Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 20, 2011
Image Size
515 KB
Resolution
1000×1000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,784
Favourites
54 (who?)
Comments
41
Downloads
113
×
SWC - Tahiri and Anakin by SvenjaLiv SWC - Tahiri and Anakin by SvenjaLiv
The next in the series: Tahiri Veila and Anakin Solo. Opposites in almost every way, but complementary in all of those ways as well. Tahiri is chattering away, and Anakin is trying to figure out what to say.

This one took a bit longer because Tahiri's feet gave me all the problems I was expecting, and the poses gave me some I wasn't. :roll: And I changed Anakin's hairstyle halfway through because it looked far too tidy for a Solo, and also, it occurred to me that it would require far too much effort and hairspray to maintain, and Anakin being a warrior, he'd hardly have time for that. Yes, I tend to overthink things. :giggle: As for Tahiri's hair, it was that short in Rebirth, so I drew it that way because all the other women's hair will be long, in this series, and variety is good. I think it all turned out okay in the end.

The quotes are from The Golden Globe by Nancy Richardson.

Media: Photoshop and my tablet.
Time: ~18 hours.
References: The Japanese NJO covers, mostly for Anakin's outfit.

Others in the Star Wars couples series:
:bulletpurple: Jaina and Jagged
:bulletpurple: Tenel Ka and Jacen

Note: Don't take this and claim it's yours. If you want to use it anywhere, ask permission, and credit me in some form.

Star Wars belongs to George Lucas.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconpkmn2legacy:
Pkmn2Legacy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I really liked this couple, so was sad to see it go... but I actually enjoyed Legacy very much, because Jacen was always my second favourite character (after Anakin) and it felt like a realistic development of his character in my opinion, even though the ending was slightly lame I loved that too..


And I really enjoy FotJ now, Ben Skywalker is my new favourite character ^^ heh
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Me too! I was so saddened by Anakin's death, it was so bad. But he's still alive in my head, it's all good! And so is Jacen. I actually hated what they did with him, but not just in Legacy, even before that. I didn't finish the Legacy series. :shrug: But to each their own :D

I've heard good things about Ben! I don't really read the books anymore, but he sounds cool.
Reply
:iconpkmn2legacy:
Pkmn2Legacy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Well his character development was interesting and it did make sense... he was empathic and because of that started to question the use of the force, Vergere steered him into a more open minded path which Lumiya could use once he had gotten more knowledge and experience...

I like that you can actually see the path from Jacen to Caedus throughout the series, starting with the moment in NJO that he was captured and ending with the Legacy series
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I guess it did make sense, yeah. But I didn't like it. :P I want my good guys to stay good guys! *lol* He was an interesting character, though. Maybe if I hadn't been so fond of him at the beginning, I'd have enjoyed it more!
Reply
:iconpkmn2legacy:
Pkmn2Legacy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Ha, he was always my favourite character except in the books with Anakin Solo, whom I liked slightly more :P now its Ben tho
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Anakin was pretty awesome, that's true. :D
Reply
:iconsteffel:
Steffel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, this picture makes me sad: So many possibilities for these two and such a sad ending for their story. It's part of the reason I stopped reading SW books.

Anyway, your picture is really lovely. Kudos for drawing naked feet so well. And I really like their hair.
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ohhh, I know, right? Anakin's death was the turning point for me. I gave up on canon after the NJO. I love these two, and I really really wanted to see more of them.

I'm glad you like this, thank you! The feet were... yeah, fun times. :P Cheers!
Reply
:iconzoe-the-pink-ranger:
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Tahiri looks so cute :D
She's one of my favourite characters, and I really wish they had kept Anakin alive so they could get together.
Excellent work on this one :hug:
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, me too! I was so annoyed when they killed him. Then I was annoyed again when they didn't bring him back. :roll: But I'm glad you like this, thanks very much! :aww:
Reply
:iconzoe-the-pink-ranger:
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Bringing him back could've been a disaster, especially if they'd done it badly... like say with a droid that thought it was Anakin's soul inside a mutant cyborg clone body brought back to life to help Corellia obtain independence... oh wait, that's exactly what they did... where's that vomiting icon, because that plot was so lame.

Oh, and you're welcome :hug:
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, yeah, that would've been terrible... oh wait. Uhm. Yep, agree with you, that was a really bad idea *lol*
Reply
:iconzoe-the-pink-ranger:
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
:innocent:
Yeah, there's a reason I think Denning should've stopped at Star by Star (despite Anakin being killed off, that was an awesome book)
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aside from Anakin, yeah, it was a good book! But I agree, it was his last good one. I bought a fantasy novel by him after I read Star by Star and was really disappointed. He seems very hit-and-miss... DNT was definitely a miss.
Reply
:iconzoe-the-pink-ranger:
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
There were a couple of scenes in Invincible (Legacy of the Force book 9) that I liked, but not enough to save it or the series in general for me... or the writer.
Reply
:iconleaderstorm:
LeaderStorm Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this pairing so much. :XD: So pathetic that it didn't really get to be with Anakin dieing and all. D:

But I love the poses and I love how Tahiri looks! So adorable!
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, me too! On both counts. I really really wish canon had given them more time, and lots of it!

Glad you like this, though. Thanks very much! :aww:
Reply
:icondarthfar:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I love how this turned out. :D The inks and flat colours give it a distinct comicbook look, and the nature of Tahiri and Anakin's relationship is apparent here: a certain distance and yet closeness - and, alas, one that never had the chance to grow into much more before Anakin died.
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Hah, the flat colours, yeah... it was much easier than shading. :D But I quite like the effect anyway. And I'm really happy that their relationship comes across that way, it's exactly what I intended. That bit of shyness and uncertainty as well.

Eh. In my head, Anakin is alive and kicking! ;)
Reply
:iconmirax-chan:
Mirax-chan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tahiri looks lovely :clap:
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so, thanks! :D
Reply
:iconjedi-tenken:
Jedi-Tenken Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! I'm with everyone else here... It's just so tragic what happens to Anakin and Tahiri in NJO and they didn't get to be... more... I really hated what they did to the Solo sibs in general. =( I HATED the reasoning from GL even more actually... It's was an utter waste of a character cos the story goes that Episode III was coming out during NJOs novel releases and GL thought people would confuse Anakin Solo with Anakin Skywalker... o_O Epic fail... =/ Am I safe to assume you 3rd will be Jacen and Tenel Ka? ^^
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
The Solo kids really did get the short end of the stick in canon. One of the big reasons why I don't follow it anymore... it just got too much. I prefer reading (good) fanfic at this stage! GL's reasons for having Anakin killed was retarded. Fans getting confused... pfft. So, what, that's why we then had a droid AND a ship both named "Anakin Solo". To avoid name confusion. Riiiiight. :D

The 3rd one will indeed be J/TK! There's a WIP in my scraps if you want a preview. :)
Reply
:iconjedi-tenken:
Jedi-Tenken Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly... I don't follow EU anymore really mainly due to LOTF. I think it should of ended with NJO and that GA and finally the galaxy coming together against a common foe and beating them. Losing Anakin was a waste of a character but if it ended there it would of been okay, kinda... (Although Chewie... unacceptable! Dx) Then LOTF just was garbage... o_O Oh and get this, Kyle Katarn was suppose to be killed in NJO but GL wanted to keep him alive for the possibility of an NJO era Dark Forces game... WTH?! Like his character has no place to go, he and Jan Ors are like NEVER getting married. They're just stagnating and GL keeps him alive for the possibility of making $ and no real reason other than that. Feh... =/
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I couldn't agree more with all of that. Seriously. They've really started to screw it up now... hence why I don't read it anymore. Mind you, an NJO-era video game could be pretty cool. But still, eh, they're just dragging it all out too much now, and in the wrong ways...
Reply
:iconjedi-tenken:
Jedi-Tenken Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, an NJO-era game would be cool... ^^ They need a new X-wing game! =D Yep, definitely dragging! Yay consensus! =)
Reply
:iconfalconfan:
FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Oh, man! :heart: This is just wonderful (and I, like everyone so far, am so sad these two didn't get a chance to be together...)--I love their expressions: Anakin looks SO much like his dad here (something that other artists don't always get across as well) it's almost uncanny--same chin and brows, same baffled expression Han gets when he can't come up with a reply to Leia's comment or question...perfect!! I love Tahiri's sweet, open smile, and the short hair is really quite lovely--and you made sure to give her little bare feeties! The quotes are wonderful, their interaction and obvious affection for each other is beautifully captured...another marvelous addition to a series I'm really loving! :clap:

FF
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, canon REALLY screwed these two over. But hey, at least we have fanfic to give us a bit of what should have been! I'm really happy that you can see Anakin's resemblance to his Dad... the books say he looks the least like anyone else in the family, but I figure there has to be something. I LOVE how his expression turned out, and you're right, it does remind me of Han's as well. Which is awesome. And I'm glad you like Tahiri! The references for her vary SO much it's not funny. Her feet were no end of trouble as well but hey, had to be done. :D

It's awesome that you like it! I'm really enjoying this series as well (even if it's on hold at the moment because another idea interfered, grr). But it's always brilliant when fellow fans approve as well. :D :hug:
Reply
:iconmanycomics:
manycomics Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
more cuteness :love:
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes indeed! They are so adorable in writing, I had to try and get that across :D
Reply
:icondarthjudicare:
DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is very beautiful. I like these characters. I like the clothes of Tahiri Veila, her haircut and their poses. It's sad destiny to these character. :(
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I like them as well. And I'm really glad you like Tahiri's clothes, given that I pretty much had to make that outfit up as I went along. They do have a very sad story, in the end, you're right. :(
Reply
:icondarthjudicare:
DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
Reply
:iconnemonus:
Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I really like Anakin's outfit; it almost defines "Skywalker-Solo". :P
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heh, thanks! :D Glad you approve.
Reply
:iconrbl-m1a2tanker:
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
It's a shame this didn't get a chance to develop further. Stupid killing off Anakin...
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
It really is. That decision still makes no sense to me. Still, at least we have fan fic. :D
Reply
:iconrbl-m1a2tanker:
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
From what Michael Stackpole explained to me, it was an Editorial decision, one that he argued against and why he gave Anakin so much characterization, to make it difficult for them to kill him off.

Alas, Editor won. T_T
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ahhh yes, I read about that somewhere I think. Fair dues to him for trying, I guess. He did do a great job with Anakin though, as I recall...
Reply
:iconhaleyskywalker2:
haleyskywalker2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I love it. anakin trying to find the words to say. I dont think you overthink things because you are right anakin's hair needs to be a little messy since he is after all a solo. I think anakin shouldve lived a lot longer then dying in star by star because i think these two could have a little more of a relationship like idk marrage <-- okay i know i spelled that wrong... Keep up the work :yoda:
Reply
:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, and I'm glad you agree on Anakin's hair! And I'm totally with you - he should have lived a lot longer than he did. It was such a waste of a character, and of a relationship as well, yeah. These two were awesome together.
Reply
Add a Comment: