I know what you're thinking: "what's going on here?!" right?
Well that's the expression I wanted to convey on Yoda's face - like he's saying "kidding me - are you... what I was expecting - you are not?"
In all seriousness though - this is a result of a collaboration with - who has been creating some impressive 'lil dude' versions of comic and movie characters (go check them out if you haven't already!).
We agreed on the concept - and that I'd paint Yoda in a realistic style to contrast against the cartoon style of lil dude Vader. I also created a background hinting that this meeting took place on Dagobah - I then took Erick's line art of Vader and colored it to tie in with the lighting of the scene for their encounter.
Drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad - this is fan art of copyright characters owned by George Lucas / Disney.
If you've visited my page before you'll know that I like to draw Stormtroopers - so I'm always trying to think up interesting concepts to give me an excuse to paint yet another Stormtrooper picture as I continue my efforts to build up a portfolio of Star Wars art.
I doubt that Abba would be the band of choice for the Empire - but if Stormtroopers read comic-books - perhaps this is the character they all want to be?
This was drawn from scratch in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. Although I usually like to draw 'freehand' I used the marquee tool alot on this one to help keep the lines crisp on the armour. I also used a lot of layers and masks to keep the different sections separate. I don't usually use alot of adjustment layers - but I found on this one that adding a curve layer set to cross process with a low opacity helped bring out the metalic effect to the armour. This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 5000 x 7000 pixels and 600dpi.
Today's a new day - so here's an alternative version of my 'Sith Predator'... this time wearing his helmet!
I'd intended to use the helmet in the earlier image - but ended up drawing the Predator's face and was pleased with it - so left it. As you can see - basically I've just added the helmet on top of my other drawing - but I also ended up re-working the colour scheme because I wanted this to clearly stand out from the other version.
I haven't tried to do anything revolutionary with the helmet design - but instead I went for a subtle cross of the Predator helmet with elements of Darth Vader's - and I'm pretty pleased with the result!
As with the other version - this takes inspiration from George Lucas's universe and Stan Winston's creature design. The character (and the helmet) was first drawn in pencil, then scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. This is a reduced resolution version of the original - which is 600dpi.
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.
Could James Cameron direct one of the new Star Wars movies?
Perhaps if he'd been involved back in the '80s we might have seen something like this character - an Imperial Terminator - make an appearance?
Or maybe not... but I just wanted to draw a Star Wars / Terminator crossover... and here's the result!
I don't think a Terminator could be a 'Sith Lord' even if it does have a "learning computer" for a brain - but I think it would have "detailed files" on how to use a lightsaber (did you notice the T2 references there? lol). And it's giving off some kind of electrical discharge - not force lightning.
At first I just drew the Terminator character - but ended up adding the Emperor, the Royal Guards and Strormtroopers to add some interest to the background.
I can't imagine a character in Star Wars wearing sunglasses - but I thought I had to keep them as they're such a familiar part of the Terminator character. I tried to make subtle changes to make them look a little bit more 'space age' though.
This is an original depiction of George Lucas’s / Disney’s copyright Star Wars characters – as well as James Cameron's / Pacificor's (I think they're the current rights holders?) Terminator character. It's 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!
I'm a 'wanabee' Star Wars artist - I've never had anything published - so I when I think up a new picture I try to make it something that's original and presents a new take on familiar characters while also demonstrating my artistic capabilities...
For this piece I imagined what might happen if the Predator had showed up during Empire Strikes Back in that scene when Darth Vader's telling the assembled group of bounty hunters to go look for the Millennium Falcon. I thought this would be a good scene to add some 'drama' to - because in the movie all we see is the characters just standing there. And I thought of introducing the Predator to the scene as the 'ultimate' hunter among a bunch of amateurs!
The Predator went straight for Boba Fett - realizing that he's the most capable of the group that Vader assembled. And he's serving up Boba's head to Vader as if to say "I'm better than this guy!". The other bounty hunters are all taken by surprise and are only just reacting to what's happened... too late! I think Vader would have known the Predator was there so isn't phased - he's just saying "You're gonna have to clean that up now."
The tagline 'Predator kills the Star Wars universe' is a play on words from Marvel comics' 'Punisher kills the Marvel universe'.
This is an original depiction of copyright characters that I don't own. Star Wars belongs to George Lucas/Disney, and the Predator belongs to 20th Century Fox (I think). This is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction. It was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad and is a very low resolution version of the original.
Here's my drawing of the baddies from the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars movies.
For this picture I started off with the idea of drawing a sister piece to my 'Empire' drawing: ... but I had to be selective when choosing which characters to use as I wanted this to be representative of the Clones from both the second and third movies - but that means, I necessarily had to leave some cool characters out.
This is an entirely original picture. First drawn freehand with pencil on paper, then scanned and coloured (over many, many hours) in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.
I had an idea that Jabba's Rancor would sometimes go for an evening stroll around Tatooine - and on this occasion he found an AT-AT to play with. (Perhaps the AT-AT was there as part of the deployment sent to look for the two droids at the start of 'A New Hope'?)
When I originally envisaged this piece I thought I would draw it from a low angle - looking up at the Rancor climbing up the AT-AT's leg. But I decided that changing the angle so that the viewer can see the Imperial troops would be a good idea to add some more drama and humour. I'm glad I made the change - although it meant a lot more work drawing the characters - as well as trying to imagine what the roof of an AT-AT might look like if it was scrunched up!?
The first driver is so terrified he's about to jump straight off the top of the AT-AT to avoid being eaten - saying "I'm outta here!". The other driver's saying "Hold up - wait for me" - while the Commander won't abandon his post and is angrily shouting at the Rancor: "You there, stop that!"
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I put a huge amount of effort into this - and I hope that comes across even in this low-res version (the original is 600dpi).
Now that George Lucas has (sadly) decided to retire from movie directing, I'm expecting him to call me up to ask me to take over on the next Star Wars movie/tv series.
My first pitch will be this... Darth Maul fighting Aliens! I thought it would be a very cool contest - and I also wanted to draw Darth Maul because of the interest in the 3D release of The Phantom Menace.
The idea is that this was an initiation test that Darth Sidious set for Maul during his training.
This took a lot of hard work - but I'm really, really pleased with how it turned out and I think it's my best work yet!
It's an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's and HR Giger's characters and was drawn first in pencil, then scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad.
This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.