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Awesome Star Wars art (pic heavy!!) — Page 32

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by lordvolkan. The reflection in the eye of the stormtrooper - wow.

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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^ ‘Echoes of the Empire’ by Alexey Egorov
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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“All-Terrain Armored Transport” Swimmer? Not really all-terrain, then.

Would fit better to the SW image thread, that really isn’t art. 😃

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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It’s pretty neat that they included vehicles from both Legends and Canon. Especially nice to see The Wheel included as the original Marvel comics are far too often ignored on lieu of stuff from Dark Horse, Lucasart and the later novels.

I also had no idea that there was an underwater version of the AT-AT.

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Sorry for not being art picture in the last post. I delete it?

^ by John Guydo

R4

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^ There are a few other variances on the teaser poster, along with some other art for Episode IX, in the Episode IX : The Rise Of Skywalker - film & fan art, + covers etc thread in the Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art section too 😃
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
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^ all 3 pieces by Brian Rood - https://twitter.com/broodone
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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That’s awesome.

I really wish they’d make the 2nd & 3rd draft into comics similarly to what they did with the rough draft, though in a more retro 70’s style like this picture.

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Incredible art there. Who made it?

The Rinzler comic version of the 1974 draft made several arguable errors - for instance, George Lucas in 1974 almost certainly imagined Annikin Starkiller with dark hair (like Jeffrey Hunter in The Searchers, vs. blond-haired romantic foil Clieg Whitsun) and Prince Valorum as black (a literal “black knight” & a precursor to James Earl Jones’ Vader).

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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ATMachine said:

The Rinzler comic version of the 1974 draft made several arguable errors - for instance, George Lucas in 1974 almost certainly imagined Annikin Starkiller with dark hair (like Jeffrey Hunter in The Searchers, vs. blond-haired romantic foil Clieg Whitsun) and Prince Valorum as black (a literal “black knight” & a precursor to James Earl Jones’ Vader).

Right. It also adds a lot of unnecessary “easter eggs” from later SW movies.

I do like the comic, but it also feels too modern-looking to me, as opposed to what the film might have looked like if it had been made in the early 70’s. Though I can see why Mayhew made it the way he did since he basically had to interpret most of the designs from scratch. I image it would be easier to make adaptations of the later drafts look more authentically retro since at that point McQuarrie, Tavoularis, etc. had already established a “look”.

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Indeed. Trying to imagine the 1974 draft as its own thing is a bit hard because it harks back to Golden Age pulp SF in ways we don’t normally expect from SW.

You’ve got rocket ships that take off vertically from underground hangars that resemble missile silos; Annikin has to don a spacesuit in order to use a spacecraft’s turret gun. There’s even a benign “Old Empire” that was replaced by a more tyrannical new regime, rather than a democratic Republic that was overthrown by tyranny.

That sort of fantastical space-opera imagery largely fell by the wayside, replaced by the more utilitarian, everyday aesthetic of Kubrick’s 2001. Visually, SW as we know it mostly hews closer to Alien’s vision of “space truckers” than it does to the gee-whiz factor of Frank Paul’s magazine covers and the Buck Rogers comic strip.

Another thing that comes to mind is that R2-D2’s original “tripod” design idea was probably a miniature version of the tripods from The War of the Worlds, meant to be realized with stop-motion. That idea probably lay behind the animated Fantasia-esque tripod candlesticks that appear during the finale of Willow, as well as the compact design of Iden Versio’s ID-10 droid in EA’s Battlefront 2 game.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”