Finished Art

New Star Wars Fan Art

These are a few of the images I've been working on lately for the Star Wars Fan Awards 2018. I can only choose one, so I'm partial to the Boba Fett/Darth Maul piece right now... 

My influence is totally from Drew Struzan and Mark Raats with these. I've really fell in love with the gritty textures and bold linear elements in both pieces. I believe I'll be working this way for a bit... it's very fun. 

A bit on the process: I start with a digital sketch in Photoshop. That is very loose, little detail and some value. I then print that at 50% opacity (on 8.5x11) and do pencils and white gel pen over top. This gives me my base drawing. That drawing is then scanned back into Photoshop where I add layers of translucent color. That is then printed (on 11x17) and I use acrylics, colored pencils and white gel pens to work it to a finished product. 

What you see below are the results!

 

Bounties Poster Logo.jpg
FettMaul Final lorez.jpg

"Arrival" 20 years after "Farewell"

I painted the painting below in 1998, during a time when I was ready for adventure. It was a point in my life when the open road and a life full of experience called to me. I wanted to fly and be free and to leave behind the warmth of home and a golden world of childhood behind me. 

 

 "Farewell" 1998 acrylic on canvas 18x24

"Farewell" 1998 acrylic on canvas 18x24

I was a young artist and a young man. At the time, it was a masterpiece for me. There's actually a golden city I managed to paint in the far background (my camera is horrible, I apologize)...

Time passes, and the painting passed from my hands and back, and a couple of years ago I hung it in my garage studio to inspire me to keep moving on the path I began to follow all those years ago. 

So... below is my current version of the story contained in the painting above. The character had many adventures. You'll see the wings remain, etched into the armor he picked up along his journeys. There are a lot of other details that let the viewer know he's been on a long journey. It's entitled "Arrival"...

 

"Arrival" 2018 digital 

20 years ago.

Between 1996-1999 I was an adolescent artist creating work that contained all the angst one goes through during that stage in life.  During a momentary lapse in judgement, I went through a short "Purge" period wherein I gave away and/or destroyed a large portion of what I had created to that point. (Note to young artists: Don't do this.) 

Regardless, these are images that have found their way back to me. The quality is horrendous, I know. (Another note to young artists: Learn how to photograph your work, NOW!) But, this serves as a window on the past and where I was as a young human artist during the late 1990's. 

Enjoy.