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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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B15works Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional 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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:iconmaxevry:
: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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:iconfaketohma:
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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:iconsmh-redelk:
Very cool. what's that saying. . . Ah yes. . . Great minds think alike. XD
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:iconfaketohma:
so...have you read Legacy of the force series
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:iconsmh-redelk:
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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:iconfaketohma:
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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:iconwaya-etsa:
"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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:iconze-ella:
Wow, awesome work! Ben looks waaay yummy!
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