Darth Gourd’s Lightwhip (Cosplay & Fanfic Photoshop Experiments)

This lightwhip belongs to Darth Gourd, a character from my Star Wars fan-fiction series that takes place in the Old Republic era. He is of the Chiss species, and a Sith, a True Sith to be precise, a faction I created within the series. All original, of course, in the borrowed realm of Star Wars.

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Darth Gourd’s Lightwhip (Shadie series – Binky Ink – Celinka Serre)

To make the lightwhip, I used Photoshop, various brush styles, the ragged ones. And then just a smaller version of that same brush for the tendrils. Using the warp tools wasn’t giving the effect I wanted, so I brushed on the curves I wanted. I used outer glows, similarly to when I do a lightsaber, with a Hilt layer and a copied Glow layer, and played around with the outer glows for each. Lighting effects were used on the background, which is a screenshot I took from in-game SWTOR.

For the hand, I was a bit lazy, I admit, I used curves and the colour replacement tool. When it comes to making a human into a Chiss, making the skin blue, I’ll have to practice some more.

I’m open to feedback.


This image was created for my Star Wars Fan-fiction story, Masters of the Force, story 3 in the Darth Shadie / Jedi Eidahs series.

View more cosplay and fanfic photos from Masters of the Force.

Read the Darth Shadie / Jedi Eidahs fanfic series.

Perhaps you’ll also enjoy Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing; fantasy action-adventure taking place in a realm strong with magic where prophecies are dictated by dragons. https://binkyproductions.com/stardustdestinies

 

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Binky Productions is a video production company that produces Films, Commercial Videos and Multimedia for artists. Binky Ink is the writing division for freelance and fiction writing, as well as screenplay formatting. Celinka Serre is also a YouTuber for Dragon Age gaming, and Green Healing for alternative and natural healing from abuse. View all posts by binkyproductions

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