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LOTF: Fury--"Grandparents" by FalconFan LOTF: Fury--"Grandparents" by FalconFan
A BIG SPOILER WARNING for those who have not read as far as the Star Wars novel "Legacy of the Force: Fury"--this illustration is from that book. It's a scene I just had to draw because, for once, Han and Leia Solo had something wonderful happen in their lives, and it was so good to imagine their happy faces...

To set the scene, an exerpt from that book:

"In the Millennium Falcon's main hold, which had mostly served as a crew lounge for most of the years Han had owned the freighter, Leia and Han sat Allana down on the sofa and bent to face her more at eye level.
"We're going to take you back to Hapes now," Leia said. Seeing Allana up close for so long, it was hard for her to concentrate. The little girl was so familiar, staring up at her with eyes Leia knew so well.
The realization of where she knew Allana from was like rising from a pool after too long underwater. Suddenly Leia could breathe again, could think again. Allana had Tenel Ka's coloration--the fair skin, red hair, gray eyes--but her face, her expressions, her lively intelligence, were so like his when he was a child, before Yuuzhan Vong and voxyn and Vergere and who-knows-what twisted all the happiness out of his life. Leia found she could not speak.
But Allana wiggled, happy. "You're Leia Organa Solo."
Leia nodded, mute.
"You're Jacen's mommy."
Leia nodded again.
"He's my daddy."
Finally Leia found her voice again. "I know," she whispered.
She knelt and pulled Allana to her in an embrace. She stood with the little girl in her arms. "I'm your grandmother."

Excerpt from Aaron Allston's Legacy of the Force: Fury"

Done on 5" x 7" smooth drawing paper with mechanical and classic graphite pencils in HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, along with rolled paper tortillons and plain paper Kleenex.

The usual disclaimer: George Lucas owns everything Star Wars--the characters, ships and the galaxy far, far away.

FF
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maxevry Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:D HEY! I included this piece in my article "The 25 Best Pieces of 'Star Wars Episode 7' Fanart" for MTV NextMovie. Here's the link: [link]
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Aww! I'm so flattered! Thanks for the nod--and for the link to the piece here at dA; it's always nice when someone remembers to do that (AND notifies the artist that it's been done--THAT is most welcome!)! I'm glad you liked the drawing, and I truly appreciate the :+fav: and the link, too! Many thanks!

FF
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maxevry Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
You're very welcome! Keep up the good work... and may the force be with you! ;)
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dracorotor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I can't believe I missed this one on my last pass through. I really love this image. Brightened my whole day.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Aw, thanks! Yeah--I had a hard time with all the dark goings-on in the Legacy of the Force novels--this moment stood out to me as a happy discovery for Han and Leia, after all they had lost, and I had to draw it! Thanks for commenting, and I'm glad it gave you a smile! Thanks, too, for adding it to your :+fav:s!

FF
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BenandAllanarocks Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Wow; Leia is aging worst than Han. She's what like 15 years younger than he is? Wouldn't Han have way more winkles by the time "Fury" came around? I love the picture - just think Han is looking way too young looking.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thanks for the critique--it's always appreciated. And this is the hazard for fan artists using references--it's a tough job to find just the right poses, expressions and appropriate ages for the subjects (especially for characters as well known as these). I used the best I could locate, but it often falls short. I appreciate the visit and comment though--thanks!

FF
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Jax-Vahr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, how did I miss faving this one before? I must have been pulled away before I could, because this absolutely deserves a fave. Great illustration of really, one of the only "happy" moments in LOTF.
I like how Han is sorta reluctantly enjoying himself, haha :D
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
"Great illustration of really, one of the only "happy" moments in LOTF."

Thanks, and yes--I agree completely: there was a real lack of anything to smile about in LotF, but that might be why this moment really stood out; perhaps, too, because it was Han and Leia, who more than most really deserved to have some happiness to come their way...

"I like how Han is sorta reluctantly enjoying himself"

I was hoping he would look dumbfounded, with joy sort of trying to well up below that tough exterior; if you can see enjoyment on his face, though, that's close enough--so thanks for that!

Thanks so much for the kind comments and for the :+fav:--it means a lot! :XD:

FF
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Jax-Vahr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist
What I meant was he looks like he can't believe that something good is happening amidst the chaos, and is slowly beginning to enjoy himself even though he's afraid to get too happy.
If you can read that deeply into a drawing of a facial expression, lol.
In other words, either this is an astoundingly well done drawing, too convey that much thought in Han's face alone... or I'm crazy, lol.

No prob about the fave, you couldn't deserve it more!
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