Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ewokong: Star Wars Galaxy 5 Base Card


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Here's the base card I did for Star Wars Galaxy 5. The 120 card collection will be released February 24, 2010 and will feature new base card artwork, sketch cards, foil cards, the art of Star Wars Celebration and more.

This project was a dream come true. I've been a Star Wars fan as far back as I can remember so it was extremely exciting to be able to really stretch my muscles in this universe.

And I found that as I get older, my affinity for Ewoks grows. Maybe it's part of myself wanting to return to my youth and the days when "Jedi" was released or maybe it's a realization that they're actually pretty vicious lil guys. And, yes, they're cute but there's also something quite unsettling about them. The human like teeth? The black, beady eyes? Their hunger for flesh?

Feel free to turn the comments section into a dissection of the Ewok and their merits or lack thereof...

Here are the various stages of the piece:







And happy birthday, Mom.

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

Full of win! Yub Nub!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

DaDrawerrDowhatIwantz said...

Yea...I too have realized their human like teeth...it's very unsettling to watch that whole Ewok scene and not be somewhat (under my exterior) terrified of them. I mean, they are adorable and funny! And yet so SCARY!

It's like Vincent Price...

You know it's funny because before you had posted this awesome piece I had jumped into a showing of Return of the Jedi on TV at the exact part where the Ewoks decide that C-3PO is a god but plan to eat the rest of the gang...

Then not too long after I checked your page and BAM! It's Ewokong with a kidnapped C-3PO high above the ground in a treacherous battle!

I mean, not only was this a super creative idea, it's one hundred percent in character!!

Ewoks are, in a sort of primitive way, like apes. But not really, don't get me wrong, they just have that kind of wild instinct in them (ie the human flesh eating? Yea...creepy). And then you have C-3PO who is very much in toned with being the 'girl in distress'. It works, does it not?

Anyways, it's awesome and beautiful and literally frenzies my mind in its creativeness. You rock in all honesty :)

Almudena said...

vERY oRIGINAL CONCEPT!!! Great Job!!

Jay Amabile said...

this is phenomenal!