... a friend of mine suggested I do an evil Jar Jar. Click here for a larger version.
I attended a book signing at the Vroman's out here in Southern California on Friday night. The art crew from ILM was there signing their Art Of Star Wars book-- Ryan Church, Feng Zhu, Stephan Martiniere, and (one of my art heroes) Iain McCaig was there. Well, I decided to bring my little Jar Jar drawing with me to share with Mr. McCaig and see what he had to say. He was extremely gracious and sincere in his critique and although we spoke very briefly, he helped me a lot and inspired me to do better-- it was just a very cool thing for me to meet him.
Before the signing, the guys answered a bunch of questions from the crowd-- things like their thought process when designing characters, vehicles, and environments for such a huge movie-- how the stress can get to you if you think about it too much. These guys are the "cream of the crop" and at the top of the biggest movie franchise of all time-- it was good to hear that they still get nervous.