Star Wars – May the 4th be with you (22 pics)

may the 4th

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.

Please visit my society6 store where you can purchase prints, canvases and throw cushions of these works and others. If you are from the UK visit my art shop site where you can get high quality prints quality controlled by myself at Mono Wave Art. If there are any artworks here that you don’t see available just send me a message and i’ll sort something out.

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starwars yoda
starwars yoda

Yoda Fact – Yoda was intended to be  his second name. His first name was going to be Minch. Minch Yoda – Weird.

yoda pantone swatch art
yoda pantone swatch art
boba fett pantone swatch art
boba fett pantone swatch art

Boba Fett Fact – The braided ropes Boba wears around his shoulders are made from the pelts of Wookiees that he’d killed.

starwars boba fett
starwars boba fett
stormtrooper pantone swatch art
stormtrooper pantone swatch art

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.

starwars storm trooper
starwars stormtrooper
starwars r2d2
starwars r2d2

R2D2 Fact – In ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ R2D2 makes an unlikely cameo in the form of ancient hieroglyphics.

r2d2 pantone swatch art
r2d2 pantone swatch art
imperial guard pantone swatch art
imperial guard pantone swatch art

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.

starwars imperial guard
starwars imperial guard
starwars han solo
starwars han solo

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

han solo pantone swatch art
han solo pantone swatch art
starwars death star
starwars death star

Death Star Fact – In the Italian version of Star Wars, the Death Star is called “Morte Nera”, which literally means “Black Death”.

starwars death star
starwars death star
vader pantone swatch art
vader pantone swatch art

Darth Vader Fact – Vader never says, “Luke, I am your father.”

starwars darth vader
starwars darth vader
chewbacca pantone swatch art
chewbacca pantone swatch art

Chewbacca Fact – Chewy is a Wookiee (Wookiee has two E’s, OMG, I really shoul’ve known that.)

starwars chewvacca
starwars chewvacca
c3p0 pantone swatch art
c3p0 pantone swatch art

C3P0 Fact – Although mainly gold, C3PO had a silver right leg. Never noticed this back in the 80s when I was a kid.

starwars c3p0
starwars c3p0
jabba pantone swatch art
jabba pantone swatch art

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.

emporer pantone swatch art
emporer pantone swatch art – scary

‘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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Prints and such available from my society6 store. (will be updating soon.)

Top quality art prints can be bought at my own art shop Mono Wave Art. UK only at the moment.

Starwars Pantatooine – Pantone Swatch Art

vader pantone swatch art
vader pantone swatch art

Back in the good old days at college and university, all my art and design was created without the use of a computer. Anything requiring colour was rendered with high quality art markers. My marker of choice was the Pantone Tria range. Lots of colours and 3 thicknesses of nib in one pen (Although the fine-liner one always dried out way too quick!) My Pantone love is kept stong using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis.

‘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.

Please visit my society6 store where you can purchase prints, canvases and throw cushions of these works and others.

yoda pantone swatch art

yoda close

stormtrooper pantone swatch art

storm close

r2d2 pantone swatch art

r2d2 close

luke skywalker pantone swatch art

luke close

Princess Leia pantone swatch art

Leia close

jabba pantone swatch art

jabba close

imperial guard pantone swatch art

imperial guard close

han solo pantone swatch art

han close

emporer pantone swatch art

emporer close

chewbacca pantone swatch art

chewy close

c3p0 pantone swatch art

c3p0 close

boba fett pantone swatch art

boba close

boba fett pantone art
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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. All comments, questions, commisions are welcome.

Art by Alex Patterson AKA frigopie76 – (email – info@monowaveart.co.uk)

Prints can be purchased at my society6 store.

My Pet project, Soundwave art available at –  Mono Wave Art

Han Solo Minimalist Art

Han Solo Minimalist Art

Han Solo Minimalist Art by Alex Patterson

Couldn’t possibly post my Chewbacca image without posting Han Solo to go with him. Pilot of the Millenium Falcon, reckless, sarcastic and just all round ruggedly cool bloke. Clearly the manliest man in the original Star Wars universe. A universe where there seems to only be a handful of females…. and most of those are slaves/strippers in Jabba’s lair. Despite the lack of ‘the fairer sex’ … and being fairly misogynistic, he still manages to bag himself a princess. Well done Han…Well done! – Have this medal but don’t let your big pet man dog have it!

Art prints coming soon at my sound wave art website – monowaveart.co.uk

EDIT-Prints, cusions and phone cases now available on my Society6 page – CLICK HERE

Chewbacca Minimalist Art

Chewbacca Minimalist Art

Chewbacca Minimalist Art by Alex Patterson

Chewbacca Art created in Adobe Illustrator. This piece was not quite as straight forward as it looks. I wanted to capture the look and feel of Chewbacca with as little detail as possible. It would have been really easy to add too much fur and really over-work it. I feel I made the right comprimises in the end.

Although a big fan of (Original trilogy) Star Wars. I have, got  one or two questions.

Chewbacca the wookie (he never made the pwofessional grade – sorry!) was Hans engineer and co pilot is surely everyones favourite giant, dog, man creature thing. Question is… How does everyone seems to be able to understand what he says?  Han can fully converse with him despite the grunts and growls. It’s like watching Family Guy but having Brian actually just be a dog.

My other issue regarding Star Wars and Chewbacca is… Why did he not get a medal at the end of the original movie. Everyone else in the main cast gets commended except him. Just seems a bit off to me…. poor doggy!

Prints of all sorts of art available soon at my sound wave art site, mono wave art.

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C3P0 Minimalist art

C3P0 Minimalist art

C3P0 Minimalist art

To go with the R2D2 post yesterday…. here’s R2’s bipedal buddy C3p0. Regarding c3p0, did anyone find it odd that Anakin was supposed to have made him?? If that was the case, who made the silver c3p0 that they bumped into in Empire Strikes back?

Okay, the C3P0 inconsistency is not my main gripe with the prequel starwars atrocities, but worth mentioning.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting more random art so stay tuned.

If you like this, let me know. Check out my web shop, mono wave art where i currently sell personalised sound wave art. I will be extending my product range soon and may include some starwars art prints (As well as a bunch of other stuff too).

EDIT-Prints, cusions and phone cases now available on my Society6 page – CLICK HERE

R2D2 minamilist art

R2D2 minamilist art

R2D2 minamilist art by Alex Patterson

R2D2 is possibly one of, if not ‘the’ cutest Star Wars character to date (That includes ewoks). I created my R2D2 art restrained to a square so i could concentrate on giving the impression of R2 without using an obvious outline shape. I am considering ordering this as a personalised vinyl sticker set to go onto my fridge. If I get round to this I will post images.

I have created many more Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek etc… artworks with the same, ‘limited by square’ aesthetic. I will be posting these at a later date.

If there is positive feedback on these pieces I will likely consider releasing them as prints or as part of a furnishing product I’m working on. At the moment I sell personalised Soundwave art at my web store, http://www.monowaveart.co.uk

Please reblog this image if you like it. It will encourage me to create more. If you have any requests for geeky art, just send me a message and i’ll see what i can do.

EDIT-Prints, cusions and phone cases now available on my Society6 page – CLICK HERE