Hello and welcome, or more appropriately in Jawaese; M’um m’aloo!
When it comes to Star Wars and the different creatures and species of the galaxy far, far away; Jawas are one of the most mysterious, curiosity-arousing and secretive of all the races in the universe.
These rodent-like natives to the desert planet of Tatooine certainly hold a surprising amount of mystery and there is no question bigger than “What do Jawas look like under the hood?” but once you start digging, that’s not the only unknown part of their culture.
With this article, however, it seemed worthwhile to dig into 7 Jawa facts every Star Wars fan should know, and if you didn’t already, here’s 7 quick-fire facts that you can use to show off your deeper knowledge of Jawas, Star Wars and the mysteries of the universe…
- No one knows what Jawas look like without robes
- Jawas use scent as part of their communication
- Each year there is a gathering of the Jawa clans
- Sandcrawlers are not made by Jawas, they are scavenged vehicles
- Jawas live mostly in desert fortresses, not in Sandcrawlers
- “Utinni” is an exclamation of surprise
- Jawas rarely carry any weapons
I have been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember, the OT was finished up almost a decade before I was born and I was born into a Star Wars household.
My favourite creatures from the Star Wars universe are without a doubt, Jawas. Ironically, I didn’t realise this until the release of the Mandalorian and seeing the Jawas again but in a different context, the nostalgia value hit high.
This in turn inspired me to want to turn out some Jawa themed artworks, this post here shows the first which is a bit of a character study style piece; made with the intention to inform a small series of future Jawa paintings that will have a different look to them to this one.
Happy Star Wars Day!
As I write this post, it’s now quite late into Star Wars day for me here in the UK, however, it’s been a great one, probably my best yet and it will continue much into the weekend for me; lockdown is a great excuse for binging!
Let’s begin this post with a new artwork I’ve completed –
Jawas on Tatooine – Charcoal
I recently undertook and completed this charcoal drawing to serve as a preliminary for a new oil painting, a May the Fourth special which also served as the subject for a live stream (more on that in a bit).
I’ve always had an odd obsession with Jawas and I’ll be doing some more Jawa based artworks in the future so this is just the beginning. In later piece I intend to put more emphasis on the landscape narrative whereas this piece is more of a character portrait.
This original drawing is currently available to buy with a 25% discount and free worldwide p&p – Just Click Here.
Greetings All, From A Galaxy Far Far Away…
I recently worked up a little 5″ x 7″ sketch of ‘The Child’ from the recent ‘The Mandalorian’ TV series set in the Star Wars Universe, or should I say, Galaxy…
From the off, I decided that I’d use this new artwork to run an Instagram based giveaway for my followers and new followers alike.
All you need to do from here is click the image above and that should take you to my Instagram page and from there you can make your entry for a chance or two to win my original drawing of ‘The Child’.
Don’t Miss The Story!
Be sure to follow/subscribe to my blog to stay updated!
To be the first to see my art and works in progress, as well as behind the scenes exclusives –
Follow me on Instagram
If you’re interested in bagging yourself an original artwork or a fine art print then check out my Etsy Shop and treat yourself or a friend –
JGloverArt Etsy Shop – Fine Art Prints & Original Artwork/Illustration
Until next time, farewell!