Droids Custom Ree-Yees: Ready for production!!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-25, 08:02:25

I put a lot of effort over the weekend into completing the art for my Droids Ree-Yees. As a result, nearly everything's ready to begin assembly! All I've left to do is spray the coins gold, and it's looking like Thursday's going to be in the upper 60s around here, which is great weather for opening the garage door to spray some coins.

Last week I showed off the coloring on the Ree-Yees character. I was basically done with his and the Mandalorian's finished colors, along with the crates and fruit, and just had the background to do. But there was a lot of background to do... I had to figure out ways to get cartoon-appropriate but interesting textures on all those buildings and the sky and the ground. And it was tough and tedious. But I'm happy with the results. I pasted the finished art onto my template, and here's my first proof card:

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Next I needed to pick a color for the bubble area. Toyed with some pinks and purples, but in the end I opted to sample Mando's mustard-colored gloves and amp up the saturation. As the complimentary color to purple, it worked very nicely.

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The next step was to test the bubble area position against one of my bubbles. We can't have the bubble lip hanging off the side of the card! And when I checked things, it was clear the area needed to be shifted to the left and it was too long for the bubble.

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So I made those adjustments and printed my "last" proof card:

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So the last task was to put together the back of the card. So I brought up Wookieepedia to do a bit of research, and that's when I discovered the character is named Ree-Yees, not Ree Yees. And boy am I happy I didn't print out 20 fronts before working on the backs! I'll go into the details on the back next week, but for now, here's 20 printed fronts and backs:

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Since I have no plans to go anywhere over the weekend, I fully expect these to be available to purchase next Wednesday! Check back Monday for confirmation.





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