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Star Wars Legacy
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Tricari Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU'RE the one who drew this?! This is the reason I bought that comic! :O
Tricari Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(in other words, I love it!)
Maddiepantz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
just totally bought the trade paper back with this picture on the cover :)
LilianaVessFanBoy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
"I has force field!" Sorry couldn't resist. Awsome work!
Leppardra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I think that in the "Legacy" series the Jedi Order still existed, only in a diminished capacity. Don't quote me on that, but I believe that's how it goes. :nod:
Seanfall Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Ah I love the Legacy comics. This was one of favorite Covers.
Bonzulac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
This is great... except it reminds me that Lucas decided to make the robes worn generally on Tattooine - by Uncle Owen, Ben, Luke's friends, people passing in the background, etc. - as the Jedi uniform. Why is this the Jedi uniform? It's not what Luke wore when he became a Jedi. It's Tattooine casual wear.

Sorry. Either I'm a nerd, or Lucas lost it. Oh, wait. Or both.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
First off - the straight dope. When I drew this STAR WARS cover of Ghost Luke for Dark Horse Comics, I was told by Lucasfilm that I was to draw Luke dressed as a prequel Jedi Knight (and NOT in his RETURN OF THE JEDI black Jedi outfit), with no lightsaber and two real hands (no glove over the right hand). As a commercial artist, you give the client what they want.

Now for Nerd Talk:

I think what's generally considered to be the "Jedi uniform" - earth tone robes, tunics, obis, and cloaks - is seen on Tatooine by Uncle Owen and the local rubes because it's actually NOT the Jedi uniform.

The Jedi don't HAVE uniforms (none of them dress identical i.e. uniform, and some are dressed are halfway to fancy, usually the ladies). I think the 'Jedi robes' are actually the "ash & sack-cloth" of the STAR WARS universe. It's how poor people dress: loose-fitting, cheap clothing. Since the Jedi are supposed to be without possession, attachment, or wealth (they are monks, basically), they dress like the rest of the poor people of the galaxy. When someone says they spot a Jedi Knight, it has more to do with the lightsaber on the hip than the actual outfit.

Considering how much variation we see in the Old Republic Jedi clothing, Luke's RETURN OF THE JEDI outfit is actually very close to how the male human Jedi dressed, with the exception of it being black. And since the Jedi Knights no longer existed, I guess Luke figured "Well, screw the dress code. Who's gonna yell at me?"

Anyways, that's the story I tell myself. I feel a day is not complete without a solid STAR WARS rationalization.
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Wait, you think the Jedi's are peaceful monks? With light sabers? Yeah... Peaceful AND paranoid? Thats sort of like saying that the monks on Earth have machine guns, or Buddha had a heat seeking rocket launcher. Come on now! Monks? No... More like Rogues and rebels who cling to a faith in a world without hope... Thats how I interpret the Jedi anyway... But hey, thats just me. :/

But anyway, in conclusion, the Jedi would not wear hobo or monk like clothes, but gang and church like clothes, sort of like gangsters who go to church! A jersey, baggy pants, a gun, and maybe a bandanna... Thats how the Jedi would dress, but in THERE world and environment, not the hood or the gang downtown here on Earth, but pretty damn close and metaphorically!

Further more, The Jedi have plenty of possessions! Luke, for example, had two androids he inherited from his dead uncle that he OWNED and took with him everywhere, and ofcourse he owned a light saber, clothes, shoes, and a lunchbox that Yoda would dig through from time to time, I think he owned the x-wing that he crashed into Yodas swamp.

Uh... Just pointing out a few flaws in your theory, one fanboy to another! ;)
E-Matt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, by the time of the Original Trilogy, the Jedi were all spread through the galaxy, or killed. So the Jedi Order was gone at this point.

Luke was never initially a Jedi until he started to learn from Obi-Wan. I wouldn't call these flaws within the Jedi Order, it's just how events turned out.

In most situations, Jedi do negotiate in a peaceful manner. The lightsaber was originally intended to be used for meditation or for self defense. In fact, when the Order first formed they used actual swords and not lightsabers.
But in respect of your opinion, the Jedi Order was founded by multiple factions, warriors, scientists, and priests. So I guess they started off as the "Badass Gang of the Galaxy".
Bonzulac Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
That's a brilliant explanation. If ILM has a No-Prize, I think you just earned one!

Speaking of costumes, I loved your work for the Watchmen movie, and would be honored if you'd give thumbs up or down on my Superman redesign: [link]
Moa-isa-JediKnight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
omigosh! you're the person who drew this picture???
i think ive seen it on the cover of a SW book, i always loved it!! :D
amazing! (like your entire gallery!) he looks just like Mark Hammil!
i probably need to +fave your entire SW section xD
JinnBhai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Artist
The book?
LincolnshirePoacher Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I love Legacy and this is just such an awesome cover. A reminder that even though he's 60-something and still running around fighting Sith in the novels, even Luke Skywalker ends up a force ghost in the end.
artcat1962 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool, Luke in the traditional Jedi garb... I remember seeing this image before. Great job!
joeherb75 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Awsome man!
LoZ-girl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
aaaaaaah so YOU'RE the person who drew this! I saw this in the back of some magazine my little brother reads a while back and really wanted to know who drew it.
Sydsas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Duuude, niiice. XD
leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
The Star Wars Legacy line was the only one I ever bought comics for. All because of awesome cover art and interior story art like this.
immortaldogskull Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Leppardra Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I've seen this cover in the bookstores! If this is your work, I applaud you for scoring a bull's-eye. :w00t:

I know this drawing is for the Cade Skywalker series. It's set in the future, long after Luke Skywalker has died and following a second Jedi purge. Luke popping up as a Force ghost to pester the reluctant Cade is no surprise; he's powerful enough to do it. It doesn't sadden me that in this timeline Luke is no longer living; what would sadden me is if, like his wife Mara Jade, he died in a way that was unfitting for a Jedi. Which he might, but I hope not. :nod:
LOGAN-AND Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
wonderfull work!

batjoke666 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
looks like a pic of mark hamill back in the day, this is amazing art, i think i saw the comic before too. i love it just simply awesome! Luke Skywalker is the ultimate jedi!
EriOmIn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i was use u art here [link]
Reiku03 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
darkruler64 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Luke brought what I call REAL ballance
madrey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
makes me sad seeing luke as a ghost
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love the way you achieve this natural, soft and yet crisp look in your digital colourings. I love it.
Siraea Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Aww! I haven't read that far in the Expanded Universe novels (only got up to Vector Prime before stopping, cuz Chewbacca's death just upset me D:), but this is really wonderful. ^_^ I agree, I love the throwback to the Old Republic with the Jedi robes as well. :D Kinda like a "what if" scenario with Luke having been trained by the Old Jedi, rather than having to become the first of the New ones. Hmm.

Your illustrations are awesome. :D :w00t: I love how you manage to capture their likenesses so well.
Sigeram Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
wait Chewbacca dies... D8 noeesss. i haven't read SW expanded universe yet. damn you.
Siraea Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
OMFG I'M SO SORRY. D: I thought you had! >_< It's been out for years... *sigh* I stopped reading after that, anyways. :( But you still don't know exactly when, why, where, or how, so that's still a mystery? Maybe? Please don't hurt me. T_T
Sigeram Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
true ty for the reminder ^.^
snafflebit Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
This is one of my favorite interpretations of Luke, ever. It's pretty simple, but he looks very peaceful and wise - and the robes are a nice throwback to Ben.
effix35 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Le vrai héros de la trilogie, injustement mis de coté...

Good work, he looks like Mark hamill ^^
122476 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
luke kenobi?!
Vilabela Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
More like... Luke as a Force Ghost... :(
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like this a lot!
bigboss1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never seen this one before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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