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Krayt Dragon vs Dewback Patrol by Robert-Shane Krayt Dragon vs Dewback Patrol by Robert-Shane
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!
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:iconscorpionlover42:
I like this. The Krayt's head reminds me of Gamera, the giant Japanese monster turtle. You succeeded in making the dragon truly look like a powerful predator.
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FiresprayMando Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YUS.
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Robert-Shane Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... indeed :)
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:iconfirespraymando:
FiresprayMando Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
'Tis yummy, sez da Krayt.
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Robert-Shane Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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MandalShArK Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!!
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Robert-Shane Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks very much!
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:iconhumanenation:
Amazing. The art is beautiful but its the thought and like you mention below the ambiguity of the pieces that stun me. I personally enjoy when my mind is invited to develop a ending to this iconic moment in time where truly anything can happen.

The poised Krayt does appear to have startled the Stormtroopers but they seem to be determined to fight no matter what the outcome. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.
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Robert-Shane Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - and very glad to hear that this had the desired effect and allowed you to dream up your own outcomes! :)
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:iconhugodelire555:
You really have a gift to draw stromtroopers facing monsters ! Please let me see a picture of them, standing as victors against a monster of your choice (but please, something credible, not Jawas, for example !) Great work !
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