This month was my turn to pick and I did the usual – open the page randomly and see where it lands. And here it is: Sebulba. Everyone’s favorite character!
I realized while drawing this how little I know about Sebulba, but his function as a character in the plot of Star Wars is actually quite pivotal. He was Anakin’s nemesis in the podraces and whom Watto bet everything on – including Anakin’s freedom. His character is also a means to create a lot of tension during the podracing, but I feel that’s almost secondary. Podracing was the weakness of that Tatooine slavers, but Sebulba was the cherry on top.
Sebulba was quite boring to color but I find it interesting that Mei-Mei’s picture depicts him in brown, while I used black/grey and only a little bit of brown. I swore his hat was black too, but Mei-Mei went with brown. Kind of begs the question – what color IS Sebulba? It reminded me of when I colored Jabba the Hutt and had issues with picking the perfect colors.
The only point I want to bring up is that I tried my best to color the roses to make it look like they were dying. I imagined someone like Darth Vader or the Emperor to have almost a completely black rose, rotten to the core. But someone like Sebulba, who is, at worst, a cheater and greedy, only has a slightly dying rose. Death at the tips, but not evil to the core and strangling his soul. I then went on a whole thought process on if people can be saved like flowers. For instance, there have been times when I have had flowers that wilt, but when I put them in water, they perk back up again. It was a very intriguing thought discussion with myself, I promise.
I added in the words “Sebulba: Bantha Poodoo” on top because whenever we’ve had a picture like that, with an empty upper space, I feel the need to add some writing. I like the Bantha Poodoo, because he really is a Bantha Poodoo type of Dug.