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Here is the second and final page to my Force Awakens fan comic. Page one can be found here: foxxfireart.deviantart.com/art…
I really liked how it tied back to what she said to Maz in the basement. How she wouldn’t touch the lightsaber again, but called it to her to save her friend. It was the moment she made the choice to get involved, her hero moment.
Rey goes through stages in each panel that you can see on Daisy Ridley’s face in the scene. She goes from fear, reluctance, anger, and determination.
This picture had a lot of changes and evolution from its original concept. The Patreon supporters can go back and see those. I was just nearly wrapping up when I went to find the color for Rey’s narration text background. While looking at the Disney Infinity picture, I discovered the character’s eyes were more green. It was an easy enough change, but I’m still glad I caught that.
I was experimenting with using Japanese sound effects in place of English.
The kanji in the last panel is for 目覚める (mezameru). It means, “to awaken to (instinct, ability, perception, etc.); to become aware of; to become conscious of; to realize”. While it felt appropriate for the title and scene. I’m sort of iffy about that addition.
This is the 35% sized version. The larger sizes will be distributed out to my Patreon supporters at the end of the month, after payments have been confirmed.
It pains me that I didn’t discover that Star Wars Fanzine until recently. I would have loved to have gotten in on that for charity. Here’s hoping they do a sequel, and you can be damn sure I’d be submitting this project.
I hope you enjoy the comic, and I'd always like to hear your thoughts.
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!!
This was my first piece made entirely using Manga Studio 5 EX, and I really adored using that software. So many great tools. The final product came out so well that even I'm a bit surprised it's all my own work. I really think I've got enough of a handle on it to really start applying it toward commissions.
My only small regret was that I didn't draw Kylo Ren looking more lean bodied. I also know that he didn't have that cloak on in the scene, but it looked too cool to leave out. If you look at the details, I was sure to show Kylo's injuries in ways that was easier to see in the movie. The blood at his waist and the darkening at his eyes. Remember that he was pretty messed up by the bowcaster shot when the fight started.
Those who are in the know, will realize I'm looping over the narration of Maz from earlier in the film. It will all make sense when I finish the second page. I can't wait to get started on page two, which will focus on Rey's appearance.I also got a little stylish by using Japanese for the sound effects. I wanted to try something new. Do you like that touch or think it's too much? I'd like hearing some input.
May the Fourth be with You, always.
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