, I still can't get over how awesome it must be to have an official SW character named after you! As congratulations from me, I've drawn for you: Zill Kartay
, your newest Neimoidian.
. I'm really happy for you and I really hope I did a fair job at capturing his unique likeness
At first I really only had the intention of doing you a portrait but since Zill has next to no established character I thought made I should draw him engaging in some sort of activity. I can't tell much from his appearance, but he seemed to me that he might be the cultured type? With a taste for fine things (lol, like all Neimoidians of course) and an appreciation for nature (wood, plants)--and always looking for ways to improve and better himself. Of course I needed a character for him play chess with so I threw in Lok Durd. Now it seems they have sort of an odd unlikely friendship (though I'm pretty sure Durd would rather be "ransacking some dung-heep"
I used your Neimoidian reference sheets for the coloring, they were a big help. I was too lazy to look up a lot of appropriate textures for downloading, so I created everything myself, with a bit of extra help for the wood. I apologize that the chess board is unfortunately sideways. I was trying so hard to get the gameplay right (I used a ref image) that I didn't notice I was placing all the pieces from a side view, that's why all the brown pieces are on the right side
. Ehh, it's just a more complicated game now.
The background of Cato Neimoidia was killer. Rocks and mist are not my forte. It was the last thing I colored. Actually when I first started coloring, I did the background first but I hated it so much I scraped it and decided to tackle it when it was the last thing to do. I like it much better now. Some images I looked up on google showed the planet with the swinging cities in a rocky environment and others were more lush green. I really enjoyed the scenic lush-green Rainforest look so I adapted it for your picture, it seemed to be more suitable than the peach colored rock towers.
Anyways, congratulations again! I really hope you enjoy this.