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)
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
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
This is the 52th Anniversary of Doctor Who thus I decided to present you the three posters of Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in one image. Enjoy it!
“He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing — the fury of the Time Lord. And then we discovered why — why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden: he was being kind.” (Son of Mine about Tenth Doctor)
“Come on! Look at me! No plan, no back-up, no weapons worth a damn! Oh, and something else, I don’t have anything to lose! So, if you’re sitting up there in your silly little spaceship with all your silly little guns, and you’ve got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who’s standing in your way! Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, and then, do the smart thing: Let somebody else try first.” (Eleventh Doctor)
“I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know! I did worse things than you could ever imagine! And when I close my eyes… I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count! And do you know what you do with all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight… till it burns your hand, and you say this: No one else will ever have to live like this! No one else will have to feel this pain! Not on my watch!” (Twelfth Doctor)
Today’s poster is the third member of a portrait series dedicated to the Doctor. I presented posters of his twelfth and eleventh incarnations; now it is time to show you the Tenth Doctor.
When I created the poster, I had the following quote about the Doctor, by River Song:
Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives.
I think these words describe him very, very accurately.
I launched the first version of simonz.co.hu this day in 2004. That time, it was available at simonz.web.elte.hu (the link still works but redirects to the new site).
Eleven years passed. Thank you very much for viewing, sharing and loving my works; it means a lot to me. Thank you for the feedbacks and messages. I love when you write me a few sentences about how did you use or enjoy my works. How you surprised someone you love with a Star Wars artwork that happened to be mine. Making a Star Wars room for your kid. Honestly, I feel myself deeply honored. I also thank you all for your support I will never know about, for example telling about my pictures to somebody or using them as wallpaper.
The eleventh birthday of the site would require something about the Eleventh Doctor, maybe. But I have nothing new in that topic – my white Doctor poster still remains the best picture about the 11th Doctor for me. So, there is something else for today.
Today’s update is the third part of a series that started in August with Ben’s Sunset and continued in October with Vader’s Night. The last piece is entitled Luke’s Dawn.
Luke’s Dawn is the representation of a new era. After Ben and Vader, a new Jedi appears who unites the peaceful wisdom of the former and the momentum of the latter. Luke is the archetype of the young hero prepared for the fight he cannot (and will not) escape. He holds his saber in textbook-style, surrounded by the forests of Endor. His relentless faith in his father saves Vader and the feared flames that caused Vader’s injuries enshroud his body again – now, to set him free. The circle is complete: Anakin’s ghost looks down to us above Luke and a new dawn is coming in the galaxy far, far away.
I will present the whole tryptich with more info about how and why I made them later.
Today I publish an updated version of my first Star Wars The Force Awakens poster, called Heritage.
After watching the new trailer and hearing Kylo Ren’s words to Vader’s old helmet that “I will finish what you started”, I find my original title “Heritage” fairly appropriate.
The main differences between this one and the original one are the following:
- removed frame,
- modified lightsaber blades
- corrected logo
- different flame elements.
I hope you will like it!
My new Star Wars poster is entitled Vader‘s Night. It belongs to the same series like Ben’s Sunset and shows the tormented Vader, haunted by his burning memories and the true nature of the dark side.
Darth Vader 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.
More information on the story of this poster will come soon!
Doctor Who Series 9 premieres in an hour… so I created another version of the Eleventh Doctor because I was in the mood. This one fits the Twelfth Doctor design I posted earlier – here are they together.
Check my white design as well – I love it!
Doctor Who Series 9 arrives today and I thought it is time to look back at the Eleventh Doctor’s farewell. This is one of my favorite portraits.
It was a cold and beautiful January night when I created the first version of this poster. I was in such a flow I did many posters that night. A few days after watching his regeneration, I said farewell to my Doctor, the first Doctor this face saw, in my way. Although I was somewhat disappointed with his latest adventures, Series 5, my first Doctor Who series is still my favorite. (The best Doctor theme also belongs to him.) It is a door to beautiful, endless possibilities – like a TARDIS. Great scripts, great acting and good effects – the best drama series for a sci-fi fan.
In Series 7 Part 2 the Doctor seemed a bit tired, at least for me. When it came to his farewell, I felt it is time: Matt Smith did a wonderful job, created the best Doctor in my opinion and now he has to pass on his role. As Steven Moffat wrote for him in his rushed final episode, The Time of the Doctor:
“We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me.”