As we quickly approach the release of Episode VII, I thought it would be nice to revisit all of the Star Wars art I have created over the past year. It's been a busy and creative year for me, all you have to do is Google image search Episode VII and you will see at least 3 of my pieces on the first results page. As an artist this is so inspiring and appreciated, all I want is for my art to be seen and enjoyed by people from around the world. I am a HUGE Star Wars fan and a member of the 501st Legion as a Scout Trooper, so truly everything I create has come from the heart.
I really try to tell a story with each piece of art, now what that story is I try to let the viewer decide. For each person will view the art differently and come up with their own interpretation of what it is saying to them. I was so fortunate to befriend and team up with one of the best Star Wars photographers in the business, Mark Edwards.
Together he and I really planned out what shots we wanted to capture, using tons of reference materials and sketches in order to direct and inspire our models. Again, our goal was to tell a story through the art and for me I needed that certain shot that I saw in my head in order to create my/our vision. Mark has a large footprint in the Star Wars community and was able to reach out to models and cosplayer's who had the authentic costumes that we desired. Mark would shoot them in studio and then send me the images to go through and pick out the one or two that really spoke to me.
Although we love all the pieces we made, I think the Rogue One posters have a special place in our hearts. We came up with the idea, sourced the right model (Scruffy Rebel), shot her in studio and then created 2 posters. This was significant to us because as far as we could tell we were the very first people on the planet to create any movie style/quality Key Art posters for the film Star Wars: Rogue One. Nothing was released about the movie at that time other than the title and that it featured a female lead, so we just went with what we thought it might be about and look like.
As the year winds down I look back on all the art I have created with a smile on my face. I set myself a goal of 50 pieces of art for 2015, I may have fell a little short on my goal but I am satisfied with my results. I hope to make 2016 even better and I hope you all come along for the ride with me!!
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