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.
Here's my idea for a Manga/Anime version of Star Wars.
There was a Star Wars Manga adaptation published in the late '90s - but I wanted my version to look a little 'leaner' - more like the style used for the 'Battle of the Planets' (aka Gatchaman) cartoon or the Studio Ghibli movies.
My aim was to capture a cartoon feel but to also paint realistic textures and detail. I also intentionally gave the characters a stylised look. It was a challenge to get the balance right - but the end result is exactly what I wanted.
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters. First drawn in pencil, then inked, scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. The original is much higher resolution and is over 300mb!
Second "declined" concept for Star Wars Celebration VI. On the completely other end of the SW spectrum, I thought with my second concept I would focus on the Rebel/Ewok victory over the Empire seen in Return of the Jedi. I was going for a "Band of Brothers" type feel. War in the trenches so to speak. You don't see a lot of Ewok art (probably for good reason) but this idea has been in the back of my mind for a while and I felt it had merit. Of course it was a wonderful excuse to draw Princess Leia again as well. YUB NUB!
Can't believe that this is my first Star Wars fanart I'm posting here since I consider myself to be a big Star Wars nerd! I just love this vast universe this epic saga is set in and I remember how it used to inspire me to really get into drawing and start my own comics when I was little.
This is Boba Fett facing a rancor on some desert planet. Used a little reference for the rancor. Photoshop CS6, wacom, around 4,5 hrs
I'm not too happy with how the whole thing turned out but I decided to upload it anyways...
I think I'm gonna do more Star Wars fanart in the future.
This is a double homage piece; one for the amazing french artist Moebius (just google 'starwatcher' and you'll see), and of course to Star Wars also. I chose the moment just before Princess Leia transforms in the cool and deadly bounty-hunter Boushh in Return of the Jedi. Hope you like it!