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The Star Wars Guide to Bedtime by Teq-Uila The Star Wars Guide to Bedtime by Teq-Uila
The ‘Star Wars’ Good Parent’s Guide to Bedtime

featuring the esteemed:
Count Dooku and Qui-Gon Jinn,
Jango and Boba Fett,
Shmi and Anakin Skywalker,
Grievous and younglings,
Palpatine and Maul.

Warning: Explicit Sentimentality

Characters and 'Star Wars' logo are copyright to Lucasfilm.

Here on tumblr: [link]

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This has been such an on-and-off drawing that I can't remember how I first thought of it. Sometimes I just get urges to draw cute stuff and let's leave it at that. It's also been a cool experiment with using colour on sketches.

These little broken families make me simultaneously gush and cry inside. The softer side of Star Wars never gets enough love.

Pose reference used: [link] by ~DandyStock
EDIT: I just remembered, I also used pose reference for Anakin and Shmi out of 'Treasure Planet''s beginning storytelling scene, it's iconic to me for a 'mother-son' bonding moment. Really sweet and underrated SF animated movie, check it out!

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Comments and thoughts of any kind are most welcome! :blowkiss:
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:iconangelthepauan:
Angelthepauan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Poor Maul! :'(
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Dragontrout Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
The Jango and Boba one gave me so much feels..Awesome job! Love the Kaleesh too!
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:icontomhiddieston:
tomhiddieston Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG QYMAEN THIS IS SO TOUCHING
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:iconanimationsensation:
AnimationSensation Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I fell in love with this Heart it's touching 
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Awh thank you so much, I appreciate it! :heart:
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:iconjewel-firefly:
Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I love this!  I'm glad I found your art (besides the great Anakin art) :)
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Thank you so very much, I am so glad you enjoy my stuff! :la:
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Hahaha, thank you! :D
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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dalek141 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw... The one with Grievous is cute <3 
And the one with Maul is just sad...

Nice work!
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Oh gosh, thank you so much! :hug:
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:icondalek141:
dalek141 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem
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Kronosam Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh, how sad the last one is. :( but all are so adorable I just want to pinch their little cheecks! <3
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LadyNinkharsag Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad, that I have no children in the family old enough to understand this...
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:iconthearcticfox9:
TheArcticFox9 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The one with Qui Gon is adorable and so sweet!Eweplz 
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Aww, thank you so much, I'm glad you like the Qui-Gon picture! :aww: :)
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:iconthearcticfox9:
TheArcticFox9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
This is so beautiful :)
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Thank you kindly! ^^
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
You're welcome :)
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Anrokk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing.
I feel bad for Maul ohh no 
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Thank you! :aww:

Yeah Maul hasn't had a very nice childhood... :fear:
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diggermutant Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I have lousy reading comprehension. Palpatine doesn't know how to do it right XP
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diggermutant Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, you picked the best space parents. Grievous! Kids!
It's quite a change seeing Palpatine taking pity on Maul.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Space parents! :heart: I love this phrase, haha!

Actually, although Palpatine is mean in this picture towards Maul, I'll be submitting a pic soon where they're having a more normal 'family' moment.
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MaulOpress Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Artist

Additional notes for lousy parents is good but why use Darth Maul?

He has suffered a lot!!!

POOR UNHAPPY MAUL!!!

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LokiLaufeyson78 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Additional notes for lousy parents cracked me up.
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Haha, I'm glad you liked that part! (Poor Maul... :noes:)
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Cassim-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Love Qui and Dooku. I love how Dooku just smiles at him.
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Thank you so much! :heart: I love Qui and Dooku too. :)
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Beautiful work....
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Sashaza Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
oh wow, just look at them all - aww no little Maul... I love all of this! It must have taken so long to do, but the amount of care for every single scene and character really shows!
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REORC-HUNK Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, Atleast Grevious was a Good father until He got the Cyborg-Syndrome and Coughing-Chest.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Yeah, I definitely agree. :nod: I don't know what happened to his kids afterwards. I wonder. I assume he didn't contact his family as a cyborg, because his mind was addled into a fighting machine personality with few active memories.
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REORC-HUNK Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They're Probably in the Return of the Jedi Era and Beyond until Their Children are Made, And then Grevious' Legacy of what Sanity he had left will be Remembered.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Oh yes, you make a good point! :clap: I hope that's what happens, by the time of his children's kids, Grievous' people remember him as what he was before his transformation. That's kind of nice instead of sad!
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REORC-HUNK Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed.
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Donatonnaire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Grievous had kids?!
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
According to the Star Wars books at least, yes! :) But Grievous had offspring before he was a cyborg, obviously. :p

Apparently he was a decent father too - his kids worried about him when he received the injuries that would eventually turn him into what we see in the movies.
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Donatonnaire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Interesting, what novels mention his family? Also my pleasure to add you to  my watch list. "We look forward to your career with great interest" ;) I am also contemplating joining your Darth Plagues contest
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I'm not sure how many novels/comics mention his family, but there's definitely a few good chapters about him in 'Labyrinth of Evil' by James Luceno. I am currently reading that. :lol:

(Minor spoiler: He's mentioned as having been seriously injured before becoming a cyborg. His family kept coming to visit him, as he was fully conscious but floating limply in a glass tank. He didn't expect to make it out alive and it hurt him to not die a warrior's death, so he was miserable seeing his kids praying for him every day.)

Hahaha, excellent Palpatine quote use and I appreciate the watch! :highfive:

Ooh, I'd be super happy if you joined the Darth Plagueis contest. :eager: I really hope you'll give it a go!
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littlefoot21676767 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
poor Count Dooku his son dead in nabbo  sad is he is a sith
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
You're so right, Dooku must have felt like Qui-Gon was his son and his death would have helped make him a Sith. :(

At least they had a successful master-apprentice relationship, perhaps Qui-Gon would've turned out less awesome without Dooku's training.
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ninsennansen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute ^^
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:iconteq-uila:
Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thank you! :aww:
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blackgryphon101 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Palpatine needs a lot of lessons in raising a child. Even Grevious isn't as bad.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Ha, yes, you're totally right! :lol: Palpatine really shouldn't be allowed to raise a child without taking serious lessons.
I like to imagine Grievous as not being a bad father, too, because before he became a cyborg, I think he was quite respected in his tribe.
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