Friday, April 14, 2017

Dianoga - Unaccepted Star Wars Celebration Entry

With Star Wars Celebration this weekend, I thought I would share with you my design that I submitted to be part of the Celebration art show. Obviously, since I have not spoken of this before, my design was not selected. I made it through the first hurdle at least, and was asked to submit to the art show, so that is something. To be honest, I was fairly confident I was not going to be selected, but I submitted the image I wanted to make. I give you my unaccepted Dianoga...

Star Wars Celebration Entry
14 x 17 - Pencil on paper
Original - Sold

I had always wanted to do a Dianoga piece, and this seemed like as good an opportunity as any. I really wanted to capture a key moment from Star Wars from the monster's point of view. With Leia and Han reflected in the eye, I thought it would be a fun take, and this would have given me an excuse to paint some tentacles. Here is the color comp I submitted as well...

Dianoga - Color comp
Star Wars Celebration Entry
6.8 x 10 - Digital

It all worked out for the best. I never had the time in my schedule to take this one, though I would have somehow made it happen. I have been using all that time on something much more personal and, in the end, maybe more rewarding. Don't get me wrong, it would be a total thrill and an honor to be part of the Celebration art show. This was not the year. Lastly, here are the final two thumbnails I decided to move forward with. I went with the second one even though I really loved the first. Dianoga... RAWR!

Dianoga - Thumbnails

That's all for another exciting week on the blog. See you back here on Monday! Until then...

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