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igyman 02-20-2009 04:48 PM

Devouring Katarr
Devouring Katarr

It is said pictures speak louder than words...

Author's note:
Since a lot of people have surely put in a lot of effort to write interesting fanfics, I thought I should at least write something regarding the thought process behind my art submission.

At first I wanted to do a scary picture with low lighting and I was considering many well known Sith Lords, especially Darth Sion. Then I realized that just making a scary picture is not going to give me an adequate representation of the Dark Side, so Sion was dropped. Then I thought about making a picture of the greatest Sith manipulator - Palpatine, but I wasn't happy with how that picture turned out, so that idea was dropped too.
Then I got to thinking, what about an event that was caused in a way by the Dark Side and had a significant impact on the galaxy? So Katarr came to mind. That's when I made the first picture that portrays the event from Nihilus' perspective.
Admittedly, I was still a bit influenced by the "scary picture" idea when I made that one, which is probably why I wasn't completely satisfied with submitting it alone, so I decided to portray the same event from another perspective.
I tried to portray it from the Ravager's bridge, but the results and the impact of that picture weren't satisfying. That's when the final idea hit me: Nihilus' perspective shows a part of the emotions caused by dark acts, I needed a view from the other side to fully present the essence of the Dark Side and I drew the event from Visas' perspective.
I didn't have enough time to color the "Visas' perspective" picture, but in the end I remembered how the Miraluka's Force vision was portrayed in game and in the KoTOR comic book, so I managed to produce a similar effect that, in my opinion, gives an even deeper presentation of how she experienced the event.
In the end, you be the judges of whether I got it right.
Thanks for looking and thanks for reading this.

CommanderQ 02-24-2009 02:06 AM

Very impressive, igyman! I think you've definately captured 'an essence of the dark side' in your picture! Job well done!:D

Bee Hoon 02-25-2009 12:26 AM

Very nice! I'm glad you explained your inspiration for it. I especially like Nihilus' POV. It's scary! One thing though--shouldn't Visas have been quite a bit younger than she was in the game?

igyman 02-25-2009 02:22 AM

Well, when it comes to Visas' appearance I used "Unseen, Unheard" from Tales of the Jedi #24 as a reference. :)

knight 12167 03-14-2009 04:03 AM

Great drawings

JediMaster12 03-17-2009 01:44 PM

igyman: Since this is artwork, I will move it to the artwork subforum.

My comment on the artwork is that it is very good at depicting at what Nilhilus sees, if he does, when he devours Katarr. The depiction of Visas and what it was like when she felt her world died is very good. I like how you chose a dark background and drew it in in white and the only color is the red of fire and consumation. It gives that feeling of lifelessness. Good job.

Marius Fett 03-17-2009 05:55 PM


Different.. :D

Definitely an interesting way to portray the death of Katarr. :D Really nice drawing too.

I especially like the first picture, with Nihilus in it..

Good job!

Emalin 03-18-2009 03:26 PM

I adore this! The colors are very eye-catching, and the idea behind the pictures is heartbreaking. Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words. :D Thank you for gracing the forum with your work!

igyman 03-18-2009 07:43 PM

Thanks once again for the comments, everyone. I'm glad you all liked it. I'll try to find the time to at least do some more art entries for Javyar's in the future (couldn't do it this time, even though I had a great idea for this month's topic, due to lack of time).


Originally Posted by JediMaster12 (Post 2602930)
igyman: Since this is artwork, I will move it to the artwork subforum.

Thanks, JM. I'm not sure why it wasn't moved here right away, since everyone who checked out Javyar's february contest knew it was an art entry (Javyar's doesn't offer art prefixes, so I marked it as "other" when I submitted my entry).

Bee Hoon 03-22-2009 06:02 AM


Originally Posted by igyman
I'm not sure why it wasn't moved here right away

Because I am pretty useless when sleepy;o Sorry bout that!

LordOfTheFish 03-22-2009 07:43 PM

I really like it. Very different, and very interesting.

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