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Star Wars - Female Force Five by Robert-Shane Star Wars - Female Force Five by Robert-Shane
I've posted several of my Star Wars drawings here already - but I thought it was time to show that I can draw more than Stormtroopers! So what could be more different than a selection of the female characters from the Star Wars universe.

My main focus of this piece was the composition - and I knew I wanted to have the lightsabers set out symetrically - and to use them as framing devices within the piece. So my selection of characters and their positioning was partly determined by who has what lightsaber.

The first thing I tackled was to draw Jedi Leia's face. This is a variation of her character from the 'expanded universe' of stories - so I'm guessing that not everyone will be familiar with the idea of her as a Jedi. So I knew that if I got her face wrong - nobody would know who she's supposed to be! I'm pretty pleased with how the likeness turned out - I used some photo reference - but it's not a straight copy as I altered the angle.

This is an original drawing - first done in pencil - then ink - before being scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. It was drawn at a very high-resolution - the Photoshop file is over 400mb.

Hope you like!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Nice.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
"Star Wars" has plenty of strong female characters.
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AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Boob Wars
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Ambrey07 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Wow, impressive work. Really like how Ahsoka turned out, any chance you'll make another with just her in it?
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Very cool :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) thanks very much!
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
You're very welcome :)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! :love: :dance:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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tropicana-banana Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I admire the beautiful and strong female characters in the Star Wars universe so much! Great idea to bring them together like this :) Awesome composition - looks like this could be one of the movie posters, I guess that's the look you were going for? :P Love your style, especially how you have represented Ahsoka in your own style!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. You're right - Star Wars does have lots of strong female characters and I thought it was about time to see some of them collected in one place like this. If you like this version of Ahsoka - I have also drawn another since this one: [link]
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tropicana-banana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Awesome, thanks for pointing it out :) You're very talented!
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Badwolf101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool. It's hard to find work like this and who's the red headed jedi on the right? I'm sure if you tell me, I'll remember. Great job again! :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Have you remembered the redhead yet? ... it's Mara Jade. She's an 'expanded universe' character and there's been a variety of depictions of her so I just drew her in my own style :)
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Badwolf101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, of course, I should of known. Thanks and I like your style. You should make a full picture of her in your style. :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. I'll add that to the huge list of pictures I need to draw! :)
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halfvulcan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Amazing. I'd so love to see Leia's, Han's, and Luke's continuing story on the big screen, but I'm afraid George Lucas is losing interest entirely in that.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boy would it ever - and it could still be done while the actors who played the main characters are still alive - but, like you say, it sadly looks like it'll never happen :( but perhaps the up-side is that the lack of movies makes us fans keep generating our own art and fiction! :)
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darthpaul99 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :thumbsup:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they are! :)
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Broketoon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesnt Leia normally have a yellow blade in the expanded universe?
also woot!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may well be right... but I could find very little reference material on what expanded universe Leia should look like - that's why I just made up her hairstyle in my drawing. The only image I found did have her with a blue lightsaber - and I went with that so that it would match Mara Jade's lightsaber.
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Aitrissa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
i think this is amazing,:D the ones i know areventress, leia, asokah tan, and mara jade. Ive only read some of the books, so just out of curiosity, who are the other two? this is really, really good :) itd be cool if you maybe drew the solo twins, jacen and jaina
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the kind words - glad you like it! Well done on those characters you did mention! The others are: Aayla Secura and Shaak Ti - they're female Jedi who appeared in the 'prequel' trilogy, although I've drawn Shaak Ti here in a costume from The Force Unleashed video game - just to add some variety. There are so many Star Wars characters - it'd be nice to have the time to draw them all and maybe one day I'll get round to Jacen and Jaina. :thumbsup:
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Aitrissa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
theyll all look amazing if you do :) i love star wars
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DarthMike99 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in Love with this Picture!!!
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Angelina. I'm sorry I didn't include Amidala in this - but I doubt that I could draw her as well as you!
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Good! Dont say it, mate! It isnt that mad at all ;) Aww, and thx for the nice compliment:hug: Keep save, my friend!
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Good work. Two thumbs up.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Carl. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :lol:
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hey I've read some of the books where she's a Jedi.Awesome well made looks good
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for looking. Btw - what's that character in your DeviantID? - looks v cool.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome.oh that's my halo reach armor in my deviantID thank you
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DarthSparrow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Foxe Force Five?
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remembered the 'Fox Force Five' that Uma Thurman's character mentions in Pulp Fiction - and thought that it would be a cool name for this picture - especially because of the double meaning of 'Force'!
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DarthSparrow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Yes :)
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting composition, considering the subject matter at hand.

4 from the past, 2 from the present/future...
4 Jedi, 1 Sith and 1 who served the Emperor, but really can't be called a former Sith...

I have to admit I do like how you framed this with the lightsabers. It's a pretty excellent piece of work, and I hope to see more in the near future.


-- Stephen
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Stephen. There was a lot of 'planning' that went in to how I set this one out - so I appreciate your taking the time to give such thought to your comments on the composition. :thumbsup:
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ChooseCheese127 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks Awesome bro! ^O^ it's a VERY well put together picture. Plus, With Ti and Secura in it, it makes it even better! Plus, my little 'Soka is looking perfect. :D 12/10.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha - glad you like it - I thought it might tick some boxes for you! :thumbsup:
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ChooseCheese127 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
:D Well it looks awesome. You should totally do a Pic with Darth Talon, if i havent said to before. :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going to have Talon in this picture! I was gonna put her on one side of Ventress - but I couldn't think of another female Sith to keep the symetry of the picture.
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ChooseCheese127 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, this is just me, but if it were ME doing the picture, i'd have Talon in all her sexy red n' black tattooed awesomeness in the middle, Ventress on the left, and Darth Raven, (female version) on the right. c:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might have done that - and I did conside Revan - but I couldn't find any decent reference images to see what her female version is supposed to look like. And I don't like to draw a character unless I feel I can get them just right - so Revan was out.
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ChooseCheese127 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, i could be very conrny and say draw Dark Side Ahsoka, but that would not look very good. XD How about [link] ? [link] Will she do?
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha - I like the Kanye West link - very Star Wars like - but a bit too saucy! I'm amazed at how many 'expanded universe' characters there seem to be that I don't even know! I think I'm gonna have to do some brushing up.
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exciteart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is great,

but why light saber nefer left a light reflection on the user's skin?
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