Friday, November 13, 2009

My Favorite Tusken

(actual size 3.25" x 2.25")

Do you have an image that is just sitting around, begging you to carve it? Well, this was one of those images. I actually took this photo of my good friend Shannon back in August 2008 when we went to Spokane for their science fiction convention.

Shannon is a fantastic graphic artist* as well as a premier Star Wars costumer, and a proud member of the 501st and Havoc Squad costuming groups.

"Those Tuskens walk like men, but they're really vicious, mindless monsters."
―Cliegg Lars

Tusken Raiders, less formally referred to as Sand People or simply as Tuskens, were a culture of nomadic, primitive sentients indigenous to Tatooine, where they were often hostile to local settlers. The term Sand People was given to them due to their existence in the desert, and was in use from at least around 4,000 BBY; but the more formal name of Tusken Raiders was acquired much later, due to a period of concerted attacks on the settlement at Fort Tusken in 98-95 BBY. This later became the definitive name for the species.

Tusken Family

*If you are interested in seeing some of Shannon's awesome art, you will find it at deviantART.


Mama Cache said...

You are so amazing! This carve is incredible.

Ari C'rona said...

Too cool, my friend! I know Shannon would be most impressed! Love all the info on Tuskens, too! Man, I love being a geek! :o)

Shannon said...

WOW! I'm so honored. Beautiful work! Thank you so much for the kind words my friend. I love it! You've really made my day. My week in fact! :D

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