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Star Wars Episode I poster by EmSeeSquared Star Wars Episode I poster by EmSeeSquared
Star Wars is copyrighted and owned by George Lucas (no matter what one's negative opinion of him is. Damn selfish Bashers...)

This is the first in a series of posters i've had planned out in my head since Episode I was ANNOUNCED. the blueprints have existed in my head ever since, and have manifested in various drawings and other forms before finally reaching this Photoshop stage.

Now, some of you may be saying "this isn't a poster, it's a collage." it's both, really. it can be printed and hung up like a movie poster, it's got the cast and movie stuff at the bottom like a poster, so it's both. i tried to cram in as much relevance as possible, from deleted scenes, to cameos. for instance, above the handmaidens, you can see a cameo played by Nathan Hamill, Mark's son. and above him is Rick McCallum, the producer (keep insults to yourself), and above him is sound designer Ben Burtt. So yea, there's a LOT of hidden info in this baby, heh

NO prequel-bashing please. i CANNOT stress that enough.

also, many, many, MANY thanks to digital Star Wars fan artist Simon Zoltan for providing me with his beautiful movie logos for use for these posters!

IMPORTANT NOTICE, PLEASE READ -
the 2nd in this series of posters is currently in works. however, there's something i want you, either my fans or fans of Star Wars, to help me agree on:
I'd like to be able to include Expanded Universe material that wasn't in the movies. This might charm SOME fans, "oh i'd love to see such-and-such in there!", or it could piss off some fans who have what i've come to call Ostrich Mentality, "if you don't see it, it's not there". "oh that wasn't in the movie! why'd you put that there! waah wah!"

Thing's i'm considering including:
1. lighsaber colors characters have been known to have that weren't in the movies. examples: Aayla Secura's been known to use a pink lightsaber. Plo Koon's been known to use a yellow lightsaber. Adi Gallia's been known to use a red or orange lightsaber, Ki-Adi Mundi's been known to use a purple lightsaber (tho maybe pruple should be reserved for Mace Windu...)
2. characters and vehicles from The Clone Wars. examples: Ahsoka Tano, Asajj Ventress, Captain Rex, Cad Bane (if i can find or get an image to look close enough to live-action), the early Y-Wings...
3. characters from The Force Unleashed, to use in the Ep IV poster, since it's pretty close in the timeline. examples: Galen Marek (tho which version to use? Starkiller, or the clone in the upcoming sequel? or both?), Juno Eclipse, Shaak Ti, Mariss Brood.

(now, for these last two, you might be thinking "why don't you just do posters for The Clone Wars and The Force Unleashed? i COULD do that. but The Clone Wars is constantly growing, with at least 100 episodes planned. that's a LOT of material. and the Force Unleashed, i'll admit i haven't finished the first game, i've only ever played it at a friend's house. and with a sequel on the way, well, you know video games, it's POTENTIALLY growing.)

4. characters from books. examples: a model played Mara Jade in a trading card series, i'd love to be able to get that into the Ep VI poster, since she WAS at Jabba's Palace in disguise (no Ostrich Mentality, please). and i found an image of Prince Xizor that looks close enough to live-action that i could put it in the Ep V poster, since Shadows of the Empire was so closely linked to Ep V.

let me know what you guys think! i'm counting on your opinions!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sith RULE the school!
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darthfomalhaut Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
This is VERY, VERY well done, EmSee. Great job! :headbang: :iconrockonplz: :iconjediplz: :iconstarwarsplz: :iconsithplz: :jedi:

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"Dream big and dare to fail! I dare you to do that!" - James Hetfield
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EmSeeSquared Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! more are to come if i can get around to them
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked. Can I add it to :iconsw-handmaidens: please
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EmSeeSquared Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, not sure what it has to do with handmaidens. i mean, there's handmaidens IN it, so if u think that's enough...
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsw-handmaidens: has expanded to include various Star Wars characters, not just handmaidens because the group was really struggling. Besides, it seems fair, Star Wars handmaidens first appeared in Episode One so it's fair to open it up a little.
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EmSeeSquared Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah i see
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, anything to get my little group off of ground zero and get more artists sharing art. :)
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TheKnightOfTheVoid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Nice work!

And I'm with you on the Original Trilogy purists. These dumb fanboys were expecting WAY too much out of the Prequel Trilogy.

The Phantom Menace was how I was introduced to Star Wars. I saw it in theatres when I was 8, and at the time, I thought it was awesome. Looking back at it, it's easily the most flawed of the six movies, but I can't hate it at all. I appreciate it for what it is.

And I also find this "Lucas killed the franchise!" crap to be really stupid. Are they even aware that Lucas CREATED Star Wars in the first place?
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EmSeeSquared Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the problem is that many purists Lucas-bashers will insist that although Lucas created the idea of Star Wars, it was the input of Gary Kurtz, the music of John Williams, the direction of Irvan Kirshner (R.I.P.) in Empire, and the editing of Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew that actually made it so good. which is really grasping at straws, imo.

it also doesn't help that Red Letter Media's Harry S. Plinkett character and his infamous prequel reviews have actually gotten people who once kinda liked the prequels to actually throwing them out.
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