Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph! Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!
So before I made that digitally colored version of this picture, I wanted to color it traditionally with copics, but about halfway through I grew frustrated with it and gave up, coloring it digitally instead. On the next day however I came back to this and thought it was worth finishing after all (:
The idea that Rey takes down Ren was something that we knew we wanted to do, but the question became, “Now what? Does she do the very non-Jedi thing and kill him off? Does she do the thing that would be unsatisfying, which is just let him go?” So, we thought, “Well, the planet’s ripping apart.” So, Larry and I decided what if the two of them, in this kind of, operatic moment, actually get separated and the decision is taken away from them and left for another time.” - JJ Abrams