If you’ve seen the first Star Wars movie (A New Hope) you might remember the scene with the Sandtroopers searching the desert of Tatooine for C-3PO and R2-D2. I thought it would be cool to imagine what it might look like if they also found a Krayt Dragon!
I tried to convey some drama in this picture – with the Krayt slamming the Dewback to the ground – but intentionally left it ambiguous enough that you can’t tell which way the battle will finish.
Perhaps the Imperials encountered the Krayt shortly after they arrived – and were able to take it down successfully and get back to their job? Or perhaps they’d already found the evidence of the droids and were on their way back to base when the Krayt attacked as some kind of act of cosmic karma?! I’ll leave it to you the viewer to decide.
We don’t get to see a Krayt Dragon in the film - other than a skeleton of one which C-3PO walks by - but the ‘expanded universe’ of stories adds some flesh to those bones. There are various depictions of the Krayt – but I wanted mine to look like a natural enemy of the Dewback which the Imperials ride on. I thought it should look ‘dragon-like’ - as the name suggests - and I also gave it aspects of a crocodile as I wanted it to look like a sturdy and powerful predator.
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas’s characters and was drawn in pencil first, the scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. This is a compressed version of the original which is 600dpi.
Hope you like!