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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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:iconlarhsrebirth:
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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:iconbencurtis:
BenCurtis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, I'm grateful the man who can walk on water gave me the gift to create art. It's always been a passion in my life. -b
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AshleyKayley Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful and classic!
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Shigecchi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
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jayce76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Oh . . . wow. That is goning right in my favs.
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Vampdslayer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
amazing simply amazing
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Teasercat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!... But where's chewie???
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simbaandnala Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
this is beautiful. and a good composition. a new hope has always been my fav
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Elektrosmurf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Stunning work! :heart:
You're really good at this! :la:

I am sad, though. Although George did give us a wonderful thing so many years ago, his fixing what wasn't broken has ruined alot of the saga for me. The final blow to my gut was delivered when I watched the new edited version of "The Return of the Jedi", and I saw that they had put in Hayden Christensen as the spirit image of Anakin instead of keeping the one of the original actor like they did with Obi Wan. That really broke my heart. And what the H*** was that pathetic "NOOOOOO" about in the lightening-scene? Jeez...
I wish he could have kept those things untouched and just fixed the obvious flaws, like the green-gray shadow underneath their landspeeder in "A New Hope".
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scoobylady Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
As always your work is amazing :)
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