Sorry, Carth. You can't win 'em all...
Awesome. ~Gard-Helset and I made this sweet HD wallpaper for you to enjoy in spirit of the pre-order of SW:TOR coming up. Celebrate the future of the franchise by looking back on the things they got right! I believe they're finally finishing Revan's storyline in the upcoming MMORPG, unfortunately they've canonised her as a male. Revan is female! Star Wars is already a total sausage fest without giving every decent character a dong.
I asked Gard to give me a female Revan, expecting the regular old Revan-in-drag routine they routinely pulled back in the day. He gave me this and I was not disappointed. Started off as a doodle that we passed back and forth and went on to um....and...then yeah. We kind of went crazy near the end.
You're the wind beneath my wings, man.
Funny thing, I'm actually on a playthrough of KOTOR 2 right now, and set a female Revan as dark side by mistake, despite playing as a light side female in KOTOR 1. In a way, it became a narrative of the "road not taken" for me. What bugs me about the set canon Revan and Exile is actually the force alignments. There were probably players who played a dark side Revan or Exile of either gender that weren't happy with the canon results, especially considering how dark/light side decisions can heavily alter the plot.
To be honest, I don't remember enough of KotOR 2 to really form any thoughts about the effects of the plot. I only played it once and I can't remember actually setting a Revan in that. I've lined it up to do a 1&2 play someday soon, so maybe I'll see it.
If you love Revan enough to get a tattoo, more power to you, she's my hero too. Revan belongs to all of us, and I'm just happy we did a piece that can inspire people.
If you get this done, I'd really love to see a photograph of it! Do stay in touch and let me know how it goes.
Would there be a chance for me to use it as avatar for forums and social media? I'll be certain to put links back here if you allow me to.
lolno, enjoy being stuck on ONE PLANET sucker, meanwhile, Revan brought the galaxy to its knees.
But you had to pick. And I don't think cat chick would sleep with you.
I don't think any of them would...
So Crusader Kings 2 got Bioware beat there . Although it wasn't until version 2.1.1. that non-Muslims rulers got the opportunity to have up to 4 lovers in addition to a spouse.
Not that there aren't plenty of pitfalls there. Like your kids not bothering to wait until they get married, or after making sure that conquered territory stays in the family by handing out new lands and titles to your siblings you find out that your sisters firstborn was fathered by her Chancellor.
Unfortunately I'm having video card issues, so I won't be gaming for a few weeks and won't get either.
So with TOR, BioWare ended up taking the really adventurous route of having both Revan and the Exile have light side endings and declare them canonical. To add insult to injury, they gave both of them fixed genders. I still haven't really accepted this as fact. Given how much TOR is based on individualized instances and playable character's personal stories, they could have let us decide things like which endings happened and which gender each character was. Then again, a good number of fans were hungry for a KOTOR 3, not an MMO.
Alright, sermon over.
Like I said, very nice image. I use it as a desktop! <3
I have the biggest, dumbest grin on my face you don't even know.
From an art perspective, it's great. "All roads lead to Revan" isn't a quote, but it suits the picture. Everything that would make attention wander from Revan was clipped, which is a great skill. The details in the background only serve to highlight her. The armor looks really incredibly great, and the attention to detail (especially with the little dents) is great. The color palette is great. The pseudo-Star Map (you guessed it, great)! The folds in the cloak and dress are great.
From a character standpoint, I also love Revan in masks, and femRevan in general. I also like the red lightsaber, since Dark Revan is also rad when done right.
Have a good day!
I love that you like the image, and you're right in that it's a pretty well-arranged piece. I can say this without bragging because honestly, the entire piece was an accident. Dude just drew the femRev for me as a gift because I utterly adore Revan. She's like, my hero. I dig so hard the idea of a dark side Revan because...we don't get enough kickass females. I spent so long colouring her in that we felt it needed a background, got lazy on mirroring the sides and stuck her in the middle. I personally always felt the background was the greatest part about that, which is odd since I had nothing to do with its creation. I only did work on the actual figure. We went a little crazy near the end though, sending it back and forth, touching up, changing colours, adding details that turned out to be totally invisible when you zoom out.
Things you're missing out on: cracks in the leather, the chest plate painted entirely with dots, cross hatching on the shitty mask (which we worked out she cannot possibly see through) and the massive trail of bodies that clearly leads to that room.