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Star Wars: Mara Jade Skywalker by SilentArmageddon Star Wars: Mara Jade Skywalker by SilentArmageddon
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DESIGN EDIT - June 30th, 2013 ..:: Made a few minor tweeks to the design.
Added a new collar and new boots. Original upload can be found here [link]
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"Didn't we say everything we needed the say with the first one? Must we go tropical?" - Kevin Smith (commenting on the need to make a sequel to Beetlejuice)

This quote about sums up how I feel about the announcements of the new Star Wars films. Don't get me wrong, I'll a go watch the crap out of it when they hit the cinema's.... however, there is only one trilogy ("and it ain't of the King, it's of the f*cking Jedi" - Clerks II).

Anyway, I was checking out the Star Wars website and I came upon this fantastic cover art of the EU book "Choices of One" about Mara Jade Skywalker ([link] and having some time to spare I thought I would make my very own replica of the cover. I once again used Candice Swanepoel as de model (sorry, got a thing for her). The background isn't mine, except for the fact that I photoshopped it a little, so credit for that goed to the original designer. As always, it's done in photoshop and I hope you all like it.

Please leave a comment as I always like getting feedback and don't forget to click the DOWNLOAD button for the full resolution version.

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ps: I know about the troopers in the back, yet as for the design it self it didn't bother me. Couldn't find a good storm trooper version.
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:iconmozek11:
mozek11 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Amazing :D
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:iconcaine001:
Caine001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That Star Destroyer looks like it's going to crash into the planet. Very cool design of Mara Jade. Nice piece of artwork.
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:iconprincewilliam99326:
princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
"Taste My Lightsaber And Die"
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:iconalexskulluterna:
AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
"Fear is a disease; hope is its only cure."
-Moral from The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 17
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Shawn1968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Love this cool pic. Been a big fan of Mara Jade since they introduced her in the Thrawn Trilogy. I've read the book 'Choices of One' (and every Star Wars novel for that matter) and I thought it was a  great read.
Love that lightsaber design too. Is it your design and what inspired it?
There's a book called Sacrifice in the Legacy of the Force series with another cool Mara Jade image. You should check that one out.
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Neat! mara is one of my favorite females!
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Mine too :) Thanks for stopping by!
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Np :)
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Wow! very nice :) (Smile) Love Clap 
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Glad you like it.
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:iconbenjaminhopkins:
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Skywalker? Guess that's what happens when the Jedi renounce celibacy... :D
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:iconhyperion2009:
Hyperion2009 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Celibacy was never a requirement for the Jedi, technically...
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:iconbenjaminhopkins:
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And yet, in the days of the old republic, they never formed attachments.
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:iconmetalhead2000:
metalhead2000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
This definitely would have made a better cover for Choices of One!
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:iconfirpo:
Firpo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Hope to see her in the next star wars movie!
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:iconlightsthroughshadow:
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Wait a minute Mara Jade shouldn't have Clone troopers behind her, she was born 35 years after the events on Star Wars episode 3 by that time the Clone troopers; their name, genetic template and armor were all retired by that time.

I know I sound like a total nerd but this just can't be
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:iconshawn1968:
Shawn1968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Actually Mara Jade was born around the end of episode 3(roughly) and she is actually about the same age as Luke. The book 'Choices of One' was about how they 'almost' crossed paths just after the Episode 4 events. It was the second book based on that. The other was called Allegiance.
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Photographer
Why didn't they cross paths?
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:iconshawn1968:
Shawn1968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
   Just the way the story played out.Remember these events take place between ANH & ESB. But Mara and Luke don't actually meet until a few years after ROTJ. During ROTJ time Mara was actually tasked by the Emporer to kill Luke before Vader could get to him. There's a chapter in the book where they literally almost cross paths, looking at each others POV of the other.
   Mara's POV of Luke is some kid with a lightsaber merely waving it around, more luck than skill. Luke's POV of Mara is a skilled lightsaber duellist who he thinks could teach him about the Force. He doesn't know she's the Emporer's personal assassin, and she doesn't know that he is the one that blew up the Death Star and that this is who Darth Vader is looking for.
   What I love about these two books is that it not only 'almost' crossed their paths before they were supposed to meet, but that it painted Mara in a different light. Up until these books Mara was considered nothing more than a cold assassin, but these two stories look at her like a naive kid, like Luke, believing everything she doing is for the greater good, because that's what the Emporer is telling her.
   By the way.Here's another twist. There's a squad of stormtrooper deserters unknowingly fighting for the Rebellion, while actually working along side Mara.
The books are "Allegiance' and "Choices of One' .You have to read them.
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:iconlightsthroughshadow:
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Photographer
I think I will :)
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
and yet it is.... :)
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:iconlightsthroughshadow:
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Photographer
It's inaccurate to the Star Wars timeline unless she had a time machine and went back 35 years to the Clone Wars
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Shiny-Fan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I'm going to assume that some Imperial Warlord found a stash of the Clone Trooper armour and weapons, and used them to equip his own troops.
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:iconblsdesq:
Blsdesq Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Very good personalized interpretation of the original!!!
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
thank you
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:iconblsdesq:
Blsdesq Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
You're welcome!!!
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nice job!!!
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you.
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!
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:icondevduck01:
devduck01 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow -its amazing, great interpretation and adding your own spin
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you. Glad you like it.
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:iconandruril93:
Andruril93 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is way cool!
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Glad to hear you like it. Thx 4 the comment.
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:iconandruril93:
Andruril93 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely.
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:iconfearedandforgotten:
fearedandforgotten Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice!!
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
thx
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:iconaeruhl:
Aeruhl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mara Jade was one of the best characters in the EU.

So, in the words of Stone Cold Steve Austin: "If you think Darth Caedus was a worthless piece of trash GIMME A HELL YEAH!"
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Hell yeah! :D
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Aeruhl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe.
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:icondrumkid11:
drumkid11 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
A redhead version of Candice.
Your just fantastic man. Your pics are second to none. Keep it up.
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Will do and once again thx for stopping by.
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:icondarth-alice:
Darth-Alice Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
как восхитительно
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Had to use google translate, which translated it to "how delightful". So, that's positive :)
Thx mate!
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:iconjkleering:
jkleering Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow very very cool. Love the background that goes with it... That star destroyer :| (don't know the character though).
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Mara Jade Skywalker is Luke's wife in the Expanded Universe. Thanks for the comment of I'm glad to hear you liked my design.
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really amazing ! ;)
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thx and thank you for stopping by
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:iconsomelarder:
Somelarder Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome !! :w00t:
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:iconag88:
AG88 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconsilentarmageddon:
SilentArmageddon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Glad you like it. Thx for stopping by.
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