30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 16


Here we go into the back end of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  And, for some reason during my lunch break, I decided that it was time to do a new Star Wars piece.  I have done a lot of Star Wars artwork and it’s been a while since I have completed a new Star Wars piece.  I must say that it felt good to do.

We are taking a look into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon during Episode 4.

You can also take a look at the pencil drawing for this piece, here:


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The Wampa!


From the cold and icy land of Hoth, we take a trip back to the Star Wars universe.  This creature is the Wampa.  It looks like he just had a snack but this big guy is always hungry for more.

This was originally a drawing that I had finished a couple of months ago but wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it.  I was thinking that I would do oil paint on top of the drawing but I was never really excited with the thought of it.  My next choice was to paint it digitally.  Which is what we have here.  While still a Photoshop newbie, I went through a lot of procrastination with doing this piece.  But today I decided it was time to give it a shot.

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Bounty Hunters and Ewoks

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“Bounty hunters, we don’t need that scum.”
Here are some of the bounty hunters that the Empire brought in to find Luke Skywalker in, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.  Most of these characters got very few seconds of screen time, Bossk(the 2nd painting), was my favorite.  Boba Fett (the 1st painting) is universally most people’s fave, not mine.  He is a great looking character  but doesn’t do much in my opinion.  IG-88 (the 3rd painting) is interesting because he was the only droid who was also a bounty hunter.  When I think of him I always think of his action figure and his spindly legs.
Star Wars is not all ugly characters.  To cleanse the bounty hunters from my pallet, let’s look at some Ewoks:




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These furry residents of the moon of Endor helped saved the Rebellion’s mission to bring down the second Death Star.  Wicket, (the 1st painting) was a big merchandising star after Return of the Jedi.  He was even the star of the animated series, Ewoks.  Second, we have Logray, who was the shaman of this tribe of Ewoks.
The Ewoks take some flack for being too cute or that it’s hard to believe they could take down an army of stormtroopers, but I have always liked them.

These drawings, like all of the Star Wars paintings I will be posting are 5″x7″ watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.  And, they are available for purchase for $20 each.
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