This is a preliminary sketch for a large commission painting Greg had done of the Vader mask. This is the chance for art collectors and art fans to peak into the mind of Greg Hildebrandt.
We leap to the future after the great era of Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Skywalker. In the future of the Star Wars lore we are lead by heroes by the name of Rey, BB-8 and Fin. Who are challenged by a new villain Kylo Ren. Kylo Ren starred as the masked villain in the recent Star Wars movie The Force Awakes. In the movie we are introduced to the familiar desert planets and scenery from the past movies. We are also re- introduced to the iconic Vader Mask. Only this time…the mask isn’t what we remember it as.
No longer sharp and pristine the mask has lost its unique and dangerous shape. Damaged and worn over time and melted, this mask still stands as the icon for the Dark Side. Kylo Ren is ignited by this past leader and chooses a similar path.
Signed by Greg Hildebrandt
Created February 2017