Topps commissioned Me to recreate the Original STAR WARS Poster, immortalized by Tom Jung, into my own vision. Jungs layout and lack of the other main characters made PERFECT sense for the 1st SW movie to ever be released. I remember after seeing it in the theater (I was 7 years old) I wondered why Ben, Han & Chewbacca hadn't made it on the poster.
This is a Giclee Print of individual pieces of art I had done traditionally, then scanned. The background was digitally painted before printing. After the print was made, I Hand Painted on top of it to blend the images together and add special effects. Topped off by some Color Pencil work.
This was the final image that was then scanned to create the Base Card Image for Topps Galactic Files II. CORRECTION!!! IT'S ACTUALLY BEEN POINTED OUT TO ME (THAT) THIS IS FOR: A NEW HOPE ILLUSTRATED. NOT G2. ...........whoops.........
Size 17" x 22"
NOT the way I prefer to work, but I wanted to get the detail of the likenesses in which meant doing this in a larger format. Time was also a factor and this method allowed me to re-arrange and keep errors at a minimum.