Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Darth Vader Redesign

INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- MAIN HALLWAY. The awesome, seven-foot-tall Dark Lord of the Sith makes his way into the blinding light of the main passageway. This is Darth Vader, right hand of the Emperor. His face is obscured by his flowing black robes and grotesque breath mask, which stands out next to the fascist white armored suits of the Imperial stormtroopers. Everyone instinctively backs away from the imposing warrior and a deathly quiet sweeps through the Rebel troops. Several of the Rebel troops break and run in a frenzied panic.

Me and a couple of co workers(Jim Groman and Jorge Lacera) thought it might be cool to redesign Darth Vader. It was fun to think of it as if he was never designed before and all we had to go by was the passage that first describes him in the script. I was hesitant at first because how could u hope to redesign something so cool and iconic but then i thought fuck it lets do it. It was more fun than i thought and i hope you guys like it.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


So finally a traditional painting once more! This is the painting I spoke of in the last post. The show failed to go up because of some stupid shit but thats besides the point. Going back to acrylics wasn't really as hard as I thought it would be. It was a lot of fun and I kinda just went with this drawing without too much thought behind it. The show was supposed to be about freaks so it was an excuse to do a fun character. I didn't have much time to do it so it made me work fast and not overthink or over noodle shit. I am hoping to do quite a bit more in the immediate future. Till then enjoy this one and feel free to drop me a line.
P.S. This is the final custom vinyl toy I did for the Grumpy Freak Show held here at the American Greetings world headquaters. The show was awsome and it raised a lot of money for a good cause. Check out the blog from my links to see other great Grumpys.