Painter Works On Star Wars Masterpiece For Seven Months

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Painter Works On Star Wars Masterpiece For Seven Months

This is guaranteed to be the coolest piece of Star Wars fan art you've ever seen.

Artist Robert Burden paints masterpieces similar to what you might find in an art museum. They just happen to feature characters from series such as Voltron, G.I. Joe, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles instead of expressionless females or dogs playing poker.

His most recent work is that of Luke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Called "The Birth of a Jedi," the painting is 10 feet tall, 7 feet wide, and more detailed than you might expect.

Burden has even provided a time lapse video so that we can see the seven month-long process of creating such a beast. It's the little things that get me about the painting, like the AT-STs in the corners and the small circular portraits of Yoda, Boba Fett, and other Star Wars characters lining the sides. All of Burden's works can be bought in poster form at his website, and he's got other time lapse videos of his impressive Voltron and He-Man paintings on his YouTube channel. This man is talented, but thankfully he's using his powers for the good of mankind.

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That was surprisingly beautiful... the tiny little details really helped it stand out. Someone give this man an award.

Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

Holy crap. This guy is a god!

The end result appears to be a tarot card.

One that predicts:
"You will journey to a faraway place to gain education.

...if you survive your impending yeti attack."

Loved the last line of your last paragraph. It's extremely joyful when someone uses their talent for the good or better. It's an amazing time-lapse video btw, really enjoyed it!

Wow, that's really amazing. It makes me wish I was good at painting. I've always found oil paintings to have an appeal of their own, that's why I like them so much.

That is really beautiful, makes me wan't to go watch the movies again for some reason.

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

Yeah it really is an impressive piece of art, but dear god I would never hang it on my wall.
Nice to see the time-lapse though, seeing how he builds up the layers of paint.

While it's impressive, and it takes a lot of talent, personally... I absolutely hate it. It looks like a Turkish rug! It's got nothing to do with Star Wars. It simply borrowed a few images. It's completely changed the 'feel' (for lack of a better description).

He might as well paint a picture of Jabba, in a bright, pastel-coloured field, surrounded by 'My Little Ponies', feeding the homeless and calling for world peace! Sure, it's got a picture of Jabba in... but it sure ain't Star Wars!

Very, very impressive - and "the struggle to maintain one's idealism" is something i can fully sympathize with.

Now, only one question arises: will anyone ever do something similar, but with Lombaxes? Maybe that'll even be myself...

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I find the 30th Anniversary painting to be a LOT prettier, I have a poster of it on my door:
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It too has that use of nice details, like that tiny scene of the Battle of Hoth and Luke floating in the bacta tank. It actually looks pretty real and true to the movies despite maintaining it's own style. Unlike that....monstrous....thíng....

Cowabungaa:
Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs?

Yeah, but you missed the obvious. What TF is up with the guy falling out of that things belly?

Tiamat666:

Cowabungaa:
Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs?

Yeah, but you missed the obvious. What TF is up with the guy falling out of that things belly?

I suppose that that's Luke, only who's riding the fake-tauntaun then? It's not only ugly, it's confusing as well.

Cowabungaa:

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I find the 30th Anniversary painting to be a LOT prettier, I have a poster of it on my door:
image
It too has that use of nice details, like that tiny scene of the Battle of Hoth and Luke floating in the bacta tank. It actually looks pretty real and true to the movies despite maintaining it's own style. Unlike that....monstrous....thíng....

Who made that?

Its godly...

Cowabungaa:

Tiamat666:

Cowabungaa:
Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs?

Yeah, but you missed the obvious. What TF is up with the guy falling out of that things belly?

I suppose that that's Luke, only who's riding the fake-tauntaun then? It's not only ugly, it's confusing as well.

I have to agree with you fellows. It really is interesting to watch it take it form over the seventh month period, but damn...it just doesn't look good. The ability to draw and create is obviously there, at this guy's disposal, but at the prices I saw when I looked at his store, for something that doesn't appeal to me or many others apparently, is just not enough.

Cowabungaa:

Tiamat666:

Cowabungaa:
Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs?

Yeah, but you missed the obvious. What TF is up with the guy falling out of that things belly?

I suppose that that's Luke, only who's riding the fake-tauntaun then? It's not only ugly, it's confusing as well.

"Birth of a Jedi"

So, Luke coming out of the tauntaun is like he's being born. Solo would be riding it.

I'm impressed, but agree I wouldn't buy it.

Not G. Ivingname:

Cowabungaa:

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I find the 30th Anniversary painting to be a LOT prettier, I have a poster of it on my door:
image
It too has that use of nice details, like that tiny scene of the Battle of Hoth and Luke floating in the bacta tank. It actually looks pretty real and true to the movies despite maintaining it's own style. Unlike that....monstrous....thíng....

Who made that?

Its godly...

let us sacrifice an Ewok to it!

OT: impressive artwork, but it looks a bit like stolen from an Indian temple.
And the positions are a bit strange. The way I see it the rider has no legs.

I like the painting, but I'm not a SW fan.

CK76:
"Birth of a Jedi"

So, Luke coming out of the tauntaun is like he's being born. Solo would be riding it.

I'm impressed, but agree I wouldn't buy it.

Amazed how far I had to scroll before I found someone who pointed this out.

Cowabungaa:

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I can only guess that it's meant to be laying down maybe?

that was amazing

WhiteTigerShiro:

Cowabungaa:

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I can only guess that it's meant to be laying down maybe?

its mimicked of the toy he shows in the end? with han solo sticking out

Epic painting, but still... As many have said before - not all that aesthetically pleasing. But still epic. :D

Kragg:

WhiteTigerShiro:

Cowabungaa:

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I can only guess that it's meant to be laying down maybe?

its mimicked of the toy he shows in the end? with han solo sticking out

If you look at his site, all of his stuff is based on the actual toys, from the TOy Biz Riddler figure that has been broken apart to the LJN Hulk Hogan and Big John Studd thumb wrestlers with holes in their backs/asses for your thumb. I don't know why, but it just takes something away from it when it's just a painting of a toy, sort of like tracing a picture from a comic book, coloring it differently and calling it a work of art.

pop art much? :P

Holy... Shit...

"What a piece of Junk!"
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."

I love the humor of this piece. The artistry is strong with this one...

Impressed as I am, I can't help but feel slightly depressed by this. I've never liked Star Wars and this just seems like a waste of a whole lot of effort to me. With all that time and skill he could have made something really awesome instead of overgrown Star Wars fanart.

RowdyRodimus:

Kragg:

WhiteTigerShiro:

Cowabungaa:

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I wouldn't go that far, but I too don't think it's aesthetically pleasing. At all, really. An impressive feat, but I wouldn't call it beautiful at all. Gods, honestly, that Tauntaun is downright revolting. For starters, why is it brown? What's up with it's legs? No thanks.

I can only guess that it's meant to be laying down maybe?

its mimicked of the toy he shows in the end? with han solo sticking out

If you look at his site, all of his stuff is based on the actual toys, from the TOy Biz Riddler figure that has been broken apart to the LJN Hulk Hogan and Big John Studd thumb wrestlers with holes in their backs/asses for your thumb. I don't know why, but it just takes something away from it when it's just a painting of a toy, sort of like tracing a picture from a comic book, coloring it differently and calling it a work of art.

So still life paintings have no artistic merit by that definition.

I honestly think that being able to capture the details of something in front of you to that standard is worthy of recognition.
Not more so than being able to create visually appealing works of pure imagination.
Possibly on par with it.

But unfortunately I also think it's an ugly painting.

Appreciate the work and detail that went into it, but the main focus (the tauntaun) is just, like many have said, hideous.

Pop art, 50 years late, move along.

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

I think it's ugly as well. Everything about it is impressive for sure, the art is fantastic and the details are amazing, but it's just really ugly.

IMO it's the style of it. Those church-mural-esque boarders would be out of place in most homes decorated with furniture from the last 90 years.

Um, the end there...telling of the Thunder Cats themed painting "Coming Soon"? Based on this, I question his definition of "soon".

Woodsey:
Really impressive, but my fuck me does anyone else think it's ugly as sin?

Not ugly as sin, but for a good 2 minutes I thought there was a guy dangling from the animal. Then I saw it was suposed to be a man dangling from it's guts.

The details are totally awesome though, almost better than the big painting.
The hair of the Tauntaun is really cool, but the hindleg seems to have popped out of it's socket...

It's weird that in thousands of years, stuff like this may actually be hung in galleries.

Also, did anyone else think the really detailed start to the video, followed by a '7 Months Later' screen showed that the painter got very bored of constantly taking pictures?

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