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Walon Vau ... and Mird by Krad-Eelav Walon Vau ... and Mird by Krad-Eelav
I still have no idea why I love Vau + Mird so much. @.@;

But I do.

So here’s an adorable picture of them both. :D

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To give you a bit of backstory, Vau's a Mandalorian from my favorite series ever - Republic Commando. ( [link] ). Despite what you see in this picture, he's an absolute sadistic and cruel snake of a shabuir. ( Not exaggerating - he nearly beat one of his clone trainees to death just because the poor guy chose to fight him instead one of his brothers.) But at the same time...

Iunno, maybe I'm the only one that reads in a bit more in his backstory, but he's so messed up on the inside that it's not entirely his fault, and asdfg I just get this enormous urge to just hug him. ;A;

In fact, I have so much fun peeling apart his personality that I do roleplay him a little bit on tumblr. ;D You can see it so far here: [link]

Expect more Republic Commando fanart. (Namely, of SKIRATAAAA! :heart: )
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:iconstudlyfudd13:
Studlyfudd13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, cause it kinda makes him look like a big softie XD
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a 6 leg dog, how could you not love Mird.
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Ryusora Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Simple, it's because they're just so gosh darn CUTE together! X3
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love their relationship, and ye, Mird's a bag of suprises :) nice work here, just expected Mird'ika to be slightly bigger :thumbsup:
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rewhymo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
i love this representation of Vau and mird.
In my mind i saw mird with a mouth more or less like a nexus. Actually a perfect example of how is saw mird was that dog like creature in John Carter.
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting! I completely agree with seeing Mird as a nexus, though given that Karen didn't hint at nexus-similarities, it made more sense to steer away into different territory. Have you seen the strill images on wookieepedia? The full-color one is probably the most accurate in my mind ...

Thank you for the comment! :heart:
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Vykus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vau is just about how I saw him too. Mird is a little dif but it's hard to do an animal with so little frame of reference. keep up the good work.
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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OtakuRavage Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How could anyone not love that slimy little striil?
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hashhaha Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I'm so glad I saw that picture! Vau is my favorite from RC. Great job!
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;D Apparently he's a favorite of a lot of people's. Such an interesting character!
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KianaTavers-Mereel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Ooh, more art of Vau, Mird, and Kal'buir?! Watchlist! :XD:

I adore these two as well. Vau can be a snake, but he also cares about his boys in his own way. And Mird...I just plain love the little droolbag. There's something about a ball of fangs, fur, drool, and bad attitude that's just adorable. :XD:
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Thanks~! ;D

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Stars-Are-Cushions Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I love this! You can see how much of a hard man and what lineage he has in his face, but the love for Mird is so perfect! I love these two - I've always preferred Walon to Kal. Always. And I'm so glad there's some good art of him out there! :+fav: :happybounce:
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: You described him perfectly there, but yes, exactly what you said. I'm dying to draw more works of them soon, either on TripZero, or wherever, so there's going to be more works of him, no worries. ;D
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Stars-Are-Cushions Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh good! More Vau and Mird'ika! :happybounce:
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sudosu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Krad, I said it before and I'll say it again. This is absolutely adorable.
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: So adorable I've had this as my desktop background for more than two months. xD
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afterfire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Dat Vau and Mird :heart:
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Everybody loves Vau, apparently. xD :heart:
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CaptainSupersmooth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg so cute :D really amazing
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Spartan-055 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I like how u made Vau look because hes really not to phisically described. although this piece is im sure set many many years before he became a cuy'vul dar memeber and mird being fairly young. id love to see one with both characters aged...
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Sushiprincess Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! I just think Mird'ika is a tad bit too small, but maybe it's him/her as a cub or so. Actually your take on Vau looks pretty close to what I imagine him, though there isn't too description of him or his story. But I always considered him as a deeper character as one may think.
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I just realized that after a few other peeps pointed it out, and that Mird was able to carry the dead terrorist in flight on Coruscant. I'll fix it in the next drawing. ;D

Mmhm, what you said! Surprised that so many people took an interest in him like I did.
Perhaps it's how you see what you get with Skirata, but with Vau, it's all what he doesn't say that's important? (... if that made sense, orz)
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Moondoe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
:jawdrop: Yahooo! Another Vau fan :D Nice ta meet ya! Very good works in the detail ad the style. Didn't picture Mird like that for my story...then again Mird's not human in it but I love how it looks and the sweetness in it as well :squee:
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:w00t: I swear with as many Vau fans as I've just found, we oughta create a fan-club for him xD And thanks so much, definitely planning to do more works involving him, and Skirata (and everyone else). ;D
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Moondoe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Oh oh oh I looove Skirata as well...and prudii mereel ordo kom'rk jaing (20 years later)

gree cody rex bly fox faie keller neyo (10 more years) kix tup hardcase echo heavy bel


^^ But I adoooore Vau :worship: Have you seen :iconbardic-fire: ? She has some...REALLY goo works on Vau and an oc of hers. Writing style is awesome. I just started to put mine up, too scared I'd make him ooc before but I'm going to see how well I do.
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CrysVau Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
OMG!! I love it :iconiloveyouplz: I love these two characters as well, hence the name.
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3LW00D Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
<3

He is a sadistic shabuir, but I love him for it.
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think we all do. xD
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I love it! and I really like Vau as well, even if he was tough with his boys.

Mird looks like an Yasalamir on your drawing, but I agree it's hard to picture Mird ^^
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm kind of surprised to see so many Vau fans here, but that's awesome! xD

And hm, yeah, you're right about the ysalamir, didn't realize that that they were so close in form. Oh well, I need to practice my critter drawings anyway. xD
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Anyway thanks for that nice artwork! ^^ you can see Vau in my little sketchy comic about Deltas :XD: [link]
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Yumehoshi-san Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Just like I pictured him! Great Work. But I thought Mird would be a little bigger and evil looking. Or is this just a small mird?
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Technically Mird -should- be bigger and uglier-looking, but if you look on the wookieepedia article on strills, even the official artists haven't figured out how it looks. xD So I guess this is just my stab at it, ahaha..
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Yumehoshi-san Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Still, exellent work.
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twixtnightandmorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
MIRD'IKA! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Rinzler32 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Such great work, and you captured these two perfectly!
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Wytewulf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
So overwhemlingly adorable that I cannot even tell you how happy it makes me. :iconsqueeeplz: Thanks for sharing it!
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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MandoGirl22 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love Walon too!
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm amazed at how many Vau fans there are, haha xD Kandosii!
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MandoGirl22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's amazing, isn't? Maybe it's because of his personality^^
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bardic-fire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No fear...I, too, am a major fan of Vau and I think some of his issues came in a large part from his childhood. LOVE this photo, btw - you did a great job on them both (and such a yummy Vau indeed. ^^)
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Another fan of his, eh? Can I ask why? ;D I'm always curious as to why people would pick him over the seemingly more likeable Skirata. (I love Kal'buir too, don't get me wrong, but...)

And thanks, vode. :heart:
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bardic-fire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a psychology student, so I rarely think people are what they appear to be on the surface. LOL So, Vau is much more interesting to me thank Skirata, because of his past history and his reaction to it. After considering Skirata, I think he's mostly "what-you-see-is-what-you-get". Vau, on the other hand....not so much. There's a lot to Vau that I think Skirata lacks. Buuuut...that's just me. ^^ That and, well...Vau's a bad boy. Gotta' love those. :-p
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What you said! You know, it's especially apparent now that I'm re-reading the novels again with my 'vau-glasses' on, and reading between the lines in all of his comments. Such as how he acts almost bored/apathetic when he clearly cares a lot about something (aka, Sev). And then his love/hate relationship with any mention of biological family.

Ahh, don't get me started. : P

(Hahaha, totally agreed with the bad boy part! xD )
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
xD

Hahah, that's so cute! :D
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Kevari Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which Skirata? Aren't there like 60 of them now?
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, good point. xD
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