Posts Tagged ‘Art’



The Droid Art You’re Looking For By Jeff Soto

StarWars.com Team | June 25, 2010

If you love Gonk the Power Droid, and dig artists like Jeff Soto, and collect Star Wars art — you’re in luck! Well, you were in luck. This awesome print called “Scrap Yard Power Droid” by Jeff Soto is a hand-numbered 24″ x 36″ screen print; printed by D&L Screen Printing; and limited to 350. And SOLD OUT! Doh!

But don’t worry, more awesome Star Wars prints from Mondo are on the way!

Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael writes:

Mondo is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Lucasfilm LTD for a completely licensed and official Star Wars poster series. We have been secretly working on this for over a year, but we are finally ready to unveil the first in a series of original, limited-edition screen-printed posters.

First up in the series is Jeff Soto with a GNK Power Droid or, as he is known to most people, Gonk.

The print is now sold out! Thanks to everyone who ordered one. We are very excited about this new series. This is just the beginning. If you missed out on the poster today, we will have some for sale tonight at the Mondo shop at 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. in Austin, TX. Super-limited quantities.

This is what artist Jeff Soto said about his print:

Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can’t even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)!

One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn’t really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he’s barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique.

Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe’s and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!

Read more about this print here:
Mondo Presents: STAR WARS! First Poster On Sale Now!

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Dignified C-3PO & Chewbacca Portraits!

Bonnie Burton | June 22, 2010

Whenever I watch that scene in A New Hope where C-3PO and R2-D2 get kicked out of the Mos Eisley Cantina, and I wonder if C-3PO was wearing a derby hat if he would have gotten a Blue Milk?

If Chewbacca wore a monocle, would Leia really rather kiss a dapper Wookiee? (I know I would!)

I’m not the only one who wonders these things. Luckily, artist Greg Peliz put these ponderings into rather dignified Star Wars character portraits of C-3PO, Chewbacca (based on the original dapper Chewie painting by artist Robert Mackenzie), and Boba Fett.

Star Wars Couture Force Fashion?

Bonnie Burton | June 22, 2010

Say what you will about Darth Vader, the guy knew how to make a fashion statement. Illustrator John Woo not only understood the power of dark side threads, he decided to give some of the most well-known characters in the Star Wars galaxy a high fashion makeover.

Hong Kong-based illustrator John Woo presents his latest series of works, dubbed He Wears It. The series takes on an obvious theme, highlights key characters from the Star Wars film franchise and decking them out in today’s more hyped brands. Featured brands include the likes of COMME des GARCONS, Viktor & Rolf, Supreme, visvim, Maison Martin Margiela, Thom Browne and Band of Outsiders.

Read more about it here:
Star Wars: He Wears It by John Woo
(via Hypebeast)

Ben Balistreri’s Top 30 Star Wars characters

StarWars.com Team | June 2, 2010

Ben Balistreri is a storyboard artist and character designer for Dreamworks, where he’s worked on How to Train Your Dragon. He’s also — like everyone — a Star Wars fan. So when he tuned his unique design sensibilities to represent his 30 favorite Star Wars characters, we had to take a look. Here are some of our favorites.

ackbar

wampa

yoda

Check out his blog for the rest, including awesomely expandable images.

Artistic Fans Wish George Lucas Happy Birthday!

StarWars.com Team | May 14, 2010


(art by Leah Mangue)

In honor of the 66th birthday of The Maker AKA George Lucas, our Star Wars Twitter was jam-packed full of messages from fans wishing him a happy birthday, along with impressive art by some very creative fans!

Here’s some of our faves!


(art by Jedishua)


(art by Jeff Lassiter)

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Scott PilgrimStar Wars Fan Poster

Bonnie Burton | May 11, 2010

Fans of the hit comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley, have a new movie to look forward to this year by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright.

The story of Scott Pilgrim has lovable sidekicks, epic battles and a girl worth fighting for — so of course, a talented fan had to make a Star Wars poster to commemorate the upcoming movie.

Check put this awesome poster by comic book artist Joe Bowen!

Most impressive indeed….

Read more about the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Star Wars Meets Lost Comic

StarWars.com Team | April 13, 2010


(Art by Graham Annable)
If you’ve been watching Lost, you already know the show is saturated with Star Wars references. Remember that epic Empire Strikes BackLost episode?

Now cartoonist Graham Annable has illustrated the ultimate LostStar Wars mash-up with hilarious results.

This new line of themed drawings has the added value of foretelling an Ewok’s demise in the belly of hungry castaways. Yub-nub-licious! Furthermore, Annable demonstrates the hilarious results of character-specific pairings between folks like Sayid and Boba Fett, Benjamin Linus and Darth Vader and even Hurley and Jabba the Hutt.

You can see the whole set of comics on Flickr:
“Foggy memories of LOST”

Read more here:
Graham Annable Blends Lost and Star Wars With Delightfully Sketchy Results (via Comics Alliance)

Play it again, Piano Droid!

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010

This Clone Wars meets Casablanca mashup art by Rocket Pistol is pure brilliance. Fingers crossed that we get more from this awesome artist! This would be even better as a fan film — HINT HINT.

Look Out, It’s Ewokong!

Bonnie Burton | February 11, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if an Ewok the size of King Kong was rampaging through Coruscant? Artist Nathan Hamill shows us just that in his new base card for the Star Wars Galaxy 5 trading card series.

The 120 card collection will be released February 24, 2010. The set features new base card artwork, sketch cards, foil cards, the art of Star Wars Celebration and more.

Nathan writes:

I found that as I get older, my affinity for Ewoks grows. Maybe it’s part of myself wanting to return to my youth and the days when Jedi was released or maybe it’s a realization that they’re actually pretty vicious lil guys. And, yes, they’re cute but there’s also something quite unsettling about them. The human-like teeth? The black, beady eyes? Their hunger for flesh?

Read more about it here:
Ewokong: Star Wars Galaxy 5 Base Card

VIDEO: Katie Cook Draws Chewbacca

StarWars.com Team | January 10, 2010

Artist Katie Cook has a way of making everything in Star Wars look adorkable. Here’s a great video showing Katie draw and color an artist sketch card of everyone’s favorite Wookiee.

WATCH VIDEO: Drawin’ Chewbacca