Good Old Gamorrean Guard

I illustrated one of the Pig Guards from Jabba the Hutt’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.  These big pig men are called Gamorrean guards.  My brother thinks they are out of place in the Star Wars universe.  They look like they escaped from one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s books. I have to agree with him.  However, they easily lend themselves to cartooning because they already look cartoonish.  The Gamorrean guards are in Ralph McQuarrie’s wonderful original concept artwork for Return of the Jedi.

Gamorreanguard

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6 thoughts on “Good Old Gamorrean Guard

  1. Nathan says:

    Very nicely drawn and colored. GGs always looked confused, like they were roaming around the “palace” questing for Frodo or a dwarf to engage in a good-old fashioned melee. Still, beautifully colored with excellent hues, tones, shadowing and fading. The shadow under him also gives depth and grounds the figure while those around his eyes add intensity. Very well done!

  2. Cindy Dauer says:

    Well, it’s totally true they look like orcs. But when you’ve got a whole universe of beasts it’s not so surprising to see them in Star Wars. Terrific details on the clothing!

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