Obi-Wan and Anakin Variant Cover Edits

I felt like doing something I haven’t done in a while and that is edit comic covers. I’ve edited quite a few comic covers in the past because I like removing the text and looking at the image behind it (if you know what I mean). Sometimes the text can really overshadow a beautiful piece of art. I’ve found that most covers get the variant edition treatment (not all but some do) and the artwork is produced without text already which is awesome. But sometimes, this doesn’t happen and I like to practice my editing by removing the text.

I am probably going about it the wrong way but it seems to work OK for the stuff I’ve done in the past. I’ve made some really nice motion art out of some covers as well like this one of Darth Vader which is one of my favourites. I always credit the original artist when I make motion art out of their artwork and everytime I’ve done this, I’ve been given really good feedback, sometimes from the artist’s themselves. This is what keeps me going, really, when people enjoy what I do.

So here are a couple I did today because I love Obi-Wan and Anakin together. Checking Star Wars Fandom dot com, I don’t see textless variant versions of these covers at all so that’s a bonus! Now they are both Textless. I think I might make some motion art out of Cover H because it’s beautiful.

Obi-Wan and Anakin Part I Cover F Textless:

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Obi-Wan and Anakin Cover H Textless – Art by Gabriele Dell’Otto

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Star Wars GIFs – Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Today I ended up with a migraine that took about half a day to subside but after it had gone, I felt a lot better and wanted to make something in Photoshop. I haven’t made a lot of GIFs lately, mostly because I’ve been learning new techniques and I haven’t been able to really apply them to something Star Wars related until today.

So I came up with this composite image once I had found the perfect Obi-Wan image to use for it. It went through several iterations before I was happy with it including a backdrop of Vader and Luke but I finally settled on Leia instead:

First edit

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Then I decided to make a couple of GIFs with this image – GIF one

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And GIF two:

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Force Stealth, Obi-Wan and Anakin

Yesterday I blogged briefly about the possibility that Anakin was hiding his true feelings from Obi-Wan (his closest friend) and therefore leaving Obi-Wan without any prior insight into the darkness growing within. I have just recently discovered that there is a force ability called “Force Stealth” which is canon and was used by Senator Palpatine to hide his true nature and by Yoda and Obi-Wan when in hiding (exile).

Would it not make sense then that Anakin, the Chosen One, might have been using this ability in fear of his true, darkside tendencies being felt through the force by Obi-Wan and Yoda?

Something to ponder, is it not?

Sometimes the scene in The Last Jedi where Luke sees Ben Solo’s dark thoughts makes me think of Anakin and Obi-Wan. Maybe Obi-Wan blamed himself for Anakin’s fall to the dark side because he couldn’t see or feel it through the force when he should have? He was the closest person to Anakin. Or maybe Anakin was that strong in the force that he could conceal his true feelings? Anakin even reached out to Padme. It’s no wonder Anakin felt so alone in his struggle…

TOR Character of the Week and Star Wars Quotes

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I like to create things. Or more to the point, I like to edit things and turn them into something else or try to enhance something. I would never consider myself an artist because I can’t draw or paint. I think I’m a person that “reinvents” things. But if I do create something I always try to give credit if I am using another person’s image or artwork.

A while ago I posted a SWTOR Character Sheet on Darth Malgus. I found this quite fun to do so I am trying to get into the habit of creating more of them for my blogs/Instagram/Pinterest etc. Here’s my second attempt using Carth Onasi’s profile as the character:

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I liked this one. The artist is on DeviantArt and it was the perfect image for what I wanted to do. I saw some of these images on Tumblr the other day and decided I really liked them so I am adopting this style into my own creations.

I was playing around with Instagram trying to find different ways to introduce text into static images (because that can be fun to do) and discovered android app Phonto. This app allows you to add all sorts of text-based effects to your images. So I created this one yesterday on Instagram:

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It’s quite amazing how an image can be completely transformed just by adding text. This image of Obi-Wan Kenobi is awesome enough without the text, but when you add text, it becomes something else again.