I had the opportunity to work on a Star Wars print with my friend Mitch, it was a double no-brainer, Star Wars and screenprinting! Yeah! Two things I love! I got to pick a moment or a character or a situation, and I ended up going with the Power Droid, also known as a Gonk Droid.
Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can’t even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)!
One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn’t really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he’s barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique. Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe’s and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!
As usual, I did all the drawing by hand, and scanned everything into Photoshop. You can see some of the layers below. At 24" x 36", 350 dpi and 10 layers (while working on it), it was a pretty large file.
Here's the final- Scrap Yard Power Droid ended up as a 7 color screenprint that measures 24" x 36". I have some to sell, check back soon....