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Star Wars Episode VII - Poster Update

Another poster for the upcoming seventh installment of the Star Wars saga. Unlike my previous two posters, I chose to convey a sense of action and urgency by having the jedi running in the heat of battle. Also, the whole atmosphere of this poster is more modern and slick, approximating what a Star Wars movie directed by JJ Abrams might look like (notice the mandatory flying sparks and lens flare!). For the first time, I opted to show the face of a character choosing the charismatic Michael Fassbender, once rumored to be in talks for a part.

Because of the very specific pose of the Jedi, I had to mash-up and warp a dozen images together to create it. Please excuse any body awkwardness!


:iconjagged-eye: (with model StarryMuse) :iconstarrymuse:
*Jedi Body Assets




*Dust and Smoke

*Lens flares


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josephnicklo's avatar
Top notch job with compositing the Jedi together. 
AlexSkullUterna's avatar
Vader: "No. Don't you see? We don't have to run away anymore!"
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themadbutcher's avatar
Thank you! Let me compliment you on your work as well, it's amazing.
tyler-wetta's avatar
Thanks! I've just found your work, and I must say you've done some amazing stuff yourself. Definitely inspiring work! 

Do you have any tips when it comes to getting work/commissions in that field? Have you had any big franchise commissions? 

Thanks again! 
themadbutcher's avatar
Never had any commissions for big franchises, but did some freelance work for independant productions, some in Montreal where I live.

I don't have any real tips except to keep making artwork, embracing the conventions (while aiming to improve them) and always watermark you work ;)
tyler-wetta's avatar
Cool man, thank you for the tips and such! Yeah, I've forgotten to watermark my work before.. never ends well, lol. 

Take care!  :)
CaptainLocks's avatar
Reminds me of the 12 Years a Slave poster...cept it's Star Wars and Fassbender is the good guy running the opposite way lol
themadbutcher's avatar
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to mention that haha! My PSD file name for the poster was actually "12 Years A Jedi".
PistachioInfernal's avatar
I hope the movies are just as good as these posters :heart:.
DarthSpiderMaul's avatar
Unfortunately, they turned out to be shit.
joshwalkermedia's avatar
this is amazing esp for doing what u said you did 
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