Been busy with paintings and games and stuff. I will have a few more posts coming over the weekend… I want to spread them out some.
This is a 3-piece series of A New Hope heroes. I wanted to combine elements of medieval “icon” paintings from like the 13th – 14th century with more modern techniques, and to present these hero characters as holy, iconic figures. I decided against the strange architectural elements from the medieval works in favor of simpler backgrounds, making the figure more prominent. Each of them bear the symbols of their station or their deeds, and each wears an expression that I wanted to capture as closely as possible because it evoked the spirit of that character for me.