I am a writer/gamer/pop culture fan and a HUGE star wars nerd. I am also a freelance journalist who now works in the tech industry. I play SWTOR regularly on the Satele Shan server. I sometimes write star wars fan fiction, movie reviews and when I'm not blogging I can be found working as a Technical Support Engineer for a large Telecommunications company.
Fell in love with both of these images when I saw them, especially the piece by Helen Shin – it’s nothing short of amazing… it needed to be animated!
Kylo Ren by Helen Shin
And two of my favourite characters in the Star Wars universe together! Darth Vader and grandson, heir apparent, all-round bad boy Kylo Ren
Darth Vader and Kylo Ren by Eric Romero
This is “Luke The Last Jedi” by 800lbProductions – I saw this picture and couldn’t resist adding some animation to it, it’s just awesome. This is one huge a55 file though, geez – it took me ages to add the animation and of course after I was done, it ended up being a 70 meg file lol! Looking at the finished product, it was well worth it.
And something non Star Wars related, I’ve started adding animation to other things outside of Star Wars and thought I would blog about it here. There are some really beautiful Movie Posters out there and when I saw this one, for The Doors (1991), I had to add something to it:
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.