As a boy growing up, some of the delight in being a Star Wars fan came in imagining my favourite heroes and heroines in new adventures, on new planets and with new allies and enemies.
Armed only with some Star Wars figures and whatever I could think up, I would spend hours playing away or writing stories – and today I had a similar experience.
Industrial Light & Magic recently held a competition for artists to come up with new pictures depicting the Star Wars universe.
3,888 artists entered and produced work around two briefs – The Moment and The Ride.
These were narrowed down until a final 224 started the final brief, called The Job.
Within those, ILM’s Art Directors challenged artists to imagine key moments, new vehicle designs, character and droid designs, and epic battles within the Star Wars universe.
Unsurprisingly artists responded in droves and they produced some fantastic pieces of work, with Matt Rhodes, a concept artist who has worked on games including Dragon Age, a stand-out for me.
I’ve also pulled out a few of my favourites for you to enjoy below.