Archive for October, 2011

Halloween Sinistrosity

October 31st, 2011

This is the digital version of my final printmaking project (so a trifle old). We were to put together a visual anthology on the subject of “villains,” and as they were the greyest villains I could think of, I did the Auditors of Reality.

(The nice part is that I can post this again for Christmas.)

"Real Art", Illustrator, Projects

Gondorian Saber

October 30th, 2011

11″ Blue

At least that’s what it looks like.

Lightsaber, Random, Star Wars

Somewhat Gaudy Lightsaber

October 24th, 2011

12″ Red

Just messing about with the design aesthetics from actually physical custom sabers.

Lightsaber, Random, Star Wars

Union Sabers

October 22nd, 2011

I (relatively) recently picked up Michael A. Stackpole’s Union comic (a.k.a. Completely Gratuitous Drama Surrounding Luke and Mara’s Wedding, but since it was Stackpole he was rather tongue-in-cheek about the whole thing). But it was mostly for the lightsabers anyway, so I ended up trying to recreate concrete models from the artwork.

Kam Solusar’s Lightsaber 11.375″ Blue

This one is taken from one of the cover-arts. While the guy only appears in one of the good books (I Jedi) he is, chronologically, somewhat important so it wouldn’t hurt for him to get an official lightsaber design and this one does nicely. Especially since the backstory calls for a saber from the Prequel-era and this saber does seem to hit those design aesthetics.

Corran Horn’s Lightsaber 10.5″ Silver

Taken from the same cover art as before. I really like this design for some reason, granted not as Horn’s saber because his saber looks nothing like this (it looks like this). It just seems to have a very Original-Trilogy feel to it without actually looking derivative. While it does contain design cues from both the mara and luke sabers, this saber manages to look completely unlike either.

Mara Jade’s Lightsaber (Modified) 11.3125″ Red

This is the saber shows up in cover art and the comic proper. It also looks slightly different each time, so I first went and tried to get the best possible core design. Then I got annoyed because even with the best possible interpretation of the saber it still looked rather ugly. So I went through and tweaked pretty much everything; it’s still very much the same overall design, just much nicer looking. I feel I could get away with this because comics are always somewhat loose in their interpretation of existing props and besides the saber didn’t get nearly as much field modification as Mara’s Emperor’s Hand saber (I’ll actually very likely post about that at some point too). I think the design is rather nice and unique but on a cannon note, although Zahn himself brought up the idea of Mara constructing her own saber, this particular model does not appear to have actually happened as she still seems to be using the mara saber in Survivor’s Quest. So depending on how depressed I get with the EU in the future, I may end up giving this saber to Idle.

EU, Lightsaber, Long-Winding, Star Wars