Alternative version of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader

Despite my love for the Star Wars universe of stories, I just cannot bear the prequels like “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith“. To me, they seemed to be an indoctrination tool for another generation to sell toys. The action sequences are absolutely phenomenal; I was doing a lot of post work at the time and reading about the roughly 1,600 pre-composition shots that actually ended up in the final film was mind-blowing.

Detail of the alternative version of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader

However, the storyline and the acting were never to the level that matched the rest of the production value of the films. This third prequel, “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” is probably the best of the lot but they were never really my cup of tea. With the new Obi-Wan series for Disney+ I did want to illustrate the young Jedi master before he makes his resurgence so I chose a split portrait with Sith & Jedi. 

Alternative movie poster for "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"

I reworked the layout as well as the intaglio layering a couple of times – making them larger and a bit rougher than some of my recent paintings. The technique is an evolving one that requires constant experimentation that I will continue to push through the new year. 

These portraits were created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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