Monday, August 22, 2011
Luminara Unduli was a Mirialan female who served as a Jedi Master and Senior Jedi General in the fading years of the Galactic Republic. She was a valued advisor to the Jedi Council, the Supreme Chancellor, and the Galactic Senate. During the Clone Wars, she fought with her last Padawan, Barriss Offee, and she was a common and formidable presence at points of crisis, on worlds such as Ilum, Nadiem, and Geonosis. She was killed during the Battle of Kashyyyk when Order 66 was enacted.
She is crouching because I ran out of paper.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
My most recent Quinlan Vos drawing. I've been experimenting with figure drawing more and foreshortening of limbs and bodies, something I've never learned but which is probably the most common comic book convention. The complaint about much comic book art is that you know exactly what to expect when you open the cover, and I think that should change, with much more diversity in the artists and the art.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I am fascinated by the story of the Roman Emperor Caracalla. His name comes from the red cloak that he wore, and he was the first to grant citizenship to everyone in the Roman Empire, but this was more out of a need for more taxes than any kind of magnanimity. He ruled jointly with his slower brother Geta, and caracalla murdered him so that he alone could be Emperor.
He was murdered by one of his own soldiers while taking a piss by the side of the road.