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  1. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Welcome to the Offical Fan Art Challenge! Each month, a single subject or category from the Star Wars universe will be chosen for artists of all skill levels to interpret. A wide range of media will be accepted including, but not limited to, graphite/ink drawings, paintings, photo-manips, digitial paintings/drawings, collages and posters. It's really whatever you're inspired to do. Be creative! If the subject is a TIE Fighter, don't just draw a TIE Fighter, try to incorporate it into a scene that's interesting. Or perhaps you would rather take the Alliance's view on the TIE. The possibilities are endless!

    *NEW*
    As an extra twist, the Challenge will now be considered as a contest or a game. At the end of each quarter(Fall;September-November, Winter;December-February, Spring;March-May, Summer;June-August), all pieces of artwork submitted during that particular time period will be up for nomination for the "Art Challenge Fan Favorite Award." If your artwork makes it through the nomination process and wins the final vote, you will be awarded colors of your choosing and a title for a week to sport around the entire JC. Good luck to all participants!

    Past Winners:

    1. Fall 2006 - academygrad88; Boba Fett and Family
    2. Winter 2007 - DarthMikus; Quinlan Vos
    3. Spring 2007 - BIEREN; Darth Vader
    4. Summer 2007 - Basement24; Humiliation of Defeat
    5. Fall 2007 - ART2-D2; Artoo on Halloween
    6. Winter 2008 - Ty_Ordell; Princess Leia
    7. Spring 2008 - ART2-D2; Battle Droid
    8. Summer 2008 - COULD BE YOU!



    Some Guidelines to Follow:

  2. Please post your images in this thread so we can have them all collected in one area, but of course you're also allowed to post them in your own artwork threads.


  3. You can submit fanart for one topic, or do all of them. It is up to you.


  4. Comments for everyone's artwork should also be posted in this thread. Even if you're not participating yourself, your comments are more than welcome.


  5. Everyone is welcomed to post responses to this thread regardless of whether you post in the Fan Art forum or not. Please don't be nervous or discouraged. We would all love to see your work!


  6. If you have suggestions for future topics, please PM them to HanSolo29 or post them in this thread.


  7. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask!



  8. Fan Art Challenge for August:


    In light of the Clone Wars movie coming out August 15th, animate your favorite Star Wars character. Let's see your interpretation on how they would look as a toon.


    Due Date: August 31st/>/>
  9. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
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    I have one for the wild card

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/IndyJones.jpg]

    or this link Indiana Jones with a picture and a doll made by me.

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/indianaJones.jpg]


  10. ART2-D2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 17, 2007
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    He's my favorite star wars icon so here's my Artoo...[image=http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u47/nairtoons/artoo_nair.jpg]
  11. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Nicely done, everyone! Keep up the great work!

    If anyone has any ideas for future challenges, please send me a line. It feels as if the pool is becoming a bit stagnant and I want to make sure to keep it fresh. So, if you have any ideas, please let me know. :)
  12. theboilingman Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    How about the women of Star Wars? Let's sex it up!

  13. JediXManSerenaKenobi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 27, 2007
    star 4
    That is rather crude.
  14. theboilingman Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    That is a matter of opinion. I'm not going to hijack this thread but it wasn't meant to be crude. It was meant to be funny. I'm sorry you took it personally.
  15. -Kypster- Jedi Knight

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    Jul 1, 2008
    star 3
    this is over isnt it?
  16. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    minor characters or O.C.'s should be nice for a new challenge
  17. theboilingman Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    Minor characters is a good idea.
    How about KOTOR?
    And I still like women of Star Wars.
  18. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2005
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    For some daft reason R2 is always followed by a bunch of folks.

    It is either this golden rod here who is also on the 6th and 7th page of my SW children' s book:

    [image=http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n2/AzureAngel2_2006/SW%20pictures/Page6.jpg]

    [image=http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n2/AzureAngel2_2006/SW%20pictures/Page7.jpg]


    Or a bunch of different people shows up, keen on being in the frame with him.

    [image=http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n2/AzureAngel2_2006/SW%20pictures/Scannen0002-2.jpg]

    But I promise I try to catch him alone this summer somehow.


    By the way is it too late to send stuff in for June? I had to wait until summer holidays started in the Netherlands and I was not longer in charge of about 75 kiddos.
  19. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone! :)

    I do like the idea about the "women of Star Wars" and the more minor characters. I want to continue to do something that interests everyone and will continue to bring people in. Right now, things seems stale around here and maybe, just maybe, it's time for another change. That's why this month(July), I'm going to try and just do the challenge with a single subject. I think there's too many choices offered now and ideas become scarce with only a few rotations, which is happening now. So, does this sound like a plan for everyone for the month of July? If this works out, I will continue to do this for future challenges.

    Also, with recent discussion in Comms concerning stickies, I may just go ahead and "de-stickify" this thread and let it float like other regular threads. Thoughts?

    As for being too late to participate in the June challenge, if the categories are still there, it's never too late. :)
  20. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2004
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    I know I don't usually participate in this thread (or the forum in general) but I just wanted to pop in here to say I think making this a non-sticky thread is a good idea, as stickys are often forgotten.


    Keep up the good work guys! I love coming here to see what you guys come up with. :)
  21. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
    star 6
    [face_peace]Good to know!
  22. TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Master

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    Jul 11, 2006
    star 3

    Even though I don't always get a chance to post for the difrent challenges doe to business, I personally like having the thread stickie. I don't have to search for it, it'a always in the same place. But this is just my opion. you must do what you think is best for the thread.
  23. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! It's much appreciated! :)

    I think along with the new, single category for this month, I'm gonna take the experiment even further and see how the thread does for the month of July without being a sticky. If it falls to the bottom and no one posts, I will re-sticky it for the month of August. I believe there's pros and cons on both sides and this seems like a healthy middle ground for the time being.
  24. theboilingman Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    Thanks for using my suggestion! I'm on it!
  25. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    I have done some women

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/beru.jpg]

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/anipadme6.jpg]

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/kenosiri6.jpg]




  26. Darth_Leia_6669 Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2003
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    I have a quick question. For the challenges, is it just traditional artwork, or is graphic design work allowed as well? I'm still new on this side of the boards, and was thinking about entering, but most of what I do anymore is in Photoshop. Thanks!

    --later--
    6669 [face_devil]
  27. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I should have made it clear in the first post, but all mediums are welcomed! I'm looking forward to seeing your entry! :)
  28. Darth_Leia_6669 Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2003
    star 4
    Thanks for the quick reply. :D I have an idea brewing, now I'll just have to find the pics I need!

    --later--
    6669 [face_devil]
  29. JediXManSerenaKenobi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 27, 2007
    star 4
    Here's a Padme drawing I just did for this month's contest- started it late last night. Had a lot of fun - textured paper is SO great to use with bringing out highlights!

    [image=http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee31/Serena_Kenobi/P7100355.jpg]

    AAAAHHH!! I had to continue - I was on a roll!! Here's one of Leia I just did tonight!! SO happy with it!!

    [image=http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee31/Serena_Kenobi/P7100369.jpg]

    - Serena
  30. Ranil-Starwing Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Miraluka

    I've always liked the Miraluka race ever since I played KOTOR II. This isn't a specific woman of Star Wars, but I think that's all right.

    Padme Amidala Naberrie

    Anakin is in the picture, too, but for the purposes of the contest, the focus is on Padme. I think that is the case anyway, actually...
  31. Saith_Vaapar Jedi Knight

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    Jun 30, 2005
    star 1
    A portrait of Tahiri Veila, from the Legacy of the force series :
    [image=http://tn1-5.pv.deviantart.com/fs32/150/f/2008/203/4/f/Tahiri_Veila_Portrait___LOTF_by_saith100.jpg]
    See full image
  32. Glitbiter Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 14, 2008
    star 1
    Gosh, everyone's entries look sooo good. Hooray for the women of Star Wars!

    I just dropped by to suggest the 'Legacy comics' as another topic. There's next to no fanart of Legacy *sniff* And I think the comics have something for all the fan artists here; jedi and sith, ships, Imperial Knights, aliens, twileks (lookin' at you, Gio! ;))

    I think having more general themes like the women of star wars is a great idea. It's way more open to interpretation that set topics, and would probably get more people involved.
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