Don’t you just love the Original Trilogy with it’s old school, kind of lame names? Perfect example is this weeks Ephant Mon. We all know that the name is really Elephant Man because he’s kind of an elephant. The lack of imagination sometimes for names in the OT was not like it is now.
- Gonk droid (because it makes a “gonk” sound…c’mon!)
- Luke Skywalker (Luke – ordinary English name, Skywalker – because he walks across skies!)
- Mouse droid (because it’s small and makes squeeky sounds)
- Death Star (because it can kill stars and planets. genius)
- X Wing (because it has wings shaped like an x)
Sometimes the genius in these names lies more in knowing exactly what they are, instead of naming it MSE-6 (mouse droid).
I enjoyed coloring this picture and, surprisingly, was going to suggest it sometime soon when it was my turn to pick. I’m glad Mei-Mei picked it and I love the colors I chose. Funny thing is, Ephant Mon has some differing pictures online of what he looks like. Wookiepedia describes him as having blond hair but I could not pick up on that in the photos. It looked more like blond highlights so I chose to go light brownish.
I think I also underestimate the use of the color black. I used it very lightly inside the orange and I really liked the effect. I was tempted to keep it white, but enjoyed seeing this light, light, light black so that it provided a bit of contrast.
Overall, a fun coloring time to be had by me! Don’t forget to check out Mei-Mei’s version. It’s got pink, which I think plays in nicely and you wouldn’t expect. I like both of ours this time so I think it’s a draw!
Mei-Mei – next one is Jabba the Hutt, opposite page of the Yoda we did 2 years ago. Let’s stay on this Jabba theme. 🙂