Tag: Star Wars

Creativity

These handmade snow globes are not not what you’d expect

These snow globes are not your generic typical silent and peaceful holiday white variety.  Hiroyasu Ike (AKA Bastard Prince) presents different scenarios with some well-known and some obscure fanart references, reaching for inspiration from video games, movies, and books. Curious and accurate details set the scene for a beautiful, and sometimes slightly macabre little piece of art. To see more of his fantastic work follow him on DeviantArt, or visit his eBay store to get your own. ...
Creativity

This artist is drawing top female characters as Disney princesses

Mei Yu is a skillful artist who draws cartoons, illustration art and creates step-by-step tutorials. She accepts suggestions and challenges and constantly tries to fulfill them all. She may never be able to get around to doing all of them, but at the very least, she makes sure to feature the more popular requests - drawing people, food, pets, celebs, chibis, kawaii stuff, gender-bending characters, drawing upon and mixing different styles and fandoms. Mei Yu does it all to please her many followers. You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or watch the magic happen on her YouTube channel and maybe learn a thing or two.  ...
Art

More artwork for canceled Star Wars ‘Darth Maul’ game emerges, courtesy of artist

Way back in 2014, rumors were flying in the online world that a new Star Wars game was in the works. It was said to be developed by Red Fly Studio (which is now known as Gaming Corp Austin). There was even some footage of the game's early prototype gameplay, as well as concept art and designs. The vision for the game was to have a much darker and gorier third-person game compared to its predecessor, the Force Unleashed game series. However, the game was canceled and never got to hit the consoles because of financial and legal issues. Recently, however, new never-before-seen artwork for the game has emerged online, which gives a glimpse of what the canceled game might have looked like. The art comes from the lead artist himself, Thomas Szakolczay. See some of the artwork below. You can see more of the unearthed art on Art Station, where the artist also has an account. To see more of Thomas Szakolczay, check out his Instagram, DeviantArt, Behance, or Facebook. Or you can go...
Art

Check out these crazy (good) Santa fan art pieces that shine a new light on Saint Nicholas

Santa Claus is one of the most iconic symbols of the Christmas spirit. Dads and grandpas even dress up like him to spread the holiday cheer to kids and families. So it'll come as a (pleasant) surprise to see these rather unconventional depictions of Santa from various artists across the web. From ass-kicking Santa to sexy to rockstar, there's one for every picture you may ever have in mind. The first piece is from James Wolf Strehle, a truly gifted digital artist from the United States. He depicts Santa as an ogre-zombie hybrid slayer, for some reason. We love it! The second one is rather unfit to show to kids, as it may drastically change their views about the beloved Father Christmas. It is from Veli Nyström, an artist from Finland who is very good at digital drawings and illustration. Next, we have a rather steampunk-esque Santa, courtesy of Israel A. Carrion, a gifted artist from Spain. We also see some crossovers - the first comes in the form of the new Star Wars cast...
Animation

Abrams releases ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ after the film’s success

"The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is yet another addition to the roster of art books published by Abrams Books. It will chronicle the visual art of the film and story's creation. We will see how they conceptualized and developed these new worlds, vehicles, weaponry, and characters. Rogue One is the very first movie in the Star Wars series, timeline-wise. So fans will absolutely appreciate learning more about it behind the big screen. It will come in a similar format as the previous book, "The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Fans will enjoy the same unlimited access to hundreds of sketches, initial storyboards, concept paintings, matte paintings, and designs for characters, vehicles, and costumes. This book shall become the ultimate guide for the ultimate fans to the imagination and art behind this latest chapter in the global franchise. It was created and developed by Josh Kushins (author), Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont (co-production designers),...
Art

Artist uses pop-culture to put a new spin on stained glass

For Joe Long, it all started with the idea of a Frankenstein of glass. Since then, Joe Long. an artist residing in Baltimore, Maryland, hasn't stopped following his heart. That is the reason why he is not open to commissions - he is only willing to work on what he feels passionate about. Whatever his nerdy muses inspire him to do, that's what he will create. To see more of his fandom related work, check his Facebook, DeviantArt, Instagram,  or visit his Etsy store to adorn your house with some fancy geekiness.   ...
Funny

Star Wars puns — 10 variations on Chewbacca

In a project called Drewbacca, London-based designer and illustrator Joe Stone riffs off of Chewbacca’s hobbies with a series of black and white drawings. We see a drawing of Canoebacca as the Wookie paddles along. We also see Haikubacca where Chewie recites a multisyllabic yet unintelligible poem. This project is a sequel to two other hilarious Star Wars extrapolations. Drawntroopers turns Stormtroopers into drawings like Lawntrooper or a Forlorntrooper. The project Vadars gives us gems like Scarf Vadar and Garth Vadar. Stone says that he was “raised on a steady diet of comic books, video games and movies” which have obviously infiltrated his design aesthetic. For a bit of design humor, check out his interpretation of CMYK as though it were being performed by the band Village People. ...
Sculpture

This massive Death Star replica is made entirely out of bamboo

The Death Star is one of the most popular spherical objects in pop culture. That, and the fact that he’s a Star Wars super fan are two reasons Frank Howarth made a Death Star out of wood. The Portland-based designer and woodworker has a degree in Architecture which he earned from Harvard. And with all his skill and talent, he fabricated a massive replica of the Death Star from Star Wars out of bamboo. His YouTube channel is now even more popular after he shared some behind-the-scenes footage showing himself in action in a wonderfully-edited time-lapse. Watch it below, and head on over to Frank’s website for more. ...
Creativity

Unique wedding cake toppers

Every bride and groom want their wedding to be perfect, unique and memorable, down to the last detail. Genefy Playground can help you with one of those little details that you get to keep  once the day has passed. Handmade with wood, clay and love custom wedding  cake toppers. Customized to match your wedding theme, comic, manga, movie, video game or fandom inspiration. Hats, headdresses, helmets, hairdos, swords, armors, kids, pets, robots, and a very long etc., include anything and everything that you could think of to fly your geek flag on top of your cake. See more of their lovely work on Facebook and Pinterest. ...
Creativity

LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer: the ISD Tyrant

Doomhandle is a hardcore LEGO enthusiast, he build this ship: the ISD Tyrant. The little ship next to it, it's LEGO’s 2014 Star Destroyer set (75055), for comparison. The Tyrant is over 56 inches (1.4m) long and weighs approximately 70 lbs. It is not just a pretty detailed shell. In the inside you will find a painstaking construction, with turbolifts, walkways, and functional doors. You can find the Sith Lord in his meditation chamber, captain and officers working on the command bridge and operations, or debating in the conference room. The rest of the crew and stormtroopers can be found patrolling, or wherever they’re on duty, if they are not resting in the barracks or cooling off in the canteen. Meet the whole crew, and all the awsome details on the original post in Imgur ...
Art

Huichol ancestral art meets Star Wars

Álvaro Ortiz López-Puwari, is a Wixarika artist from the Sierra Madre Occidental in Jalisco, México.  He is one of the Huichol, native Mexicans who proud of their roots, and work to keep their ancient language, culture and traditions alive. One of these traditions is their beaded art, that through generations has preserved their symbolism and folkloric patterns, which are used to represent and communicate with the gods. PUWARI HELMETS is a collection of this ancient art applied to various helmets and masks. It mixes inspiration from both traditions from a long time ago, and those from a galaxy far, far away. If you would like to see more, check out his Facebook page. ...
Funny

Fandoms find their way into old paintings

Christopher Stuart Wilson is a very skillful artist whose medium of choice is generally acrylic paint on canvas. He has combined some classic and very well known paintings from renown artists, with a twist of various fandom influences, creating some amazing parodies that he calls Real Fantastic Art. I agree, they deserve the title. Characters from Star Wars, The Nightmare before Christmas, Lovecraft’s work, Marvel, and DC have found their way into old masterpieces, plus kitty tax stepping on the moon. You can find more of his original art or fandom inspired work on his website, or following him on Facebook, or Instagram. ...
Art

Artist recreates movie scenes in color-saturated prints

If you’re a movie buff, you'll likely recognize the subjects of Jared Yamahata’s work. The California-based illustrator takes scenes and characters from movies and makes them his own, saturating (and occasionally inverting or completely changing) the colors and playing with textures to give viewers an intense, new look at familiar images. Yamahata’s work features well-known images from movies like Wayne's World, Star Wars, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and others, the characters distorted and multi-colored, adding a trippy, unexpected dimension to the images. Check out a few below and see the rest on his website. ...
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Put some beloved characters on your walls

One Red Shoe is a mural company based on Cheshire, NorthWest England, UK. It was founded by Fiona and Neil Osborne, a very dedicated couple of artists. They will consult your particular wishes and research in order to design a board showing the realistic impression of the mural In situ. That way you’ll know how it will look before hand. It seems there is nothing they can’t do. To see more of their work, check their website gallery, Facebook, or YouTube channel to admire the hypnotizing time lapses. ...
Illustration

Here’s what Star Wars characters look like reimagined as Winnie the Pooh characters

Have you ever wondered what the characters of Star Wars would look like reimagined as some of your other childhood classics? Florida-based artist and illustrator James Hance has created “Wookie the Chew”, where the characters from the 7-movie epic are drawn in the style of the characters from the 100-Acre Wood. To see more of his work, check out his website. He also has prints available for purchase on his Etsy page. ...
Art

Drink a cup of art

Michael Breach is an artist, and the coffee is his medium. He is a barista who spend many late night shifts in a Manhattan hotel challenging the boundaries of latte art. He has developed his very own techniques to achieve extremely detailed and complex images with coffee. See more of this ephemeral works of art, small but amazing tributes to different characters from our popular culture on his website, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. ...
Art

Artists create Star Wars pieces fit for a Jedi

With the release of the latest film in the franchise, Star Wars mania has officially taken over the planet. You’ve probably seen previews, commercials and television news coverage, but Star Wars also made its way into the art world, with officially licensed art exhibits. These pieces, created by multiple different artists are being used in conjunction with previews and other mediums to promote the film. Held in Marseille, France, the exhibit features 40 original pieces from the art collective Posse Post, including portraits of beloved (and less-than-beloved) characters like Yoda and Darth Maul. Check out some of the pieces below: ...
Creativity

In a battle of light and dark, this artist makes shadows

Though the sculptural objects seems to be haphazardly arranged, the projection of light reveals shadows depicting our favorite Star Wars characters. Red Hong Yi’s project, Star Wars Shadow Art, rides the wave of these characters’ popularity after the film’s recent release. In this Star Wars series, the Chewbacca portrait was made from arranged feathers, Darth Vader was made from pieces of aluminum foil, and the Stormtrooper was made from small chunks of fluffy white cotton. ...
Creativity

Dad makes lunches from a “galaxy far, far away” for kids

Little Lukes and Leias are in for a treat — parenting blog Lunchbox Dad has a new way for kids to play with their food. Lunchbox Dad focuses on different ways that moms and dads can make kids’ lives more fun/creative — including recently, “lunchbox art” featuring a Star Wars theme. Beau Coffron, the culinary creator behind the blog, is known for his Bento-style lunches, which often feature popular children’s characters and scenes. Coffron’s Star Wars-themed lunches come just in time to celebrate the huge success of the newest Star Wars flick with a “Chewie”, healthy meal. Check a few out below, and see Lunchbox Dad for all of them plus recipes. ...
Painting

8-bit recreations of famous artwork and pop culture icons in watercolor

We’ve seen 8-bit graphical renditions of popular culture icons before but never full-fledged 8-bit paintings. Adam Lister recreates famous paintings in watercolor, making them appear as though they were part of an 80s video game. His technique, which involves breaking down artwork into modular bits, also make the recreations appear futuristic. His latest exhibition, “Elucidation”, took place in White Walls in San Francisco, featuring many full-sized and miniature recreations. Some of which can be seen below. Click here for more! ...
Creativity

We wish you a merry Star Wars

Christmas carols meet one of the oldest and more prolific fandoms ever. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I think this Superfi are true fans of the saga, they poured creativity and puns on this festive fan art album covers. We also have a previous article of some other inspired make overs of Star Wars Bands. ...
Painting

Striking paintings of children pretending to be Star Wars characters

Prepare to regress back into your childhood memories with these fantastic paintings of children being Star Wars characters. British artist Craig Davidson has a portfolio full of some of the most expressive drawings of children ever. His latest series highlights the pure joy of being a kid and acting your favorite Star Wars scenes. Partially in costume, children pretend to be Han Solo, R2D2, Princess Leia and more The paintings effectively capture the power of imagination and how, at times, it can get the best of you and make your forget that you’re not some fictional character in a cult classic. Check out some of the paintings below and visit Davidson's website for more! ...
Creativity

The most awesome rocking chair in the galaxy

There’s just something special about a father’s love. For his daughters first birthday, Tez Gelmir crafted her his own version of an incredible rocking horse... fashioned after the 74-Z Speeder Bike from Star Wars. “The 74-Z Speeder Bike is best known for its appearance in the 1983 movie, Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, in which Imperial Scout Troopers, on the forest moon of Endor, engage in a vicious chase with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa after the Rebels commandeered the speeder bikes to pursue their foes,” Gelmir said. To see the entire process, check out his post on Instructables. ...
Digital

Hilarious portrait series imagines Star Wars characters on vacation

2015 should just be renamed, “The Year of Star Wars”, because it seems like every other week we’re getting some kind of epic Star Wars-related announcement. Artist Kyle Hagey is out with a brilliant portrait series featuring our favorite characters from the Star Wars universe on vacation. Hagey basically asked, “What would Darth Vader be doing if he was on vacation?” The answer is that he would obviously be having a cup of tea sitting in a field of flowers and voila! Yoda and a pair of Storm Troopers are also taking some time off in the portraits bike riding and contemplating. Check out the portraits below and if you’re a Star Wars superfan, be sure to visit his website to purchase a print or two! ...
Funny

Popular album covers given Star Wars-inspired makeovers

While San Diego Comic Con 2015 is still fresh in our minds, here’s a whimsical series of popular album covers with complete Star Wars makeovers. The Con was ripe with Star Wars news and left fans eagerly waiting for what‘s yet to come. Until then, however, the super creative bloggers at Superfi have created a series called “Star Wars Bands” to fill the gap. The series transforms famous music albums into their Star Wars archetype complete with fitting titles and graphics. Included are Obi Wan Direction‘s “Up All Knight”, and Jabba's “Greatest Hutts”. Check out some of the covers below and the blog for more! ...
Creativity

Cheeky posters spoil the shock endings of popular movies

Movie posters are meant to be a marketing tool to tease moviegoers into theaters, but what if they spoil the endings right from the start? Polish artist Dawid Fratczak puts forward this bold, potentially dangerous concept with his beautifully designed series of movie posters that reveal the twist endings of popular films from the get-go. If you haven't seen any of the following movies: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Donnie Darko, 300, The Lord of The Rings, Kill Bill, American History X, 127 Hours, then by all means do not scroll down to see the posters! For those who have, proceed with caution anyway. Check out more spoileriffic posters from the series at his Behance page. ...
Art

Terrifying Darth Vader sculpted from 150 exotic insects

As if creating an exotic jungle parody of Star Wars, Klaus Enrique has sculptured Darth Vader out of insects. This may seem like an unlikely material, but the collaged bugs actually look quite fitting. The armor of the scorpion down Vader's face and the tarantula-vent are particularly terrifying. “When I saw [the finished statue] I was like ‘I think this Darth Vader happens to be even scarier than the real Darth Vader,'” says Enrique. The piece took nearly 300 hours to construct and is made up of 150 insects from around the world. I am ready for Star Wars jungle-style! ...
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