Posts tagged: star wars

A Few Words….

First off, this blog, russellwalks.tumblr.com, will be going away soon. If you continue to be interested in following my work, please head over to russellwalksart.tumblr.com

The Star Wars themed propaganda pieces I did recently made the front page of both reddit and imgur this week, and my inbox exploded.
Thanks to all of you who sent kind words and compliments - The stuff I do is important to me (more than important, really - it’s essential to my well-being), and I’d be making art even if no one but me ever saw it. Nevertheless, knowing that the work I do affects so many of you in a positive way affects ME in a positive way as well, and that makes sitting down at the drawing board or computer a little easier.
To those of you (and there were some) who were critical; Thank you. In many instances your criticism was well-intended and on the money. In other cases, well, I guess you guys just add a little spice to the stew.
Many of you want to know where you can buy my work. I don’t have an online store, but I DO have a paypal account, and I will make it a point to tag the pieces I have for sale. If you see something that appeals to you and it has a “for sale” tag, just drop me a note, and I’ll fill you in on the particulars.
The Star Wars propaganda pieces are not currently available as prints, but that will change, and I hope to be able to make an announcement with regard to that very soon. In the meantime, you can find trading card size versions of those images Topps Company’s fantastic Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives.
Thanks again for your interest, everyone. I’ll do my best to keep making cool stuff, I hope you’ll continue to stop by and check it out.

 
Don’t Be A Sarlacc!
Keep your Big Trap Shut!

Don’t Be A Sarlacc!
Keep your Big Trap Shut!

More Star Wars Propaganda for the fine folks at Topps. The portrait in this piece was originally painted asa sort of plea to George Lucas to get him a give thego-ahead on a series of Joseph Campbell based“Hero’s Journey” cards I wanted to paint. I wrote a notetelling him how important Star Wars was to me growing up,and included the painting in the package. A couple of daysafter I sent it to him, I got a phone call giving approval to proceed.

More Star Wars Propaganda for the fine folks at Topps.
The portrait in this piece was originally painted as
a sort of plea to George Lucas to get him a give the
go-ahead on a series of Joseph Campbell based
“Hero’s Journey” cards I wanted to paint. I wrote a note
telling him how important Star Wars was to me growing up,
and included the painting in the package. A couple of days
after I sent it to him, I got a phone call giving approval to proceed.

This image is a tribute to the 501st Legion, whose charitable work has made the world a better place.

This image is a tribute to the 501st Legion, whose charitable work has made the world a better place.

This one went unused. The other TWENTY Star Wars Propaganda images I created for Topps will be out this Spring.I can’t wait for you to see them.

This one went unused. The other TWENTY Star Wars Propaganda images I created for Topps will be out this Spring.
I can’t wait for you to see them.

Still more custom skateboards for ComicCon.
Booth 4613. Come see me! 

For Star Wars Day:
Here at last is the final third of the Retro-Triptych I’ve been putting together for the last few years. It will be available this summer, just in time for the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi!

For Star Wars Day:
Here at last is the final third of the Retro-Triptych I’ve been putting together for the last few years. It will be available this summer, just in time for the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi!

Star Wars: The Solution to Everything! #starwars

Star Wars: The Solution to Everything!
#starwars

No idea why they went with Carrie - Granted, I played it a different (slower and less intense) way, but dammit, I WAS the princess.I only wish they could’ve seen it. 

No idea why they went with Carrie - Granted, I played it a different (slower and less intense) way, but dammit, I WAS the princess.
I only wish they could’ve seen it. 

Now driving the 1138 car, the Mandalorian Manic himself, full-blooded, bounty hunting badass, BOBBY FETT!
I did this piece for the “As You Wish” project, a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This helmet, and many other much cooler ones, will be auctioned at Star Wars Celebration VI in August. 

Star Wars: 1937Art for Star Wars Celebration VI24 x36, Limited to 250 Pieces$35.00 

Star Wars: 1937
Art for Star Wars Celebration VI
24 x36, Limited to 250 Pieces
$35.00 

The first in an eventual 1920’s themed triptych. $30.00, shipped in the U.S. 

The first in an eventual 1920’s themed triptych. 
$30.00, shipped in the U.S. 

Another take. If the stars (and asteroids) align, this piece will be available soon as a companion to the above image, which was released last summer.

Another take.
If the stars (and asteroids) align, this piece will be available soon as a companion to the above image, which was released last summer.

If I say “Empire”, you say…..

If I say “Empire”, you say…..

Work for Becker & Mayer’s Book of Sith