Paintober, Day 29 – Incorporeal Incredulity

The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens currently has 99.5 million views on YouTube, and I’m reasonably certain that the half-million are mine. I saw the film five times in the theater, and while it certainly did have its problems and valid criticisms, they detract from my enjoyment not one iota. NOT ONE.

I’ve followed that same pattern with Rogue One and now The Last Jedi. There are PORGS, people.


So I was re-watching the Last Jedi trailer yet again and decided I wanted to do a Star Wars-themed painting. The option most likely to bring success, I thought, would be a stormtrooper helmet. And since I painted the Mega Man helmet yesterday, I’d have a little theme-within-a-theme going on.


That is not what happened.

I used sponges and blotting to create a background I was happy with, waited for it to dry (something I don’t normally do), and then painted the helmet’s core structure in white. That went OK, but when I added the black eyeslits and respirator hardware, something went a bit wonky. And then kept going.

It became apparent within a moment or two that my stormtrooper more closely resembled a ghost demanding to speak to the manager.

It’s almost Halloween–so I went with it.

Original version:

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With watercolor effects: