Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Steampunk Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt



Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt is the ruler of the desert planet Tattooine. Formerly an underworld crime boss, Jabba took the throne in a bloody coup. It's rumoured during the coup he was being supplied weapons by the Empire, but once in power he turned his back on them and continued his illegal activities with far more power and wealth than he could have ever amassed in the underworld.

Jabba is a model of opulence and excess. His corpulence is the physical embodiment of all seven mortal sins. He dresses only in fine Sarlacc silks, regularly partakes in feasts of rare and endangered animals such as the giant Krayt Dragon, and has a harem of concubines representing every humanoid species known in the galaxy.

30 comments:

talinthas said...

this is awesome. keep it up, dude, and thanks for sharing!

Drunken_Empath said...

Wow. Totally incredible. Thanks for creating this :)

katherine said...

dude, your artwork is f'n gorgeous!

Adam said...

All of these are awesome! I hope that you're working on more.

Greg said...

Awesome! I would love to see more!

Christopher said...

These are amazing. I'm just getting turned onto the Steampunk phenom, and these will lend a lot of gas down that road. BTW can't wait to see what Mii's you've made My number is 4754958206361532

viktorhaase said...

fantastic! you made my day.

friend of earth said...

hey do u have more in series with this i made that thing as my desktop wallpaper ! cool ..



beautiful nature wallpaper

John Harper said...

Amazing work. I love this steampunk Star Wars series!

Mike Sgier said...

Great work! Keep this coming, you're definitely onto something.

Branddobbe said...

Very opium den. I love it.

Eliot said...

As everyone says, these are so awsome. I hope you do more--I hate the new movies, but I would absolutly love to see a Steampunk GREIVOUS! Not to mention your take on Boba Fett...and the Emperor...stormtroopers...just everything!

T. F. Stern said...

Very nice work, thank you

shawnhcorey said...

Totally awesome.

What medium did you use. At first I thought these were all done on a computer. But now, I'm not so sure. Were they? If so, what software did you use? If not, how did you created them?

shc

Eric Poulton said...

christopher: Added!

friend of earth: I'm working on more. A new one should be up within the next couple days.

eliot: For now I'm sticking to the original trilogy, but if I get any ideas that I just have to do, I might start dipping into the prequels.

shawnhcorey: These images are indeed digital. I do almost all my work in Photoshop.

Everyone else: Thanks!

Geof said...

Seiously awesome. Will you be selling prints?

MoonHunter said...

These are stunning. Truly interesting. It is yet another piece of proof that Star Wars can transcend science fantasy and be found in any genre.

An idea please:

You know the classic move poster, with Luke with his saber and Leia by his leg, both in the foreground? That would be a great image to re-imagine.
"reimagine".

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SageCat said...

Oh, that is fabulous! I like all of them so far.

Now I'm thinking of other re-imaginings: In the 1940s pulp version of Star Wars, Jabba would be played by Sydney Greenstreet, and Han would be Humphrey Bogart (hmmm, and Greedo would be Peter Lorre, natch)...

Eric said...

No doubt about it - you are an Artist! Oh, and great first name!

peakie said...

so awesome...keep it going.

azazoth said...

Ack, I'm excited about Star Wars again-- must kill it with the Holiday Special.

Bonnie said...

I really am all kinds of impressed!
I'll be sending this around our offices at Lucasfilm! ;-)

John Harper said...

Hi Eric: I thought you'd like to know that your Jabba picture sparked an interesting discussion on depictions of race in Pulp art over at Story Games.

It would be kind of weird for us to talk about you "behind your back" so I came back to give you the links in case you're interested:

This is the first mention of your art:
Stuff To Watch: March 2007

Then we talk specifically about race stuff here:
Racism in Artwork

If you'd like to respond, the second thread is probably the better one.

Eric Poulton said...

John Harper: Hey, thanks for the heads up. I just have to wait for my membership to go through before I can join the conversation.

lar said...

This is awesome!!!
Are you going to do Padme or Leia?

John Harper said...

Thanks for posting on SG, Eric! And extra special thanks for taking the criticism so well, and being open and honest about the issues. You rock.

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