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Luke v. Yuuzhan Vong Color by AdamWithers Luke v. Yuuzhan Vong Color by AdamWithers
A simple doodle that grew and grew into a time-suckingly-large project. Still, it was a lot of fun.

I'm a huge fan of the New Jedi Order series, and love the Vong as a group of villains - their wild living armor and weapons make for some great visuals. Problem is, I've virtually never seen them depicted as awesomely as I imagined them while reading. This was my attempt to rectify that.

Also, the new Legacy novel series blows hard, and was such a horrific dissapointment that it's nice to look back on the NJO and remember my hope for how things could have been. As a bonus, Luke Skywalker is easily one of my favorite characters in all fiction, so you can't go wrong, there.

Pencil drawing, colored in Photoshop.
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JasonRyder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I would like to see the Vong, but they are likely going to be too creepy for Disney. Still, even if the EU is totally scrapped(I'm pretty much good with scrapping all the post-Endor stuff, except Legacy. Still, I would use some of the better parts to make a new EU.)
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Artist
There's a lot I'd miss, but the beauty of fiction is I can keep liking what I like no matter what they do. ;)
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JasonRyder Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I agree 100%.
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XizerTheGrey Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Wow, amazing job you did here! This is awesome!

The series really REALLY should have ended at the conclusion of the NJO. It solved all plot points, changed things up, it really couldn't be topped and most of all everything had been done by it's end, Vicious Imps, Crazy Alien Xenophobes, Political Intrigue, Criminal Underworld, and Extragalactic Invasion that nearly brought EVERYONE to their knees. That's when you let your characters ride off into the sunset, they earned it.

With that being said I loved the Vong as villains and they gave us new threats and villains that lasted longer than a year(Let's face it all the bad guy Imperials ran wild for a year then were hunted down or betrayed and killed(this does not count total character time as I know it took almost 2 1/2 decades to fully wipe out the Imperial threat) but most villains lasted a max of 3 books and died off. There were no long term Nemesis's out there. Then with the Vong we got Tsvong Lah, Nom Anor(who I loved as a character and couldn't help rooting for as the series progressed), Shimrra and a host of others that lasted well into 9 books but I'm digressing.

Wish I could find someone to do a painting of the Battles of Borleias, Bastion and Borosk
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Yeah, as far as I'm concerned NJO WAS the end. They got as happy an ending as one could hope for in such difficult times, and lived happily ever after. Then fast-forward 100 years to the Legacy comics, which were a lot of fun to read. ;)
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XizerTheGrey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Yeah same with me, though I couldn't get into the Legacy era, seemed like too much of a repeat. I'm an old Imperial so I was pretty happy with NJOs end and just imagined a Galaxy of relative peace after that.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artist
It was and it wasn't. Yes, there was yet another Skywalker on the edge of the dark side, but it played out very differently from what we've seen before. It felt refreshing in the same way that Knights of the Old Republic did--storytelling in a Star Wars setting where anything could happen because none of the characters have any "Plot Armor" to protect them. :)
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XizerTheGrey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I can understand that. There were more than a few bantam books that suffered from that in my opinion(The Black Fleet crisis just to name three that could have been way better)
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GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, I want the new Trilogy to cover the Vong war just because it would be so awesome... you're not the only one who loves the legacy series!

Great job on this BTW.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artist
I am deeply scared about the new trilogy, but who knows? I seriously doubt they'll reference anything from the novels because the one thing it seems we can count on is that nobody making Star Wars cares about contradicting excellent source material. :shrug:
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