Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lucas the Hut

Here is an idea I had a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.  No, but seriously, I had this idea when Episode 1 was first coming onto the scene again, and George Lucas reappeared with that great neck waddle.  It was sort of jarring because he had kind of vanished from the spotlight, and then BOOM, bullfrog.

Anyway, back in the day (1999?), it was just a verbal idea.  Then in 2001, when I first started doing caricatures, it was in my head to try a caricature of it, but I was never happy enough with any of the attempts to finish it out.  Finally, with all the new hype of a Star Wars sequel and Lucas handing over the rights to Disney, I had to revisit the idea.  I am kind of used to the waddle by now, so it isn't as effective as it could have been, but I just needed to get the thought out before I forgot about it again.

I was thinking of adding in a Mickey Mouse snout (and ears) peering out from that jawa's hood as a nod to Disney...but for now I am calling it on this one.  I do realize that I am not the first to have this idea, or the first to make an illustration of it (there is another Skywalker), but here it is own spin on it.