I had so much fun doing this picture. I didn’t do my normal, random let-the-book-fall-open-where-it-will-and-pick-a-piece but instead I found this while working on last month’s Leia portrait and fell in love because there are lightsabers! We all know how much I love lightsabers (so much that I think that could have been another reason I didn’t like Rogue One as much as the Saga movies).
Originally, I didn’t look at the lightsabers too closely so I was going to do green (my favorite color lightsaber) and red. But when I actually began to work on it, I realized that they were two distinct character lightsabers: Obi-Wan and Anakin.
Well, there was no question to what I would do after that. When I did not realize whose lightsabers these were, I was going to make the mandala/background very industrial with greys and blacks. But no way – I had to make this Mustafar themed!
I believe that’s why I had so much fun: it’s rare in these pictures that I have been able to use a lot of orange, reds, and yellows. Because of that, I didn’t let myself go choose anything but shades in that range. I used as many different fiery hues as possible and they ranged from brown-red to golden yellow.
I kept the end half-circles on the mandala for my industrial look and I’m happy with that choice.
I have to say – this picture was up there for me in my favorites because 1) lightsabers, and 2) all the colors I got to use that I don’t normally pick.
Don’t forget to check out Mei-Mei’s interpretation of this picture!