people in general, so you'll see that a lot in my work. I'll be sure to post the progress of the recent drawings. Thanks again! :D
  21. soitscometothis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2003
    star 5
    Excellent work. I actually prefer the slightly unfinished pics; raw talent is more exciting than technique.

    I'm always impressed with people who can capture a likeness. I've tried a few Star Wars portraits, and even using tracing paper to get the initial image I often find they look comepltely different to the actor I am trying to portray. Your work, on the other hand, is unmistakabley on target. You've got an eye for this sort of thing.

    I hope you will post more of your pictures.

  22. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    soitscometothis: Thanks for the kind words. I don't really know how to explain how to capture a likeness. It just kinda happens. :p I guess it's with everything else - practice. ;)
  23. DkSavior02 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 22, 2004
    star 1
    I can't draw to save my life, at least not on paper. My sister can extremely well but I simply don't have the patience for it, all the work I do is off the computer. (it's not all sabers and starwars)

    Once in an art class years ago we were supposed to sketch a self portrait and mine turned out to look like someone, but it sure as hell wasn't me.

    There are concepts when drawing a face that I often don't get, and it's worse when I try to draw it by hand, but what I'm getting as is if you drew both of those off the top of your head and they still ended up looking like Han and Luke, then hell you have a good nack for it.
  24. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Ehh...self portraits. I feel for you there. I just completed one for my drawing class this semester. I hate drawing myself. Staring at yourself in a mirror for hours is NOT fun.

    but what I'm getting as is if you drew both of those off the top of your head and they still ended up looking like Han and Luke, then hell you have a good nack for it.

    Well, I have to admit that I had reference photos in front of me. I took some screencaps from the DVDs and posted them on my computer while I drew them. Other than having the photos in front of me, they are completely free hand. No tracing and no grid guide. But I just wanted to point out that I rarely draw portraits from memory, I have to have a picture of the person in front of me to get the details correct.
  25. Rocie Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 15, 2003
    star 2
    And who was telling me "Don't put yourself down." and "Never put yourself down!" ;)

    Your drawings are wonderful drawings of exactly what I avoid. Faces. It's a good thing that where some are terrible at some things, others make up for it. I know, I'm putting my art down again in complementing yours, but my faces, Oi! The best faces I do are of cats.
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