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This was a commission for someone who requested an R2...back at the end of 2006! I am nothing if not timely. *groan*

Sometimes characters give me trouble. Sometimes I'm just not feelin' it. So I give it go for a bit, think it sucks, and let it alone for a time. I'll come back to it later and give it another shot. Nope, still sucks. Let it go again. This goes on, sometimes for weeks. Sometimes for months. I'm thinking I shouldn't even take commissions sometimes. I don't like saying no, but sometimes it's better than having people wait for damn near two years!

As for R2 here...I'm glad I kept at it, 'cause I actually kind of like how he turned out. Hope you all like it!
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DJBStudios Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Artist
This one's my FAVORITE!!!!
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KCV7129 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work. I was wondering what type you used in this composition?
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. The font is called Badaboom, I believe.
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illuminaare Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Love it! I'm a huge Star Wars fan. Made it the wallpaper for my BlackBerry and I have this bookmarked so I can share it with ppl if they want to know where I got it from.
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illuminaare Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
and, yes, I even use R2D2 sounds for notifications.
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studionfc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
So are you gonna translate what R2 is saying for us? LOL.
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
If I wasn't so sleepy I might have come up with a snappy comeback for that one!:D
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Vega-Vega Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks great!
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconkyzmonkey:
kyzmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Hehe that's pretty cool dude! :P
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
So glad you like him!
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ApoloOhnoLuver77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
one of my favorite people in the star wars... *even though i dont watch it* GREAT job! :D
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Kayla!:D Another new avatar, eh? :)
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ApoloOhnoLuver77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
ur welcome! :D and yah,,,
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Lazy-Niuska Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
absolutely cute!!
good job! ^^

PS: "late" is better than "never" xD
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And, sure, late is okay at times, but I seemed to have abused the privilege!:)
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:iconbrant5studios:
brant5studios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
2006? Hope you weren't charging by the hour....:giggle: As the infamous Joe Bori once said..."Not bad, Brant" :P
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well...it was the END of '06. And he was very patient. I believe his name was Job...

Ha! Joe Bori!:) And thanks!
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brant5studios Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
:giggle:
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operative274 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Oh I know that feeling - I still have pics from years ago that i never got quite right ^_^ - But R2 came out just fine sir! - I like how you gave him more of an angle rather that just a straight on head shot...such as it were ^_^
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HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!:)
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:iconoperative274:
operative274 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
:highfive:
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
R2 is the best =D And 2006? 0.o that's a really long time ago...
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
...In a galaxy far, far away!:) But it was the end of '06! You can't rush inspiration!
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
lol, nope =D
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starkelstar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great, well worth the wait, like all the noises too. i totally do that if characters giving me trouble though i don't have to worry about commisions right enough :)
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliment! And it's nice to know I'm not the only one who struggles with certain characters!:)
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DanielMead Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Kick Ass Jay! Love it.
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Dan!:D
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5chmee Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
nice!
it's like half an automated bubble!
with lights!
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Heh heh...yep! Thanks, bud!:)
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MistahPete Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Not suck at all. I like this one.
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Me, too! But the R2s I did before this one? Reeeeeally bad. Trust me. Thanks!:D
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! Bring on the SW work :D
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Oh, there's more...I'll try to get a few more up here in the next week or two!:)
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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MangaAngel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
not a fan of star wars but loving this one!!!
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Omer!:D
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ikaruscrow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done, I know exactly how you feel. I think he turned out great in the end though.
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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caitlyn1701 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
*whistles in imitation*
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
"Wwwwhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa!!" :)
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caitlyn1701 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe. good times...

did you know that me and jon got to go see the star wars exhibit at the field museum while it was there?
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Lucky ducks! :)
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caitlyn1701 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
looks very cool Jay! I love the way you applied you style to him! awesome one.
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:iconheadsupstudios:
HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Chad! :)
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
your welcome Jay!!!!=D=D
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HomieBear Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
He looks great! You would think his little metal head wouldn't lend itself to being Heads Upped, but it worked.
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HeadsUpStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, my friend! And you WOULD think it wouldn't work...and it didn't. Not for a looooong time. I've got half a sketch book devoted to crappy renderings of him. I had 3PO, so I had to have R2, but damned if I could get him to look like I wanted him to look! The secret was perspective. I was messing around with him last week, and instead of a downward curved bottom (as I have on most of the Heads Up), I turned it up on the bottom. It made me look at him differently, and it was done in about an hour! Weird how a little thing like that can make all the difference. :D
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