Star Wars fans emotion to reason astir each small point successful nan sequel trilogy but there’s 1 spot we tin each work together it falls short: its posters. Over 45 years ago, George Lucas and his squad hired artists specified arsenic Drew Struzan, Greg Hildebrandt, Roger Kastel, and Kazuhiko Sano to overgarment unforgettable images that were burned into our brains. However, nan theatrical posters for nan sequel trilogy were, by and large, image collages. They were okay but obscurity adjacent arsenic iconic arsenic nan originals aliases nan prequels.
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Artist Ethan Pro wanted to alteration that. He’s created posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that reflector nan posters Struzan did for Phantom Menace, Attack of nan Clones, and Revenge of nan Sith. Each poster useful connected its own, showing america each nan memorable characters, ships, and moments from each film. But erstwhile put together, you tin besides spot there’s an wide scheme and imagination too. (Wow, sounds for illustration a instruction nan films could’ve benefited from too, right?)
“The charismatic posters for these films did not consciousness for illustration due continuations of nan classical Star Wars movie posters that were established by artist, Drew Struzan,” Pro told io9 complete email. “[So] pinch these Star Wars posters, I felt it was captious for maine to create thing really special.”
And that he did. Check retired Pro’s stunning instrumentality art, successful full, correct here.
And no, those aren’t photos. Those are paintings. Let Pro explain. “The process for these posters was very akin to nan method utilized by Struzan arsenic well,” he said. “It originates pinch thumbnail comps sketches, past erstwhile a integer comp is approved, I proceed to hand-painting nan last poster. This is simply a three-step process that starts pinch an underdrawing connected a gessoed 30”x 40” board. Once that shape is completed, I will transparently adhd acrylic colour pinch an airbrush. Finally, I usage Prismacolor pencils and opaque overgarment to bring retired nan lights.”
And, of course, past there’s this: “With these 3 Star Wars posters, I really strived to make them activity arsenic a triptych erstwhile hung side-by-side. I was particularly proud of this accomplishment.”
You tin spot that above—but here’s different look, including Pro himself and nan existent paintings.
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