Dave Seeley has illustrated for Lucas Books and created many book covers and has quite a lot of Star Wars work in his portfolio. Yesterday I stumbled across this beautiful original painting of the Millennium Falcon on his web site. With the exception of Michael Grimaldi’s beautiful “Millennium Falcon at the Battle of Yavin“, I think this may be the best painting of the Falcon that I have yet seen.
The close up shots below indicate the fine level of detailing involved in his work. I wonder how many hours something like this takes to paint?
The painting is framed in Larson Juhl and is quite striking in my opinion.
I love the inclusion of the battle scarring. I wonder what references John used.
Stunning, isn’t it? The painting looks to be oil on canvas and is 23.25″ by 31″ (30.25″ by 38″ in the frame). It sold for $4,900, which is really reasonable for an original piece of art this size.
As is the case with many original pieces of Star Wars art, this was sold to George Lucas for his personal collection.