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
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Here on tumblr: [link]
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!
Comments and thoughts of any kind are most welcome!
And the one with Maul is just sad...
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.
Additional notes for lousy parents is good but why use Darth Maul?
He has suffered a lot!!!
POOR UNHAPPY MAUL!!!
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.
(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!
Ooh, I'd be super happy if you joined the Darth Plagueis contest. I really hope you'll give it a go!
At least they had a successful master-apprentice relationship, perhaps Qui-Gon would've turned out less awesome without Dooku's training.
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.
I freaking strongly dislike Palpatine. (I try not to hate... even fictional characters...)
Palpatine's one of my fave SW villains, however he is utterly unworthy to be a parent figure. I agree, hating characters is pointless as they don't exist; disliking something they represent is understandable though.