Star Wars Fan Art: Yoda

I found a lot of mystical portrayals of Yoda, which makes sense, as he’s deeply in touch with the Force and is one of the wisest Jedi Masters who ever lived. I like the aesthetic of this one; you can sense a lot of movement, like the spinning of worlds and galaxies. He looks like he’s in a deep, meditative Force dream.

Raymond Swanland, imgur.com

I like this one because it shows how alone Yoda ultimately was (or perhaps as alone as any deeply committed Jedi was). He stands alone on an outcropping in the Dagobah swamp (I’m assuming this is where he is), contemplating life and the Force and the cosmos, and whatever else crosses his mind. Darkness encroaches, but the light filters through to illuminate him.

Aaron Nakahara, crossconnectmag.com

Since Yoda is so old (about 900 years) and all we’ve ever known is the old Yoda, it’s fun to think about what he was like when he was young. This one is pretty awesome; it shows him wearing very different clothes, with all kinds of accoutrements that is a sharp contrast to the simple brown robe he wears in his later years. I like the necklace, and wonder what the symbol means, if anything. Anyone know?

Young Yoda, by Vincent Chambin, artstation.com

This one is just fun, colorful, and happy. The artist has done other paintings in this style with several other characters, but I feel it’s particularly apt for Yoda, as it captures the playful, mischievous personality beneath the serious Jedi Master.

Alessandro Pautasso, curioos.com

This is a beautiful piece with an Eastern flavor that I just love. Lucas took a lot inspiration from Eastern film and philosophies, so it seems apt for Yoda, a wise warrior-monk of the Jedi.

Tsuneo Sanda, mymodernmet.com

I can’t seem to find the artist for this one (there’s always at least one, lol) but I just love it, even though it’s kind of sad. Here he seems to be on Dagobah thinking about the tragedy of the Jedi, the tragedy of Anakin, heck, the tragedy of the galaxy. The image is framed by dark tendrils, as if it’s the opening of the dark side cave, but Yoda is surrounded by light. It’s lovely and sad and moving, and I wish I could find the artist’s name. Anyone know?

Do you have any favorite images of Yoda? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!

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Fan Art: Han Solo

Han Solo was my first favorite Star Wars character. When I was a kid, everybody loved the hero Luke and his cool lightsaber. Me? I loved the scoundrel. Still do. Here’s an ode to the smuggler-turned-Rebel (I don’t own any of the following; all rights belong to the individual artists):

Rarely did I find any art of Han without his trusty blaster at his side.

Han
Magali Villeneuve

Blaster: check. Falcon: check. Shiny boots: check. Excellent.

Kamome Shirahama

I love the Blade Runner feel to this one (another great Harrison Ford character I love).

Star Wars Han Solo Ahead of the Odds Art Print
Ahead of the Odds, by Raymond Swanland

This one’s a little creepy and feral, but it’s cool.

I couldn’t find an artist for this one. Anyone know?

Having a drink with his old buddy Lando. This looks to be a scene from The Last Shot (a SW novel).

sci fi 80s art #starwarsart #hansolo #lando #starwarsfanart
80sart.goukko.com

Let’s not forget young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich. Solo: A Star Wars Story was great fun.

Ryan Valle, deviantart.com

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Star Wars Fan Art: If only…

There’s so much tragedy in Star Wars, it’s understandable that some fans visualize our favorite characters in better circumstances. What if things hadn’t gone so horribly wrong? Here’s a few scenarios (I own none of the following, all rights belong to the original artists):

The Skywalker family on the beach. I love the idea of Uncle Obi-Wan.

I found this on twitter and thought id share this here. - PrequelMemes
Baby Talk, reddit.com

I think most of us would love to see Ahsoka meet Luke, Leia, and still-innocent little Ben Solo, with a vision of Anakin at his best. You can still see the reluctance on Leia’s face to admire her father.

ArtStation - The Legend of Anakin Skywalker, by Daniel de Almeida e Silva. "After watch the final episode of Star Wars Rebels, I couldn't stop thinking that a encounter like that could happen sometime. So, as a fan, I had decide to draw that moment when Ahsoka Tano finally meet the children of her beloved friend. Luke and Leia (with young Ben Solo in her arms), in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, listening the countless stories from the Clone Wars and finally learning about the legend of Ana
Skywalker, by Daniel de Almeida

This sweet scene is well within the realm of possibility; one just wishes it could have presaged better times for the Solo family.

Han and Ben before it all went wrong...
littlestarfighter.tumblr.com

The Ben Solo that Should Have Been. Sigh. I love that he’s wearing his father’s dice, and has a good blaster by his side.

Amelia Lola罗 -SW spoilers- on Twitter: "Ben Solo my babey!! Just like his dad and proud of it. I love drawing him like this :'))… "
Amelia Lola, twitter.com

If only he could have held her…one last time. I love the busted eye lens, so he can look on her with his own vision. More manga emotion.

Star Wars anime artwork by 01091006 (Subaru) - Album on Imgur
Subaru, imgur.com

This might actually come to pass, if the Mandalorian Season Two rumors are true. What could be more wonderful than Ahsoka and The Child? The light and depth perception in this painting is incredible.

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S. Menyhei, ebaumsworld.com

The amazing talent of Star Wars fans continues to amaze me. If you like what you see here, go to the artists’ websites and show them some love!

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Star Wars Fan Art: Obi-Wan

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I’m in the middle of an Obi-Wan Kenobi obsession right now, so here’s a fan art tribute (I don’t own any of it; all rights belong to the individual artists):

I love how this one focuses on the love of the master, and the grief of the apprentice.

Injured qui-gon and young obi-Wan
Injured Qui Gon and Obi-Wan. i.imgur.com

Obi-Wan in his prime during the Clone Wars. I love the pensiveness here.

My blog for Obi-Wan with a side of Qui-Gon and Anakin.
A More Civilized Age. chibiobiwan.tumblr.com

Satine looking at Obi-Wan with joy and love; Obi-Wan looking weary, of being a General and of war, and perhaps regretting what could have been. “Had you said the word, I would have left the Jedi Order.”

Asphodelus  by Ashlee Casey  #StarWars #Art #Obi_Wan #Kenobi #Love
Obi-Wan and Satine, by Ashlee Casey. artstation.com

Obi-Wan alone in the desert fills me with deep sadness. I can’t imagine his loneliness and grief. But Tatooine’s desert was a crucible that burned away everything extraneous, and left wisdom and compassion.

Hermit Obi Wan Kenobi by AvdeevIgor | Fan Art | 2D | CGSociety
Hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi. avdeevigor.cgsociety.org

That compassion is shown here after he kills Maul, the creature that killed his Master and the woman he loved.

"Old Wounds" by Daniel De Almeida. : StarWars
Old Wounds, by Daniel De Almeida. danieldealmeida.artstation.com

I love this character in all his phases; to me, he’s a great Jedi, and a wise human being.

These artists are amazing! If you like what you see, go to their sites to see more and show your love!

Star Wars Fan Art

There’s so much incredible Star Wars fan out there, I thought I’d show a few of my favorites, with credit to the artists, of course. There’s so much gorgeous art, this may become a weekly thing for me. Enjoy!

This first one got me in the feels–it shows Kylo Ren remembering his childhood friendship with Chewbacca. Ouch–literally and figuratively.

Kylo Ren remembering Chewie. Or trying not to. Just as he calls his father "Han Solo" to avoid any emotional ties to him, I imagine he avoids thinking of Chewie as anything than in terms of "that h...
Jenny Dolfen, goldseven.wordpress.com

I like Reylo a lot, but my first Star Wars love story was Han and Leia. This piece is fantastic.

Han SOLO and Leia ORGANA | STAR WARS: Fan Art - Star Wars Canvas - Latest and trending Star Wars Canvas. #starwars #canvas #starwarscanvas - #StarCitizenHammerhead
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I’ve always loved Art Nouveau, and this piece of Leia just sums up her character perfectly.

MeganLara, redbubble.com

Threepio always did remind me of a Victorian gentleman. Priceless.

C3PO, must have missed some time travel scene somewhere in the series. :)
Terry Fan Illustration

Darth Vader drinking tea in a meadow full of flowers just makes me happy.

Kyle Hagey, kylesgallery.com

This is another great piece that juxtaposes images of evil with beauty. Love it.

Bennett Slater, bennettslater.com

Psychedelic Chewie is just awesome.

Alessandro Pautasso, Curioos.com

Check out these awesome artists for more of their gorgeous work!

Do you have any favorite Star Wars art? Comment below and we’ll talk about it.