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The new teaser trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' finally hit the interwebs this past week and with it came some glorious glimpses of what's to come for our favorite galaxy explorers (unless Guardians of the Galaxy are your favorite, but continue reading anyway). I'm already a huge fan of J.J. Abrams and his work on the most recent 'Star Trek' reboot and was super hyped by the footage shown. Stormtrooper lost in dunes. Daisy Ridley riding some crazy contraption. Roll-y Droid. And perhaps my favorite, the mysterious Sith-y looking figure handling a new cross guard lightsaber model!

Needless to say, this imagery inspired the heck out of me and I created the piece above. I was already playing with some new visual/painting techniques as of recent and wanted to add a sense of mystery/scale to this iconic hooded character and lightsaber. I decided to work with a longer format canvas for this and have the snowy, tree background frame our character and really focus on the new lightsaber as a focal source of color. 

Can't wait to see more about the film in the coming months! Hope you guys enjoy the piece!

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