Born in Osaka, Japan, artist Tsuneo Sanda is the man behind some of the most incredible Star Wars art ever made. A self-proclaimed Star Wars fan since 1977 and providing art to Lucasfilm since 1995, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience as well a passion for his craft. Take a look at his newer paintings, like the ones of Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala and Carry Fisher as Princess Leia (above), and compare them to his older work to see how his style has evolved over the years.
Sanda describes working on Star Wars art as fulfilling a dream, saying it continues to be a part of his “brain cells” even today.
“The first few moments of each episode overwhelm me, exploding in my head like brilliant fireworks.”
Memorial Shot Series
Tsuneo Sanda working on one of his paintings.
Head on over to Sanda’s website to fully experience his work. In fact, click into his Special Art Works section and then click the With You Series for a special treat.