|Original Artwork for Sise Fromm Blister Card|
|What you see here is the original artwork used to produce the blister card of the Droids Sise Fromm figure. It's comprised of a piece of illustration board, which has been meticulously painted with a pretty complicated scene. There is also a sheet of overlaying clear plastic (shown pulled away in this first photo), which is marked with dark lines meant to delineate certain areas of the painting.
Here's a closer view. By now you may have noticed how much more extensive this image is than the one that eventually appeared on the production cardback. Specifically, the entire left side of the painting, depicting among other things Tig Fromm, was eventually cut out. Additionally, that nicely perspectival corridor on the right ended up being covered over by the solid-color figure area on the production card.
A still closer view. I think you can get a sense of the rather rough painting style by looking at this image. Also note the presense of C-3PO and R2-D2 in one of those arcaded balconies in the background. These two core characters seem to have been incorporated into every Droids blister card design.
Now here is the artwork with the clear plastic overlay in place. I think the difference is readily evident.
Another extreme close-up. Those dark lines really bring the image to life.
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||James Gallo|
|Category:||Prototypes / Product Artwork|