If you’ve seen the first Star Wars movie (A New Hope) you might remember the scene with the Sandtroopers searching the desert of Tatooine for C-3PO and R2-D2. I thought it would be cool to imagine what it might look like if they also found a Krayt Dragon!
I tried to convey some drama in this picture – with the Krayt slamming the Dewback to the ground – but intentionally left it ambiguous enough that you can’t tell which way the battle will finish.
Perhaps the Imperials encountered the Krayt shortly after they arrived – and were able to take it down successfully and get back to their job? Or perhaps they’d already found the evidence of the droids and were on their way back to base when the Krayt attacked as some kind of act of cosmic karma?! I’ll leave it to you the viewer to decide.
We don’t get to see a Krayt Dragon in the film - other than a skeleton of one which C-3PO walks by - but the ‘expanded universe’ of stories adds some flesh to those bones. There are various depictions of the Krayt – but I wanted mine to look like a natural enemy of the Dewback which the Imperials ride on. I thought it should look ‘dragon-like’ - as the name suggests - and I also gave it aspects of a crocodile as I wanted it to look like a sturdy and powerful predator.
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas’s characters and was drawn in pencil first, the scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. This is a compressed version of the original which is 600dpi.
I've already posted other drawings of Darth Vader, but he's a popular character - and I like drawing him - so I thought it was time to do another!
I'd also been wanting to draw some TIE Fighter Pilots and thought up an idea so that I could include them with Vader in the same piece...
If you've seen the original Star Wars movie - you might remember the scene where Vader gets a couple of pilots to follow him into battle against the rebels. I couldn't help think that they took it a little too leisurely as they marched off round the corner like they were heading straight to the fridge for a snack. What they needed was a red flashing emergency light to generate some urgency! So here they are - red light on - and whadya know - they're all running to their ships now!
In reality I just made that up because I wanted to draw the characters in a dynamic pose - and with some red highlights (which always looks good against black). But I hope my little backstory helps sell the idea!
This is an original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I might put up a work-in-progress of this if anyone's interested because I took a couple of screenshots at various stages. You might also find it interesting that I used Google Sketchup to create a 3D model of the background to ensure that the perspective is right (after having sketched it out freehand first). This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.