So, the people at Meridianito asked me for something about Star Wars, they were running an article on the saga. I don't even like the movies but, for some reason I spent a lot on this. Because of time constraints, illustrations for the magazine are done on a rush, it comes out weekly, it never stops. Still, this was lots of fun.
One thing was certain, I wasn't going to make anything from the prequel trilogy (movies I've never seen). Now, having not seen the original movies in ages, some research was required, I wanted this to be as "accurate" as possible.
The only other time I've done anything SW-related was part of a wedding gift for friends. They both are big SW fans... him more than her, as it usually happens.
So, after I finished the other Star Wars illustration, they liked it enough that they asked me for a cover to go with it. Which meant I had to draw Star Wars characters, again. This one is inspired by a couple of posters from the original movie. I didn't want to spend a lot of time on this one, so I cut corners and left out Vader's face from the background. Chewie and R2 are recycled from the double page spread illustration.
For some odd reason, this cover was used but the other illustration was not. I think the other illustration was better.
Here is a sketch card of Harrison Ford as Han Solo from A New Hope. This reference came from the website Star Wars: Fit for a Queen (they have a Han Solo section). I've drawn this picture one time before in 2003. I didn't realize when I picked this reference that I had drawn it before as I used a different source the first time. As much as I love Han Solo/Harrison Ford, I don't enjoy drawing him!
Harrison Ford, Han Solo and Star Wars belong to their owners and not me.
Time and materials: 6 long hours 2.5 x 3.5 Bristol trading card paper Kimberly Pencils 2H to 2B .3mm mechanical Pentel pencil 2B, 4B and HB mechanical pencils kneaded eraser blending stumps Kleenex