I contributed ten pieces to Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, which came out this month. Here's how I developed one of them.
It was a half page spread -- half a page high, two pages wide -- of the battle on Mygeeto. In short the process was: thumbnails, drawing, color studies, painting. Of course it's never as simple as it sounds, but that's my story.
45"x15" Oil on panel. Copyright Lucasfilm Ltd.
It makes me think I should paint more often.
Essential Guide to Warfare: Mygeeto
Posted by Drew Baker at 3:59 AM
Labels: acrylic, oil, painting, production, Star Wars
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This is Great. 45 x 15", Oils, and Star Wars too! Man, if I owned a hat I would doff it.ReplyDelete
Respect. And yes you should! :)
Thanks. It took a lot of time, but I think it really came together well.ReplyDelete
And I am. Well, have been. I'm not going to get to paint today, though.
Love the somber tones and lighting in this piece Drew! I'm normally a big fan of your L5R and Ninjato works but this ranks among one of my favorites by you and I'm not even a Star Wars fanatic!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much, Harry. I should at least be able to show it at Spectrum Live next month before Lucasfilm whisks it away. If you make it, say hi!Delete
Wish I could! Hopefully next year, It quite the journey for me (based in London UK).ReplyDelete
Have any idea what else you might be showing at the event?
I'll probably have a couple of Star Wars pieces from the Warfare book, a couple of Magic cards, my Eowyn painting, the fallen female samurai piece I posted about here a while back, and hopefully finish a dragon piece I've been sorting out during my free time for the past couple of years. And whatever else I can get done at the last minute.Delete
I'm certainly running out of time, though!
Drew, By all mean keep painting. Do you use liquin or some other medium to speed up the drying time? Especially on those colors that take longer to dry than others. ~GaryReplyDelete
hey Drew, do you need Lucasfilm permission to sell a print of this? I love this piece. Great work. Sad scene.ReplyDelete
I would love to own a print of this piece if you are allowed to sell them! I have an approve 501st Galactic Marine and it really speaks to me!ReplyDelete