I know I just did a post on fan art, but I saw this Kylo image on Pinterest, and absolutely loved it and wanted to share it. I love how the artist filled his scar with gold the way the cracks in Kylo’s broken helmet are filled in with red. It’s inspired by the Japanese process of “Kintsugi” wherein the lacquer that fills the cracks in broken pottery is brushed with gold; the point being that the breakage is part of the piece’s history and should be celebrated, instead of something to hide. Beautiful.
I also love Kylo’s fabulous blue hair!
What do you think of this image? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
I found this fan art last week on Pinterest and thought they were wonderful. At first, I got a bit confused because the artist goes by several different names, but after a bit of digging, I do believe they are the same person.
The artist goes by Scadam or mandal0re on Reddit, and also Scadarts on @scadarts on Twitter. He’s an Australian artist who uses Photoshop to put Star Wars characters and images into classical art. He does a lot of different things (seriously, check him out) , but I just love the mosaic art.
Take a look:
Looks like Luke is holding one of the ancient Jedi texts.
I love that Ahsoka has both her lightsabers here.
I’m still trying to figure out what’s going on with Chewie’s hand. Looks like he’s flipping us off, lol. The Aurebesh on the book is a nice touch.
Looks as if Obi-Wan is blessing someone. He is “Jesus” after all.
Han Solo is never far from his trusty blaster.
Looks like Old Ben has been wandering in the desert of Tatooine for awhile, with all that dust and sand on his face.
She’s tough, she’s brave, but she’s got a big heart.
The red beneath his cloak is a nice little detail.
The ancient master.
Is it me or does Mace always look angry?
Looks like Vader is raising his hand to Force choke somebody.
Header image: The Madalorian Trinity.
What do you think of these images? Have you heard of Scadarts (or Scadam)? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
I can’t believe I’m just finding out that Bail’s full name is Bail Prestor Organa. Proving the fact that I learn something new about Star Wars every single day, which is pretty awesome.
Anyway, at first I thought I’d do a Bail appreciation post, since it seems to me that fans have a soft spot for this most excellent space dad (myself included); then I thought, nah, I’ll do another fan art post. I ended up just mixing it together, and voila! Fan art and a lot of appreciation for this character who pops up in many places–movies, comics, and a lot of books.
As I scrolled around looking for great images of Bail, I came across a couple that illustrated a few scenes from Legends, and so I included those too. Enjoy!
Senator Organa in his finery.
I love this one of Bail and Leia in his office on Alderaan. I’m not sure if it’s illustrating a particular scene from anywhere, but I love that he’s comforting her in his wonderful Dad way.
Again, I’m not sure if this one is illustrating a particular event, but it looks like Bail with Mon Mothma, Admiral Ackbar, and some other unnamed gentleman (arms dealer?). They seem to be looking over an X-Wing, possibly for sale for use in their nascent Rebellion.
This one of Bail and Breha’s last moments on Alderaan just guts me. They worked so hard and tirelessly to oppose the Empire, and they paid for it with their lives (and the lives of all those on Alderaan). Right in the feels.
This one of Bail carrying Obi-Wan Kenobi just begged the question: what the heck is going on here? Captioned “Mission to Zigoola,” I looked it up and it’s a scene from the Legends book Clone Wars: Wild Space, by Karen Miller. Bail and Obi-Wan on a mission together? I must have this book. And so I immediately ordered it on Amazon, lol. I will read it after my current book and let you know exactly what is going on here.
This isn’t a scene from a particular book (I don’t think), but it does illustrate Leia saying goodbye to Bail as she heads to Toprawa. In Legends, Toprawa is the planet (or system) from which Leia receives the Death Star plans (obviously before Rogue One came out). It’s the last time she sees him alive.
There’s something about Bail that is just so endearing–he’s kind, reliable, a great father to Leia, a loving husband, a Senator and a Viceroy to Alderaan, he helped the Jedi when they desperately needed it, and he was a key player in forming the Rebellion early on. I can’t find a single flaw in the man. That’s nice to see once in a while, especially in Star Wars when a lot of the characters have character flaws that lead to trouble, lol. Bail’s a rock in the violent sea, a polestar in the heavens.
What’s your opinion of Bail Preston Organa? What do you think of these images? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
I’ve been thinking about the Obi-Wan series coming out next year (as I often do) and thought I’d post some fan art pertaining to Obi-Wan on Tatooine throughout the years of his vigil over Luke.
So this is your basic Obi-Wan-meditating-in-the-desert theme. I love the details in this one, like the strands of hair in the face, the folded hands, and the shredded cloak.
I love this one of Obi-Wan sharing tea with Qui Gon’s Force ghost. Not sure how the ghost is going to drink the tea, but it’s a nice gesture anyway. Just about convinced we’re going to see Qui Gon in the show (it just seems inevitable, lol).
This one of Obi-Wan still grieving and obsessing over what happened with Anakin is one of my favorites. I’m guessing the show will address how he’s coping with his, what we would call, PTSD. He still hasn’t changed his tunic, which still has burn-holes from embers on Mustafar.
I love this one of Old Ben in his light-filled house.
Here’s Old Ben meditating in the desert, levitating Anakin’s lightsaber, and sitting atop a pile of burning lava. Clearly those memories are burned into his consciousness.
I love Swanland’s style of movement and vitality in his works. Here it seems Old Ben’s avoiding detection, with a dead Tusken Raider at his feet. Just another day on Tatooine.
What do you think of these images? Do you have any Obi-Wan favorites? Let me know in the comments, and we’ll talk about it!
I had a surprisingly hard time finding Padme art that I really liked. Most of the fan art I found was simply regurgitations of Padme in her famous outfits. Which are gorgeous (check out my post on Padme’s fashion sense here), but not quite what I was looking for. I wanted to see her in a different light, if possible, rather than just as a paper doll or Anakin’s love. Her character deserves so much more than that. Anyway, here’s a few that I found that I liked:
Padme is a warrior in her own right in Jake Bartok’s medieval Star Wars series (which I adore, if you haven’t figured that out by now).
Okay, so this is Padme in her famous Naboo picnic outfit (which is one of my favorites), but I loved the background and just thought it was lovely.
This is the cover of the paperback version of the first Padme book by E.K. Johnston called Queen’s Shadow. I love this image, how Padme looks sophisticated and determined, and the view of Coruscant in the background. The book is pretty good, too, more of a character study than anything else, but I liked it.
I guess Padme as a Jedi is a thing in some parts of the fandom? It’s an odd thought to me, but I like this image of her with a lightsaber, another instance of her as a warrior in her own right.
I do believe this is a take on an outfit she wore in an episode of Clone Wars (don’t ask me which one, please!). I like the action shots of Padme, as a woman taking control and getting shit done.
What do you think of these images? Do you have any favorite Padme fan art? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
Here’s a collection of great fan art I’ve been finding of the wonderful women of Star Wars:
I love images of Ahsoka with Morai, and this is one of the best I’ve seen.
This is a simple drawing of Admiral Amylin Holdo, but I love the purple in it in honor of her awesome hair, lol.
Jyn is one tough woman but she looks pretty and vulnerable here.
This is a gorgeous portrait of Rey. Again, a tough young woman whose youth and beauty are captured in a still moment.
I could never find any Sabine Wren fan art that I really liked, but this one is great. I wanted one without her helmet on, since I like to see faces, although this one has a manga kind of feel. Love the colors.
What “Women of Star Wars” fan art collection would be complete without Leia Organa? This one is lovely, capturing her regal face with an underlying sadness.
I tried to find one of Hera Syndulla that I liked, of just Hera without Kanan, but most of them were either cartoonish or sexualized (or they didn’t look like her at all). I’ll keep looking. Do you have any favorites of Hera?
What do you think of these images? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
C-3PO has never really been one of my favorite droids–he was more annoying than anything else, lol. But over the years I’ve softened toward him. I especially liked him in The Rise of Skywalker. And I’ve seen a lot of great fan art of him. Which is impressive, because what do you do to make a droid, whose face remains the same all the time, interesting? You do whimsical, that’s what you do!
I love this series by Kyle Hagey, who puts Star Wars characters into beautiful meadows of flowers while having tea or knitting or some such thing. Threepio is daydreaming here, an idea that tickles me. What does Threepio daydream about? Safety, probably. No laser battles, people behaving, things going as they should. Oil baths. Artoo not getting them into trouble, that sort of thing, lol.
This is another artist whose series I like. I just love the slapdash colors and sense of movement. It looks like confetti is coming off of Threepio, as if in celebration of him.
This outfit just seems to fit Threepio. A Victorian English gentleman overly concerned with propriety.
Who knew the innards of Threepio’s head would be an interesting subject for art? Funny thing is, I never noticed that thing sticking out at the top of his head. Has that always been there???
Another Victorian, or possibly Edwardian, Threepio. This time he’s got a title: Baron von C3PO. I think he’d be quite pleased with that.
This one’s great because he looks like some kind of droid fashion model strutting his stuff, lol.
What do you think of these images? What’s your opinion of Threepio? Let me know in the comments, and we’ll talk about it!
Anakin is interesting, as there are two sides to him: the Jedi hero, and the conflicted human being tempted by the Dark Side. I wanted to feature mostly Anakin images here, and maybe do a Darth Vader post later, but I think these images contain one or the other aspect of himself (or both).
I love, love, love Jake Bartok’s Medieval Star Wars series, and his Anakin is no exception. I love how his sword shines blue here, as well as the inclusion of the metal hand wrapped in a bandage. He’s clearly heroic Anakin here, but there’s also something in his eyes that looks menacing and intense.
This image of Clone Wars Anakin is wonderful. We only ever saw an animated version of Anakin fight with the Clones in the war, so this one with Hayden Christensen seems to fulfill a deep need, lol.
I thought this one was really interesting, as it portrays Anakin had he won the battle with Obi-Wan, destroyed Palpatine, and became Emperor himself. He cuts a regal figure.
This is the one in the bunch that I can’t find an artist for, but I wanted to include it. It’s a kind of flip on when Anakin was using the Force to float a ball above his hand when he was with Padme in AOTC. But here he’s gone Dark Side and the ball is the Death Star. Very cool.
There are many images of a split Anakin/Vader, but I like this one the most. I like the realism, the suggestion of dark energy around him, and the red shadows suggesting blood. It’s a very vivid, arresting image.
Do you have any favorite images of Anakin? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
I found a lot of mystical portrayals of Yoda, which makes sense, as he’s deeply in touch with the Force and is one of the wisest Jedi Masters who ever lived. I like the aesthetic of this one; you can sense a lot of movement, like the spinning of worlds and galaxies. He looks like he’s in a deep, meditative Force dream.
I like this one because it shows how alone Yoda ultimately was (or perhaps as alone as any deeply committed Jedi was). He stands alone on an outcropping in the Dagobah swamp (I’m assuming this is where he is), contemplating life and the Force and the cosmos, and whatever else crosses his mind. Darkness encroaches, but the light filters through to illuminate him.
Since Yoda is so old (about 900 years) and all we’ve ever known is the old Yoda, it’s fun to think about what he was like when he was young. This one is pretty awesome; it shows him wearing very different clothes, with all kinds of accoutrements that is a sharp contrast to the simple brown robe he wears in his later years. I like the necklace, and wonder what the symbol means, if anything. Anyone know?
This one is just fun, colorful, and happy. The artist has done other paintings in this style with several other characters, but I feel it’s particularly apt for Yoda, as it captures the playful, mischievous personality beneath the serious Jedi Master.
This is a beautiful piece with an Eastern flavor that I just love. Lucas took a lot inspiration from Eastern film and philosophies, so it seems apt for Yoda, a wise warrior-monk of the Jedi.
I can’t seem to find the artist for this one (there’s always at least one, lol) but I just love it, even though it’s kind of sad. Here he seems to be on Dagobah thinking about the tragedy of the Jedi, the tragedy of Anakin, heck, the tragedy of the galaxy. The image is framed by dark tendrils, as if it’s the opening of the dark side cave, but Yoda is surrounded by light. It’s lovely and sad and moving, and I wish I could find the artist’s name. Anyone know?
Do you have any favorite images of Yoda? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!