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Star Wars: Union by TereseNielsen Star Wars: Union by TereseNielsen
This was great fun to do! It's a mixed media piece.
I used a gouache-wash technique in the background to get the stained glass feel.
The two panels on the side have gold leaf textured into them.
Luke and Mara Jade are painted with acrylic and colored pencil.

This was used on the cover of Dark Horse's graphic novel called Star Wars: Union

*** 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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essabloon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Love La la la la 
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jedimulder1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
How much are the Star Wars Union prints 
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House-of-Bones Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. How scary is this? I was just musing about how, during my marriage/moving house, I somehow lost this graphic novel among many others of its kind. And here it is ^^ It's so beautiful, and now I'm mourning its loss even more. Straight out to buy a replacement tomorrow!
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missrotem Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Eeee!!!! You did the work?! Please tell me you designed her dress too! o.o I had to borrow the library's copy but if I get my hands on it, I'd totally love it if you autographed the cover for me! :D
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ash-ketchum09 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The nitpicker in me has to say that Mara Jade had Anakin's lightsaber at this point, so the blade should be blue. :lol: But it's an excellent piece of work, very beautiful.
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songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I remember reading Union when I was 12. I still love it as much as I ever did.
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burtonjohne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I love all of your work. I became a fan when you painted the Elven Ranger for Magic the Gathering. The female one where she is kneeling on one knee with her hand on her forehead and her head back. AWESOME piece. . .
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LauraSkywalker11 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
i love this picture and also i the comic book of luke skywalker and mara jade's wedding
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome detail.
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IntelligentWolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:wow: Wow! This is awesome! And this is on a GRAPHIC NOVEL?! COOL! :D
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Sotwt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
NO WAY.
YOU'RE THE ONE WHO DREW THAT PICTURE?!
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tombraidergal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... i wish Mara Jade was of greater knowledge to me, all i know is that she was sent to kill luke and they ended up married. Gah. So many books and i cannot be bothered :XD: great piece though! :heart:
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LordLezardValeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Awesome work.
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estoshia3789 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i loved Mark Hamill! this is beautiful!
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JediChickFallon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
*swoons* I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my all time favorite Luke/Mara picture. :) :) :) <33333333333333
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Marethyn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I knew it was familiar! I haven't read it for a while now, and other books are covering it, but I was certain I've seen it somewhere before. It was by far one of the best covers the novels had.
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I also have a question. Where did you go to get your source material for the background and for the characters? :)
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Hello! I purchased this very graphic novella several years ago. I must say you did a fantastic job with the cover. :nod: :D
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing job, and I really like how you got the glow of the lightsabers.
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Riot-End Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Writer
awesome
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Nobeone Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Oh Snap! You did this!? I have this comic book!
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Yup! Many many moons ago!
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Kagura-Roseh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Too gorgeous for its own good. D8 Beautiful, beautiful job! I'm especially loving Mara's gloves and the roses. :heart:
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thank you. You picked my two favorite parts as well.
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Kagura-Roseh Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:) You're welcome.
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SuchuCandeo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
One of my favorite pieces. I couldn't think of a better cover for Union.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
That was MANY moons ago. I sure enjoyed creating that one though.
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That's just beautiful! Faved! A+!
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconmaster-kyle-leeson09:
Your welcome.
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haius Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist
ah! I knew this day would come! I just read this comic book - the very self-same cover, got it from the library! And here it is, posted on deviantart by the artist herself! that's so... trippy. it's... I dunno, like running into a movie star on facebook or something. dude.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
O.k. that made me do a for real 'LOL'.
A movie star, I am sooo 'not'. But you made my day.
Thanks for looking a my work!
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist
!!! and you actually replied, no less! :iconimhappyplz:
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AndrewZissou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
And you saw her mom last night??? Jeeze mate you're a creeper.

JK :D

:hug:
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haius Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist
It's true. :no:

In fact, I saw YOUR mom last night, too! See? My signature says so, so it must be true!
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AndrewZissou Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Woot! :boogie:
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RedIce226 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to design my perfect wedding for a PSE class when I was a kid, and this was the dress I chose! Can't believe you are here as an artist, I really love your work.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Seriously?? That's such a cool compliment!
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Angelia61 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: So beautiful...:clap:
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Awh... thanks for looking!
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SengokuTenno Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Luke should never been seen with his hair sleeked back...just no.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
LOL
That's the greased back 'married' look.
It's how he was shown in the comic so I had to make it harmonious to that. : )
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googoolini Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
this is one of my favourite Star Wars covers... >bows in awe<
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I liked this one as well.
Thank you!
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GriftersArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I bought this issue when it first came out!
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RoseRavenQueen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Yay Mara Jade!!! this look great ^^
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Thank you!
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RoseRavenQueen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
^^
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist
Very beautiful depiction of marriage in the Star Wars universe. This pic portrays their sacred matrimony and how their loyalty, even in the mist of turmoil and strife, could never be broken. The red roses is powerfully portrayed in their love for one another, and how their relationship is as delicate as the roses. Like the roses, their relationship nurtures on their mutual feelings for one another. A union worth even fighting for, to remain inseperable, and become one mind and body. All of the elements especially the glass stain window background symbolizes as well as communicates the commitment of love. Very powerfully portrayed. Nicely done.

Wow....I certainly have a long way to go with my art skills. But it's great to see how far our imaginations can take us.
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anodien Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
I just discovered your gallery and I'm grateful, you're art is pretty amazing :) I like the way you paint and the different techniques you use (so different from the usual digital art of this days!) Congratulations! :D

A thought, though. I think is pretty weird for the bride to be wearing a dress that looks just like the traditional ones of our culture...I mean, this is the space, other planets, other time...:D haha, is just what I thought when I looked at her ;)
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