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Luke Skywalker, LOTF by FalconFan Luke Skywalker, LOTF by FalconFan
This is a portrait of an older, wiser Luke Skywalker, in the "Legacy of the Force" era of novels. I tried to age him, by way of some creases and wrinkles and a touch of silvering at the temples--I had plenty of help with the likeness and the aging (thanks again, AG88, for all the feedback and progress checks), and I hope this works for all the Luke fans out there!

Mechanical and classic graphite pencils on Bristol board.

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flammetirar Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
DAMN, that's well done.  THAT is Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.  NAILED IT.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Well, thank you kindly! I'm so glad you like it!  I kept trying to imagine what a more mature Luke might look like, and decided to try rendering him!  Thanks for the :+fav:, too!

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collegeboy8907 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I wouldn't mind seeing you do a picture of Ben at Luke's age.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
"I wouldn't mind seeing you do a picture of Ben at Luke's age."

I haven't been drawing much in recent years, due to too much working (as it is for most people, I think)--as we go forward, I think you'll see a lot of talented artists taking on an adult Ben Skywalker, with marvelous results! Thanks for taking a look!

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TilleyBennet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I am soon going to be at a science fiction convention promoting fan fiction and fanart. Do you sell prints of your work? I would like donate it for auction. I especially love your Luke drawing. Please let me know. tbtilley@gmail.com Thanks. MTFBWY
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theant4 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I think you did a really good job making him look older but still look Luke-ish! Great work!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
"I think you did a really good job making him look older but still look Luke-ish!"

Thanks--it's always a struggle, trying to "age" the well-known characters...how much is too much? Not enough...? I'm glad it still looks like Luke to you, though--and thanks so much! :D

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blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Wow. I want to see what you do with Anakin Solo. I always thought that whoever chose the model for the coverart was a genius...
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thanks so much! And I totally agree: the cover art paintings of Anakin Solo ARE beautiful--so much so that it's tough to locate a "model" suitable for any other type of image... There are a number of terrific drawings of him here at dA, though--a quick search will turn up dozens for you! :nod: Thanks again!

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LilyAquarius Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Your illustration's are absolutely fantastic! I love how real they look and the expressions you give them almost make them look like photographs. Wonderful!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
You're so kind--thank you so much! I wish I could take the credit for expressions, but truly: most of them come straight from the photos I use as references (with a very few exceptions): photos of the celebrities who played the roles, and photos of models I personally think are good representations of characters from the books. If you find the work "illustrative," then I've done the job I hoped to! :D I appreciate the visit and comments (and especially all the :+fav:s! :hug:)!

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LilyAquarius Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
They're very good regardless. Seeing some of my favorite heroes drawn so beautifully is a very rare treat for me.
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Vortagh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
After the "wow" experience with your sad Han Solo, this piece also threw me out of my sox. You did a fantastic job with the aging! This looks really well!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Many thanks! I might have "side-stepped" how old he may actually have looked in LOTF (I think we're all loathe to have our heroes AGE!), especially considering he was pushing 60 then--but I tried (it didn't help that I was working from a photo of a 20-something Mark Hamill, either! LOL!)! I'm so glad you like it, though, and really appreciate your :+fav:ing this, too! :D

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Vortagh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
well done! was what I wanted to type. :P
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Not-Think Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You can totaly tell its Luke... even if I havn't read any Expanded Verse...
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thank you so much for taking a look! I don't think you need to read the Star Wars EU, really--there are so many forums that discuss those events, that reading the books isn't really necessary to get the drift. A lot of the EU is pretty sad and dark, anyway.... I do appreciate your visit and comments! :D

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geraden22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Many thanks! I really love Luke Skywalker's character, and wanted to show him a bit more mature, as he might appear in the later EU novels. It's still not as "aged" as a lot of folks think he should be at this point--but heck, the Force MUST keep 'em young-looking, don't you think? ;) :p I very much appreciate the :+fav:, too! :D

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geraden22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, Jedi get a bit more out of life than us non-sensitives.

I've always liked seeing the artwork on the later novels, and how the characters themselves have aged in different ways than their actor counterparts, which is why I like your take on Master Luke.
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ThunderInMyDreams Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I really loved the LOTF series (can't wait to read the new one - Fate Of The Jedi) so this is pretty awesome to see. Great work.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Many thanks--Luke's always been one of my favorites, and I guess I still want to "see" him as the EU books progress! I truly appreciate the kind words, and am grateful for the :+fav:, too! :D

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PS--I hope FOTJ will be a good series, with a little less searing grief...we'll have to wait and see, I guess!

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jenchuan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
I JUST noticed him!! I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Aren't you sweet!? :hugs: Thanks tons for the :+fav:--I'm truly honored! :D So very glad you like it!

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jenchuan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome!! :D
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DarthMater Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Great work! This looks fantastic.


I never have problem making people look older. I have problem making them young and look like the person I'm drawing!UGh
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Aw, thanks! And making Luke look like Mark Hamill is the really tough part: his face is one of the toughest to get right, young or older! :nod: So glad you like this one (Luke's one of my personal fav characters!)--thanks, too, for :+fav:ing it! :D

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DarthMater Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
You are welcome!
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LatinPrincess17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This drawing is very well done. The likeness is awesome.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you kindly! I had a terrific reference photo to use for this (though it was Mark at around age 20, so there had to be some changes made for age!), and some intensive consultation with a great friend and fellow Deviant :iconag88:, who is my steadfast muse for all likenesses of Luke Skywalker (if you haven't checked out her gallery, run over and have a look--she's done some wonderful SW work!)! I'm glad it turned out the way it did--a decent likeness with some "distinguish-ment" for age added in! ;) :p Many thanks for taking time to look and comment--it's much appreciated! :D
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LatinPrincess17 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Even if you used a photo of a young Mark you managed to age him very well.
Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:
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carnivorousslushee23 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
OOPS. When I first saw this pic a while back, I forgot to :+fav: it. So here's my fave :)

And a beautifully awesome picture,especially details-wise. Looks just like what he should look like at this age. Great work!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Ha!! Not to worry! I do that a lot, going back to galleries and realizing I didn't hit that "Add to Favorites" button! ;) :D Thank you kindly--I'm glad you like this! Like the one of Han, I wanted to show our favorite Jedi Master a little older, a little wiser--maybe a bit more "worn," too. I'm happy it seems to fit with your idea of his appearance now! :D Thanks again--and most especially for adding it to your :+fav:s! :D

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carnivorousslushee23 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
:) Of course. You're welcome. Incidentally, I thought you did the hair really well, and that touch of silver is a nice touch...to show that even Jedi Masters start looking old after about sixty years :lol: ;)
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lbchef Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Again good job. I love the details in his face. :D
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thank you (again! :XD:)! I had a WONDERFUL reference photo for this piece, with lots of clear details--so it was simply a matter of getting them down on paper! ;) Luke is a fav character for me (...can you tell? :p ), and it's great to have others appreciate the drawings of him, too! :D Again--many warm thanks for the added :+fav:! :D

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lbchef Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Welcome (Again :)) Yes I can tell, but hey who doesn't love Luke. I mean he went from being the naive farmboy to being Grand Master of the Jedi.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
**huge grin**
:D

Yeah--Luke ROX!! :p I'm glad, in the new novels, he's starting to show some of the old "fire" again! It's been too long (for all of us devoted Luke fans! :nerd: :laughing:)!

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lbchef Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is true. I have missed that fire of his. We haven't seen that in sometime. Especially right after he lost Mara. They wrote that very well though.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
My heart broke with Luke's when he lost Mara--I cried for a long time after reading that short narrative (and also because I loved Mara's character--she was another fav of mine...). I can almost understand what that type of pain could be like (I'm lucky enough to have married my ideal mate! :dance:)--I think that's what made it all the more poignant to read... It IS good to see Luke taking back his birthright, though--I've missed THAT Luke for a while.

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lbchef Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know I cried too. It takes alot for things to make me cry but Star Wars has that power. Cause I cried when I read about Anakin Solo's death too. Yea I haven't married yet, but when I do it will be a full out Star Wars wedding :D. Yea I am glad Luke is doing that.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
"I haven't married yet, but when I do it will be a full out Star Wars wedding"

HA!! You MUST put up photos of it here, when you finally do! May the Force be with You, in your plans and in your life! :D

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Jason-Troxell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow. excellent! i bet mark hamill wishes he looked this good LOL
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
"i bet mark hamill wishes he looked this good LOL"

:rofl:

Yeah--there've been a few observations to that effect on this piece, lol! :laughing: I wanted to show SOME aging, but figured a man suffused with the Force as he is would be aging pretty gracefully, despite all the turmoil in his life... Thank you kindly--for taking a look, for the comment, and most of all for :+fav:ing it! :D
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JediSword Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He may be the Grand Master of the entire Jedi Order, but he can still be that naive farmboy at times! :D Nice job! You did good. I love his expression. :aww:
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Thank you kindly! I'm glad you like it--and I :heart: your username, btw! ;) :p Yeah--that lingering "farmboy" part of him is one of the things that both frustrates us and continues to endear him to us: he always wants to see the best in a situation and in people (re: his nephew... **shudder**)--it's both a wonderful quality and a curse. We'll never know if Jacen might have been saved if Luke had been more attuned to what was happening... In any case--he's still one of my all-time fav characters! Thanks again--for the visit, the comments and especially for the :+fav:! :D

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JediSword Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Thanks. Yes, he sometimes annoys me but he's definately my favorite character...but Mara is closing in on him lol. No problem! I love your drawings. ;) Keep it up!
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calmyafarm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thats really cool! I like the way you aged the character of Luke more than the actor of mark hamill.. but they still go together - nice work!
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Maquaii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
old, but he still kick butts! :giggle:

you're so good with pencil works!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
He DOES still kick butt!! If you've read "LOTF: Inferno," you know that for fact!! ;) :jedi: I'm glad you like this--thanks for commenting! :D

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