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Commission: Revan by OrbitalWings Commission: Revan by OrbitalWings
Commission for ~Padawanmage, featuring his Revan.

It's funny really, Revan was declared to be male in "canon" - you have to wonder what would happen if a game developer dared do that today, given how careful BioWare are to respect players' choice in regard to who the character is.

Anyhoo, this was a great pic to work on - really taught me a lot with the armor stuff I had to do to get it right.

And yes, the pose is based on The Force Unleashed II - no points for working that out! :)

Don't repost without permission, and remember - if you have time to favourite you have time to comment!
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illmanic35 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
This is what always made Revan such a great character; The fact he was already an enigma, then factor in the fact that his sex was up for interpretation or argument ( before the novel of Revan anyway) he was a total mystery. Love the pic....I was holding out that he was a woman for a long time.
koveras-alvane Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Savior, conqueror, hero, villain. You are all things, Revan... and yet you are nothing. In the end, you belong to neither the light nor the darkness. You will forever stand alone."
Written-Oni Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Haha well said. Words straight from the game.
fireheart122 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
never thought of revan as cute but now i do.
Wesker86 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work!
Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Well, the way I see it, in having Revan be male canonically and having the Exile be female canonically, its evened out. One male protagonist, one female protagonist. That seems pretty fair to me. Nice picture either way. You did a fantastic job and that's coming from a male Revan fan. I'm impressed.
Firestarawesome Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
QwQ it's beautiful
Frog804 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I like the lightsaber color choice, Revan represented both sides of light and dark, so this is appropriate.
DarkEagle106 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
P.S where did all your old work go from your gallery?
DarkEagle106 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Female Revan is my canon, and you Kiryu do her justice.

Only critique I would have is that she should a violet saber rather blue but im guessing you're showing the light side/dark side debate.

Awesome work Kiryu, Thank you. :D

I'm not sure what Bioware are doing to Revan in the MMO but it's stupid what they did to the Exile.
Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
It's a great pic even if Revan is a male in canon.
OrbitalWings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Implying people should only draw the male version even though the game itself lets you choose? :o
Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Some people just can't take a compliment.
gigasbelias Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Can you draw more about her?
Chozohm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Very nice! I've still gotta played KOTOR though (oops!)
taalii123 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Looks a lot less...violent...than my Revan usually is.

Also isn't stabbing enough people...

Light side is boring at times. That's why I have 12 dark side playthroughs and zero light.
feenixblade Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
My god. It looks just like my Revan!
morethanmusic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like my Revan as well! ^o^ That portrait was definitely the most Revan-y.

Gorgeous job on the outfit! It's wonderful to see you've done it such justice. I have yet to see another character in that game with an even remotely comparable outfit to Revan's. It was amazing. I had to play dark side on one of my saves, just so I could use the outfit. Seriously.
TheFusionmix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student
Damn, I think this is the same base Revan face I used :D.

I had purple and green sabers (red and blue were for Juhani), but the resemblance is uncanny. Faved.
DeathScepter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Ashen-Ti Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Looks like the model I picked up when choosing Revans appearance! :)
eecarter333 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree about respecting players choices, I think they went with cannon male because Revan as a male features in novles

Still this is very nicely rendered.
Nephenee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I like the dichotomy of GoodRevan/EvilRevan you have going on here.
CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
An Excellent pic. One of the best I've seen of Revan without the mask. :Use The Force!:
Seeshi-suin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Artist
It didn't bother me that he was male in canon. I suppose they made up for it with the exile, but in all honesty it makes more sense for warriors to be male. Women are certainly as capable as men, but in matters of physical prowess, women are generally weaker. Not that women couldn't be jedi, I am sure they could, but I bet there would be less women than men in the order.
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Maybe in physical prowess perhaps, but there's nothing stated that says Force ability has anything to do with what is (or isn't) hanging between someone's legs.

I also know a few women in the armed forces who could pretty much pound the crap out of more than a few members of the opposite sex.

Seeshi-suin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Artist
Yeah I kinda figure that women would be more likely to be sentinals than guardians. But you're right. Some women can kick serious butt!
Dru-chan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Wo, really like the armor, it's just so realistic! :>
forcecrush Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Beautiful work :+fav:
Finndra Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
"if you have time to favourite you have time to comment!" - now that's evil, I never know what to say in a comment. But I really do love your drawing, so... ;)
KeKat147 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awww hell yeah! two lightsavahs mothah f-ckahs!!!!!

songofamazon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really lovely job with the lighting.
Sgt-Roadkill Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I always thought of Revan as female and the outcast as male which is the reverse of cannon does that make me wierd?
Nave-Ninja Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Revan, one of my favorites. I play a male, but it's all good.
Shaedry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

I seriously love your way of interpreting the Light side and the Dark side. :D
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Awesome details, awesome shading, awesome design :D
AlienInvasion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Incredible, I love it! :D Female Revan YAY!
theant4 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I like it -- FemRevan FTW!! :D
Ahsoka114 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats really cool!! You did a great job, especially on the face!! :D
Rhieks Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
a great work!
also, I actually support f!Revan, and imagine her much like this.
so bingo!
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Beautiful, simply beautiful!

Lucasarts was the one who 'had to' come up with a gender for Revan (bad call, imo)....

Anyway, awesome pic!
LeyK-63 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
the textures in this are brilliant :O nice job :D
jlb141 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I like how her eye color varies from left to right b/c of the lightsabers.
vadess40 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Writer
Nice- I like it!
Youkai88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Play the second game. The Jedi Exile should be female if you want it canon. ^^
XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is that a female version of revan I see?

damned fine work sir!
hope to see more female revan if you're ever up for it.
robokop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Awesome work! :) :+fav:
Alvadea Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
It's really a great pic. Especially because I startet a Kotor-Game a few day ago and took exact this face for my Revan. ^^
I like they way blue and red merges on her armour and the details are also very good.
HelenaHelenova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Wow. It thought the preview looked fantastic, but when I full-sized...mind is blown. :XD:

I have to say, the entire presentation is just stunning. The face and the armor detail...I never thought that I'd be so preoccupied by a face and the armor detail of a picture. Something new everyday. :D
Juu50x Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I think it's fine that Revan was a male while Exile was female. Usually I want to see little more female heroes since I think we've seen enough their male counterparts :lol:

But enough from that. Really awsome looking Revan here! I really love it since Revan (both she and he) is one of my favorite Star Wars characters.
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