Star Wars: Old Hope

Yesterday was the first day of Star Wars Celebration – it was so amazing! I met Gareth Edwards, director of Rogue One and the panels I attended were very exciting. Met a lot of artists and bought a lot of books.

To get to the point quickly because I am really tired, my new picture is dedicated to the old trio, Leia, Han and Luke as they appear in The Force Awakens.

I hope you like its mood – I became a fan of this one. :-) 

If you want to meet me at Star Wars Celebration Europe just let me know. And don’t forget to collect my bookmark!

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My works at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016

 

Are you coming to Celebration Europe? If yes check Booth S336 where Teekay-421, the Belgian Star Wars Fan Club presents two of my works, Crush The Resistance and Join The Resistance on roll-ups. And don’t forget to collect our giveaway item, a bookmark I designed especially for Celebration Europe. Come and get one!Bookmark_Ad_SimonZ_Teekay_1000x1000I will participate on all three days of Celebration. If you would like to meet me drop me a line to mail@simonz.co.hu or @SWSimonZ on Twitter!

 

The Force Awakens: Join The Resistance

My newest picture is called Join The Resistance.

It is more calm and peaceful than the intentionally chaotic, more dynamic Crush The Resistance:

Crush The Resistance was recently published on the back cover of TeeKay-421 but this is not its only appearance: Celebration Europe 2016 will launch in a month and on July 15th, Crush and Join the Resistance both will be presented at the booth of TeeKay-421, the Belgian Star Wars Fan Club. If you will be there, come and check the pictures!

Finally, here is the wallpaper version of them together:

A Star Wars Concert Poster

My newest piece is an event poster for Pomáz Wind Orchestra – I have a long-time, fruitful relationship with them.

This concert will be a symphony of Star Wars pieces including Jedi Steps and Rey’s Theme from The Force Awakens. As part of the additional programs, I will have an exhibition in the concert hall. more details later…

By the way, did I mention that I am open for commissions? I do personal pieces as well as event posters or product packaging – check my site if you want to see what I can do and let me know what you want!

Star Wars: Anakin’s Choices II

This update is the second part of my Choices series.

The first part was about Anakin’s decision between the Sith and Jedi way. This one shows how the dark side of the Force and the war destroys the values of peace and love.

The picture is a tribute to John Alvin and his masterful artworks.

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth be with everyone! To celebrate this day, I go back to the beginning of the Star Wars saga with a new poster entitled Choices.

This picture is about the choices Anakin, the Chosen One, the son of the suns has to make during his life: choose between the Jedi and Sith, good and bad, light and dark. The choices are depicted by the mentors/father-like characters in Anakin’s life: Qui-Gon Jinn from The Phantom Menace and Palpatine from Revenge Of The Sith. Their meeting planets are also included: the light, plain deserts of Tatooine, far-far away from everything; and the millions of lights in the darkness of Coruscant, the poisoned heart of the Republic. Naboo N-1 fighters from Episode I and Jedi Fighters from Episode III also enhance the timespan and depth of the picture.

Finally, a few words about Jake Lloyd, who played young Anakin in The Phantom Menace and who suffers from schizophrenia, a very serious illness that affects circa 1% of the population. I believe everyone of us in the Star Wars community wishes the best to him.

Harry Potter: “Until the End”

“Until the End” – The second part of a poster trio dedicated to the Death from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1-2.

The main theme of this poster series is the way how different characters face Death.  The first part (entitled “Always”) shows Severus Snape with the lifeless body of Lily Evans while Death takes his life.

A chilly breeze that seemed to emanate from the heart of the forest lifted the hair at Harry’s brow. He knew that they would not tell him to go, that it would have to be his decision.

“You’ll stay with me?”

“Until the very end,” said James.

“They won’t be able to see you?” asked Harry.

“We are part of you,” said Sirius. “Invisible to anyone else.”

Harry looked at his mother.

“Stay close to me,” he said quietly.

(J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Mighty Empire – a New Star Wars Artwork

Today’s update is a bizarre piece about the Galactic Empire.  Nevertheless, I hope you will like it – for me, it tells a lot about the deep feelings and motivations that keep the Empire together.

The title of the picture is Imperium Forte, latin for Mighty Empire.

Remember the words of an Imperial officer, Grand Moff Tarkin from A New Hope:

Fear will keep the local systems in line!

… and the words of a wise Jedi Master in The Phantom Menace:

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.

Star Wars and Other Art by SimonZ