Let’s just get it out there and talk about the elephant in the room: Anakin’s skin color. Yup. Total fail/mess up. BUT I HAVE AN EXCUSE. My colored pencils are one of those big “50 different shades!” boxes of colored pencils. As such, sometimes the colors look a little similar on the outside but when you actually draw on the paper – they come out way different.
I had two such pencils lying near each other. One I was going to blend into Anakin’s clothing and the other was for his skin. I used the wrong color (clearly). Then I tried to rectify the situation and as I am possibly one of the worst people with art and therefore do not know what happens when you blend two colors – I came out with green. So then I tried to rectify it again and I think he kind of came out looking like some versions of Toad from X-Men.
Ah, well. You win some, you lose some, right?
Barring Anakin’s skin color, I’m actually quite pleased with what I did. I thought the circles behind him reminded me of water and since we definitely had fire, I wanted to create a feeling of conflicting emotions within Anakin since this is a “transitional Anakin”…i.e. Anakin from AOTC where he’s not quite good, but not quite bad either.
Below him, I did some foreshadowing and made the red veins look like Mustafar, the planet that seals his fate as Darth Vader. I used different oranges and reds throughout the picture. I think I’m most pleased with the flame. That’s an example of blending colors gone right.
Overall – a cool picture and I had fun doing it and playing with different themes from Anakin’s life.
Be sure to check out Mei-Mei’s picture once she has it up!
Unfortunately, Mei-Mei, we are moving houses so I won’t be able to participate in the next few. Can I start back up in September? Let me know!