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'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.