Great piece! I still have a Force feeling that we're gonna see more of the "Sword of the Jedi" in SOME capacity in the future...not just wishful thinking, but I truly, truly feel that...! #TheForceLives
wow very nice i was on kotaku today, they were showing the jaina solo statue by Kotobukiya. so i wanted to check out some jaina solo art. this is one of the ones that came out to me. i really enjoy this one very cool
To be honest? No reason, because I have zero familiarity with the character as I don't read the novels nor do I plan to. This was just a sketch card commission, and I just wanted to add decorative elements by using flowers.
I *hate* the New Jedi Order novels with the burning passion of a thousand Foreman grills!
They took my childhood (Spent reading Young Jedi Knights), bent it over the barrel and had their way with it with a lightsaber... X_X
I think the writers took a page from the 'How to' book made by the people responsible for the comic crossover series 'Countdown'. 'Hurr hurr! Let's fill it with as many shock deaths as pooshible! Hurr!'
I know a guy who knew the chief writer of that shlock, and he said the Yuuzhang Voong (Or whatever the frak they're called) were recycled from an idea that got rejected by a publisher of D&D books. Same idea, same ships, same theme of biological tools and weapons, same race to a T. What made them think that if it wasn't good enough to a roleplaying game publisher, that it'd be good enough for Star Wars?
Killed Anakin, killed Chewie, killed Ithor, killed Mara Jade... Made Jacen Solo turn, most uncharacteristically, to the dark side... (How original!)
But despite all that, thoroughly AWESOME pic, Aimo! ^_^
Helps me remember Young Jedi Knights and the other pre-New Jedi Order books as they were, before the universe and mythos was taken a thorough dumping on by some brooding emo mama's boy.
If you do draw Jacen, I beg of you, draw him as he was before the violation of all things good and holy known as New Jedi Order came around ^_^;
Though, you gotta agree, the prospect of Jaina being the first Empress of the new Empire and founder of the Imperial Knights could get interesting... It's probably the only good thing I know that will happen. "Last of the Skywalkers" sounds far less fun.
Couldn't agree with you more on all of that Zuucka, I too spent my youth reading all those books, and despite a few cool things in the later series, I was highly disappointed. Very uncharacteristic of Jason!
But as for the artwork here I think beautiful, I really like the sheen on the pants, and the flowers in the background. Nice expression too!