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'Together, Forever' by FalconFan 'Together, Forever' by FalconFan
Branching into the Star Wars Expanded Universe: this is an illustration of a scene from the novel "Vision of the Future," where Luke Skywalker and former Emperor's Hand Mara Jade declare their love for each other and agree to marry--their first kiss (done especially for you, AG88!).
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AleksaSilverstar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece! Very well done!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Thanks so much--I think it's a scene every L/M 'shipper wanted to see! ;p  Glad you like it!

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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
KISS
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
"KISS"

Hee!  Indeed!  Thanks for the visit and comment--glad you liked it!

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RedHandedJill44 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gahhhh I love this!! This was one of my favorite scenes in all of the EU books - and why wouldn't it be?! Anyways, I love the way you draw Luke and Mara. They seem to come alive off your paper. And this is perfect for their first kiss :)

I just wish there was more art of the two of them... I've only recently begun to ship them and I feel like there aren't many out there who do too. I'm glad I can always look at your art though :)
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Aw, thanks! :blushes: I loved this moment, too--Luke so deserved to find someone like Mara to share his life (I guess I just wished it had happened sooner!), and this tender kiss between them--despite the circumstances--was SO romantic!

"I just wish there was more art of the two of them" Oh, but there IS! Just do a search--either of the web or here at dA--and you'll find TONS of great art of them together--by everyone from comic artists to realistic. There are plenty of L/M shippers around, and a lot of them are artists, as well! Happy browsing, and thanks so much for the kind comments and especially for the :+fav:!

FF
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Wirrer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How could I have missed this one?
I love it and I loved that scene in the book! :D
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Aw, thanks! This was done as a challenge on another forum: to draw Luke and Mara's first kiss. I loved this scene, too--it was so pure and honest and sincere, for both of them (and Zahn wrote it so well, too...). My heart just heaved a big sigh of relief, that they FINALLY accepted what they had been feeling for each other for such a long time. Thanks so much for the added :+fav:, and for the kind words! :D

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JediOrSithAH Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Fantastic work!
This is why I'll keep favorite-ing till the end of time.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Hee! Glad you like it--this was yet another challenge: to depict Luke and Mara's first kiss, from the book "Vision of the Future." There were actually TWO kisses in that book, but since Mara was unconscious for the first one, I decided this was the "official" first kiss! ;) I'm grateful, too, for the additional :+fav:--thank you so much!

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jedimara77 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I love any artwork of this specific scene, but this is one of the best I've seen. I absolutely love the expression on Luke's face. Fantastic job!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
"I love any artwork of this specific scene, but this is one of the best I've seen."

Aww! You're so kind--but there's a TON of great L/M stuff here at dA! I have a lot of it in my own faves, actually! :D I love these two, also--I loved this scene as well--it was so understated, so genuine... **dreamy sigh** ;p I very much appreciate the kind words, and especially the :+fav:! :D

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ggfangirl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
*squee!* Luke and Mara! I love Vision! (I think I'll have to fav you all together).
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thanks! Always good to meet another L/M fan! :w00t: Yes--VoTF was a GREAT read--I should dig that one out and read it again sometime. :nod: Glad you liked this, and thanks for another :+fav:! :D

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ggfangirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
It's been far too long since my last read. And yes, I'm a sucker for L/M. :D
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Anne-Marie-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
great:clap: very nice contrast, congrats :clap:
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Many thanks--for the comments, and for the :+fav: as well!

I'm so glad you dropped in--I visited your gallery today, and was TOTALLY blown away! :clap: Fantastic work!

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Anne-Marie-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
you deserve it so:clap::clap: I love a lot your style and your superb gallery:clap: thanks you so much for yours compliments on my works, you're cute:D:D:D :iconrbyw: :blowkiss::blowkiss:
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Rex-Fox-Cody Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Very realistic, Mara looks awesome, and I know you can make *even* Luke look good. :D

I think they kissed after escaping the Hand of Thrawn, if I remember correctly. Read Vision of the Future a month ago...
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
"I think they kissed after escaping the Hand of Thrawn, if I remember correctly."

You indeed remember correctly: Luke had just roused her from the trance he'd put her in, so she could survive the long flood through the tunnels. I thought it was wonderful.... **gets sentimental** :laughing: I'm glad you like it--it was in response to a challenge on another forum, to portray Luke and Mara's first kiss (a good friend reminded me that Luke kissed her before this, though, when she was in the healing trance--but since she was asleep for that one, I decided this was the "official" first kiss! :p )--I really appreciate the :+fav:, too! :D

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Rex-Fox-Cody Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
(Kissing someone while they're unconscious doesn't count...trust me on that one...^^ LOL)

I still can't believe Mara fell for someone like him, but then again, I never understood what women see in men, so...^^
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
"I still can't believe Mara fell for someone like him, but then again, I never understood what women see in men"

I think for Luke and Mara, it was almost like Han and Leia: opposites attract, and sometimes we can treasure in others the qualities we don't ourselves possess... ;) They make a great team, in any case. And I agree about the "unconscious kissing" not counting--that's why I drew this one! lol! ;) :p

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Rex-Fox-Cody Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
LOL

I didn't say they didn't make a great couple ;)

And anyway, if Han and Leia can make it, *anybody* can ^^
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MasterVash101 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Your work is so very, very well done! ^^
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like this--Luke and Mara are (...were... :( ) my favorite pairing in the EU SW universe; sort of the "star-crossed" legendary thing going on with them, and I wanted to show them together as we've only read about in the books (or seen in the comics). Thanks again for the kind words, and for adding this as a :+fav:!

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MasterVash101 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Very romantic. ^^
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SulliMike23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
You know, ever since I started hearing about who Mara Jade was, I had a good feeling that despite her original mission to kill Luke, she would end up being the woman of his life. It's funny how the universe works huh?
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
"ever since I started hearing about who Mara Jade was, I had a good feeling that despite her original mission to kill Luke, she would end up being the woman of his life. It's funny how the universe works huh?"

They were wonderful together: sometimes complete opposites on the temperament scale, but they always seemed to balance each other, and were greater together than they were apart... Are you aware of what happens later...in the LOTF: Sacrifice novel...? If not, I won't spoil for you--but you're entirely right: she was indeed the woman of Luke's life. Many thanks for taking time to look and comment! :D

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SulliMike23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Oh I'm well aware of what happens. Jacen uses an image of her son Ben to distract her long enough to kill her. I'm probably among the hundreds of fans who didn't want to see her die.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
"I'm probably among the hundreds of fans who didn't want to see her die."

I think our compatriots in this demographic number in the thousands, to be honest...she was the best thing that ever happened to Luke--it really cranks me that her demise was so needless and meaningless...but there you are... **sigh**

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sailorelo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
OMG! It's so beautiful! I love it *__* Moreover Mara and Luke are my favourite characters ! :+favlove:
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Thank you! I'm glad you like it--it was a challenge on another forum: to illustrate Luke and Mara's "first" kiss; I hadn't done them in a romantic way before, so decided to have a go--this was the result! Thanks for taking time to look, comment and for the :+fav:! :D

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sailorelo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Okay it's cool ^^. Are there others creations at this challenge? Because I will like look them =D
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
The challenge was on another forum, but one of the artists that participated is :iconag88:, who also has a gallery here, and has done a lot of L/M stuff! Take a browse through there for some great viewing! :nod::D

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sailorelo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Okay, Thanks for your answer *o* I hope see new drawings of Luke and Mara =)
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SylvaKnight Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008   General Artist
That's one of my absolute favorite books in the entire EU...Zahn is the greatest. This is just how I imagined that moment, excellent work!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
This was actually done for a challenge on another forum: to depict Luke and Mara's first kiss. I chose this moment, rather than the "stolen kiss" from earlier in the story...though that "stolen kiss" was pretty sweet, too! ;) *fans self* :p I'm so happy you like the drawing (as it's how I imagined it, too! :nod:), and very much appreciate the :+fav:, too! :D Thank you so much!

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CDS-03 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! So lovely! Squeeeee! I love this scene, and you captured it perfectly! Good Job!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Aww!! Thanks so much! :XD: I loved this moment, too--I'm glad you like the piece--thank you for taking a look, for the kind comment and most especially for the :+fav:! :D Happy New Year! :party:

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CDS-03 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Your'e welcome! Happy New Year to you too!
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shadowofthetiger Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
This is truly amazing. I would love to see more! I mean, the quality of all your work is spectacular, and the proportions of the people, the details of hands and faces, and the shading of everything is something you have a great knack for!


(do you take requests? :D)
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Chewie29 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
it's so romantic.
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calmyafarm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Student Interface Designer
you have an awesome talent!
I dont know if i want to get into the ';post movie' fanfiction for starwars... are they any good? are they written by george lucas? I just LOVE the films but Im a bit afraid reading the other stuff will ruin the story! fill me in!
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IcyAshford Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I just read the book and I :heart: this scene!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Hee! :giggle: A LOT of L/M fans loved this scene! **melts at the thought of it** :D This was in response to a challenge on another forum (when I had a lot more time to work on stuff of my own...)--to draw Luke and Mara's first kiss (this was actually their second--but Mara was out cold for the first one, which, to me, made it not quite "their" first!). I'm glad you like this, and very much appreciate the :+fav:, too!

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IcyAshford Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I think Mr Zahn has converted me to a L/M fan. Why didn't I discover his books/this pairing sooner?!!

I even typed out this scene and saved it in my laptop so I can re-read it all over again after I return Vision of the Future to the library... :)
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axlaru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Student Writer
I absolutely love that scene in the novel, and this is a wonderful picture of it.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
It was one of my favorite scenes, too (and I read it over and over and over and... :p :nerd: :laughing:)! I'm so glad you like this, and very much appreciate the :+fav: for it, too! :D

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MyNameIsSchmem Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Aw, so cute! You have so much talent.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
You're too kind--and I'm glad you like this! Thank you for the visit and the comment! :D

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