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Luke Skywalker by TereseNielsen Luke Skywalker by TereseNielsen
This piece was done for a package illustration for the Star Wars miniatures line. I used acrylic for the loose underpainting washes and then used quite a bit more oil on top for this one... oil with generous amounts of painting medium to slide around a little more than I usually do. It was fun... I think I'll do it more often.


For a more detailed description of how I created this image please click the link that goes to my blog. [link]

*** I have archival PRINTS in stock of many of my works. Please feel free to send a note if there is a particular one that interests you.
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bluecaesar13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Wow, I just bought a book with your work in it and this was one of the pieces that really blew me out of the water.  The sense of depth and movement are stunning.  After seeing you had an account here, I felt obligated to express my admiration of your talent and work. Truly stunning.
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Adamantiel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Interesting! When I saw the red it attracted me. When I was Luke's face I was SURPRISED! Woah! Interesting seeing him in black. It was like seeing a ghost!
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StaxMaye Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Dam this is amazing and for luke very dark :D
If you don't mind me asking what's the benefits of combining acrylic and oils in a painting?
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Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Nice armor
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:iconlovetheblue:
Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
He looks kind of scary. But he does look cool. Good job.
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:iconmetalhead2000:
metalhead2000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Wow
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Kneelb4zod236b Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Luke looks awesome, but I think the terrain and the red planet in the background really makes it pop!
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gua543 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Wow, Luke Skywalker with a nanosuit. Awesome!
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my favorite luke suit
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:iconfateofchaos:
FateOfChaos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Nice. I really like this 'cause it's just a great piece
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JuniorJac Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
beautifulll
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hairpeace1012 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful muted colors with the red circle popping out, this is a nice piece: very moody in its portrayal. It's a good way to show such a popular character from a slightly different angle.
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Deviant-Sith Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
should have added "done right" to the title.
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kattalez Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I love the black and red armor. I would love to see more of Luke as a Jedi but more armored and hooded and stuff like the characters in the game The Old Republic some of the later progression Jedi armor in that is badass!
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secondhandben Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This is great!
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Estonius Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
The likeness is uncanny! Way wicked cool pose, styley, details, and colours!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fancy suit :)
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bozac Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic! I spent 15 minutes in a gaming shop once looking at a box with this image on it; it's certifiable badass.
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Blank1001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is a fantastic pose, and I love the sense of movement and depth, with the dust at the back leg. Oil on acrylic, you say? And you're using a medium to keep the oil workable for longer? Can I ask, are you working on art board, stretched paper, or something else? (I'm thinking in terms of wear and wrinkling to the surface, with multiple medium used, plus incompatibility of mediums).

Also, is how do I actually buy a print?? And could I get it signed, please :)
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Blank1001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is a fantastic pose, and I love the sense of depth with the dust at the back leg. Oil on acrylic, you say? And you're using a medium to keep the oil workable for longer? Can I ask, are you working on art board, stretched paper, or something else? (I'm thinking in terms of wear and wrinkling to the surface, with multiple medium used, plus incompatibility of mediums).

Also, is how do I actually buy a print?? And could I get it signed, please :)
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RafalDorsz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I second that :D
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:iconadam-raw:
adam-raw Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Just fantastic, you're gallery contains some of the most beautiful star wars pieces i have ever seen :D
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predatorgx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
if i want a print of this beautiful job. Could you sign with a dedication?
To mexico df.
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Wow! Not an outfit I'd imagine on Luke, but very cool!
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:iconmetalling:
metalling Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Luke Suit Up!, because tonight will be legen wait for it ... dary
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LeVoyageurduTemps Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful !
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MamokoLullabyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bellissimo!!!!
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YazVolKanik Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC! JUST FRIGGING EPIC!!
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sebastianhaze Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
this is beautiful
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work! what's going on in this piece? Luke's outfit is pretty different
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tomasoverbai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
That is so amazing.
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Abbyanna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I adore your style!
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silentinjection Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So awesome! Your technique is beautiful!
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:iconjyler:
Jyler Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
This is one of my favorite Star Wars piece. The likeness is uncanny
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mrfriendly1972 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I hate doing people's Faces:( But, u got Mark H. to a capital T...:D:D:D
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Ya, I lucked out on that one. I was actually happy with it myself. :)
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mrfriendly1972 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Hehe sometimes it's harder to please urself, but it's the oooze and oozsss that make it special:P:P:P
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JediMatt719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Nice!
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thank you.
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enginemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Magnificent! Wonderful likeness, so spot on. Great pose, expression and composition.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thank you very much. :)
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duleNitro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW just wow!
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thank you.
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duleNitro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no probzzz! =D
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duleNitro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW just wow!
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whiteandfreaky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
luuuke! you are awesome teresenielsen
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
:) Thank you!
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arzasfanelia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Amazing job! It looks great.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thank you.
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Maija Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Apart from the great colors and painterly style, I really like how you've captured his likeness.
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