May the Holidays Be with You

With The Force Awakens opening this holiday season, I had Star Wars on the mind while composing a still life for my annual “thank you” illustration to clients and followers.

Among my box of Christmas decorations — as luck would have it — is an Obi-Wan ornament (Darth Vader is actually a phone that I never use, but I like to keep him around as objet d’art in my New York City apartment).

So I combined A) classic Star Wars within B) an “Island of Misfit Toys” environment while C) painting in a neoclassical style. Following is the result.

The Animated Holiday eCard

Animated painting of holiday decorations including Star Wars ornaments

Details from the Illustration

Detail of ornament cap and ribbon from holiday illustration by Swann Smith

Detail of toy drum from holiday illustration by Swann Smith

Detail of Darth Vader from holiday illustration by Swann Smith

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