You May Fire When Ready

I created an illustration of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, also known as Governor Tarkin.  He is a character in the first Star Wars movie.  Peter Cushing portrayed Tarkin in the original film. Tarkin is one of the most formidable villains in the Star Wars movies.  He is the commander of the Death Star and orders the destruction of the planet Alderaan.  According to what I read Peter Cushing found Tarkin’s boots, furnished by the wardrobe department, to be very uncomfortable.  Lucas agreed to limit shots where Cushing’s feet would be visible, allowing him to wear his own slippers.  He destroyed a planet while wearing slippers!

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2 thoughts on “You May Fire When Ready

  1. Nathan says:

    Very cool picture. I always thought there was something very . . . German about these Brits. Star Wars does have some of the best dressed, mannered and thought out villains. I like how you captured that Grim Reaper aspect to his countenance as he contemplates his next naughty deed.

    • David says:

      Thanks, Nate. The Empire is very German even if they all have English accents. Lucas intentionally modeled the uniforms to have a Germanic feel. You should like my next post. I made your favorite bounty hunter.

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