Thursday, October 26, 2006
Lord Vader? Izzat you?
INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- MAIN HALLWAY. The awesome, seven-foot-tall Dark Lord of the Sith makes his way into the blinding light of the main passageway. This is Darth Vader, right hand of the Emperor. His face is obscured by his flowing black robes and grotesque breath mask, which stands out next to the fascist white armored suits of the Imperial stormtroopers. Everyone instinctively backs away from the imposing warrior and a deathly quiet sweeps through the Rebel troops. Several of the Rebel troops break and run in a frenzied panic.
Me and a couple cronies at American Greetings decided to give ourselves a little design assignment. Something we would do as quickly as we could, down and dirty. We decided to redesign...
Tall order. Redesign one of the most recognized icons of modern fantasy/sci-fi film.
Above is the first passage of George Lucas's script that refers to Lord Vader and his first appearance...
Oh, and check out Carlos Villagra and Jorge Lacera's on our newly resurrected Sketch-O-Rama blog to see their versions as well.