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Hello peepz :)

Here is the finalised version of the twi'lek jedi ^^
Actually I'm loving how the lights and shadows turned out in the end :)
I tried out a bit more realistic lighting/shading this time. I tried to make an environmentű, thats fitting to the mood.
Also, I changed her expression and face, giving an overall more mature, bit "famme fatale" feel ;)

I love to draw jedi/sith characters :3 The lightsaber offers such a nice lighting/shadow, usually it turns out a total eye-candy :D

Thank you guys for helping me with critiques at the WIPs, it helped me a lot =)
Anyways, let me know what you think ^^

EDIT: nearly forgot to add the lightsaber wound mark correctly XD

Closeup: [link]
WIP reel: [link]
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:icononelord:
Onelord Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I really love this picture. :)
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm gald you like it :D
I loved to fool around with the small details ^^
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Ravel22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I just,last night was thinking about joining a star-wars group & needed to submit a fav to get in.So I pondered 'was ther ever a jedi with a saber-staff?Thanks 4 answering that ?-As is with all your work-I remain in awe.
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hihi ^^
You are welcome :3
And I'm glad you like my work ^^ I really loved to work on this one :3 Somehow the saber-staff looks unique on some characters ^^
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JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very well done, you should be proud :D
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;) Glad you like it :3
And yea, this is still one of me personal faves at least when it comes down to details and mood for sure :D

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tropicana-banana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
You're right about the lightsaber light being eye-candy :P Looks fantastic! I also love her expression, it's challenging but there's also amusement or something there. Lovely draping of her skirt as well :)
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehhe indeed ^^
I always preferred non-jedi/sith since the lighsaber is getting a bit common sight nowdays ;) Besides, a cocky smuggler or a cool bounty hunter is way more interesting ;)

Thanks btw ^^ I usually try to keep the details all good and well on most parts ;) So if somebody takes their time to look around on my drawing, they might notice some smaller details ^^
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htkpeh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool picture
i try to give you some critics which would help maybe:
itīs a thing i see in the most of your pictures: the contrast
in my opinion the contrast is to high and you have mostly high and low tones- less middle tones.
give it a try and finish a picture without using real black or to high saturated colors and at the end you start to create points of high interest with dark and light
i heard a rule: where you want to have no attention, put your lights next to your light and your darks next to your darks and where you want to have the viewers eye, put your lights next to your darks
hope that could help
and keep on,youīre doing a great job
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey ^^

Wow oO Thanks for the tips, these are helpful :3 I just doing things on the drawing that makes sense for me on first glance ^^; I guess that comes when you study from scratch ;P
Eh, yea I realised also that I do tend to use too big gap of contrast ^^; In my more recent drawings I tried to... soften it up a bit =) Good to know that I was spot on with the issue XD
I try to avoid too saturated colors alltogether and pure white and black is a big no-no ^^
I usually try to deepen with dark colors (like purple, brown, ect.) istead of pure black. It makes it kinda... flat out from 3D to 2D. It loses its place in 3D. Same goes for white ^^ Usually if you colour pick on my drawings now, you wont see black and pure white ^^ Only close =)
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oolaaylasienn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist
LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks ^^
Glad you like it ;)
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oolaaylasienn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Your welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;) Glad you like it :3
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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GaboTamashi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesomeee!!!
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe :D
Thanks, glad you like it ;)
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
I suggested this for DD but no idea will you get the feature or not, but surely would deserve it!
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Omg thanks oO
Ah btw... I'll send you a note later this day :3
Got a nice idea about the co-drawing ^^
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Donīt thank, as there is no idea will it be featured or not ((
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Still, thank you for the opportunity and chance :D
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing, but what happened story wise? Did she slay some sith that came into the Council chambers?
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Aliens-of-Star-Wars Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
well I've made the story, I guess you can check it out in my gallery now! but admiring the art is much much much better!!
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hm... as far as I know from what I got from the description, some smugglers/pirates try to assault a jedi training ground to get some holocrons and whatnot. Since they assume there are only mostly initiates and some padawans, it would be an easy job.
But they are in a nasty surpise when they meet with the full fledged twi'lek jedi consuler =)
Thats all ^^ I think the owner of the character will come up with some additional idea to make the story nice for this pic ^^
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denisogloblin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow!
Very good colors and pose!
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :3 Glad you like it ^^
I really love the blue as a light source ;)
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Aeruhl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This kind of work doesn't need praise, because there's really nothing bad one could say about it. However that applies to a lot of art that does not earn it's way into my favorites. It's the character design that won me over.
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^^

I always try to make the characters I draw to have something unique in them. The cloths they use usually tell a small story by themselves and a scar can tell a tale by itself too =)
I think its the details that breathe life into a character. The small details ^^
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lyncon6eco Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
awesome work!
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
Sigh... got to love Star Wars... a lot amazing character, great story and I could go on forever ^^
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
beautiful colouring and lighting!
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^^

Loved to play around with it :D
Was thinking on an orange-ish light, but the blue saber gave a nice mood already ;) so I sticked with blue ^^
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Esstisch Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding work :)
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^^
Glad you like it =)
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Aakami Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love her expression, and this elegant beauty of hers that says femme fatale, indeed c: Really, really awesome piece. But I have to admit that my favourite part is her leg, the lights, the contrast between green and blue, and the colouring of this shoe are just stunning!
I just had to :+fav:. I am sucker for awesome, powerful, beautifl Twi'leks!
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe ^^ Thanks ;)
Well the lighting made the pic more powerful thats for sure ^^
Loved to play around with the different light sources and their effects on her body =) Like... the lightsaber's light is more sharp, the light from above + the reflect from the ground is more subtle, smooth =)
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Aakami Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's what I mean, lightsaber gives you a lot of fantastic opportunities to draw something you normaly wouldn't have chance to do :D And the fact you are a very skilled and wonderful artist doesn't hurt ;)
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*blushes*
Thanks a lot for the compliment ^^
Yup... playing with lights is... just priceless :3 Got to love it ^^ It was always fascinating how the great artists could play with the lights and shadows :D I try to mimic that in mind ;)
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Aakami Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there is a reason, you know, why my favourite classical artist was Caravaggio :D when I first discovered that he was painting with lights more than with shadows, oh, that day changed a lot for me ;)
To tell the truth I am soo tempted now to draw one of the beautiful Jedi women now :giggle:
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Funny is, just until recently I havent really realised that I draw light rather then the shadow ;P One of the deviants here posted a comment about it and I was like :facepalm: seriously... I didnt realise xD
But yea, I do tend to draw light =) Hm, maybe because I really love high contrast that I tend to draw light and shadow in more depth... ? Dont know =) I just like it ^^

Oh, would be curious what would you end up drawing ;)
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome :)
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehhe thanks a lot ;)
Had a lot of fun with it ^^
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Nice work!
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
cool posing and effect.
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
Glad you like it ^^
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CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Excellent pic. I like the the smoke raising off the slash across the the poor guys back.
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
Couldn't leave that out :3 Wanted to make such a scar at least once ^^
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FIYAS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Awesome work and details.
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