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JediOrder: The Old Republic by Lord-FSan JediOrder: The Old Republic by Lord-FSan
Dedicated to the team at #JediOrder and in the chatroom of the same name, as well as to their members for still being with us.

Painting made for the chatroom #JediOrder's relaunch after it died for about a year.

New settings, new team, new characters
We're hoping to see a lot of people coming by to have fun RPing or simply talking about Star Wars among other things.

Adobe Photoshop CS2, Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet, didn't check on the time.

Photo references for poses by *Ahrum-Stock and =skydancer-stock
Used various boats pictures as reference for the ship on the top left corner, and pictures of the Beech Starship airplane (I think that's how it's called) for the fighter on the top right corner.

I hope you'll like it.

As always, comments/favs/watches are highly appreciated :)
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As I have stated to you earlier in a private conversation, there are several elements of this piece that I really like. The eyes on the man with the scars are really great. What really draws me to them is the realism with the glare and lighting as well as the iris. Really, this has got to be the strongest detail that I cannot stop looking at. By far these are the best eyes you've done. I also love the way you placed the scaring on him, making it move with the skin, rather than just painting it and leaving it. The same applies to Kain (the man I'm assuming is holding the green lightsaber?) his tattoos are applied perfectly, with the right brightness and contrast for the skin. The other element of this piece that I really like (and would like to replicate into my own art as well) is your painting technique on the clothing folds, most notably on the woman with the red hair and white clothes. Magnificent work. It's not over done at all, and has all the little details I love staring at.

And now for the other aspects of the piece that I liked, but never mentioned or went into detail too much. As usual I'm always drawn to your coloring style on hair. I am assuming you make use of the dodge and burn tool a great deal, and it works well. Really well. Not to mention your subjects proportions and details in their "lineart" so to speak, as well as their poses. The other aspect of this piece I like would be your use of textures for the ground. That little detail helps a lot with defining the piece, especially the color choice.

I still am a bit reserve about the white highlighting on Kain (the man with the green saber) I'd still smooth it out in some areas and make some parts "thinner" so to speak. I completely understand the green lighting on the ground, but looking at this in a larger size and in a smaller size, I can see where one might get the impression that the green glow should show a bit more on his body (mostly his lower body, boots and trousers) to be consistent with what is being reflected on the ground. However I also understand that in the movies, the lightsaber glow is rarely ever edited on to the subjects due to the heavy amount of editing it would take to paint the hues onto the actors, frame by frame. So it would either be one or the other, in this case. Both have been done in fan art and official pieces of art. just something to keep in mind that I noticed after looking over the piece again.

Lastly the composition. I can tell you were inspired by the movie posters used for the Star Wars movies. lol It's hard not to notice, since it's a montage, or collage if I may, of things seen within the Star Wars movies (or in this case the time frame used to promote the group #JediOrder roleplay chatroom) My advice for something like this, would be to keep a center focus, meaning having things looking outward. To keep consistency. The only thing that deters the eyes is the ship in the upper left corner. I should have mentioned it before you posted this, but it didn't come to mind until I started thinking of a critique. I'd just flip the image, to where the ship was flying out, rather than towards the subjects, much like the ship on the right side (which is done very well by the way) But with this method, one would have to place the rest of the subjects in the same way, meaning they are facing outward or looking outward. Perhaps their backs of the two in the foreground would be together, and the man with the scars in the background would have to be placed to the other side for this method to work. I don't want to discourage you, it's just something to keep in mind.

How you have it right now works, and can easily be recognized as the "Star Wars" style, not just with the sabers, but the overall feel of it. And since that has been achieved in this piece, that's all that matters to the audience in my personal opinion.

Again, well done. And this is a great piece to promote the revival of #JediOrder!
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really awesome pic x3
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Lord-FSan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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SanguineAngel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Awesome work
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Lord-FSan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, I'm glad you like it :D
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SlipKnoT14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I don't care what people say...Star Wars is awesome! This is also awesome! Good work! :)
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Lord-FSan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks! :D
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SlipKnoT14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
ur welcome!
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hoiist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Filmographer
you should make a council one, or better yet, maybe my picture :icondeathstareplz:
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Lord-FSan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I should indeed.. :paranoid:
But what do you think of this one? xD
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hoiist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Filmographer
Its all right
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