A small gallery of my works and me with a lot of people at Star Wars Celebration Europe – it was amazing!!
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!I will participate on all three days of Celebration. If you would like to meet me drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or @SWSimonZ on Twitter!
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:
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!
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.
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.
I made a revised version for an earlier The Force Awakens poster. That old one was entitled “I will fulfill our destiny” but after watching the movie I felt that a bit inappropriate because that sentence sounded like part of a pray and not like a powerful statement.
Therefore, I re-did the poster and the result is: Crush the Resistance!
This was one of my submissions for Celebration Europe 2016 Art Show but the piece was rejected. Nevertheless, it appeared on the back cover of the 75th issue of Teekay-421, the official magazine of the Belgian Star Wars Fan Club, out this Monday.
I hope you like the poster in this form because surely, this was not its only appearance.
Today’s update is a special mood picture for Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Its warm oranges and hot reds with the glowing gold areas carry the feeling of something big and promising – something that worth fighting for. A home as large as the universe, waiting at the end of the journey of the hero who walks among the stars.
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