Friday, September 17, 2010

Darth Vader Vs. Wampa

 Oil on illustration board.
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I don't think it would be a fair fight.

It has been about 7 years since I last painted with oils. After studying a lot of illustrations by the late Frank Frazetta, I began to get the urge to paint something in oils again. After my interview with Chris Hopkins, the matter was settled. As I thought about a subject for the painting, the idea of Vader fighting a snow beast from The Empire Strikes Back came to mind. I painted it with oils on gessoed Crescent cold pressed illustration board.

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