Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Allegiance Kylo Ren Animation

I’ve been looking through the latest star wars comics and as you know, creating animated comic covers and comic art is kind of my thing. So I saw this image of Kylo Ren and really wanted to animate it so here it is – plus I promised to upload more content. I did this one today. What do you think?

Original Image – Art by Luke Ross

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… and the animated art:

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I’ve also started watermarking the stuff I edit and animate because too many people are taking my edited images from Pinterest or this website and reposting as their own. So unless they’re wizards in Photoshop, they’re not getting this image without a watermark any time soon… 😅

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The Mandalorian has arrived and a few updates!

I have not been blogging as much as I used to, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been pursuing that dream! Behind the scenes, I’ve officially started reviewing books over on my writing blog, and it kind of happened out of the blue and wasn’t expected. Someone approached me via Twitter, and that was that, really. So, I’ve been reading and watching, and I’ve got updates to come for my writing blog very soon!

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SPOILERS – this post expects that you’ve already seen the first episode of The Mandalorian so, please beware!

Back to Star Wars – what did you think of The Mandalorian? My initial feelings were it’s very much Star Wars but blended with elements of old-style westerns with shoot-outs and gangs of rugged men that roam the galaxy. The Mandalorian himself is undoubtedly a charismatic character, never-revealing his face (even though we know who it is!), a man of very few words unless it comes down to surviving and talking to droids to get out of heated and difficult situations. Personally, I cannot wait to see the first female Mandalorian to feature in a live-action TV show! That’s going to be badass! I’d like to do recaps, but I really need to get my other articles up on this blog (from Dork Side of the Force) first and then I need to post the graphic edits I’ve done at some point too.

Well, back to it, I hope you are all well and life is treating you kindly 😁

Darth Vader Marvel Comic 025 Animated Variant Cover

One of my favourite things to do is animate Star Wars art but animating comic covers is particularly fun. Especially when there are so many good covers out there to animate. I haven’t animated anything in some time, and I did take a bit of a break after my little meltdown but now I am back and rearing to go.

Here’s an edit I did of this cover by Joe Quesada:

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And the animated version:

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Welcome Back Star Wars The Old Republic!

You can probably tell by the title of my post that I’ve started playing Star Wars The Old Republic once more. To be honest, I never really left. I took a little break and then resubscribed again, and I’ve been playing off and on since then. But I’ve started to really get back into the trading side of the game once more, and I would like to start up the Armour posts I used to do way back when I was mildly obsessed with collecting armour sets (which apparently is still very much a thing).

To celebrate my return to the game, I managed to get hold of this beautiful armour set which is one of the nicest ones I’ve seen in a long time – The Darth Malgus Reborn set. It also looks just as good on the female character models as the male which is a huge bonus:

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I also have the original set, but this one comes with a full faceplate and the rebreather which I am wearing in this image.

One thing I did notice that kind of saddened me a little is that quite a few of the sites I used to frequent for armour-related updates and Cartel Market item information have basically ceased to exist. I used to frequent Dulfy dot net because she was one of the only people that played SWTOR that was 100 per cent up to date with all the Cartel Market items. Nobody knows where she went, she just stopped posting updates some time ago. And the other site I used to frequent which was TOR fashion is also pretty much non-existent. I guess the owners had more important things to do in life (quite understandable) and/or just lost interest (again very reasonable).

I don’t really know the state of the game at all and I haven’t done any research into it either. All I know is that quite a few of the mainstays of the community have stopped participating. Perhaps a sign of the times? I don’t know, but I’m going to keep chugging along and updating when time allows. I don’t want to adhere to a schedule because I don’t know how much time I can commit to playing. But I’m happy for now.

Yesterday, I had a star wars micro meltdown

I don’t know if it was just the overwhelming day I had with all the star wars stuff and my over-excitement that caused it but I ended up on my bed after work crying uncontrollably. Today I am not at work, as you can probably guess. So the whole deal with star wars (if you haven’t already read about this) is my dad got me into star wars when I was a kid and I have never looked back. It was one of his passions and then became mine. So my link to the whole skywalker saga is a direct link to my dad. In my head, that is how I see it and in my heart, how I feel about it. So to admit that the whole saga is now coming to an end was a little too much for me, I think.

Even writing this I feel sad and I have tears. Yep, a grown woman crying about a fictional universe – pretty pathetic, right? I know there are other reasons which I’ll blog about on my writing blog becuase it relates directly to that. But I feel very alone and lost right now. And I miss my dad something awful…

THE LAST trailer for the Skywalker Saga has dropped!

Yes, people. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I say these words but the final trailer for the Skywalker Saga is now doing the rounds on social media. I’ve been frantically trying to make edits to get them up as soon as possible because THIS trailer is absolutely magnificent.

You will be able to see if you visit my blog that I’ve also added some of the new trailer footage of Kylo Ren to my blog and what a beautiful GIF it is! I have waited so patiently for this moment and now it is here and I don’t really know how I feel about it.

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I was so excited today to buy my tickets (I got the best seats and managed to buy tickets for two sessions!) and I was so nervous for the new trailer but now that I am home and I am able to reflect upon it, I feel an overwhelming sense of melancholy knowing there will never be another trailer for the Skywalker saga ever again.

I am going to think a bit more about this and I’ll probably be blogging quite a fair bit about the new content and hopefully, time permitting, I’ll be able to make some nice edits as well.

For now, I have made two, one I edited for my blog and the other is just as magnificent – Kylo Ren emerging from the ocean spray as if he materialized from the sea itself! This movie looks like one of the most beautiful Star Wars films and I just can’t wait to celebrate it with you all!

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Star Wars tickets are going on sale SOON!

The big news all Star Wars fans are excited for is that tickets have been confirmed to go on sale for TRoS on Monday the 21st after the trailer drops. For me, that’ll be around 2PM on a Tuesday, so I’ll be at work with my hand on the mouse waiting to book my tickets. Assuming I don’t lose my mind first over the trailer and get all emotional at work… that won’t be good 😆🤣

But seriously, it is a time to feel a little down for Star Wars fans as tomorrow’s trailer will be the last one we will ever see for the Skywalker Saga.

Anyway, here’s a two edits I did, one was split into two separate images and I created the whole image which I think looks better – art by @echoart_hun on Instagram. Isn’t this magnificent?

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And an animation of an art piece that I’m not sure of, it looks like Eli Hyder’s work but maybe not:

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