I've always loved drawing Star Wars and have already posted some of my pictures: [link] [link] [link]
Star Wars has been around a long time now - so I really don't get anything from seeing images that copy stills from the movies or don't add any originality. So I always try to paint something that you haven't seen before - and with this one I've attempted to mix the epic 'movie poster' look with the feel of a super-hero team cover.
I really went all-out with this piece and it took a very long time to complete. I painted it at a very high resolution (it's a 330mb PSD file) but I dramatically reduced it here to make it quicker to load.
I like the design of the Shock Troopers from Revenge of the Sith... so I thought I'd draw some - and this is the result.
When I started this I also drew the Emperor in the background with his arms raised up to the sky shooting force lightning - as I'd imagined this scene taking place after they'd landed on Mustafar (the volcanic planet) - with him commanding the troops to "find Lord Vader". But... it kind of distracted from the Shock Troopers so I left him out. And I think the piece is better for it.
This is a low-res version of my drawing which I sketched on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and finished on my desktop PC using Photoshop and a Wacom pad. It's an original depiction of George Lucas’s / Disney’s copyright characters – intended solely to show my artistic ability. I’m not a professional – this is fan art – and none of my work is for sale or available for reproduction.
Don't be afraid - no actual Stormtroopers were harmed in the making of this picture!
I was contacted by - who asked whether I'd be interested in drawing a picture for his Left 4 Dead 2 Mod which he's calling ZombieTroopers. He said it would be based on the book Deadtroopers and feature Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, IG-88 and Bossk - all battling some Zombie Stormtroopers in a destroyed city that looks like Corusant. (Find out more at: [link] )
I liked the idea very much (I like drawing Stormtroopers - even if they are all ickey and bitey) - so I took the brief and turned out what you see here!
I originally drew this in pencil, then scanned it and coloured it in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. This is a web-optimised version of the image (it is a 100mb bitmap at 600dpi!)
Hope you like it... and please don't have nightmares!
The character of Boba Fett was first conceived as a kind of 'super' Stormtrooper - and initiallly had a white outfit. Even though the white armour never made it to the movie I thought that would be a cool look to draw.
What I've done here is mix elements of Jango Fett's Mandalorian outfit with a Clone Trooper armour in an attempt to come up with a plausible reason for the armour to be white.
For the purpose of this picture... Jango is testing out the standard clone armour - but insisted on wearing his own superior body suit and helmet to protect his vital organs. He knew that the clone armour was being mass-produced cheaply and he didn't want to get killed on account of a test! It's a stretch I know!
If you've got a better excuse for why he might be wearing a white outfit - let's hear it!
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters. First drawn with pencil then scanned and coloured in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.
The design of Jango (and Boba) Fett's armour is a classic - but I decided to draw Jango in 'stealth mode' here because I wanted to see how cool I could make him look in black armour. I haven't seen this concept done before - but I think it works work well and makes an eye-catching image.
I thought this might be how he could have looked in the 'Attack of the Clones' movie when he assassinated Zam Wessel on Coruscant - perhaps using a variation of his armour for when he needed to creep around!
This is an entirely original depiction of the character - first drawn in pencil, then scanned in and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.
I wanted to draw the Emperor's Royal Guard (aka Imperial Guard aka Red Guard) - but I didn't just want to have them standing motionless like they do in the movies. So I've put them in battle with Yoda as my take on the scene in Revenge of the Sith when Yoda confronts the Emperor.
In the movie Yoda uses the Force and dispenses with the guards with a simple shrug... but here's what it might have looked like if he'd had to work just a little harder to deal with them.
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. This is an optimized version of the original - which is 600dpi.
I wasn't lucky enough to attend the recent Star Wars Celebration Europe - but I was incredibly impressed by photos from the event of members of the 501st Legion who had created costumes based on the late Ralph McQuarrie's conceptual artwork for the original Star Wars movie. Their 'Concept Stormtrooper' costumes are simply amazing and made me want to have a go at creating a drawing of them preparing for battle. I'd definitely recommend also checking out some of the photos of the Concept Stormtroopers. You can find some here (in a post dated July 26), together with details of the extremely dedicated troopers behind the costumes: www.facebook.com/UKGarrison
I decided to add the prototype version of Boba Fett as it's another example of a very cool looking version of a familiar character that never made it to the big screen. Ralph McQuarrie also created conceptual artwork for the Boba Fett costume along with Joe Johnston (who is credited with the final design). This version is from when he was initially intended as a kind of 'super trooper' and is basically the look we're familiar with - albeit before the final paint job was decided on. It was used in a screen test, video of which recently resurfaced: starwars.com/watch/meet_boba_f…
Star Wars was created by George Lucas and its characters are owned by, and are copyright of, Disney. This is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction. This was drawn, by me, in Photoshop using a Wacom pad and is a compressed version of the original.
Mixed Media - Storm Troopers were line sketched with a graphite pencil, scanned, and the rest was completed in Photoshop CS5. I never really planned to do this one, but it was more of a side project to help keep me sane through this semester of school.
The Galactic Script at the top translates to: "501st Legion Vader's Fist"