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The Sum Of Their Parts by SvenjaLiv The Sum Of Their Parts by SvenjaLiv
This drawing was an accident. I meant to draw someone else altogether, but then he looked like Anakin Solo, so I went with that. So here they are - Anakin Solo and Tahiri Veila, two of my favourite SW characters and one of my favourite pairings. The title comes from a quote from Ikrit, in Conquest:

"Remember - together, you are stronger than the sum of your parts."

So I wanted to illustrate that. On the bottom left you have Tahiri as a little girl, dressed in Tusken garb and riding on her pet bantha. On the right is Anakin as a boy, tinkering with something on the Millennium Falcon. And in the middle are Anakin and Tahiri in the middle of their game where they jump and fall together, using the Force to slow each other down.

Not many references this time - I'm trying to move away from using them. Anakin is based on the various covers of NJO books, because the guy I was drawing ended up looking like that. Like I said, I didn't mean to draw him. :giggle: Everything else is mostly freehand. I did use my own hands as a reference when drawing their clasped ones, and let me tell you, it's not easy to draw while holding hands with yourself. :D But yeah, that's pretty much it.

Disclaimer: I have no idea if that's what bantha cubs look like; I couldn't find a reference so it's pretty much made up.

Media: Pencils on Bristol paper.
Time: About 20 hours.
References: The cover of Conquest for Anakin (accidentally, I guess), pictures of Clémence Poésy for Tahiri's eyes, and a picture of a Tusken Raider child.

Details part 1: [link]
Details part 2: [link]
Details part 3: [link]

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.
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Revans-Rubber-Duckie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Even if that's not what a bantha is supposed to look like, he is adorable and now head-canon.

The piece itself is very well done! I think it captures the characters rather well! :)
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, that's awesome. :aww: Thank you very much!
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RubyRabb1t Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Seriously, your SW EU art is killing me it's so perfect.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well I'm glad you like it! Thank you!
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HarukaMoon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Writer
Aw, so beautiful. I absolutely adore it! Love Tahiri and Anakin.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Me too, they're awesome characters and so adorable together. :aww:
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Oh, and for some reason, the way you've drawn Tahiri in the main image brings to mind a young Kirsten Dunst.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, you're not the first person to say this to me, actually. I can kind of see it, too. Odd, because I used a few people as references, but not Kirsten. :D
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
It would seem that life moves in mysterious ways :D
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
It would indeed! :D But well, you know, geniuses think alike or however that saying goes!
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Something like that ;)
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Beautifully shaded, wonderfully realised, and just plain awesome :glomp:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
My pleasure :hug:
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PyroPrincess00 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Your portraits, as always, are amazing. But I love that you went ahead and drew what you believe a bantha cub might look like, that's what imagination is and we don't need a photo reference for that. Kudos! :hug:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp: And I'm glad you like the bantha cub, it was fun... I like drawing from imagination. Doesn't turn out nearly as "perfect" as with a reference, but it's more fun somehow. More free or something.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Hooray for more of your EU art! :D I found Tahiri and Anakin's story particularly tragic, because it was really very well developed and had you rooting for them - and then Denning went and killed off Anakin, oi. So I find this a particularly fitting and beautiful tribute to two of my favourite "new generation" characters. The montage is very nicely done.

Oh, and Tahiri and the bantha are equal parts Cute. :D
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah... Anakin was one of my favourite characters. When they killed him, I pretty much gave up on canon. A/T are so bittersweet.

I'm glad you like this, thank you! :D
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Steffel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sweet picture. Tahiri looks really pretty, especially her hair turned out great. Great job with the details as well - it makes the picture wonderfully complex.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yay, glad you think she's pretty! That's great. And her hair gave me trouble, so I'm glad to hear that, too! Thank you very much!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
This is just gorgeous, and such a wonderful composition, too, with little snippets from their lives before and then after they met at the Academy... I have to agree with all the comments so far: the crispness of the linework is outstanding (and Tahiri reminds me of Kirsten Dunst when she was younger!); the falling scene is remarkable, with the figures so fluid in appearance (and if you had trouble with the hands, it sure doesn't show!). The vine-covered wall behind them is obviously from the Academy, and the ancient structures on the site--excellent addition, that. Lovely, all around! :clap::clap:

FF
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
The composition was an accident as usual - I'm glad it worked out okay! Hmm, Kirsten Dunst... I hadn't considered that, but now that you say it, I can see it too! Heh. :D Thank you so much for your kind comments, as always! :hug:
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
It really is wonderful, and you're quite welcome! :D

FF
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I lovce it, your drawing is very beautiful and the characters are very well drawn.:)
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's really kind of you!
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome. :)
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axlaru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Writer
I love them jumping. It's adorable. They're one of my favorite pairings too.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
I always loved that idea when I read it, so drawing it was fun. They're so adorable together, aren't they? :D
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axlaru Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Writer
They are.
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manycomics Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I like the clean composition and the poses in the falling scene are interesting. good work! :)
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. The falling scene was fun to do. :D
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my!!! This is so gorgeous! This looks so crisp, to my eyes its very distinct from some of your other work.
Awesome job sweets!! :boogie:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D I think - I think, and you can probably tell better than I can - that it's better than the other pencil drawings I've been turning out lately. I really got into this one...

Anyway, thank you! :hug:
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Very nice! Her eyes have beautiful clarity, and I love how you've done the clothes in the falling scene. This really is like seeing the books come to life.

Oh, Tahiri, your life is so complicated and messed up.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, that's really great to hear. The clothes were a challenge, but also a lot of fun. I discovered that I quite like drawing folds of fabric. :D I'm so proud that this is bringing the books to life, that's a huge compliment - thank you!

And yes, poor Tahiri... I'm resolutely ignoring canon now though. In my head, both she and Anakin are still like this: together, strong, and happy.
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khinson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love it! It is wonderful to see characters I've read about come to life in a drawing!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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