Star Wars Fan Art: Yoda

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.

Raymond Swanland, imgur.com

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.

Aaron Nakahara, crossconnectmag.com

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?

Young Yoda, by Vincent Chambin, artstation.com

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.

Alessandro Pautasso, curioos.com

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.

Tsuneo Sanda, mymodernmet.com

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!

Star Wars Fan Art: Ahsoka Tano

There’s a TON of Ahsoka Tano fan art out there, and there are many that are fantastic. It was hard to choose just a few for this post, but I came up with a few favorites:

I think I’ve posted this one on here before, but I love it so much I had to do it again. I think it was created before Season Two of the Mandalorian, before Grogu and Ahsoka actually met; but this prescient artist clearly imagined a tender moment between them.

35 Cool Pics and Memes to Entertain Your Brain.
S. Menyhei, ebaumsworld.com

I love this one with Ahsoka’s talisman, Morai, and the symbols of the World Between Worlds.

a-smiling-travesty.tumblr.com

The energy and brilliance of this one is wonderful.

Natalie Herrera, artstation.com

This one is just as bright and colorful, but softer, less fierce and more luminescent.

#TanoTuesday - Twitter Search / Twitter
Clone Squadron Radio on twitter.com

Ahsoka’s relationship with Rex is special, and I love this one of them together as their world shatters and falls apart.

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Ksenia Zalentsova on twitter.com

Ahsoka the White. The colors are beautiful here.

Ksenia Zelentsova, artstation.com

I began this post with the artist S. Menyhei, and I’ll close out with the same artist, this time of Ahsoka and Vader during their confrontation on Malachor. The first was quiet and tender, while this one is dynamic and full of emotion. The many sides of Ahsoka.

S. Menyhei

What do you think of these images? Do you have any favorite Ahsoka fan art? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!

Star Wars Fan Art: Satine Kryze

After having a very interesting conversation with Julie G from Darkside Creative about fan theories, OTP’s and odd pairings, I was inspired to look for fan art of Duchess Satine Kryze. There’s plenty of fan art of “Obitine” or the romantic relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Satine, and I think I’ve shared a few on this blog before. But I wanted to find some of just Satine. There’s not as much, and many seem a bit too cartoonish to me. But there were a few I found that I liked:

This one borders on cartoon-like, but it’s also elegant and lovely.

daryshkart.tumblr.com

This one includes Obi-Wan, but I liked the style of it and how she might have occasionally indulged in missing him in private, when she showed only strength and serenity to the rest of the world.

mistytang.deviantart.com

This one looks like an official royal portrait or something; the aforementioned strength and serenity show through in dramatic black and white.

Stephan Zavala on Instagram.com

I adore this pencil drawing that shows a softer, more feminine side to Satine.

spectral-musette.tumblr.com

Star Wars Fan Art: Kylo Ren/Ben Solo

Kylo Ren is one of those characters from Star Wars that really hit a nerve with a LOT of people. There’s something about his tortured, divided soul that calls to so many. I scrolled through a ton of Kylo fan art. A vast amount illustrated Reylo, and though I’m not against Reylo and recognize his deep connection with Rey, I wanted this to be just about Kylo/Ben.

There’s a lot of great stuff (and a lot of weird stuff, lol), but the following images stood out to me in some way:

I loved this windblown kind of look to a contemplative Kylo. The blood on his hands speaks volumes.

littlechmura.tumblr.com

This is the Ben Solo who would have existed if Kylo Ren had not had a chance to take root. Total “Son of Han Solo” look going on here. I notice he still has his lightsaber, though. A blue one?

therealmcgee.tumblr.com

I thought this one was really interesting: Ben in death and arranged the way his grandmother, Padme, had been at her funeral. The flowers in the hair, and the dice entwined in his fingers the way her necklace from Anakin had been in hers. Shivers.

Viv on Twitter.com

I love the use of light and shadow in this one, and how Kylo is in both, torn between the two.

“Torn Apart” by Veronika-Art on deviantart.com

I don’t usually care for images of Kylo with his mask on–it’s a bit boring for me. I like to see his expressive face. But something about this one haunts me. He looks like a Nazgul or something, a dark, shadowy thing.

KloeDeSaga on deviantart.com

I like this one of Kylo contemplating Vader’s mask, while bathed in the light. The calendar in the background with the Death Star on it is a nice touch, too, lol.

Trystan Pease on twiggymcbones.tumblr.com

What do you think of these Kylo/Ben images? Do you have any favorites? Comment below and we’ll talk about it!

Feature image above by Shuploc on redbubble.com.

Star Wars Fan Art: Luke Skywalker

Here’s some more Star Wars fan art, this time centering around Luke Skywalker.

I tend to love pencil drawings and sketches, and this one of young Luke is great.

Sean Miller, artstation.com

This one reminds me of a Blade Runner Luke. So cool!

Star Wars reimagined - 9GAG
Cyberpunk Luke from Wallpaper Engine, wallpaperenginefree.com

Liam Brazier is a favorite of mine, I love how he uses color in a mosaic-kind of style.

Liam Brazier, inprnt.com

If you haven’t seen Jake Bartok’s Medieval Star Wars series, you’re missing out. They’re fantastic! I love how there’s a mysterious blue smoke around his hand, suggesting the Force.

Jake Bartok, twitter.com

Black-clad Luke is the simply the best. I absolutely love this image.

Alan Brooks, alangbrooks.com

Another wonderful sketch, capturing every line and emotion on older Luke’s face.

Akao Mayo, akaomayo.com

This one’s a bit freaky, but I like it. I remember his mechanical hand as being black, not silver, but who cares? It works here.

John Burns, artstation.com

Do you have any favorite images of Luke? Comment below and we’ll talk about it!

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Because of Obi-Wan

Why is the prequel trilogy so wonderful?

Why am I obsessed with Clone Wars?

Why is Maul so full of hate?

Why did Maul kill Satine?

Why was Grievous defeated?

Why did Luke grow up safely on Tatooine?

Why did Anakin/Vader lose his legs and burn to a crisp?

NOT why Padme rejects Anakin on Mustafar.

I could go on and on…it’s–

Because of Obi-Wan.

Oni-Wan Through The Years
Perhaps not the most powerful Jedi ever. But certainly the greatest.

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Fan Art: Han Solo

Han Solo was my first favorite Star Wars character. When I was a kid, everybody loved the hero Luke and his cool lightsaber. Me? I loved the scoundrel. Still do. Here’s an ode to the smuggler-turned-Rebel (I don’t own any of the following; all rights belong to the individual artists):

Rarely did I find any art of Han without his trusty blaster at his side.

Han
Magali Villeneuve

Blaster: check. Falcon: check. Shiny boots: check. Excellent.

Kamome Shirahama

I love the Blade Runner feel to this one (another great Harrison Ford character I love).

Star Wars Han Solo Ahead of the Odds Art Print
Ahead of the Odds, by Raymond Swanland

This one’s a little creepy and feral, but it’s cool.

I couldn’t find an artist for this one. Anyone know?

Having a drink with his old buddy Lando. This looks to be a scene from The Last Shot (a SW novel).

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Let’s not forget young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich. Solo: A Star Wars Story was great fun.

Ryan Valle, deviantart.com

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Fan Art: Leia

Princess Leia Organa Skywalker Solo is an iconic figure in Star Wars. I feel like I didn’t appreciate her enough in the early days, but I’m making up for it! She’s a remarkable character, played by a remarkable actress. Here’s some loving fan art for you to peruse (I don’t own any of the following, all rights belong to the individual artists):

I love this art nouveau-style Leia.

Megan Lara, http://www.meganlara.com

This is a great portrait of Leia in repose, with the weight of the galaxy on her shoulders.

Princess Leia art. The beautiful Carrie Fisher. A4 size gloss photo print of the delightful actress
etsy.com

This doesn’t really look like her, but there’s something about this painting of Cloud City Leia that speaks to me. Her pride and dignity are apparent here.

Our Princess, our General.
http://www.starwarsisair.tumbr.com

This is a lovely portrayal of Jedi Knight Leia, which I think we all would have loved to see.

Leia Organa Solo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
Leia Solo, by Therese Nielson, http://www.geekynerfherder.blogspot.co.uk

General Organa is perhaps my favorite incarnation of Leia.

“General Leia Organa”
enouementonism.tumbr.com

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Star Wars Fan Art: If only…

There’s so much tragedy in Star Wars, it’s understandable that some fans visualize our favorite characters in better circumstances. What if things hadn’t gone so horribly wrong? Here’s a few scenarios (I own none of the following, all rights belong to the original artists):

The Skywalker family on the beach. I love the idea of Uncle Obi-Wan.

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Baby Talk, reddit.com

I think most of us would love to see Ahsoka meet Luke, Leia, and still-innocent little Ben Solo, with a vision of Anakin at his best. You can still see the reluctance on Leia’s face to admire her father.

ArtStation - The Legend of Anakin Skywalker, by Daniel de Almeida e Silva. "After watch the final episode of Star Wars Rebels, I couldn't stop thinking that a encounter like that could happen sometime. So, as a fan, I had decide to draw that moment when Ahsoka Tano finally meet the children of her beloved friend. Luke and Leia (with young Ben Solo in her arms), in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, listening the countless stories from the Clone Wars and finally learning about the legend of Ana
Skywalker, by Daniel de Almeida

This sweet scene is well within the realm of possibility; one just wishes it could have presaged better times for the Solo family.

Han and Ben before it all went wrong...
littlestarfighter.tumblr.com

The Ben Solo that Should Have Been. Sigh. I love that he’s wearing his father’s dice, and has a good blaster by his side.

Amelia Lola罗 -SW spoilers- on Twitter: "Ben Solo my babey!! Just like his dad and proud of it. I love drawing him like this :'))… "
Amelia Lola, twitter.com

If only he could have held her…one last time. I love the busted eye lens, so he can look on her with his own vision. More manga emotion.

Star Wars anime artwork by 01091006 (Subaru) - Album on Imgur
Subaru, imgur.com

This might actually come to pass, if the Mandalorian Season Two rumors are true. What could be more wonderful than Ahsoka and The Child? The light and depth perception in this painting is incredible.

35 Cool Pics and Memes to Entertain Your Brain.
S. Menyhei, ebaumsworld.com

The amazing talent of Star Wars fans continues to amaze me. If you like what you see here, go to the artists’ websites and show them some love!

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More Fan Art: Romance

Love has always been an important part of Star Wars, whether romantic, parental, or just the love of friendship. I’ve found a lot of beautiful fan art showcasing romance that I wanted to share here. (I don’t own any of the following, all rights belong to the individual artists).

Obi-Wan and Satine from Clone Wars. My favorite relationship besides Han and Leia.

Promise by InnoYou on DeviantArt...Awww Obi Wan and Satine
Promise, by InnoYou on Deviantart.com

Anakin and Padme from the prequels. Love the manga feel.

naps on Twitter: "That one time Obata (Death Note artist) drew Anakin and Padme… "
Takeshi Obata

I’m just getting to know Kanan and Hera from Rebels.

JankaLatechova on Deviantart.com

Han and Leia from the Original Trilogy.

svenjaliv.com

If you’re an Expanded Universe fan, we can’t forget Luke and Mara Jade.

Luke and Mara Jade
Chris Trevas, galacticacademy.wordpress.com

Though technically not a couple, I believe Cassian and Jyn from Rogue One would have been close given the chance.

RebelCaptain ~ “Whatever I do, I do it to protect you” This is one of like FIVE rebelcaptain pics I plan on… I have sketched the others just have to finish them >_>. We need more rebelcaptain fanart...
sempaiko.tumblr.com

No matter how you feel about Reylo, there’s some gorgeous fan art showing their potential relationship.

Ohmygoodness credit to the artist of this one! They've done an amazing job!
Veroon Stejsed

I’m continually stunned by the artistic talent of Star Wars fans, and will continue to share some of my favorites.

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