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A New Hope by BenCurtis A New Hope by BenCurtis
Completed for Lucasfilm Ltd.-

I remember my first glimpse of Tatooine as I watched R2 and 3P0 pass by the skeletal remains of a sand creature. The two moons setting in the pale sky filled me with curiosity about a world outside of my own. Then there was the force; it was all around us, binding us together and made up of all living things.

I wanted a concept of religion based on the premise that there is a God and there is good and evil. I began to distill the essence of all religions into what I thought was a basic idea common to all religions and common to primitive thinking.-George Lucas

When I took on this project and ventured to Tatooine, my goal was not only to capture the elements, characters, and environments of the story, but also to bring back the emotions George Lucas intended for us to have during its development nearly 4 decades ago.

A New Hope reminds us that successful story telling requires much more than just a high budget and special effects; it must inspire our hearts.

Medium-Colored Pencil on Rives BFK paper
Dimensions-22x30
Status-Available

-ben
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:iconjeremyosborne:
JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How much do you sell your originals for?
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BenCurtis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Jeremy, I have a gallery who handles the sells of all original art, you can view them here [link]
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CRUCASE Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the expressions on their faces are what made it for me
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Simply stunning!
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:iconbencurtis:
BenCurtis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for all the kind comments on my work! Much appreciated.
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificient poster! I just love your concepts and...wow...I am soo stunned, as always!
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LaRhsReBirTh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awsome work here!!!
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Indy1Jones2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Awesome.
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violinmerchant Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
You know I think you walk on water, bro
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