New poster: THE SMUGGLER

After a long 2-week marathon working on completing my latest movie poster (TBA), I decided to take a day off and work on a fun little character portrait just for practise. I’ve always wanted to do a design based on my favourite swashbuckin’ starship captain, so now was the time. What started as a fun little illustration grew into my newest poster: THE SMUGGLER. This one is kind of inspired by posters and portraits from the old west

This was created using only 3 colours in hopes of someday doing a screenprint, but in all honesty I don’t know what the final destination of my Solo design will be given how massive the STAR WARS franchise is. Maybe I can do a limited run if I get some okay buzz and demand for this one. Not really sure, guess we’ll see.

“Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?”

EDIT: I played around with a couple of colour variants, added them above.






25 responses to “New poster: THE SMUGGLER”

  1. David Avatar

    Please Please make a print of this – it’s amazing!

  2. Joey Bergeron Avatar
    Joey Bergeron

    Simply Awesome!

  3. Nick Avatar

    NICE JOB buddy! Looks good, love the title of it.

    Just let me know and I can help you out in getting these screenprinted.

  4. Jason Avatar

    That is one of my favourite quotes from Solo. Great poster James, love the three colour approach. Would be nice to see some other characters too! No Jar Jar please. ;)

  5. Ryan Avatar

    I would kill to have a massive print of this for my office. Please help me make this happen!

  6. Leukocyt Avatar

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  7. LucasG Avatar

    James, this is fantastic. Great work, as always. Definitely going to pick this one up from you.

  8. Sebastian Andaur Avatar

    Nice work, love the details.

  9. Todd Avatar

    This is elite. Please produce a print. Huge. Need for my office.

  10. Joel Avatar

    “Junior! It is you!” – SC

  11. Paul Pants Avatar

    A+ buddy, love that quote too! One of my favorite Star Wars moments, that kind of character/personality in the first 3 movies is completely missing from the newer 3.

  12. Jamileh Avatar

    very cool

  13. Bryan Heredia Avatar

    Perfect timing. Just got the old set on Blu-Ray and have been watching them over and over again. Would definitely pick this up. Great work.

  14. Sean Kane Avatar

    It’s always refreshing when you put together something quickly, trying something new and getting a great looking end result. Love it, liking the vector approach.

  15. Mike Avatar

    The orange one looks fucking excellent!

  16. Gary Avatar

    Nice – the third one is my favorite.

  17. Dave Behm Avatar

    Oh man, really diggin’ the orange one!

  18. Jeremiah Avatar

    They’re all fantastic!

  19. Shawn Avatar

    Not sure how it would work out, but a forest green version (with orange, white and black highlinghts) would compliment my Adidas ‘Scoundrels’ quite nicely…

  20. Dylan.D Avatar

    Do want. Love to have this in my living room.

  21. Dave Avatar

    Very nice design! The “splatter” effect adds some subtle depth to the shading and keeps it from looking too flat. I’ve noticed it as a feature of many of your designs. Is that the Drew Struzan influence showing through?

    By the way, I agree with @Paul Pants on the quote… that part has always made me laugh – one of the funniest moments of the original series (that exposes the lack of endearing character in the new trilogy). Spot on!

  22. Jamie Avatar

    I really like the orange one. Really cool James!

  23. Linda Nisbett Avatar
    Linda Nisbett

    Oh I know a little 7yr old boy that would love this. Can you get it in a poster? Please email. :)

  24. roberto Avatar

    Hey man that poster is sick, the one of THE SCIENTIST is also amazing, what is the name of the technic you use on the posters? Im looking to work on a few characters my self but I wanted to play around with the technic if there is one of course =)

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