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The Empire will compensate you by SvenjaLiv The Empire will compensate you by SvenjaLiv
... if he dies.

Another practice painting, learning about tone and colour. The lighting in this scene always makes for a challenge, and it's one of my favourite scenes ever anyway. :aww:

I didn't follow the reference exactly; I brought Han and Leia closer together and left the Ugnaught out of the background. So it's not a perfect rendition of the scene, but I actually like it better this way.

Media: Adobe Photoshop, Wacom Bamboo tablet.
Time: ~2 hours.
Reference: [link]
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ThePix Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is perfection! I can't believe i missed it! :love:
SvenjaLiv Jan 7, 2014   General Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
CQuiggles96 Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow amazing
SvenjaLiv Dec 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!!
SvalaW May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I really love the lighting here. Thrilling atmosphere.
SvenjaLiv May 4, 2013   General Artist
The lighting really makes this scene, I think. Thank you very much! :)
That is so beautiful! I wish I had half your talent!
SvenjaLiv May 21, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! But honestly, I think it's mostly patience and lots and lots of practice. I've been doing this literally all my life, constantly. :XD:
Alderaangirl4366 Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally thoght this was a photo from the movie and since I am fairly new here, I was told this was not the norm, so I was very impressed to find out (what a dope!) that this is a work of art?? I cannot even believe where to start on complementing this...even the light in Han's eyes is like just one millisecond that I recall somehow, in this eternal scene burned in all our minds, as the lights and gas danced around their helpless moment. "cuse my ignorance but when u get time, what is a "Wacom Bamboo Tablet"?

Thanks so much for sharing such talent!
SvenjaLiv Mar 3, 2012   General Artist
Haha, thank you! Yeah, it's definitely a painting. I'm glad you like it, and that it looks realistic - thank you! :hug: I really appreciate your kind words!

Wacom Bamboo is the brand name of a graphics tablet. If you haven't heard of that, it's a device for digital drawing - you plug it into your computer, and use a stylus to draw on the tablet's surface, and your brush strokes and marks will appear on the screen. Google "graphics tablet" or "Wacom tablet" to see what they look like. People use them for digital painting, they're much easier to use for that than a mouse. I hope that explains it!

And thank you! :heart:
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