I am really happy with the way this Fan Art Friday turned out. If you read my other ones, especially the ones with characters, there was always some problem I had with the way I colored them. This time – I am pleased with almost everything. I love the colors I chose, I’m happy that Wicket turned out slightly similar to how he looks in ROTJ, and when I combined colors they came out the way I envisioned in my head.
Usually I have a lot more to say about my colorings but because I’m so happy with this, there’s very little to go into. Be sure to check out Mei-Mei‘s picture as well! For those of you who are new to my blog, Mei-Mei and I have the same coloring book and color the same page monthly and compare/contrast.
Overall, a success!
I know there are fans that hate the Ewoks but I don’t get it. I’ve written about this before, but stop with the Ewok hate! Or, at least learn to accept them. All the complaining in the world won’t get rid of Jar Jar or change the fact that the Empire was brought down by little teddy bears. I still think that’s one of the coolest takeaways from ROTJ – you can be small, but change the fate of an entire galaxy. What a great message for so many people! And further, look what happens when you keep an open mind.
Han Solo wanted to shoot the Ewoks. His first reaction was to shoot and ask questions later. Very Han. Leia and Luke decided to pause and assess the situation. Maybe they had a good feeling through the Force, knowing with some inkling that the Ewoks could be a great “asset”. Both did not shoot and possibly create a bad encounter right away. Sure, they almost got eaten but they still didn’t resort to blowing up the village (I don’t know, if I was tied up to stakes with a fire getting ready to roast me, I would probably not be as calm as Luke) once they were free. Because of Leia and Luke’s open mind, they befriended the Ewoks.
That friendship with a species they couldn’t understand helped them bring down a government the Rebellion only had a 1% chance of defeating (this fact was in the last Rebels episode so is now canon booya). Life lessons from Ewoks y’all, life lessons.
Stay tuned for next month’s Fan Art Friday! We’re doing the most feared bounty hunter….(Mei-Mei, it’s the Boba Fett drawing that’s on the left of Grand Moff Tarkin. Closer to the end of the book.)