New Topps Cards with Kylo Ren

I saw these Topps cards and knew that I had to do something with them. This is the first one, I didn’t get enough time to edit the second one.

The original:

Kylo Ren Topps Card signed by Adam Driver

I made this one Ben Solo without the scar:

Edited by Darkside Creative

And animated this one:

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“Stupid force skype!” – Edit

So I spent a lot of time just playing around with different photoshop actions and addons and decided I wanted to make something using an animated glitch effect and came up with this one. I always loved the meme with Ben and Rey in TLJ and “force skype” so I decided to use that idea and made this:

Created by Star Wars Creative Darkside Creative

“The force will never betray you”… Kylo Ren and Ben Solo edit

I had this image in my head of an edit I wanted to do with both Kylo Ren and Ben Solo which started off as something like a “Who did you become?” post which I’ve done before with other characters. But then I looked at the image I had made a little longer and came up with the edit below. The concept stems from Kylo Ren being Ben Solo and Ben Solo is Kylo Ren. Even when Kylo Ren was at his worst, in his darkest hour (from The Force Awakens when he killed his father), to the moment he turned his back on Kylo Ren and became Ben Solo once more. The force was there, it was always there, flowing all around him, flowing between Kylo Ren and Ben Solo and within them. Even though they are one person, Adam Driver was so masterful at portraying them as two separate people and that’s how I came up with this edit. I wanted to show the force flowing between both of his persona’s, and just as he was two different people, darkness and light, I wanted to show this in the flow of the force, both red for darkness and blue for light.

And in the end, the force would never betray him as the force was always there both in his darkest moments and his most heroic.

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Star Wars Edits – Vader, Ben Solo in Battlefront 2, Adam Driver Rolling Stone Cover

This is just a post-update of edits I’ve done over the last month or so that I finally have time to upload here. I’m on holiday until January 6th so I have a whole heap of time to get lots of edits, writing and reviewing done!

This piece is by Jedi-Art-Trick and I thought adding rain to it would make it seem more atmospheric. I didn’t add sound because adding sound as well as animation increases the file size considerably.

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This is an edit of a Battlefront 2 screenshot of Ben Solo – the mod used is pretty damn cool if you ask me! And I liked the image so much, I decided to edit it. The original image is from http://www.nexusmods.com

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And this image is probably very recognisable now as it was on the cover of the December 2019 issue for Rolling Stone Magazine. I just made a few slight edits to the colouring and the eyes so they’d stand out more – and I removed the text as well

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Kylo Ren Edits – The Rise of Skywalker

I have made quite a few edits this week but I haven’t had a chance to update my blog with the edits I’ve done.

I took a recent image of Kylo Ren from The Rise of Skywalker and made a couple of edits along with an animation which I actually really like.

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And the edits:

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Kylo Ren The Force Awakens/The Last Jedi Edits

I created some of these edits and GIFs a while ago but I decided to do something different with them.

Here’s one with text on a path:

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Here’s a GIF with a the image above as an overlay:

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And the newest version of this image still as motion art

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Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1 Animation

I made another edit because as you know, I love to create animated edits of art I like in the Star Wars universe and it’s kinda been my thing. But I am not happy with this edit at all. I dunno what it is, I regret posting it now. My problem is I look at something, it can be a painting, a digital image, a poem or just about anything like that and I’ll envision how it would sound or look. Then I try to replicate what I see and sometimes, it doesn’t always come out the way I’d like.

The artist is the amazing Paolo Rivera whom I don’t have enough praise for:

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To compensate for this, I went on this really crazy Darth Maul bender and ended up with another two animations, and an image edit which I think came out exactly as I wanted it to. I’ll post it tomorrow along with the other animations I made.

Also, I think I might start writing a little bit more about work again since they blocked my website. ๐Ÿ˜‚It seems there is something unsavoury about the URL darksiderconfessions which I find hilarious!