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The Balance of the Force - Reylo by LiberLibelula The Balance of the Force - Reylo by LiberLibelula
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Yes, folks. I'm not prone to ship people, but I've fallen deep, deep down the Reylo shipping. I just got this... VIBE while watching the movie and I couldn't exactly fathom if it was only my imagination. Like all my alarms were telling me that Kylo acted like a man obsessed with a woman, just that he didn't exactly realize, but all his body language was screaming I'M HUNTING THIS WOMAN AND IT'S MINE DON'T TOUCH. Too much Phantom of the Opera / Hades and Persefone imagery to ignore. And then I read this exhaustive deconstruction of the whole Kylo/Rey moments and it was the OH YES to what my intuition was telling me. (My boyfriend felt it too, I must say)
And look! I made a playlist about Reylo too
I know they could be related... but family doesn't look at you like him. About Rey? I don't know. She now hates him, of course, but these two are like the ying-yang... I doubt they'll be separated like this for too long. Rey will come back to him and I reaaaally hope she gets darker and he gets closer to the Light. That's what balance is about, right?

So now I'm crazy for these two and have spent about 15 hours painting what I believe is one of my favorite drawings ever. I put a lot of thought in every detail, so there's a lot of symbolism here. I hope you enjoy it too!

Please don't crop, edit or redistribute.
Free texture from Mayang Adnin.

EDIT: After #ThelastJedi trailer, this seems relevant again... (maniacal laughter)
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:iconishmael677:
Ishmael677 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
All Jokes aside this is some great artwork, you really capture the themes of passion, love, anger and uncertainty these characters showcase.
Thumbs up dood.
Thumbs up okay 
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:iconlikopinina:
Likopinina Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017
Honestly, I think Reylo is going to happen. But even if it doesn't, it won't change the fact that this painting is DARN BEAUTIFUL
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:icongear145:
Gear145 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  New Deviant
Never have I ever seen a better ship
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:iconpapitrooper:
PapiTrooper Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wonderful work !!
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpapitrooper:
PapiTrooper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your very welcome ;)
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:iconbubbybear:
BubbyBear Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
This. Is. BITCHIN!!!!
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconbubbybear:
BubbyBear Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017
Welcome!
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:iconrakiah:
Rakiah Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
I CAN HEAR THE BELLS :iconhurrdurrplz:
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
TOLONG TOLOOONG HERE COMES THE BLUSHING KYLO
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:icondanadardana:
DanaDardana Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
When you realise that the final three notes of Ren's theme is actually part of Rey's
and it is the first three notes of Across the Stars (Anakin and Padme's theme) in reverse.
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh god, that was so MINDBLOWING! I saw the video too O.o
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:icondanadardana:
DanaDardana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
I know right? John Williams is sneaky...
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:iconk-e-y-k-o:
K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
What an epic duo. :)
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I can't wait to see how they engage (whatever the context) in the next movie!
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:iconk-e-y-k-o:
K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017
Me too. :)
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:iconspaceshiplewis:
SpaceshipLewis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Will he show her the worlds, on a magical TIE fighter ride?
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Unbelievable siths, indescribable FEEEELINGGG
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:iconspaceshiplewis:
SpaceshipLewis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Soaring, tumbling, TRY SPINNING, that's a very special trick.
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:iconwiltingheart:
WiltingHeart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the new trailer...it is your calling
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
IT WAS OH LORD
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:iconwiltingheart:
WiltingHeart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't be afraid--I feel it, too. 

My shipping levels had decreased substantially and then as soon as the trailer came out they skyrocketed to the point of near insanity. That ship had better happen Sanity is Overrated 
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:iconthefoxtrot813:
TheFoxtrot813 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
LIBERLIBELULA NO CALM DOWN (also very well done on the work) BUT CALM DOWn
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
I TRY FOXTROT BUT MY BODY IS TELLING ME NO
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:iconzeartist:
Zeartist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well done, but since this is Star Wars we're talking about, you DO know that they might be siblings for all we know?  ;)
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
I truly doubt it. The movie-makers have put too much sexual tension between them, and if they turned out to be cousins, it would be an overdone plot-twist, considering the original trilogy XD
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:iconmascaramorada:
MascaraMorada Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I just don't ship anything myself, partly for that reason, for now...
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:icontheblackestbane:
TheBlackestBane Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I hate this shipping. Makes no sense.
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Doritos don't make sense either, but here we are, loving them.
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:icontheblackestbane:
TheBlackestBane Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Reylo makes no sense.
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Neither do platypi.
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:iconstagiselle:
Stagiselle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
YESSSSSSSSS 100% AGREE!!
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
:iconhurrdurrplz: :iconhurrdurrplz:
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:iconstagiselle:
Stagiselle Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2017
ANTIS, OBLITERATED

feels so good to finally not have to be so hunted down as a reylo honestly!! maybe this will give us so breathing space ;; honestly though, this is my favourite of yours i think as well!!
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:iconaldal:
ALDAL Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
vi el trailer

que dices liber, se volveran super mejores amigos o algo?
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
YO CREO QUE VAN A DARLE AL TEMA COMO CONEJOS HIPERACTIVOS ALDAL
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:iconmonsterslayerbunny:
monsterslayerbunny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017   General Artist
Missing Porgs.
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
And those Glaceons of the icy planet! :love:
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Student Artist
EDIT: After #ThelastJedi trailer, this seems relevant again... (maniacal laughter)

that's what I thought xD
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
You understand :iconhurrdurrplz:
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:iconrazelberry:
razelberry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey LiberLibelula Is love a clothing print of this.. Could you put one up? :) 
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I'll keep that in mind! ^^ However, a Spanish shop got the rights to make t-shirts out of this image. I've got to see if they got the exclusivity as well, though I doubt it. Hmm.
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razelberry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant I'd love.. Sorry for autocorrect ;) 
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Mo-Tay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
It's NOT like the Phantom and Christine, nor is it like like Hades and Persephone. Kylo doesn't have the dark strength or power those ships call for: He's immature and lost, and got his ass whupped in the VERY FIRST MOVIE OF HIS TRILOGY.

No, if Reylo is like anything, it's like Zutara. And that's why I ship it: It's NOT the hunter and the hunted. Not at all. It's balance; equal opposites; yin and yang. I ship them not because of the bridal carry scene, but because of the scene with the "marry me" look on Kylo's face when Rey uses the force.
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ah, Zutara, that missed opportunity for which I'll always hold a grudge against this otherwise amazing series U.U
The Ying and Yang is perfect, and Kylo's marry me face is one of my favorite scenes in the story of movies :love:
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
well done!
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nileru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Stay at home mom Kelly Richards from New York after resigning from her full time job managed to average from $6000-$8000 a month from freelancing at home… This is how she done

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Brianna330 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not exactly into Star Wars, but your artwork is just absolutely beautiful! 
And reading your thoughts about this ship reminds me of how I felt when I was reading "The Black Heart of Jamaica", a Cat series. You know the two characters are enemies and they often screw each other's lives (one of them does it more to the other) from time to time, but when you get to see their 'moments' with each other, you suddenly had that suspicious feeling that there's something going on between the two them. And seeing more their 'together moments', which are just too strong to doubt about their relationship, your gut, your mind, and your heart suddenly scream "SHIP THEM! SHIP THEM LIKE FEDEX!"

But, anyway, that's just me being weird. x3 Again, very lovely work!  
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:iconliberlibelula:
LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
"From enemies to allies to lovers" is one of my favorite tropes EVER, so I agree completely with you :love:
Thank you!
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