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Old Ben Kenobi by RichardBurgess Old Ben Kenobi by RichardBurgess
Luke: You know, I think that R2 unit we bought may have been stolen.
Uncle Owen: What makes you think that?
Luke: Well, I stumbled across a recording while I was cleaning him. He says that he belongs to someone named Obi-Wan Kenobi. I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he's talking about?
Uncle Owen: Uh-uh.
Luke: I wonder if he's related to Ben.
Uncle Owen: That wizard is just a crazy old man. Now, tomorrow I want you to take that R2 unit to Anchorhead and have it's memory erased. That'll be the end of it. It belongs to us now.
Luke: But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
Uncle Owen: He won't. I don't think he exists anymore. He died about the same time as your father.
Luke: He knew my father?
Uncle Owen: I told you to forget it.


This is a commission I did for the lovely ~shatteredroses with whom I worked on the YANA Doctor Who e-zine.

This is one of the drawings I did during my 'absence.' I couldn't post it as it was a surprise gift.

Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan 'Ben' Kenobi.

A4
Pencil
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is great!
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Awesome!
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countbeefer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect. The weathered expression, distant gaze, you nailed it!
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Ezekielepharcelis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is really special I'd say - The Soul of Alec Guiness is captured very perfectly.
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sonyr567 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Nice!! :D

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Practice Makes Perfect Peoples...
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sh0g0 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
"Use the force Luke.". "How Ben". "Think really hard and hope you hit the small flaw that screws the death star"
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Ratebian Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow....
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Leyne Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Love Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan.
You captured him perfectly.
Amazing job!
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic drawing!!
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tulia-1991 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It's amazing! :wow:
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Valliegurl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   General Artist
hi! just letting you know that I am featuring your art piece here at my blog (:
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etixmophead Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
i saw this piece a loooong time ago and i ALWAYS wanted to know who did it cuz i love this one!!!!!! great f-ing job!!!!! score 1 for star wars geeks! lol

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donna-j Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
wonderful gallery and details.
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ElrohirAlcarin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
exelent work congrats
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Smythface98 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
ben kenobi was my favourite star wars character, i loved a new hope!!!

great potrait.
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Super work! I think it's brilliant!
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EveMartyn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Somehow you have perfectly captured his mood, his character, of weariness, of wisdom and strength, beautiful
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:iconrushy:
Rushy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Amazing detail. You really caught the emotion of the piece.
:+fav:
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photo-munky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Photographer
stunning!
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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MrBrowne Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Amazing work.
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:iconrichardburgess:
RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comment.
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Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How much time did you spare on it?
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This took a good few hours over about a week or so. I draw a little at a time, especially on the detailed stuff.
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Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
And what size is it IRL?
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is A4...
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:icondaniela-chris:
Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
And how long did you study?)))
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:iconrichardburgess:
RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am self taught.
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Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? O_o
And how many time did you spent on training? :)
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only really since I signed up on deviantArt, about two years ago. Most of my earlier work dates back to a brief time in the 1980's.
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crechebaby Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan... Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time."

Brilliant work, just spot on.
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ashtrayxx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Wow!!
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Revan-Ghost Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! But you should reduce full view size. :+fav:
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P4X639Boga Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
This is amazing
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Drummer-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Awesome!!!
Dude, Ben Kenobi looks like Padre Pio.
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Plumbinator Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
a masterpiece
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nuttyfool Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great piece, nice work with the detail on the skin and with the eyes. :clap: you really get the feeling that this is an old warrior who has seen much and been many places
fantastic, like the rest of your gallery :w00t:
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great likeness! Wonderful piece!!!
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snooplc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
that is drawn ridiculously well... it does look like a b&w photo. it captures his likeness perfectly. nice work.
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Ohan92 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The original Star Wars trilogy rocks, and well as your portrait! :D
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. The favourite is much appreciated too.
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Johnnys-Fan Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
That is bloody brilliant. It's so good.
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Johnnys-Fan Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
You're welcome. :-)
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite.
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ThePurpleConundrum Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student Writer
Awsome! :jawdrop:
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RichardBurgess Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the jaw dropping favourite.
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Misaki-chi Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fantastic! You did a superb job on this and then some. ^_^
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