(Alternate Opening To A New Hope by Morgan Yon)
Alternative facts aren't cool, and they will never replace cold, hard facts, but alternate takes on our favorite pop culture franchises are often cool enough to take on a life of their own.
For instance, these fan art pieces depicting alternate scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy are cool enough to be used as concept art on a project, but the artists didn't create them for use in a film.
(The Final Test by Markus Stadlober)
(Image by Matt Rhodes)
These alternate artworks were created within a strict set of guidelines, in order to give the artists a taste of what it would feel like to work for ILM as a concept artist:
The guidelines set by ILM were as follows:
- Think about the story you are trying to tell with the image - it should be cinematic and convey a specific emotion.
- The image must fit within Episodes IV - VI aesthetic.
- Again, everything used must already exist within the world of Star Wars.
(Marauders by Pavel Goloviy)