Dimensional Star Wars poster.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by pyxl, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    I posted a long time ago (I know..I know..in a galaxy far far away) about making some carved versions of movie posters. Until recently, I wasn't pleased with how the carvings came out. I have continued to work on it and am happier now with the results.

    I was recently contacted about donating some work to a tv show. The show was recently cancelled and the episode airing my work may not air until december of next year, but I thought I would show you what I did. I had 3 days to finish 6 projects, all carved and painted. This one is about 14" x 22". I certainly took some liberties with the original art and anything that's wrong is purely my fault. I look forward to increasing the size of my cnc machine and doing similar projects full scale. The piece is 3/4" thick and carved from PVC sheeting. The carvings go about 1/4- 1/2" deep.

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  2. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    Some more...

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  3. dbalschi

    dbalschi Sr Member

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    That is seriously awesome! Nice work.
     
  4. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LOVE THEM! great work. Do you have progress pics?
     
  5. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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  6. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So those are hand sculpted? That is CRAZY!
     
  7. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Utterly astonishing work! Your painting skills alone leave me breathless!

    Rich
     
  8. ave4uevoli

    ave4uevoli Sr Member

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    That's awesome! Great represesntations of the original posters. I love them
     
  9. DS Operative

    DS Operative Well-Known Member

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    Those are great! A new spin on some old art! Do you do commission work?

    I would love to have a 3D version of the "Forbidden Planet" poster.
     
  10. DAVIDYR1

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    I'm impressed, big time....beautiful work bud.

    David
     
  11. markomac

    markomac Well-Known Member

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    These are amazing!
     
  12. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    Me wants the Hildebrandt!
     
  13. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    A couple things...
    They aren't totally "hand sculpted". I use a CNC machine...and heavily modified artwork based on vectors I make in Illustrator, combined with the original artwork. I then texture/finish the carving by hand and prime it and paint it...just don't want to mis-represent it.

    The "Forbidden Planet" question is funny- as that was one of the first attempts I made at doing one of these. It came out alright, but I've created a much better method of getting a good "carve" now. I know I could do a much better version today.
     
  14. thegreatgalling

    thegreatgalling Sr Member

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    Truly amazing, outstanding really.
     
  15. glenthornetms

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    If you described these I would have thought the idea a bit naf - but seeing those pics, I would seriously hang those on my wall, especially love the ROTJ poster (y)thumbsup
     
  16. Sym-Cha

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    Hi there,

    The Lucasfilm Ltd. filmstrip is priceless ... well executed and quite original.

    Posters look great too. This could become a business ... if it isn't already.
    Drew Struzan made a lot of movie posters, go check out his posterbook!

    -Chaim
     
  17. EvilRocketeer

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    truly amazing work
     
  18. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! I had a blast painting them. In case you wondered what they look like freshly carved in some pvc...here's one.

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  19. AGxM

    AGxM Well-Known Member

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    Another wow here!

    Love the ROTJ and ESB - simple but oh so effective.
     
  20. Jayn

    Jayn Sr Member

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    OO.. I like it all white too..sorta like it's carved in marble.. good job with the dimensional layout
     
  21. Jannix Quinn

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    Looks great. Have rep.
     

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