Brian Rood has to be one of the most well known Star Wars artists out there, if not the most well known. His work has inspired generations of Star Wars artists and you can easily see why. Whilst there isn’t a lot of colour in Brian’s image above, there are a lot of elements in the image that work well with animation. I haven’t edited this image other than adding animation to it, even keeping the black paint splatters in from the original art.
I’ve always considered Luke Skywalker to be the original Star Wars hero for the films and to me he always will be.