Oh dear. This was one of those FAFs where I came away thinking, “Wtf?” It was interesting but I definitely didn’t have any vision going into this and it shows. The first thing I did was start coloring what I thought were the Imperial crests. When I was on my third one, I all of a sudden realized, “Wait a minute, this isn’t the Imperial crest! Isn’t this the Galactic Republic emblem?” Yes, my friends, it is. Why it’s on a picture that includes Darth Vader and the Millennium Falcon left me scratching my head.
But that kind of set the tone for everything else. I felt defeated and that I had done the picture an injustice by switching the blacks and whites. Art is subjective so I could explain it away if I wanted to, but it wouldn’t be the truth. I messed up and then started to get annoyed.
Then I couldn’t figure out if it was Luke or Han Solo’s profile in the picture. Mei-Mei said it was Han Solo but I began to think it was Luke. Sure, there are Falcons but there’s also a lightsaber right next to him! The collar also seems a tad high and Luke’s high collar always annoyed me while he was running around Cloud City. So while I sat there disgruntled, I decided to color him grey because it was a grey area where I didn’t know who it was.
By that point, I threw caution to the winds and thought, “Well, I haven’t use blues in a while so I’ll just go nuts with blue!” The only reason Vader’s helmet is a tan color is because I needed something to offset all the other colors and you can’t do bright happy yellow on Vader. You just can’t.
(Interestingly, Mei-Mei uses similar colors on her Vader, which I definitely didn’t expect!)
Though Mei-Mei’s isn’t too pleased with hers either, I definitely think hers is better than mine this month! Mei-Mei for the win! Be sure to check out her post too.