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STAR WARS 1938 - inks by DocRedfield STAR WARS 1938 - inks by DocRedfield
This is a WIP piece for a proposed Art Print... the final will be in full 1930s color with all sorts of text and credits all over the place. I've had this concept in my head for AGES and it was time to finally do it. Bill Farmer will be coloring it.
The idea is What If Star Wars had been a Serial that went big-time in the 19030s and got made into a big budget feature. Who would be in it? As the serials of the period were such a huge influence on Star Wars (Flash Gordon, etc), I think it would be neat to see this. Anyway, my cast includes Errol Flynn as Luke Skywalker, Paulette Goddard as Princess Leia, Humphry Bogart as Han Solo, Boris Karloff as Darth Vader, Bert Lahr as Chewbacca, John Barrymore as the Emperor, Sydney Greenstreet as Jabba and Peter Lorre as Greedo, among others (which will be named in the final version). The trick was making this look Dieselpunkee/retro sci-fi (like all Buck Rogers-ish) while still making sure that the actors I chose still looked like themselves AND were recognizable as Star Wars characters. Not an easy task, hence this project's years in the making.
Yes, I'm a crazy man.
Enjoy.

Micron pens on 11x17 Bristol.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This is fantastic! And hilarious! Chewbacca '38 is cracking me up. I can picture the exchange between Solo and Greedo so clearly now. Lorre would probably be speaking English, but I can hear his voice speaking Greedo's language as well. Too funny. :lol:
Great work, Scott! :)
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much... that's exactly the effect I wanted! :)
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Achast Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Awesome idea, but I think someone beat you too it: [link]
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love retro trailers like that. tHanks!
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Achast Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
no problem.
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JK-Antwon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! I did a similar idea only I went with the old 30's cartoons look. [link] You can check out all my rubberhose stuff here [link]
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! You've got that look down great!
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JK-Antwon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
very cool! :)
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was tough! I can't wait to see the colors
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BritslutJenny Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what a brilliant idea! Kudos!
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!!!!!
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WTF you blew Peter off and made him frikkin' Greedo? He deserves so much better...Actually, he should have been Greenstreet the Hutt's little lizard-monkey-thing. He was always Greenstreet's little lackey anyway.

Otherwise though, this rocks. Sydney Greenstreet the Hut made me laugh out loud.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Can't you just hear him sayin' "Going somewhere, Solo?" though..??!? ;) Glad it made you laugh.
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, you have a point there.
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Great take on Star Wars. Love the idea for the cast.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE YOUR SIGNATURE. One of the best lines from one of the best movies ever.
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creationstar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is funny that you have Flash Gordan doing Star Wars. That was a major influence on Star Wars. Nice work.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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PaulVincent Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Wow. Just wow. Look forward for the end result! :O
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! Me too, hehehe
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go Darth Karloff!
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehehehe... nice. Thanks!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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jy42 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Cool!
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a brilliant concept!!!!
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was fun!
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