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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. Cara_Undercover_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Nov 3, 2006
    star 4
  2. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    and it is beautiful=D==D==D= Waiting for the finished artwork
  3. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Beautiful! =D=

    Mind giving me some of your talent? [face_batting]

    [face_laugh]
  4. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    Mar 9, 2002
    star 5
    That is beautifully drawn! =D= I love how you captured their expressions and gestures.

    I can't wait to see how the finished version turns out and also the other two you are planning to do. :)
  5. lavo Jedi Knight

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    Jul 26, 2006
    Solo29! Blimey it's been a while, but I'm so glad to be back. Your work, as always, is beautiful and progressing amazingly. The blue line cards (I feel reluctant to call them 'sketch' cards) are brilliant and I can't wait to see how 'Night on Bespin' turns out.

  6. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks so much for the kind comments, everyone! Again, it's truly appreciated! :)

    I would like to apologize in the gap in posting, but it's been one hectic month. I finally got around to finishing the series of pieces I've been working on and I'll start tonight with the completed version of "A Night on Bespin."

    This is my first all digital piece done in Photoshop. I only did the initial sketch in graphite(which I then scanned into the computer). Everything else was done entirely in the computer. It took a heck of a long time(I can't narrow it down to hours, so I'll just say weeks) and it did get tedious in spots, but I think the final is more than worth it:

    A Night on Bespin

    Enjoy!

    I also have WIP images of the process if anyone is interested. :)
  7. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    It is lovely and yes let us see the WIP. Always interested in that being an old fashioned paper and board painter
  8. TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Master

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    Jul 11, 2006
    star 3
    Wow! very beautiful! I hear ya when it comes to tedious parts of a drawing, but its well worth the time spent on this piece.
  9. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Ohhhhh...I just dropped by with a few spare minutes tonight, and saw you had an update--OMG!! =D==D= What a fantastic painting: the cityscape behind them is luscious, with such pretty light and detailing; but it's not so much that it detracts from the foreground characters, which are soooooo beautiful! I always imagined them having some moments like this on Bespin...before all-holy-Sith broke loose, that is...and this is such a perfect illustration of such a moment! Just yummy contrasts, light and depth--LOVE IT! =D==D=

    Glad to hear the auction went well, too--congrats on that! [:D]

    FF
  10. soitscometothis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2003
    star 5
    Nice! The cloth-folds on Han's jacket are especially awesome.
  11. dancing_star Force Ghost

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    Feb 24, 2007
    star 4
    :eek: Wow, that's amazing! =D= (as is all your work ;) ) You've got talent, that's for sure. @};- [:D]
  12. shemightbedani Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 18, 2010
    OOooooo :D That is gorgeous! I love the lighting you used too =)
  13. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    earlybird-obi-wan: Thank you! I always found it interesting to see WIP images as well, that's why I figured I'd ask. I will have all the ones I've collected throughout the process posted at the end of this post. Enjoy! :)

    TheOnlyJediPrincess: Thanks for dropping by! Ugh, tedious doesn't even begin to describe some parts. I've spent 3 days on Han's jacket alone. It was rough. [face_tired]

    FalconFan: Glad to see you back again, Deb! You are sorely missed around these parts! [:D]

    The buildings were quite difficult to pull off! That was the first time I've ever drawn anything freely using just my tablet and Photoshop. I was a little unsure in spots, but overall, I'm glad to hear that I was able to pull off the look I was going for! Thanks again for the kind comments! They're truly appreciated! And you must drop by more often!

    soits: Thank you! :)

    dancing_star: Aww, thank you! [face_blush] Must appreciated!

    shemightbedani: Thanks! I was hoping to go for more of a night scene. I hope I was able to pull that off!


    Since there seems to be some interest in the process of my last piece, I've decided to post some WIP images from "A Night on Bespin" that I've collected over the past couple of weeks. If you have any questions about what you see, feel free to ask!

    WIP#1 - outline of buildings in place and rendering of them begins

    WIP#2 - the rendering of the buildings continue

    WIP#3 - buildings complete; work on Leia begins

    WIP#4 - flesh tones complete and sketch layer is removed

    Final - the final piece with everything in place/>
  14. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    Great to see the work in progres and almost the same as doing oils or watercolours. With oils you can leave the graphite drawing but with watercolours you can remove it. And in the WIP I can imagine how difficult some parts are.
    And maybe I will try digital artwork in the future.
  15. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2005
    star 6
    I am not the person for digital art, dear Han, but you are a true inspiration. Great stuff, full of emotions and light & shadow games.

    Thanks for showing us the process!

    [:D]
  16. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    star 5
    Stunning work on your first completely digital piece! =D= =D=

    Great composition. The buildings look excellent, love how you see the nature of the light coming out of some of those openings and also the outer glow on the clouds.

    Han and Leia looks beautiful. You've captured their emotion perfectly. The tones, the clothing and hair are superbly done. :)

    I can't wait to see what comes next! :D
  17. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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

    It's been a very long time since my last update, but I've been super busy! I've had a lot of exciting things happen over the past couple of months, including an official gig working for Topps on Star Wars Galaxy 6 Sketch Cards! I am so stoked to be a part of SW on an official level and I just got confirmation to post a preview of some of my cards. So, here we go:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Misc%20Art/sswanger-sw6-07-1.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Misc%20Art/sswanger-sw6-06-1.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Misc%20Art/sswanger-sw6-05-1.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Misc%20Art/sswanger-sw6-04-1.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Misc%20Art/sswanger-sw6-03-1.jpg]
  18. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    the details and likeness WOW, fantastic=D==D==D=
  19. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    Oh wow! Congratulations on becoming Official!

    This is just beautiful the work you had put into these cards. It is great to see a few Corellians in there and some Rogues too. I can't wait to see more. :)
  20. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2005
    star 6
    If we need to wait so long for such dreamlike work pieces it is worthwhile.

    [face_love]
  21. Iverna Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2008
    star 3
    These are gorgeous... can't believe I missed them when you posted them, argh! Really nice work, I love what you've done here, especially with the EU characters! I really like Jaina. But the others are great as well, of course!
  22. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Congrats! How awesome it must be to officially be part of Star Wars!

    These are really lovely.
    My favorites are Tahiri and Jaina, I have to admit.

    All of them are great, though.
  23. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thank you so much, everyone! You're all really great and I appreciate all the kind words! [:D]

    I'm still dabbing in the world of sketch cards and in-between sets, I've been creating several PSCs(personal sketch cards) and messing around in color in an effort to improve myself in that area. I've noticed that a majority of my sketch cards are black and white and I would love to get my color works up to the same level as my black and white studies. So, without further ado, here are some pieces I managed to crank out in the past few days. More like them will be on the way soon:

    ROTJ Luke Skywalker

    ROTJ Han Solo


    Enjoy!

    Also, if you have any characters you would like to see, let me know! :)

  24. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    beautiful and a nice use of colours.

    What are you using?
  25. Iverna Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2008
    star 3
    They turned out really well! My only quibble with the Luke one is that I think you might've overdone the colours a little... the contrast seems a little too high, if that makes sense? But that's definitely harder to get right with colour than with greyscale. And Han looks a little stretched, but immediately recognisable. I really like the colours in that one. Overall they turned out great! Keep it up! =D=
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