Some time ago, Brian Sauriol was auctioning off the original of his Millenium Falcon Cut-Away painting. It was quite a unique auction as not only had this 20 year old painting never been seen before, it also came with all of the documentation between him and Lucasfilm from it’s initial commission, to the finished painting. It is stunning and i put in a bid of £1, 000. Obviously, this was no where near the winning bid. (I knew that i was way off, but as a Millennium Falcon collector, i couldn’t no bid. 🙂 ) In my correspondance with Brian, he alluded that this image may be reproduced as a print in the near future. I was curious about this, so i went on to his site to see if there was any news for this image and saw that this Han Solo print had been submitted along with the cutaway for the 25th Anniversery celebration next year.Now, in case you’re looking at the image of Han thinking it’s a photo, here’s the wire frame drawing showing that it is indeed a piece of digital art.
Here’s the wire frame of the Millennium Falcon. Cool, huh?
The whole thing took Brian a staggering 400 hours of work and i can see why.
Hopefully this and the cutaway work will be available in print form in Spring 2015. In case you missed it, here’s a 15MB image of the cutaway in print form.
Click on the image for the full size. Careful, it’s huge and the level of detail is insane.