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The Senator by Kweh-chan The Senator by Kweh-chan
Oh my lord, I thought I would DIE doing this!!!

So, after doing that Neimoidian eye they other day, I thought it was about time (and I felt confident enough) to delve into a bit of realism...and, 32 hours later, this happened. Let me just say, I've NEVER done realism before, because I was honestly too scared to even try; however, two nights ago, I suddenly felt overwhelmed with inspiration and drive to do this. I have never been nervous before drawing a picture before, but the night before and all day through my uni lectures, I felt like I was going into an exam. I really wanted to push myself on this...comfort zone was nonexistant!

So...here's my tribute to my favourite Neimoidian and Star Wars character: Senator Lott Dod. I'm sorry the picture of the senator isn't original; I used this (beautiful new HD) image from Wookieepedia [link] as reference. That was the great thing about doing this, I got to stare at the beautiful Senator for two days :D

I was able to make the planet using :icondinyctis:'s tutorial here: [link]

And the planet's texture is courtesy of :iconbstocked: here: [link]

So a huge thanks to both of them
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:iconchelano:
chelano Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome detail and it looks very nice
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconchelano:
chelano Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome!
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:iconrenkaz:
renkaz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow so much detail! THe color blending is absolutely fantastic and the textures are perfect.
I love how his garb looks, it's just amazing~ Good job~
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm super glad the blending came out okay; this whole picture was one big  experiment!

(Sorry again for the delay)
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so very wonderful! :) It makes me kinda excited for the new Star War films.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm SO sorry for the delay in my response; I've been kept busy with travelling and graduation. I really appreciate that you took the time to comment on my pictures :)
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! And it's fine, I've been busy in real life too :D
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IsabellaManara Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
nice
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconniceandrew:
NiceAndrew Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Your best work)
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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JediBith Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Another thing-
I ob-e-ject! There is no proof!
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JediBith Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
This is AMAZING! Good work! I like the Neimoidians too but my favorite is Rune Haako! They seemed so innocent idk why Vader slaughtered them :(
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(I've got quite a lot of pics of Rune in my gallery, if you're interested :D)
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

Oh my word, I could HUG you for saying that! The Neimoidians are beyond precious to me <3
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:iconjedibith:
JediBith Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
The poor guys didn't do anything they just followed orders from Palpatine.

...and I'll check out more pics of Rune :)
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Siriah Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks very three-dimensional, nice job! :D
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconladymeow:
ladymeow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Awesome! Love the way you did the light shining on his face.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much 8D
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:iconcatelee2u:
catelee2u Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D
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teddeyLP Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!! :)
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmiha9000:
miha9000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
added to fan art in Sci-fi Archives
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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AwesomeDisease Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
FREAKIN' AWESOME. If I wasn't so pressed for time, I would rush to Photoshop and try realism myself!
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconjamspencer:
Jamspencer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
RIP Glorious Senator
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RIP...what?! Is he going to die? *panic*
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:iconsntoter:
SnToter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome work. I especially love the highlighting that you did here.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ahflabbbawhoodigabla....*

*the approximate noise I made when I first saw this, and tried to swallow to keep the milk I was drinking from coming out of my nose. It didn't work.

Holy balls this is good.
DEM CLOTHES.
DAT HAT.
DEM HIGHLIGHTS.

Worthy of an imperial portrait.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOL!

Thank you very much! A portrait, by the end of it, was pretty much exactly what I had in mind :)
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
WOW! I just spotted this in my inbox by chance, amazing! :love: You've outdone yourself so much here, he not only looks spot-on, but 3D! The blend of facial tones and the accurate colours really bring out that effect. I also love the epic-background-with-few-elements theme, just their flag and planet bringing a formal patriotic Neimoidian tone. I can't believe how you drew the planet, it looks so real at first glance I'd thought you used a stock image. :wow:

I can really commiserate with all the time and effort you've put into this. By coincidence I recently tried out a realism portrait too, but for different reasons. (I'd felt a bit down about my stuff not really being considered to require skill because it's not realism, so I wanted to see if I could do a 'proper drawing'.) Anyway, getting to the point, portrait realism is really time-consuming and in one way is so darn hard because you keep wanting to do more detail and nitpick on photo-similarity. But in another way it's almost relieving because you can't mess up as much as drawing from your head. I don't know if your experience has been similar?
It's supremely good that you're tearing apart your comfort zone into tiny shreds. Your new stuff is totally beautiful and I'm always eager for more. I really hope you print this out and frame it somewhere in your abode like a painting in a castle. :heart:
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm so happy you like it. It just makes all that extra time and effort worth it. I actually didn't intend the cloth to be the flag (rather more of curtain or drape), and as the picture came together, I thought it could almost be like an official portrait, or something. Similar to what they might have on display in the Senate or in his office.

I was SO worried while doing the face; I started out with some basic outlines which looked awful, and just didn't capture the senator's beauty. I had to keep telling myself "don't worry, it will come alive with the colouring." His skin literally required an entire rainbow of colours, but I'm glad you liked the effect. I'd love to keep doing this with other characters, because it's so cool to see what effects colour has. The planet was also really fun to do...easier than I thought it would be, but I feel I could have made it even better.

I saw your Palpatine portrait on Tumblr...holy cow! I was blown away. It looks amazing! It's funny you say you were feeling down about your art, because that's exactly how I was starting to feel about mine; I wanted to push myself harder than ever before and conquer an area of art I had feared for about 10 years. Let me tell you that you have NOTHING to worry about. Your art is so skillful and beautiful, FAR more so than mine, and that realism portrait was just above and beyond. What more will you do with it? Will you keep drawing realism?

My experience was LITERALLY as you just said. I kept going back to the skin and the eyes, the hat, etc and fixing little things here and there. I actually think I made his eyes a little too big, but oh well. The thing that DID have to come from my head was the background, and, in complete contrast, I kept messing it up.

Thank you VERY much, I can't tell you how much your continued interest means to me. I feel like I've been so bad about keeping in touch, and the fact that you still want to keep talking is very meaningful.
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NiceAndrew Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Cool!)) Very nice and good job:D
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Bluelisamh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!!! This is amazing :) for your first go at realism, you knocked it out of the park!!!!
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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GwenCanDrawZat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
kdflzdkfdasfdasjfdkfdks this is AMAZING!!!!!
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! Thank you very much :)
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GwenCanDrawZat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! Yet again, much like the eye you previously posted. I'm not even sure what to say because of how lovely this is, the shadows and the textures.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
you are very welcome! <3 <3
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ark17 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sure he will die ine Clone Wars Clovis Arc... so sad...his fate would have been better with the Empire.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I'm afraid of...
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