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Stormtroopers of the New Empire by Shabazik Stormtroopers of the New Empire by Shabazik


Old drawing from 2009: For long, I had obsessed about Star Wars Imperial Stormtroopers. So as well, for long, I had thought of female stormtroopers –and the thought of female clontroopers was as well one of the many origins of my “shiks” artificial human/clones.

In this interest, more than once I looked in internet and galleries and such for “female stormtroopers”, “femtroopers” and other various terms, being common finding in these pics the stripperific variants of a female Imperial Stormptrooper.

But it was in 2009 when, looking for some Action figures of Star Wars online, I found a pack of stormtroopers, that included an action figure of a female stormtrooper.

At first I was: what? Is this a custom?
But then I learned these action figures where related to a Star Wars comic –based in an era about… what? 200 years after the battle of Yavin? Or it was 200 years after Endor? Well, the blowing up of one or other Death Star, anyway- where was featured a “New Empire”. And in this New Empire, for I guess either manpower shortage –or to show in Public Relations they are a different empire- the ranks in the Stormtroopers opened to Aliens… and women!

Now, due the amount of merchadising and derived artwork related to Star Wars I no longer can tell what is cannon from what it isn’t. But this comic –and the apparition of female stormtroopers in a more or less official Star Wars media- triggered in me a spur of drawings Stormtroopers of all kinds. Human male and female, but as well, of several Star Wars alien races (twi’lek, Gungan, etc, etc).

I have no idea where most of these are, but I found and scanned a couple of these 2009 drawings of Stormtroopers done in the corner of one of my notebooks, while on classes! XD
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:iconarmygeneral13:
Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actually the empire used both genders for there empire, the same with the rebel alliance. You just don't see it in the original series, since George Lucas was some what a sexist. In the newer Star Wars related games and such both genders are used for a wide variety of things.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist
I wouldn't say that he was somewhat sexist, but put it on the context, which is important: is not the same the 70's and 80's as context and interpretation of the roles of genders than the second decade of the XXI century!

but many thanks!
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah I see
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
nice sketch
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist
thanks!
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yellowplasma Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your female Stormtrooper is very attractive in her armor.  The bottom and top left pictures are my favorite.  Her armor is "authentic" but still shaped realistically feminine.  Her expression is serious because she is a dedicated soldier of the Empire.  I am also a big fan of Stormtroopers.  They were my favorite characters in Star Wars.  My girls are also very much inspired by Stormtroopers.  They are a classic henchperson character.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks!

Something I don't like in the representation in many "femtroopers" is how they do it "stripperific". One thing in my opinion is to design from principle something to be like that, but the logic would be, if there are female stormtroopers, to have a similar armor and equipment, while adjusted to the female soldiers!
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yellowplasma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I TOTALLY agree!  They look sexier in full armor, so long as the armor is shaped to fit them.
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Ross42899 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You should read the book "Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare". There is a nice short story included of a female Stormtrooper called Isila Drutch. In this story she even complains about certain pin up posters, showing sexy femtroopers with a bare midriff. While "real" female Stormtroopers would wear the same armor as male Stormtroopers. 
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yellowplasma Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for telling me.  I'll find it and read it.
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