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"Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous" & "Lord of War" by Abel & Joe (SWI #86)

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  1. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Horne's one of my favorites. I try to give him his due in miniature in [link=http://blogs.starwars.com/abelgpena/25]this blog[/link].

    EDIT: I also updated with an [link=http://blogs.starwars.com/abelgpena/29]expanded version[/link] of my Thrawn/Grievous answer above.

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  2. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It seems he also used to be in contact with Saxton, cause he's mentioned in the TechComm as suggesting info on some of the DE ships, and other such stuff. [link=http://theforce.net/swtc/_who/who.cgi?full=Michael+Allen+Horne]Credited here[/link].

    Also looking through the SWTC Updates history, I found this humorous:

    Minor updates to the comments about the controversial Vector Prime map, after argument with D.Wallace

    [face_laugh]
     
  3. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Sounds like Mr. Saxton. :)
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 7 VIP

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    This just occurred to me at the blog, but I'll repeat it here: what of Kaleesh art? Is there any? Could Thrawn "read" it?
     
  5. Rogue_Follower

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    I would consider the bone masks that Grievy used to wear a form of art. They would at least give insight into the culture, if not the individual.
     
  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 7 VIP

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    I just had a really cool mental image of Thrawn holding Grievous' mask up and studying it. That would make for some cool fan art; too bad I can't draw.
     
  7. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    Needs to be done, I agree.

    Oh Abel...any chance of getting your minions to doodle up a drawing such as this? [face_batting]
     
  8. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    You read my mind, Coop. [face_hypnotized]


    Minions?

    Anything's possible. :cool:

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 7 VIP

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    ::giggles fanboyishly::
     
  10. Rogue_Follower

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    I'm not exactly a minion, but I might be able to come up with something, eventually. His droid body mask, or the original bone one?

    And do you want it Hamlet-with-the-skull style?

    :)
     
  11. Halagad_Ventor

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    Go for it, Rogue!

    Personally, I'd say just the mask, but "act on instinct." :D

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  12. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Way ahead of you. ;)

    Here's my pencils:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/Rogue_Follower/thrawn1.jpg]

    I decided to go with the holo approach, since Thrawn seems to like those. Also, that gave me the opportunity to make the mask larger, and more detailed.

    Its no Corroney, however, and it still needs work. I might digitally clean and color it later.

    :)
     
  13. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    I think it'd be even better if he was holding the physical mask, with little damage to it (for artistic purposes) and studying it intently.
     
  14. Rogue_Follower

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    That was one of my earliest thoughts, but I couldn't find a pose that would show both Thrawn and the mask well enough, so I went for the holo approach. Had I more time, I would probably have experimented more and found a way to fit in the physical mask.

    My wishlist of stuff that I didn't do:

    -put Thrawn on the left, and the mask on the right, so that the reader's eye (which tends to move from left to right) follow's Thrawn's arm and eyes to the mask, making it the focal point more.

    -put other images of Grievy in the background, possibly including concept art and all the different comic/cartoon/other versions of him, to show the variations of his mask design.

    -include Grievous's insignia in another piece of art in the background

    -detail Thrawn more, giving him his TIE Fighter epaulets and rank badge, rather than leave his uniform blank like the TLC comic adaptation and the CCG card do.
     
  15. Inara

    Inara Jedi Master star 4

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    Thrawn is so [face_love]. Hmm, I like him holding a holoimage - it'd be pretty unlikely for him to come across the real mask, right?

    It makes me want to write a fic about Thrawn getting a hold of the bone mask.

    *leaves thread before plot bunnies take over*
     
  16. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm going to borrow that particular plot bunny, if you don't mind.
     
  17. The2ndQuest

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    >> My wishlist of stuff that I didn't do: -put Thrawn on the left, and the mask on the right<<

    That's easily rectified...

    [image=http://www.denimfilms.com/shared/thrawn1.jpg]
     
  18. Rogue_Follower

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    :oops: Duh...

    Yeah, I had to do that with my [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/Rogue_Follower/kylek.jpg]Kyle Katarn[/link] bitmap image too, because I put the shoulder pad on the wrong side. (Not my fault, the Jedi Outcast site had it wrong... [face_not_talking] :p )
     
  19. CooperTFN

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    BEHOLD!!

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/books/thrawn-grievy.jpg]

    Can you tell I went to art school for four and a half years?
     
  20. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks for the bunny, Inara.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/22269159/p1/?0]Next to the Paintings[/link]
     
  21. Inara

    Inara Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_dancing][:D]:*

    *Goes to read*
     
  22. Halagad_Ventor

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    [face_laugh]
     
  23. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Say, that's terrific Rogue. Mind if a link to it from my blog?


    I can never decide which version of Thrawn I like better, with or without adornments.


    I wouldn't say that. Dooku was last seen holding it in the Visionaries comic, so it's likely Palp ended up with it. Who knows, it might even be on display in the museum on Coruscant.

    Grievous' second mask was presumably left on his metal corpse on Utapau, so there's also that possibility.

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  24. Rogue_Follower

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    Link away! :)

    I might be able to post a colored version later this weekend.
     
  25. Halagad_Ventor

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    [link=http://blogs.starwars.com/abelgpena/29]Done![/link] :)
     
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