“Old Wise One” – Stunning Painting of Jedi Master Yoda by Rich Pellegrino

Rich Pellegrino's Old Wise One - Yoda Illustration

One of my favorite contemporary artists Rich Pellegrino has released art prints of a brand new painting of Yoda, arguably the greatest Jedi master in the Star Wars universe. Titled “Old Wise One,” Pellegrino has faithfully captured Yoda’s sageness and twinkling eyes in his own distinctive artistic style.

The 11” x 14” prints are limited to a run of only 200, and will come signed and numbered by the artist. You can buy the prints at The People’s Printshop at only 19.95 each.

Hit the jump to see a ‘making of’ video of the painting.


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Star Wars Characters Playing the Sitar


Milwaukee-based illustrator, Ryan Carter was asked to create a graphics campaign for a team participating in Rickshaw Run, a fundraiser for a charity called Frankwater, which aims to bring clean water to areas of the world that don’t have access to it.

The team, which calls itself Sitar Wars, is planning to drive a rickshaw (a noisy 7 hp, three-wheeled bucket on wheels) on a 3,500 km (2,175 mile) journey from the southern tip of India to its northern tip. The team wanted illustrations of Star Wars characters playing sitars to adorn their rickshaw, and this was the first (and super-awesome) response to that request.

Ryan Carter grew up in a middle class background, and slogged in factories for a while, before getting a life-changing opportunity to work as a graphic arts intern at Horny Goat Brewing Co. He says that the internship soon blossomed into a “crazy role” creating a slew of artwork and marketing materials every day.

Link to Ryan Carter’s site.

Hit the jump to see more detailed images of the illustration.


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