BATTLE FOR HOTH MOON

This a new poster illustration of Han Solo and Princess Leia. I have been working on this second Star Wars off and on in January. I wanted to return to my more graphic style, so I created the art in Illustrator.

I just finished a poster illustration of Han Solo and Princess Leia. I have been working on this second Star Wars off and on in January. I wanted to return to my more graphic style, so I created the art in Illustrator. It was a lot of work, but the final art matches the feeling I created in the rough comp last December. This number one in a series of three posters I am creating this winter.

I wanted to use cool cobalt blues and violet hues to express the coldness of Hoth Moon. I also loved that pose of Han Solo with all that attitude that so expresses his character at this point in the story. I included Luke on the tauntaun and the wampa to round out the story. I liked rendering the wampa in aquamarine and cobalt blue since I have not seen this creature illustrated in these colors. Overall, I just wanted experiment with an unusual color palette to tell this part of the story.
This was the pose of Han Solo that inspired me to create this poster illustration. When I imagined the underground tunnel zooming out behind him and I had the core of the idea locked in place. The rest of the design came together quickly.
The kiss between Han and Leia was a key part of the sequence in this design. I wanted to shift into warmer tones while still maintaining a cool cast to the hues, so I used violet in the faces and clothing.
On the wampa I thought about showing the eyes, but the shadows without eyeballs seemed more scary and mysterious. Luke and the tauntaun have a violet cast that pull them forward and create an interesting contrast in hue.
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