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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   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   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   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   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   General Artist
It would indeed! :D But well, you know, geniuses think alike or however that saying goes!
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