Okay, this is it. I’m illustrating headcanons that have a fat chance of being AU in two years’ time. I regret nothing.
Ben Solo (around 15) and Rey (around 4) at the Jedi Academy. Ben is already firmly under Snoke’s influence, already knowing he has to kill his fellow students on Snoke’s orders, and allows nobody to break into his shell. Rey is still trying.
“Why are you angry?”
Watercolour on Clairefontaine Grain Nuageux paper, 30×21 cm.
Okay, I’ve broken down and made prints available. :)
Sketch to painting video here.
Love the idea behind this and it’s a beautiful piece of work, thanks for sharing!
The colour scheme is beautiful!
Oh my goodness, why do I feel almost like I’m about to cry?! This painting is so beautiful and heartrending all at once. Little Rey is so adorable, and I’m just hurting for Ben here. Love the theory too. Absolutely amazing. :)
This is brilliant! I really wish we could see the days of training under Luke and how everything went down.
What a wonderful piece of history. love your style, the subtle colors, the expressions. all perfect. very good work mylady =)
I’m not sure your Twitter button counter is working. I just used it, tweeted and attached the image, and then refreshed.
I’m so sad I missed this one on the big screen (Korean cinemas didn’t run it longer than a month…!) – now I’m spoiled, already know all of the characters and have headcanons WITHOUT even knowing the exact plot. As a long-time fan of Adam Driver, I love how you drew him!
So cute! My headcanon theory is that Kylo is the one who left Rey on Jakku… I’m curious to see how right or terribly wrong I am.
Jenny, I love your work! “Ben and Little Rey” has inspired a story https://kylorey.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/moonflower/ My blog is devoted to imagining Ben and Rey’s past and the special connection they share. My goal is to post a new story each week. I was wondering if you would allow me include the image of “Ben and Little Rey” in the post of “Moonflower” with a link to your blog and Etsy sites. I would love for more people to discover your work!
Keep it coming, wrtsire, this is good stuff.
Dieses Bild hab ich schon etwa hundert Mal auf Pinterest gesehen und es geht mir jedes Mal wieder ans Herz! Ich dachte ich schau endlich mal, wer hinter “Jenny Dolfen” steckt und habe mich gefreut zu sehen, dass du aus Deutschland bist (Schweiz hier)!
Deine Arbeiten sind alle absolut fantastisch und das meiste davon umfasst offenbar zwei Welten die ich absolut liebe – Star Wars und Tolkien! Es ist wirklich eine Freude, deine Bilder anzuschauen. Diese Farben, und die Details, alles daran ist perfekt. Ich wünschte ich könnte nur annähernd so gut malen oder zeichnen. Einfach nur wow!
My favourite so far!
I absolutely love how it tells a story, not to mention the way you beautifully blended the colours and oh I could go on forever!
This is so amazing! It’s also wild that you painted this so many years ago. I’m working on my own sequel trilogy fan-fic right now that involves Rey having been one of the students at Luke’s Jedi Temple, and until today, I thought that this idea was original! haha. Great minds think alike, I suppose ;)