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Neimoidian Magazine Cover - For Teekay-421 by Kweh-chan Neimoidian Magazine Cover - For Teekay-421 by Kweh-chan
Entitled "The Greatness of Neimoidianity," appearing on the back cover of TK Magazine issue 60.

I'd been given permission a week early to post this! THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why I had been inactive for so long. 150+ hours of work has gone into this, and the uncompressed file was SO big, that it almost broke SAI.

I was asked back in December by the president of the Belgian Star Wars fanclub, Teekay-421 ([link]) to do the back cover art of their June 2012 magazine, featuring Neimoidians. You literally have no idea what an amazing honour this was; ones of the best things that has ever happened to me! Belgium is where Star Wars started for me, when I was four years old...now, it's all come full circle. He later told me that it was one of his favourite back covers ever; I almost cried.

Each group of Neimoidians (seven, in total) was drawn and coloured separately, then combined into this image. I will be uploading each of the groups, individually, over the next month.

This particular magazine is being sent to Lucasfilm Online, JediNews UK, Tsuneo Sanda, AND Anna Graves (who voices Duchess Satine), so, fingers crossed that this leads to something good! 8DD

Sib Canay + Aide: [link]
Lott Dod + Mik Regrap: [link]
Lushros + Daultay Dofine: [link]
Lok Durd: [link]
Rute Gunnay: [link]
Nute Gunray/Rune Haako: [link]
Mar Tuuk + Tey How: [link]
The background: [link]
The nametags: [link]

The hard copy: [link]
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :)
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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renkaz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowowow so many details! This must've taken ages! I really love your character designs, they have a certain cohesiveness and appeal to them. 
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And I'm SO SO sorry for the delay; I'm such a tithead. I've been travelling and graduating, the last month.
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Garrbatch-man Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
hey you even got the deleted bird from the Phantom Menace in there! Great job.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It's actually supposed to be the red-spotted pylat from Darth Plagueis. Kind of an important bird there, as, in a way, he is the reason Nute got involved in the first place.
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BubbaTKE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
this is all kinds of awesome!!!
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very creative costumes :aww:
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Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This beautifull deviation was featured here: [link]
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Sol-ika Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking awesome!
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3

(your request is still coming, I've just had SO much on my plate this summer)
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Sol-ika Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, no worries, the wait is well worth it :)
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Kamilekg1116 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fascinating.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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haleyskywalker2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
That is awesome! Sorry for the late reply, but better late than never! This is impressively well done!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Haley! 8D
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Aaand I forgot to mention how cool it is that your work is being sent to all those other places! I am sure they will love it! :w00t: And Duchess Satine apparently is a Neimoidian fan? :D

Ahem, also I must comment in this full version where everyone's visible... First I loved how Mar Tuuk is stealing Tey How's chair.
I thought it was sort of exceptionally cute.
Then I saw Sib Canay, who kinda looks like he's either commenting on the poor girl's plight with his aide buddy, or checking her out.
And I thought that was pretty amazingly cute, too.
And now I'm really confused because I don't know who to ship anymore. *sobs* [link]
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, I couldn't beieve it, myself! I don't know if Satine is a Nem-fan or not, but apparently she is getting a copy. I'm wondering if she can read Dutch, given that the magazine is in Dutch. I'll have to have a closer look and see if there's an interview with her in the magazine, or something. I'm more worried about Tsuneo Sanda...he's the most incredible Star Wars artist EVER! I have a poster that has about 100+ Star Wars characters on it (including Nute and Daultay) that he drew.

LOL!!! Thank you! I'm happy you picked that up; he may or may not also be checking her out...Tuuk/How is one of the very few hetero pairings that I like, lol. I'm not sure what Sib Canay is thinking...maybe he's planning his own way to get the chair, when Mar Tuuk isn't looking, given that he had a chair like that, as well, in Sphere of Influence.

That tumblr .gif made me laugh out loud!!! It's like the story of my life XD.
(Do you have a tumblr? If so, I must follow it!)
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
She might even have someone to translate it for her, perhaps - but I hope there is an interview or something else to do with herself/her character in the magazine. I'd love it if she was a Nem fan, though! <3
I looked up Sanda and he's really amazing, loving the glowing and epic feeling of his works. I need to catch up on CW, too, still at the 1st season so I have not seen Sib's awesome chair!

That gif is hilarious, sums it up for me quite well! XD
I have long planned on making a tumblr, actually, because I've gotten addicted to the gifs and fun stuff there. XD So I made one now, because what else is more logic to do in the middle of the night before an exam in the morning? XD And the most twilight zone thing is that I spent a fair few minutes choosing a nice appropriate colour for the background, only to see when I opened your tumblr (very very cool, btw!) that it is almost the same colour. XD
I can link mine to yours when I actually put some content up. Which I plan to be purely SW-related, so that I can forgo cluttering my gallery with braindead ideas.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I had another look in the magazine and, sure enough, there was an interview with her. But yes...if she turned out to be a Nem-fan, I'd be the happiest person alive!

That's why I'm so afraid...Sanda is SO amazing, I know he's going to take one look at my back cover and say "Why they hell did they hire THIS noob?!"

Oh wow! I shall need to seek you out and follow you. What's your username? I actually have two tumblrs: my Neimoidian one, and my personal one; I shall follow you on both! I'm glad you like the background on the Neimoidian one...I made it myself 8D.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Why would you be afraid? D: I am sure there is no reason why Sanda would think that - you have a distinctive style and this piece is very professional-looking, same as CW has its own style, or SW book illustrations have theirs. I'd actually love to see your work in a SW comic.

I did not know you have two tumblrs, nice! I not only love the incredibly fancy background of your Neimoidian and Duros one, but mainly I referred to the entire layout and content. It's rather addictive to go through. :D
I have nothing yet on mine; also need to figure out how to use tumblr. Anyhow, its name (and unfortunately accurate description) is: [link]
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. Thank you very much! I'll admit, a comic would be fantastic; however, it'd have to be about Neimoidians, and my backgrounds have a long way to go, still. Hey, if you did the backgrounds, we'd be the comic business together 8D

Thank you! I designed and made it because I wanted it to have a distinct and Neimoidian look, and nothing less would do! I have now followed yours (LOVE the name XD); however you should Kweh-chan (or Carpe Kweh!) rather than Neimoidians and Duros following you, as Carpe Kweh! is my main account.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Well, I think a comic primarily about the Neimoidians is something the SW EU really needs. At least, I have not heard of one existing?
Well hey, if you ever need a background collaborator for any of your art projects, you know who to call. I'm in by default. :nod:

You're welcome, it's awesome and is indeed distinctly Neimoidian. :heart: I followed both your Carpe Kweh (LOL, great name!) and Nem+Duros account before I read this comment, I hope that's fine? :noes:
I'm glad you like the name, it was a spur of the moment thing. I am not sure what you will think about the future content, though. XD
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd LOVE a comic about Neimoidians in the EU; even better, I'd love to do it! And don't worry, I'd definitely ask you to do backgrounds, I'd hate to keep you out of the fun 8D.

Oh yay! Thank you! I can't wait to see what kind of stuff you put on your account. You know, you can actually have as many blogs as you want...so if you're undecided, you can always make another, more specific blog. Carpe Kweh!, for example, is a mix of stuff; if I like what I see, I'll reblog it there, whereas my NemDur account is, obviously, only Neimoidians and Duros.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
This is amazing work, I love how it turned out, as a piece of art and as a magazine cover! Seriously, it really stands out as a concept, all the groups interacting within a tight, neat composition and stylishly labelled. Makes your eye wander all over the image and see details. :faint:
It reminds me of my childhood, I had a poster of all the Disney characters together, this is like a Neimoidian version of that epicness. I think it's perfect for any CIS-loving collector to get their hands on. :mwahaha:

I think you were the choice for this cover, as you really always put thought and heart into exploring the canon for Neimoidians. It's the little details like the lavish yet simple pattern designs, the expressions and interactions. Each group shows something typically Neimoidian, and I just love that. :heart: We can see business-savvy behaviour, scheming/plotting, enjoyment of worldly riches, irritable demeanor, cautious display of companionship, dare I say a cheeky little power-display, and even emotional vunerability. :aww:

I think I shall comment on the characters themselves on the individual deviations of the groups, so as not to create a (larger-than-usual) Wall of Text. I love the borders for the character info, they are so unique! A perfect blend of style and classiness, it has a SW feeling and looks totally professional. Same goes for the background design, it is amazing how you combined all those details into a full pattern. Gold and earthy red combinations really seem to go well for Neimoidians, too. :clap:

All in all I think this is your masterpiece and I can just see it on the backcover, something readers will enjoy staring at for a while, and for the prequel movies' big fans, grinning hugely when they recognise each typical behaviour and character.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] Try this, instead...somehow, the other link got combined with the rest of my comment, and screwed up the URL.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I'd upload it to scraps because it gives a really good feeling of how the real deal looks like! I think it is impressive in the print, especially as (I think?) it looks slightly darker/richer in colour, as printed versions tend to be. Amazing work!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I think I might. It doesn't surprise me too much that it came out darker, because my laptop has especially bright settings, and mine is on the highest setting. I always have to remind myself, whenever I use someone else's computer, lol.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is like the best comment ever! Thank you so much! Just by what you've said, I know I've accomplished what I set out to do, which was create enough detail for the eye to constantly wander over it. That's why I made the background lighter...so that it would bring out the characters, but be interesting enough for people to want to take a closer look. It's also funny that you mention that this is poster-like, because I had talked briefly with Teekay-421's president about making this into a poster. If enough people ask, I may see if I can do something with it.

Thank you soooooo much for saying that; that really means a lot to me. No one ever loved them more than I do, and I wanted so much to do something great with them. With each group, I wanted it to "un-Neimoidianly" humourous, and familiar (like it was something you'd see anywhere), but still Neimoidian enough to be cultural, if you will.

That background took SO long...I stayed at my computer for almost a day getting it done. But, I wanted it to be "truly Neimoidian," so thank you so much for saying so! I actually modelled it almost entirely off of Lott Dod's palace (when I upload it, you'll be able to read about it). If you re-watch Senate Spy, I think you'll be able to easily pick out details and patterns 8D

Thank you so much. Seriously, thank you!!! And thank you for being so patient while I got it done!

(here's a picture of me with the real thing, which only arrived two days ago [link] debating whether or not to upload this into my scraps)
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Ha, you're welcome, I've been waiting to see this ever since I heard you were making the cover!
I really hope you'll get a poster version coming, because your style is so fun for these guys and as far as I know they do not get enough love in SW merchandise. :( (P.S. I don't know if you're allowed, but if you're going to Celebration VI, perhaps you can make some limited amount of mini-posters for there?)

I think you did well with the humour and Neimoidianity, because they all look lovable and very easy to relate to, as characters they're full of life.

Lott Dod's palace is seriously one of the prettier buildings in SW. I enjoy that you used it as source inspiration, it adds so much classiness. <3
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A CVI poster sounds like a great idea! I'd have to get permission from Teekay-421, since they would have to make it available via their website.

Thank you! Oh, how I'd love to live in his palace...I bet it has like 10 swimming pools and a sauna! 8D
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LadyGhirahim Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Uh,all Neimoidians ^w^
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juoo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
So pretty :3
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 8D
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Sofie3387 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw it on the backcover of the magazine, great work!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my word! Thank you so much!
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap this is too awesome!!!! I'm so jealous that you got this wonderful opportunity!! :)

They all look so great! Lushros looks like he's trying to calm Daultay down lol XD Why does Tey look so depressed? Is it cuz Mar is hogging her chair? LoL

Good luck with everything!!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! The Dofines are just enjoying a friendly glass of wine together...and yes, Tey is pissed off because Mar Tuuk has taken her chair.
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like he's checking her out too! Hehe! :D
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me. Tuuk/How is one of the VERY few hetero pairings I like.
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww that's too bad. Then again, there aren't many female cannon Neimoidians. >_< You should do something more with this pair!
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Kooshmeister Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it wasn't Rune in II.
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I refuse to believe that Rune was in II . . . I don't care what species you are, or what planet you're from, you don't just get a face lift, a voice change, and an accent change and then revert back to your old self in like 2 years. Whoever said that can happen is an idiot!
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Kooshmeister Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, like I said, it was originally gonna be Lott Dod according to the actor. *Shrugs*

But, yeah, I agree. Since Nute's friend in that film looks and sounds like neither Dod NOR Rune, I MUST assume it is another Neimoidian... and since the "Dod got reconstructive surgery after a speeder accident" explanation is hogwash, and "Gilramos Libkath" is the only other identity attributed to that guy... I have to go with Libkath.

Anyway, that nonsense aside, this picture is totally awesome!!! :)
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! 8D
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Kooshmeister Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! No amount of praise is good enough for what appears to be the single biggest Neimoidian fan on the entire planet. :D
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, thank you <3
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