Darren's take on the galaxy far, far away is gritty and anime-inspired, with a focus on the fast-flying ships soaring among the stars and skimming the planetside. The influence of McQuarrie's original concept art for the franchise can't be missed, with the first designs for Luke and Darth Vader leaping into action in a scene that's both familiar and unfamiliar.Also within the animation you'll see scenes from an animated short Darren's working on; it stars the Guardians of the Whills, Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe. Darren shared the all-too short Rogue OneÂ inspired animation on Instagram and has also noted he's working on a way to complete this project in 2019.
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This is very rough cut from my Guardians of The Whills animated short. I wanted to show the arrival of the Empire on Jedha. #starwars #starwarsfanart #starwarsanimation #starwarsart #fanart #animation #animator #art #artist #disney #lucasfilm #digitalart #guardiansofthewhills #rogueone #wip #fanfilm
Star Wars animation has long flourished as a storytelling medium, from The Clone Wars to Star WarsÂ Rebels to the current series Star Wars Resistance. An anime-style series would fit right in, as Darren's animation shows, and we hope we get to see it one day.
Featured Image: Darren Tibbles