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Story Time redux by SvenjaLiv Story Time redux by SvenjaLiv
A new take on "Story Time", for a fic cover. I've cropped it, so you can't see it properly here, but in the background is a big painting of Padmé. It appears in the Solo apartment in the graphic novel adaptation of "The Last Command", and I thought it was perfect for this picture, having Padmé kind of there in the background.

Anyway. This is me trying out a simpler, less realistic style, to fit with the illustrations I've been doing. I'm happy with it; I think little Anakin is my favourite, he's so adorable. :aww: I hope you like it as well.

Media: Adobe Photoshop, Wacom Bamboo tablet.
Time: ~15 hours.
References: Some stills of Han and Leia.

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wortmore Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Erkanna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww ^^ That' really nice ;] Great work :worship:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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taramidala Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I love the faces on the children and the coloring all over!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, it was really nice to do this in colour! ♥
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: This is so cute! Really nice family pic! :D
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like it! :aww:
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Steffel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sweet picture! The mood is great and I love all their expressions. Anakin is really adorable although I have to say that I like Jacen even better. And Leia is so beautiful! Ahh, good times. :)
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it, thank you so much! :heart: I had a blast painting them like this. :aww:
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Harmonice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A nice and cosy family, good job :)!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Harmonice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)!
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Neinel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So cute... all the warmth and love in it... awesome!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm really glad that comes across, thank you!
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earlybird-obi-wan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Lovely and a very sweet moment
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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JediChickFallon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Oh my gosh!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Amazing job!!!!!!!!! It's so cute!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad! Thank you so much! :heart:
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JediChickFallon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
No problem!!!! I love it! :) Great work!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love it, so cute and sweet :heart: !!! the family together for read a history!!! I like their expression!!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a million, dear! :hug: I'm very happy to hear that!
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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EsmeAmelia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, that is so so so sweet! I love the family atmosphere you've createdhere.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, I'm so glad that atmosphere comes across! :aww:
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PurrfectlyUnique Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Too adorable! Moments like this are just too rare in the Star Wars universe. Very sweet and nicely done.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I totally agree with you, they really are. We need more of them in canon. I'm glad you like this one, thank you! :heart:
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PurrfectlyUnique Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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AdministerPlacebo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
:D It's so sweet and cute!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :hug:
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halnarthax87 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
GAAH, again so adorably loveable I can't stand looking at them so happy knowing what happens to them... when did Star Wars turn into 24??
Very nice coloring on this one. They're such cute kids.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, see, with all the crap that canon is putting them through, I think it's good to remember the better times. I love drawing them like this. :D And I'm glad you like it, thanks so much!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
**lip quivers**

Aww... Such a great moment for this family: just the five of them, cuddled on the couch--I can almost hear Harrison Ford's voice, animated and soft, as Han recites the story to his children and wife. Their eyes are all perfectly focused on the holo-pad (or whatever Han's holding here! lol!), and I agree with :iconhayleyskywalker2: that their expressions are all wonderful. I can't help noticing Jacen's hand, wrapped around his mother's arm as he snuggles into her shoulder...almost as though it's this contact he's most contented with, and not necessarily the story... It makes my heart ache, knowing how it all ends up... And with Leia leaning into Han's shoulder, it looks like that scene out of ROTJ...when they're listening to C3PO tell the Ewoks of the history of the rebellion... Just wonderful, dear, and a perfect illustration of the Solos in much happier times! :clap:

FF
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
This was a lot of fun to do. Kind of cathartic, too. A little bit of family time for them. :aww:
I drew on the ROTJ scene a little when I was drawing this, actually. I couldn't actually copy it, since they were facing the wrong way, but it did help to imagine this with their kids. And I'm glad you like Jacen! I've always wanted to see his relationship with Leia explored a bit better. We get it with Jaina, but not Jacen. But anyway, thank you kindly! :hug:
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
"I'm glad you like Jacen! I've always wanted to see his relationship with Leia explored a bit better."

Indeed--there were a few little moments in the NJO series of novels, during the Vong war, when we saw little snippets of Jacen's relationship with his mother, but not many. I guess I always imagined it was actually pretty close: he had the same sort of thoughtful approach to life Leia has, and I always figured that would pull them closer... I also found it telling that in the LOTF series, the only family member Jacen/Caedus envisioned coming to kill him was Leia...it says something about a closeness lost, I think... :( I love this, though--it's a wonderful moment, a beautiful family portrait. :heart:

FF
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I guess I always imagined it was actually pretty close: he had the same sort of thoughtful approach to life Leia has, and I always figured that would pull them closer...

Yes! Me too. I like that idea in theory, Leia and Jacen as a kind of counterbalance to the more impulsive, reckless half of the family. But canon didn't do enough with it, in my opinion... oh well!
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haleyskywalker2 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Wow. A person who looks at this picture can be directly drawn to everyone's eyes. I love their eyes. Great little family moment. awww I love how you demostrated Han's hand (gigantic) compared to Anakin's hand (extremely small). I love Anakin's face, It looks like he is scared then you look at Jaina's face and she looks like she is about to break down and laugh.

Adorable and magnificent!!!

Oh and When I say the back ground painting the first think I thought of was the Padme painting in the Solo's apartment and then I read the description and I was right. :)
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I love how Anakin's expression came ou, he's so intent and absorbed in the story. *lol* Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like this. :hug:

And go you! I wouldn't have thought that anyone would recognise the background. That's pretty hardcore. Respect! ;)
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haleyskywalker2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I have read the comic for the trawn triliogy like over 9 times already. I love that series and the deulogy. I love the NJO, DN triliogy, LotF, and FotJ but everything went down hill after the thrawn duology.

I don't know if you feel the same way, but I still love the books.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I don't like many books after the duology either. Well, Survivor's Quest is good, and I used to love the YJK series, but not so much anymore. The NJO and later stuff got too dark and depressing for me so I pretty much stopped reading after NJO. *lol*
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