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Star Wars Cover update

Just posting to say that unfortunately I didn’t win the Star Wars Cover challenge on OzComics.com. It was a great challenge to enter and I was very pleased with my effort, as well as the kind words from the judge, Dark Horse writer Tom Taylor. Here’s what he had to say:-

—– From Tom —–
There is nothing between some of these. There are about five or six entries that could easily grace the cover of a Star Wars book.

However, I have to give it to Sacha Bryning as I’m a writer and, for me, as well as being very accomplished, that one tells the best story. Sacha Bryning Link

I’m not going to do a second and third as any of the ones I’m mentioning could easily be the winner.

The two ‘Also could have won” – Nick Smith’s great entry, probably the best composition seen in this week’s entries. The perspective is brilliant and the subtle trail of smoke leading the eye from Darth’s severed hand past Luke up to the Emperor is very clever. Nick Smith Link

And the next ‘could have won” has to go to Porkins (by Dean Rankine). I like funny and this narrowly, narrowly, beat out Exogorth’s lonely in space. Dean Rankine Link

Have to acknowledge the brilliant work of Wade Gregory Clarke, Jan Filippelli, Dane Madgwick and… this too hard.

Well done everyone!


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Star Wars Cover

This week’s challenge on OzComics was to do a cover for a Star Wars comic complete with title, publisher details and contributors. There are so many iconic scenes from the series, especially the original trilogy, but I chose the moment Luke beats Darth Vader to the ground and severs his hand.

With this image I tried to capture the power that Luke now has over Vader, but also Luke’s shock at the realisation of what has just happened, finished off with the sinister Emperor looking on.

The image has come out well. I’m especially fond of the composition. The background is a bit simplistic but it serves its purpose. The judge of the competition is a writer for Dark Horse comics called Tom Taylor. Fingers crossed he likes it. The entries are pretty strong this week. Wish me luck!

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