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Lovers - Tenel Ka, Jacen Solo by saith100 Lovers - Tenel Ka, Jacen Solo by saith100
This is yet another Legacy era Star Wars fan art but this time I tryied a new graphic approach (less realistic, but with a more original style, I hope…), and I decided to put my characters in situation rather than doing the usual promo picture like iconic image.
The two characters in question are two of my favorites from the Star Wars expanded universe and I triyed to do them as much justice as possible.

I put Queen mother Tenel Ka Djo in real queen outfit instead of that awfull lizard skin outfit they usually depict her with. Off course, I used official art as a reference for her face (particularly this one), but tryied to pretty her a bit (I think she looks too masculine on most of the art while she's supposed to look attractive as is requested from any major personality in the beauty obsessed culture of Hapes). In the process of prettying her I actually increased the already existing ressemblance with a famous actress you might have noticed ;) I also added freckles to her face and body to accentuate the red haired girl physique and added a beauty spot wich I think adds sexyness. The queenish attitude is of course intentional, she still can act proud with the arm she has left.
The other character is her secret lover Jacen Solo (son of Han and Leia) whom I have already depicted many times so I won't go on details about him (see reference picture).

The scene happens on Hapes and the background is inspired by the style usually associated with everything architectural depicted for this planet.

Now the rest is up to you guys ! I'll let you make your own interpretation of the scene and the characters' behaviour. I'll be interested in hearing what's everyone's guess is
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NeverStopDesigning Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
did you paint this or is it photo manipulation?
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Desba Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Artist
She looks sad, and he looks like he's trying to either explain something so she isn't mad at him, or like he's tryin' to figure out what's wrong. I like it a lot. Great job.
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morri85 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I like the colour , looks a bit like technicolor, so like a old movie ^^
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jonathanshummingbird Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Love it.=) there's some tension between the lovers.
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Kythinax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Very Good
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AlexTokmakchiev Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Absolutely incredible. It's amazing how you managed to recreate their feelings and emotions so deeply. Especially the look in Tenel Ka's eyes. It is as she is hurt, betrayed, disappointed and in pain, but that cannot stop her from loving Jacen, because her love for him is true and strong. She has devoted to him completely and that is both her joy and her curse. She has chosen to live this way, to love him despite everything. Despite her pain.
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En-Taiho Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
great artwork and it's good to see Tenel Ka together with Jacen, i like it ^^
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JediSeeker1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
very cool!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really romantic!
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hexterah Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so so soooo gorgeous~ <333333 I love your style and I love the way the way they both look so much! I also love that you gave Tenel Ka freckles. :D And the emotion on their faces is perfect~
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rurouni-jedi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
AHHHHHHHHHH I DIED FROM THE AWESOMENESS
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Theo-Kyp-Serenno Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really amazing :D and she kinda look like to me Jennifer Garner
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my though exactly!
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Theo-Kyp-Serenno Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she really does from elektra. :D
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Ryua Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really do like this new style. It's a good blending of realistic and a more... smudgy artistic form. I can't quite think of how to describe my thinking on it.
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mMathab Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Woot!
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ecanerdygirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
:iconepic-winplz: <--that does not express its win enough
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Todd-the-fox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010   General Artist
This is amazing :omg:
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: IMPRESSIONANT!!! J'écris en francais car mon anglais n'est pas très bon :ashamed: . Votre tavail est vraiment impressionant et vraiment représentatif de ces deux personnages ainsi que la situation. Au début, j'été sans voix, car c'est tellement réaliste. Ils semblent se cacher pour que personne ne l'est voit. J'ai l'impression qu'elle est ne veut pas se laisser se faire embrasser. Je trouve aussi que ce travail montre bien ce qu'est leur amour: caché et interdit et tragique. C'est une bonne idée d'avoir changé la tenue de Tenel Ka, aussi d'avoir changé sa coiffure qui n'est plus ses habituelles tresses et d'avoir rajouté une couronne, maintenant elle ressemble à une véritable reine, par contre j'ai l'impression quelle semble serrée dans sa robe. J'adore l'apparence de Jacen Solo, sa tenue noire, le rend sombre et je suppose qu'il se rapproche du coté obscur. :)
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Hinaloth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Seeing this instantly made me think of when Jacen comes to ask her to help the bugs against the Chiss... so right before the Chume'da's conception.

As for the style itself... I don't know. Looks... a bit like cut-and-paste, which isn't my prefered style.

Style, great art, great scene, SW powa and all!
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Venexa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! I love when someone brings Jacen as Caedus to life and his black outfit makes him look so attractive :-P
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GracieKane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Wow, I just died with this. It's awsome, beautyful, realistic, dramatic... I have not enough words.
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