As a tribute to May 4th, I’ve compiled some of my Star Wars art. I’ve also added some fun, unusual facts. Some I didn’t know until today. As a big Star Wars fan (Not the prequels – they don’t count) I like that there is still so many random things I don’t know. May the Force be with you.
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Yoda Fact – Yoda was intended to be his second name. His first name was going to be Minch. Minch Yoda – Weird.
Boba Fett Fact – The braided ropes Boba wears around his shoulders are made from the pelts of Wookiees that he’d killed.
Stormtrooper Fact – In the US it has been ruled that the Stormtrooper armour design is under copyright. However a 2011 UK court decision considered it to be industrial design, which is only protected for 15 years, and thus the armor is now in the public domain, but only in the UK.
R2D2 Fact – In ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ R2D2 makes an unlikely cameo in the form of ancient hieroglyphics.
Emporers Guards Fact – The Imperial Red guards apparently concealed armour, more advanced than a Stormtroopers under their robes. Not too tough really as Stormtrooper armour doesn’t allow much mobility or visibility and doesn’t protect from blasters.
Han Solo Fact – Kurt Russell almost got the part of Han Solo. Nick Nolte, Billy Dee Williams, Burt Reynalds, and Chrisopher Walken also auditioned for the part. Harrison Ford was not even allowed to audition until late in the process
Death Star Fact – In the Italian version of Star Wars, the Death Star is called “Morte Nera”, which literally means “Black Death”.
Darth Vader Fact – Vader never says, “Luke, I am your father.”
Chewbacca Fact – Chewy is a Wookiee (Wookiee has two E’s, OMG, I really shoul’ve known that.)
C3P0 Fact – Although mainly gold, C3PO had a silver right leg. Never noticed this back in the 80s when I was a kid.
Jabba Fact – Voice actor, Larry Ward speaks Jabba’s Huttese in Return of the Jedi. He is not credited for his work.
Emporer Fact – Simply, that he frightened the crap out of me in 1983.
‘Pantatooine’ Starwars art is created using a 40 x40 grid of 1600 (one thousand six hundred – Phew!!) swatches each. The swatch choice for each square is an average colour of that section of the photograph or scene. Close up each square is simply a Pantone (Pantatooine) swatch, From a distance, the whole image is revealed in detail.
The simple stylized minimalist illustrations are created in Adobe Illustrator. My concept was to restrain the images to a square (intended to go on cushions etc.) and use flat colours. No gradients or shading allowed.
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