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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

L is for Long, Long Ago . . .

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .

Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Young Skywalker, C3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Wookie, Kessel Run, Star Destroyer, Star Wars, Han Solo, Millennium Falcon, Long Long Ago, Far Far Away, A New Hope, Anakin Skywalker, Feel the Force, May The Force Be With You, Paduwan, Padwan, Dark Side, Light Side, Jedi Knights, Large Jon Alderfer Print
. . . all this did happen wiv a furry monkey-manned and black dalekmanned and spacecars thats are bigger than a house and lectric swords wot sing shiny and evwy'fing, its really did, and it is TREW!

With apologies to Morwenna Banks as 'The Little Girl'

Well, as we've been having a contribution/space day, here's another of Jon Alderfer's pieces to finish a one-day mini-season! And what a glorious artwork it is, the composition is lovely, beautifully balanced, well thought out, and both managing to channel the original posters AND covering many more memorable scenes than any of them and doing it all without a - now-clichéd - light-sabre in sight!

From the slightly offset Star Destroyer at the top, a dreaming Luke torn between the light and dark of the two father figures, the four 'kids' flanked by two hologram scenes and two 'Escape from the Star Destroyer' scenes and then the two comedy pairs down the bottom, it's immaculately executed. Even the 'footballs' of security- and trainer-droid's neatly balance each-other.

Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Young Skywalker, C3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Wookie, Kessel Run, Star Destroyer, Star Wars, Han Solo, Millennium Falcon, Long Long Ago, Far Far Away, A New Hope, Anakin Skywalker, Feel the Force, May The Force Be With You, Paduwan, Padwan, Dark Side, Light Side, Jedi Knights, Close-up of 3D holographic chess players Artwork
The rendition of the holographic chess pieces and Leia's distress message are superb, Jon confirmed he does use coloured pencil; some items highlighted with felt-tips, but at this level I think they are referred to as 'art markers' and the technique is 'Pen & Ink'! And the faces, how does he get the faces? That's not commercial art, that's just art!

Stunning piece Jon; humbled, again, to have it on the Blog.

PS - why has no-one done a set of those chess pieces, they would make a fantastic group of 50mm-odd 'Little Rubber Guys'!

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