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Mara Jade Skywalker by wraithdt Mara Jade Skywalker by wraithdt
Here's a rare fan art piece I did of Mrs Skywalker. She's one of the coolest female leads in the Star Wars mythos but its too bad she died in the novels.

Notice she's using Luke's original lightsaber, the one he lost when he fought Vader, which he than retrieved later on and gave it to Mara.

Hope you guys like it.
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greyabsolute Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece! The composition is just beautiful... My only qualm is that Mara Jade DOESNT EXIST ANY LONGER Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Rage Rage Rage  so many countless hours of reading those damned books thrown down the drain...  oh well. They still exist in my mind... Eh-hem... anyways your art makes me sob to behold its glory. 
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anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
I know how you feel, especially since it's been revealed that Disney had made a certain agreement back in 2012.
They had agreed, upon signing the deal to take on Star Wars, to use the EU novels, storylines, and characters as background for the new trilogy.  As you no doubt know, they have reneged on their deal, so as far as I am concerned, they're an alternate timeline, and the EU books the true timeline.
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greyabsolute Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree more with you.
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anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
If Disney had followed the EU novels the new trilogy would be a lot different.  Here are a few reasons why...
1)  Chewbacca wouldn't be around, he had died a few years earlier during the Vong War (squashed by a moon hitting a planet).
2)  The New Jedi Order would be in existence, created by Luke.
3)  The New Republic would now be the Galactic Alliance (Coruscant is the seat of power again).
4)  Luke would be around, accompanied by his son, Ben Skywalker.
5)  Han and Leia would have lost two of their three children, Anakin and Jacen.  The surviving child is Jaina, Jacen's twin sister (Jaina killed Jacen when he turned and became Darth Caedus). 
6)  The Empire is now the Imperial Remnant, and has recentky signed a peace treaty with the Alliance.
7)  The Sith are back.
8)  Han never lost the Millennium Falcon.
9)  Kylo Ren wouldn't exist, well, not as the film portrays him anyway (I won't explain in case there are people reading this who have yet to see the film).
10)  Before his death, Jacen had revealed the truth of the Force.  There is, in truth, no Dark and Light side, the Force is what the wielder makes of it.

The only reason I can think of why Disney didn't stay to their agreement is that they would have a lot of backstory to explain, and didn't want to go to the trouble.
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greyabsolute Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Theres a lot more than that as due to the snowball effect. They could've at least kept it to the effect of the inevitable out come all the books had  or just continued the story from where they left off. would've resulted in a lot more movies though i suppose the problem with that is George Lucas had originally planned for 9 movies in his 'space opera'. but cest le vi we are given the cards dealt. There are a lot of other books written that people consider part of the EU universe that are most certainly not. would you believe it that at the force awakens premier some doofus tried to convince me that your lightsaber color changes with how much passion/hate you have. Claimed he read it in a book. which if we are throwing out the literature all together here ill refer to the movies which on paper are the most cannon things you'll get. in episode three when darth vader and obi wan had their second to last fight on mustafar there was no Anakin Skywalker. He was now fully turned to the dark side. so you would think that his lightsaber would change to red (such poppycock). colors are obsolete. they only serve the purpose to signify what kind of jedi you are (i.e. green=diplomats/peace keepers, blue=warrior etc.) the crystal is what changes the color not your 'side'. The force is such a great and ambivalent force (hehe) that it wouldn't choose something as finicky as colors in which to manifest the evil or light. and suppose there are a species of aliens that are colorblind, as their natural ecosystem lacks enough light making colors obsolete. they maybe force sensitive creatures but what happens to their lightsaber? sorry for rambling. but point is as much as i wish they went by the book(s), a lot of people have distributed their own little stories into the world that one cannot be sure what is real and whats not real anymore. i guess it would've been too messy that way. 
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anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
The official EU books kept a timeline that you could look at which included the films.  No fan written stories were included.  George Lucas endorsed the EU novels as official, with the first three named as the "official follow up trilogy".  Disney DID agree to use the novels as backstory, but when the rights were finally signed over to them they decided not keep their word.

Lightsaber colours were decided by which crystal you chose (the force guided you in this regard).  The Sith used artificial crystals (no force help), hence the red colour.  In Rebels (which is now considered canon) Ashoka has white blades (she used to have green), which many see as new, but white blades were first used by the Imperial Knights in the Stars Wars Legacy comic book series.  Purple crystals are hard to locate, but can be found by powerful Jedi.  Following the destruction of the Jedi, Palpatine ordered "all known crystal" sources sealed or destroyed, hoping to prevent survivors rebuilding lost lightsabers, or taking secret padawans there.  Luckily some locations were kept secret so survived.

Rebels is now going to have links to Episode 7, despite being set between episodes 3 and 4.  

Alongside Episodes 8, 9, and 10, there will be a young Han Solo film (which will disregard any backstory novels already written), and the Rogue One film, which is set before Episode 4.  If the new trilogy does well, the saga will continue with Episodes 11, 12 and 13, and more standalone films, and quite possibly a live action series.
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
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Nijmegen1964 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Lovely painting - you have a real talent that I envy.
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princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
"Taste My Lightsaber"
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carrotycake Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Honestly this is one of the most gorgeous pieces of artwork I've ever seen! You've captured (what I presume to be) her likeness perfectly, and the colours are absolutely beautiful! (I'm probably gushing slightly, but Mara is one of my fave SW characters and you've done an amazing job!) :)
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zaidakhaopaitbarao Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
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krizcillz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks amazing, sadly she will disappear along with the canon in December :'(
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wishIhadthetalent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Too bad we won't see her in the movie verse either 
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Unleasht Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
You had me at..... well, this picture.
I really like it.
Say, good Sir, is this one available as poster?
I'd be willing to pay :P
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DemoniqueAlma Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope they bring her back in the movies but I doubt it.
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Itachiman3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
the only character i shed a tear for after Jacen did away with her
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AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Nice.
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Caine001 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Exquisite Artwork!!!Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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adiaze Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Definitely love this piece. Reminds me of the Mara Jade that I knew from the books. Beautiful and deadly. Yet forgiving/wise in her Mrs Skywalker years. 
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Writer
This is a wonderful rendition of her, exactly like I imagined her.
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MaximumVideoJustice Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's too bad she died... and it's even more too bad that Disney decided to kill the SW universe just so they could make their fanfic instead.
Anyway, great job!
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legomaestro Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea of this storyline. Is it in the novels? I need to read it!

Excellent piece there.
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Caine001 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Start with Heir to the Empire trilogy by Timothy Zahn and then work your way up.:D (Big Grin) 
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Xaniell Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Too bad we probably won't see her in ep 7, now; thanks for the recon, Disney ( sarcasm)
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MaximumVideoJustice Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It sucks that Disney basically bought Star Wars so that they could just kill the series, and turn it into their own fanfic-version of it. Ugh. The new books are atrocious, and the new movie is obviously made by people who don't have a clue what the hardcore SW fans want.
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MandeG Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
This is really gorgeous! One of my favorite renditions of Mara. Actually, I originally found it on google and assumed it was official art and have been using it as an avatar pic. Since discovering that it is fan art, I've stopping using it (unless you'd like to give permission.) 
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skyguypat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Such awesomeness! My favorite Mara Jade pic, as well as one of my all-time favorite SW pics...! :) MTFBWY
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Collidar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Mara is so gorgeous and cool. I'm so sad she isn't canon anymore. She was one of the best parts of the EU. 
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Rapunzel111 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
finally someone who has the right colored light saber...Thank you
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Dorshiffe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was looking at your (cool) gallery when I noticed her beard. I would retouch her chin if I were you.
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mistermat05 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly the best artwork of mara Jade I ever seen. Congratulations :)
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crimsonthunder1995 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Really nice!
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Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I love that she's using the Skywalker family lightsaber.  Faved and shared on Tumblr.
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0-VelvetGeisha-0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
this is by far my favourite of mara....did you use shannon mcranddle as the inspiration?
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Cutswolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. Did you use Corel Painter?
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MikeZemaitis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Holy Awesome!
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gazereths Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Outstanding picture! Mara is the best EU character hands down.
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CassandraJames Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
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NittaJun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Amazing! Mara is a fucking female charachter... I love Celeste Morne too, its a future cosplay plan haha *_*! 
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BENEFIELDAVON Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely
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JainaSolo7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Favorite picture I've ever seen of Mara Jade, great job!
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Yneddt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fan-tas-tic!
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Simply gorgeous!
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Misty-Sman-Esay Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I love her hair. :)
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The-Icon-Trence Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
No flaw any tutorials , or step by step how u make these I want to do this badly
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What goes around comes around.
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Drekrief Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I gotta go back in reading star wars... when i was young i really liked the design of Luke's blue lightsaber, imagine my surprise when i learned that he retrieved it, and then instead if wasting it "museum-style" he gave it to the coolest female star wars character ever created, which happen to be his wife. Awesomeness has no end, they deserve either movies or high quality series about her, especially during the... book... series/ark involving the Solo twins's tragedy and her death. Sorry i got carried away, this piece (all of them) is so wonderful! it deserve to be seen and reckognize all around the world... that's what i think.
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Ceridwen82 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Ohhh! Isn't there a bigger version of this? I had it as a desktop wallpaper only yesterday but I forgot to save it on my computer and now I can't find it on the web again... :((((((((

It's so annoying. I used it YESTERDAY and I don't remember where I found it... Gah! :(

It looked like this.. but I flipped the image to make it match with the placement of my icons

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Jakeysnakey14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
shes obi wans daughter
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miletich2 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Untrue. Maybe she's his niece.
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