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Game of Thrones: Series 5 Teaser Poster

Winter in coming… as the trailer for Season 6. I think it is a good occasion to look back to the first episode of Series 5 entitled The Wars To Come. I found it so inspiring that I created two teaser posters for the series. This is the first one:

Part of a photo by Matthew O’Sullivan was used in this collage by permission.

The second one will be posted later, maybe when the Series 6 trailer is out. :)

EDIT: The second poster is online now – however, a bit later than I planned originally. Here are they together:

Perselus… please!

On this very sad occasion, I present you a Harry Potter poster entitled “Always”; a picture about love, care, loss, pain, despair and fate.

I made this picture last year but now, after Alan Rickman’s death yesterday, it is painfully more appropriate.

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”

“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.

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

The Empire Strikes Back

I hope you all watched The Force Awakens, several times. I enjoyed it a lot; it has a real Star wars atmosphere; however it has its flaws, naturally. Anyway, I think it is a solid base for the future installments of the Star Wars saga. I am sure I will make a lot of pictures about The Force Awakens but today’s update is something else.

I wish you a happy new year with the latest piece of my Star Wars episode poster series: The Empire Strikes Back.

If you remember, I started the new page with another piece from this series, Attack of the Clones. Oddly, this one has the film title in it; I will harmonize it with the other posters later.

I made this poster some time ago and it took a lot of time to finish because I encountered many difficulties. Episode V has so many, often opposing themes: Vader vs. Yoda, dark side vs. light side, Luke vs. Han & Leia, love, betrayal, learning, losses, the white planes of Hoth, the swamps of Dagobah, the clearness of Cloud City, the dark tones of the lightsaber duel etc. It is not easy to select some of these themes and decide what to skip in order to keep the main themes of the episode while avoiding a too crowded picture. Continue reading

Star Wars: Light of the Force

Only a few days to The Force Awakens… I think it is time to look back to a Star Wars poster series I presented in the past months: the “Light of the Force” triptych. Here are the three posters as one piece, as I originally planned them:

You can download the poster in 1816*800 size here!

The triptych formed by the three pieces depict three classic spiritual or biological fathers and sons, three armed heroes: Obi-Wan, Vader and Luke. The three parts show consecutive stages of the day: sunset, night and dawn. The galaxy binds the pieces together.

Ben’s Sunset is an idealized depiction of the old Jedi master who contentedly faces his last adventure. Ben is the archetype of the old hero whose last task is to pass on the knowledge to a faithful pupil. Two characteristic places, the beginning and the end: the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and old Ben’s hut on Tatooine emerge from the orange background of the binary sunset. He has an old friend and mentor from the netherworld of the Force who helps his path: Qui-Gon.

Vader’s Night shows the tormented Vader, haunted by his burning memories and the true nature of the dark side. He raises his aggressively glowing red lightsaber but he cannot fight the ghosts and failures of his past (from bottom left to middle left): his dying mother, the massacre of the tusken camp, the beheading of Count Dooku, the murder of the younglings in the Temple, the slaughtering of the Separatists and, most prominently, the consequent death of his beloved Padme. Vader is the archetype of the fallen, angry, helplessly suffering hero. Continue reading

Disney Week! – a New Tangled Poster

5 years ago, Disney’s Tangled premiered in the U.S. To celebrate this wonderful movie, I created a Rapunzel character poster. Let’s see the light!

As Ed Catmull wrote in his amazing book Creativity, Inc., Tangled project was cancelled at Disney just one week before he and John Lasseter from Pixar became the new leaders of Disney Animation. Thanks to them, the movie was restarted. After many years, Disney started to produce extraordinary things – again.

This will be a Disney week – check back later for another Disney piece!