Who doesn’t love Han Solo? Calm. Cool. Completely the original space cowboy (sorry Firefly, but it’s true). He had a badass ship and a fantastic sidekick.
We first meet him in the Cantina on Tatooine. Obi Wan spends some time negotiating his passage to Alderaan. Han is bragging about his ship. It can make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs! And he’s surprised that Ben has no awe or knowledge for this magnificent girl.
This is that moment.
I’m currently prepping for Fan Days in Toronto on Saturday. The last few weeks I’ve been working on commissions, getting my inventory up and also working my day job. Makes for very long days, but it’s all awesome.
Or awesome until I take this commission, one that I fangirled over (what? I love what I paint and paint what I love!) and then promptly painted it at the wrong size. 24″x12″ is my go to size for paintings right now. Large without being massive. A great size for hanging in groups. Unfortunately, the client wanted 20″x16″ so… whoops. I’ll be doing another Star Wars painting next week when things settle down and I don’t make mistakes like these because I’m tired.
But being tired never stops me from painting… unless my hands are shaking. So I painted on anyway. Because it’s Han Freaking Solo and I knew where this one was going.
From the get go, I felt his attitude through the lines. Luckily he was just looking past my shoulder so it wasn’t directed at me. But paintings like this make movies 4-D for me, as though I was sitting next to Ben complaining about the cost of the transport. Ten THOUSAND? We can almost buy our own ship for that!
But who’s gonna fly it, kid? You?
Ha! I think I love painting a little too much. But look how this turned out! LOOK!
Acrylic on canvas
Original and prints for sale next week. I won’t have prints for this one in time for Fan Days.
FAN DAYS!!! This Saturday, December 5th. Toronto. If you’re going to be there, stop by my table and say hi! Or you can catch me next year at a crap ton of fan events in Canada and the US. US dates to be announced, but I will be heading there in the summer. WOOT!