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The Brothers Skywalker by SMH-REDELK The Brothers Skywalker by SMH-REDELK
I thought, after viewing, 's illustration of Ben Skywalker [link] that it would be kind of cool to draw a Expanded Universe meets Alternate Universe of Luke's kids, well okay just his sons (the one he has with Mara EU and the two with Lana AU) So this is what came out.

From left to right is Justin, Deven and Ben (though why Luke didn't name his own EU son after his real father or after the man that raised him is beyond me. He spent more quality time with Yoda then he did with Ben so go fig... :O_o::confused:) As I'm sure you all know that I don't read the EU. Still I love Luke and so I must draw his EU son with Mara.

Not knowing what he looked like I used Amiry's illustration of Ben to help give me a guideline, with her permission of course. I used the uniform that she drew him in and found some really old photo refs I had of Mark Hamill. And so with uncounted hours, which stretched into days, and several used prisma colored pencils I finished it.
I have to say that I am very happy with the way Ben turned out. He really came to life for me as I was laying down his base colors. I love his eyes. I made them a kind of peacock blue/green. The only thing I'm not terribly happy with is his hair style. For some reason it just did not want to work out for me. I was going for the Anakin Skywalker untidy look and well this is what I ended up with. Not knowing Ben's personality I gave him a typical farm boy look of sweetness that his father once had. His stance is a little more easy going than his AU brothers.

Ben sports Luke's first lightsaber, which I'm told was given to Mara by Luke :confused: So I guess in a way it's really his mother's lightsaber, which is funny because Justin is sporting his mother's lightsaber too (though it may look simular to Luke's first saber it is not.) Look closely at the differences, I'm quite pleased with that.:XD: Justin's saber is modled after the Graflex that my husband gave me in the line for RotJ, the day we met.
I'm also quite proud of how Justin and his little brother Deven turned out. Creature makes it his task gaurding the youngest Skywalker son, as Deven is a quiet, somewhat shy person, who manages to find himself in some of the worst situations (quite by accident mind you.) He doesn't go out of his way to find adventure. Adventure usually finds him. I think it actively seeks him out really.

Okaaaay ENOUGH of the T.M.I. Enjoy Luke's sons.=D
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FanofFandoms Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
So, if Luke still had Ben with Mara in your AU, how does his relationship with Lana work? Is Luke an adulterer? Were the kids born out of wedlock? Or did Mara die?
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
No Luke is not an adulterer. And yes he is married to Lana, who is simply an AU character where Mara dose not exist. George Lucas has, on some occasions, stated that the extended universe stories bear no impact on his filmed universe, which I'm fine with.
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Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Love it! Is it a Griffin I Devens shoulder
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Thank you. I call Creature, aka Creach, a reverse griffin. He has short front paws, snowy owl hind legs and a prehensile tail. XD
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Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks
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B15works Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo cute! and well done!! I LOVE it!!Love  This is my new favorite.  Yeah, I think Luke and Mara should've had at least one more child after Ben in the original books, I think it would've made everything a lot better. But, all well, that's why there's AU to play with=P (Razz) 
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maxevry Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:D HEY! I included this piece in my article "The 25 Best Pieces of 'Star Wars Episode 7' Fanart" for MTV NextMovie. Here's the link: [link]
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thank you.
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faketohma Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
i find this interesting cause before ben even existed..i invented my own skywalker children...and the son of one of them was named Devin (different spelling)

and before you think I forgot...the drawing is really stellar. better than i could ever do..and i've tried
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Very cool. what's that saying. . . Ah yes. . . Great minds think alike. XD
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faketohma Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
so...have you read Legacy of the force series
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Have no interest in reading the expanded universe. When I write my SW fiction I stick to the original unaltered trilogy, their novels and the radio show adaptations. I didn't want other writers to influence the way I wrote my story. XD

I only know the things that are important to Luke, Han and Leia and that someone killed off Chewie. That is all I really know.
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faketohma Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
yea...i figured that out after i read one post of yours...i read them..because it keeps my interest..not bored. and....well cure my love for star wars
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Waya-etsa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
"He spent more quality time with Yoda then he did with Ben so go fig..."

Remember though, he knew Ben growing up... it wasn't just that little bit we see in the movies.
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Ze-ella Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Wow, awesome work! Ben looks waaay yummy!
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Thank you so much.=D
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Ze-ella Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Thanks for posting it! Awesome work! :D
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kradio Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
but they're not correllian....
why do they have correl blood stripes? WHY?
Mara is Courecaunti, and Luke is from Tatooine, no Corellian blood at all, why do they have blood stripes?
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
The two boys on the right are AU characters. Justin and Devon Skywalker are half Corellian, as their mother Lana Solo-Skywalker is full Corellian. =D
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kradio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I got that they were AU

Lana?

You say one is Ben Skywalker?
Lana Solo is, and never would be a Skywalker, Luke wouldn't wed himself to anybody else, that and Solo is a VERY uncommon name.
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Well thank you for your unsolicited opinion. I'll say this; we must agree to disagree on this matter. Have a nice day.
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kradio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
okay...
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Nakiliel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
BEN'S THE BEST =)
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
:XD: I'm glad you like Ben. To answer your qeustion about Deven's age, well I'd say that in this portrait he is 13. He's five years younger than his older brother so that puts Justin at about 20 and I figure Ben is about the same age as Justin.

:laughing: I like Justin's smile too, It's his daddy's smile.:heart:
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amiry Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! Luke didn't name his son after his father because Leia beat him to it, LOL. I'm not really sure why he named him Ben either, but then I have not read that far into the New Jedi Order. And I knwo the story of how Luke's old saber came to belong to Mara is a bit confusing, but not if you read it of course. ^-^
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
Actually I must confess that a friend told me the how on Luke's saber coming into Mara's possession. I think it's a bit far fetched because I seemed to rememer Lucas saying that the planet Besbin was like Jupiter, an uninhabitable planet of gas. The planets Tibanna gases is what Cloud City was supposed to be mining or so I thought. Oh well it doesn't really matter cause I always loved that first saber. It was such a pretty blue.=D
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kagomelovesinu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
wow I LOVE this! :heart: It's amazing how they all look like Luke in their own special way..neat! I really like how Deven and Ben look :D
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
Thanks.:blush: Yeah Ben and Deven seem to be getting all the nods. Glad you like Luke's sons.=D
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Nakiliel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
i still wonder how you can draw such beautiful faces... =)
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
I have good references. :XD:
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bloodmaiden01 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006   Writer
*pinches their cheeks* Their all so cute! :love: Good job
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
:laughing: Thank you. I'm glad you like them.:blush:

On an other note; Did you get your computer working again?
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bloodmaiden01 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006   Writer
No, its still at a friends house :cries: Hopefully, I'll have it back by this weekend, but I won't get my hopes. The guy said its the most efed up computer, hes ever worked on:giggle:
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
OOOooooI'm sorry to hear that your computer is still down. I do hope you get it back soon. I expect that you will have a ton of new art to post as soon as you get it back.=D
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WinterTears Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
You met your husband in The Line? Now that is an awsome story, my friend.

I love your drawing! I find it wonderfull that even though you don't follow the EU, you managed to get Ben spot on! Simply wonderfull work.
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
Yep I met him in the line waaay back in 1983.:XD:

Thank you I'm glad that you enjoyed my take on Ben. So when you say spot on, just what does that mean? Did I get his very short personality description right or was it just the illustration itself that was spot on? Sorry to ask such a silly question, but this is how I get my info on the EU. I find out through friends that have read the books.:lol:
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WinterTears Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
I meant that he looked exactly like I pictured him when I read the books.

...except I don't think he'd have a lightsaber. He hates the Force.
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PlumPetalPixie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks FANTASTIC!!! Eeeehh look at Creature, he's so cute and fuzzy! *snuggles him*
Awesome work!
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
:laughing: Yep there he is in all his uh. . . sleepiness.:lol:

Thank you. Glad you like the illustration.=D
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Cheaster Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
Kewl! :jedi:
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
=D:thanks: Thank you.
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ComatoseSiren Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
Oh gosh, where do I start???

:heart: :heart: :love: :love: :faint: :faint: :dance:

I have always admired the way that you color and draw hair. And all of the boys hair has this vibrant variance that I love, as do their expressions. And those lightsabers are beyond impressive. =D I need to take a lesson from you on lightsaber design! I'm just so lazy! XD GUH, the vivid eye colors.... :drool: Absolutely gorgeous!

I have ALWAYS wanted to see what Creature looks like! And I love how he finds his way through the family, from Lana to Deven! XD Looking at Ben and Deven next to each other, they remind me so much of Jacen and Anakin Solo, older brother and younger brother! I wonder if Ben will ever have a sibling, the way Deven does? The closest thing he has is his cousin Jacen.

And Justin's smile.... XDDDD It's got this sharp (Corellian looking!) pride! XD These are some precious looking boys; I can get vibes off of each of them about their personalities. They are VERY alive. :nod:

I'll stop ranting. XD I love it. :heart:
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
:blush::blush: Oh my goodness, I mean, wickedness!!! You've gone and done it again, you've made me turn my native shade. :blush::blush: Honestly I didn't design Lana's lightsaber (well okay I did put the leather tie around it to give it a more individual look)But other than that I only copied the Graflex design from the one my husband gave me waaaaay back when.

Yeah I molded Creature's attatchment to Deven after my first dog Tatonka. Once my oldest son was born he stopped following me around and started looking after my son. I miss that dog.:sniff: But a part of him is alive and well within Creach.=D

So how many years older is Jacen from Ben?

Funny you should mention Justin's charming Corellian smile, I was going to say something about it but the more I looked at it the more I thought I should let everybody find it for themselfs, rather than point it out. Besides I had already written waay toooooo much. You should have seen how much I wrote and the deleted on the artists comments. It took me forever to write the little bit I did put up.:XD:

Rant all you want. You know I'll listen and rant right back.:laughing:
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ComatoseSiren Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Jacen is probably 17 years or so older than Ben. =D :heart: Nothing makes me happier than Skywalkers and Solos.... XDDDD
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renaissance1912 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
I like Deven's expression; he seems very thoughtful... and the lightsabers are great. =D

You and your husband met in the line for RotJ? Wow... your life is so... Star Wars-centered.... :XD:
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
Yep we honestly met in the line for RotJ. We were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. And yes he did actually hand me his lightsaber, cause I was all crazy over it. I'd never see a real one before and then he hands it to me and says that I could hold on to it, he'd get it back later, after the movie was over. So I was, "Thank you, thank you, thank you," and then I walked away, beaming, to go stand back in the line with my other friends. He never did find me after the movie was over, but he did manage to track me down about a month later. The rest is too long to tell, but it ended happy enough. Come this April we will have been married for 15 years. =D

Star Wars is just my creative outlet for art and writing. Still I guess if it hadn't been for my obsession for Luke Skywalker I might never have met my husband. I love them both.:love:
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renaissance1912 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
=D You are lucky! :glomp:
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renaissance1912 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
=D You are lucky! :glomp:
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Feantauriel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
Man I love those eyes (Ben's)!! *ahem* Me and the blue-green eye obsession.... :blushes: :blushes:.....:D
I like his hair color too--it's the same color as mine!

This is really nicely drawn. I like your style with colored pencils
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SMH-REDELK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
Thank you. I'm glad that you find Ben's eyes attractive. You can thank Mark Hamill for that, all I did was draw his eyes and colored them differently for Ben.=D
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