Friday, May 27, 2016

Han Solo Cup

This image was perhaps the most successful of all my pun related illustrations as the reception for it was tremendous.  I even had buttons made of it to sell during Wondercon.  In an effort to tap more into pop culture for my pun related designs, I attempted to brainstorm ideas for whatever current trend was favorable at the time, that being Star Wars.  The idea came to me at work, when I can across an iconic red solo cup, and BOOM, the rest was history...sort of.  This image did require a bit more research than most, because I wanted to make sure I captured Han Solo's clothing, demeanor, and accessories accurately.  There's nothing worse than creating art based on an extremely popular icon, and executing it poorly!  I think I capture his essence pretty well.  I had plans to continue with a whole line of Star Wars pun related images, but had to put it on hold for now.  The image itself was created in February 2016, and was sold as a print, and a button at Wondercon 2016 in Los Angeles.  It is entirely digital, made in Illustrator, Painter, and Photoshop.

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