This Digital Artist Photoshops Star Wars Characters Into Classical Artworks, Here Are His Best 80 Works Interview With Artist

Sydney-based Australian digital artist Scadarts (also known as mandal0re on Reddit) uses Photoshop to insert Star Wars characters into classic works of art such as mosaics or even paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Recently, one of his earlier projects placed familiar Jedi heroes in European military portraits, and though the artist does use other types of pop culture characters, his main forte seems to be Star Wars, as he is a huge fan.

We have previously mentioned the artist a few months back in one of our posts where the artist pranked his wife by changing their framed photo at home, and you can find it by clicking here.

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The Creation

The Creation

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Andrew Gibb3 days ago

Touch or touch not. There is no tease3ReplyView more comments

Bored Panda reached out to the artist:

“I’m an Australian living in Sydney. I started photoshopping things on my phone about 3 years ago as a part of Reddit photoshop battles.

Star Wars has always been my favorite movie series and the whole old portraits and paintings thing started with the Ewan McGregor ‘General Kenobi’ over a year ago, which was a play on the meme. It was later reposted, which prompted me to make more of them, and it’s just snowballed from there into other pop culture characters, but always seems to come back to Star Wars.

These portraits take on average around 2-3 hours to do. I make them on my iPhone with an app like photoshop and they involve a lot of work on texture layers and lighting to fit into the original pictures.

These past few months have been crazy and the response to everything has been mind-blowing. I’m very grateful to all the people who follow my work and glad I bring some enjoyment to others with what I do.

Having had people like the guys from The Boys and Rosario Dawson share my art has just been phenomenal and I’m very honored and grateful for those opportunities to have come about.”#2 

Happy Mando Day!

Happy Mando Day!

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LeilaOdinis3 days ago

Honored Solider, proud Father.1ReplyView more comments

Is it hard coming up with ideas so frequently, especially Star Wars-themed ones?

“It can be really difficult. Sometimes I’ll have 3 or 4 ideas going at once and then other times I have artist’s block and can’t think of anything.

The great thing about Star Wars is, there are so many characters to draw inspiration from. With all the Legends, comics, and now with all the new Disney+ shows, there’s almost always something to make from it.”

Do you only use your phone to do all of the photo editing?

“Yes, I do! I make them on my iPhone with an app like Photoshop called SuperimposeX and they involve a lot of work on texture layers and lighting to fit into the original pictures.

I actually like the convenience of it as I can edit on the train, waiting somewhere, in bed, etc.”#3 

The Scweam

The Scweam

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Justin G3 days ago

Meesa screaminggggg6ReplyView more comments

Do you ever feel burnt out by doing creative work?

“Sometimes. I think anyone that does art can get that burnt-out feeling, especially in the social media and digital art side of it. Most content really only lives for a day or two before it’s old and there is a need or drive to come up with a new piece or series. You have to push past that, though, and do what you want to do and use what motivates you to make more.”

What would be your tip for those who are getting into photo editing/manipulation?

“Practice, practice, practice, and light! Understanding how light works and using color and contrast makes all the difference.

I learned from doing photoshop battles on Reddit. The community there is amazing and very welcoming. I learned a lot from the other users there.”#4 

Leia. Princeps Noster Sanctus

Leia. Princeps Noster Sanctus

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Becklass3 days ago

A Fantastic Character played by a wonderful actress. She was my hero when I was little, a girl who kicked a**e! (I’m 44).4ReplyView more comments

What part of the creative process do you enjoy the most?

“I like the challenges of exploring different art styles. Replicating them can be really difficult and there I definitely get a kick out of it when it works. There are also those rare magic moments when you make something and it just blends perfectly.”

Do you have any other advice for beginner digital artists, especially potential emerging talents who feel a bit unsure of themselves and putting their work out there?

“No one ever succeeded without failing. It’s a part of life and art. You have to remember art is so subjective and what 5 people love, 3 will hate. Negative comments will happen. Always. You just filter them for what may be valid criticism and use it to grow and improve.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to other artists for advice, I still do! It took me 3 years to be where I am and I still know that I don’t know everything, could learn more, get better.

These past few months have been crazy and the response to everything has been mind-blowing. I’m very grateful to all the people who follow my work and glad I bring some enjoyment to others with what I do.

Having had people like the guys from The Boys and Rosario Dawson share my art has just been phenomenal and I’m very honored and grateful for those opportunities to have come about.”#5 

Padme Amidala

Padme Amidala

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Samtheperson3 days ago

That is beautiful5ReplyView more comments#6 

This Is The Way

This Is The Way

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SweetKristy3 days ago

Baby, yoda the one for me4ReplyView more comments#7 

Birth Of Princess

Birth Of Princess

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Flash Henry3 days ago

bad ass4ReplyView more comments#8 

Van Binks

Van Binks

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

*shudders*10ReplyView more comments#9 

”Looks Like We’ll Have To Travel The Last Stretch With The Windows Down”

''Looks Like We'll Have To Travel The Last Stretch With The Windows Down''

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Tully Cloud2 days ago

SEEMS THAT WAY.1ReplyView more comments#10 

A New Hope

A New Hope

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Chance Wilson3 days ago

He-Man?4ReplyView more comments#11 

Binks With A Pearl Earring

Binks With A Pearl Earring

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William Faulk3 days ago

that’s creepy….3ReplyView more comments#12 

Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour The Child?

Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour The Child?

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

“Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour The Child?” YES9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto

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SweetKristy3 days ago

He be so fine, tho4Reply#14 

Hail Vader

Hail Vader

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William Faulk3 days ago

Lord Vador..0ReplyView more comments#15 

Hello There!

Hello There!

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Shoeb Ahmad3 days ago

Commander of the fleet3ReplyView more comments#16 

Luke Skywalker Dominus Jedi

Luke Skywalker Dominus Jedi

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WaitingtokissGregDavis3 days ago

Wicked!!!1ReplyView more comments#17 

The Apartment Garden

The Apartment Garden

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

dont mind Chewie…..he’s just taking care of his plants1ReplyView more comments#18 

Threepio

Threepio

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William Faulk3 days ago

Dope!2ReplyView more comments#19 

The Meeting

The Meeting

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

HOW IT ALL STARTED- AAAAAAAAAAAAA- *screams in fangirl*8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

“This Is Mandalore!” -The Spartalorian

“This Is Mandalore!” -The Spartalorian

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The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

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Shoeb Ahmad3 days ago

He looks like a Prince2ReplyView more comments#22 

The Choice

The Choice

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Gold roses3 days ago

Dinnnnnnn Djariiiiiinnnnn6Reply#23 

Dominus Yoda

Dominus Yoda

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SweetKristy3 days ago(edited)

i’ve gotten so used to baby yoda, I forgot how the old one looks like, lol5Reply#24 

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Smuggler

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Smuggler

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The Child

The Child

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

so cute <36ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

The Holy Mandalorian Trinity

The Holy Mandalorian Trinity

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Gold roses3 days ago

Boba fett Din Djarin and Bo Katan4ReplyView more comments#27 

“Would Anyone Care For Some Tea?” – IG-11

“Would Anyone Care For Some Tea?” - IG-11

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Andrew Gibb3 days ago

or a whisky?1ReplyView more comments#28 

Going Somewhere, Solo?

Going Somewhere, Solo?

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Verena Gitterle3 days ago

But Han shot first4Reply#29 

Return Of The Jedi

Return Of The Jedi

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Doris Bennett3 days ago

WOW!0ReplyView more comments#30 

Your Destiny Lies With Me, Skywalker

Your Destiny Lies With Me, Skywalker

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William Faulk3 days ago

noice backdrop, I like this one3Reply#31 

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

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William Faulk3 days ago

if the painting came alive: ” I HATE YOU! for making the worst moment in my life.”2ReplyView more comments#32 

Din Djarin

Din Djarin

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The Jedi Knight

The Jedi Knight

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William Faulk3 days ago

xD awesome!0ReplyView more comments#34 

Ahsoka Tano: The Clone Wars Version

Ahsoka Tano: The Clone Wars Version

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Anime SImp3 days ago

let me just say , You rock that suit6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#35 

The Chancellor

The Chancellor

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Captain Solo

Captain Solo

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Doris Bennett3 days ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! !WOW!1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#37 

Mace Windu Matrisfututor

Mace Windu Matrisfututor

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Darth Nihlus

Darth Nihlus

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WaitingtokissGregDavis3 days ago

I want this.0Reply#39 

“Beep Boop” – R2-D2

“Beep Boop” - R2-D2

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

a beep-boop to you too3Reply#40 

A Winter Far Far Away

A Winter Far Far Away

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Cynthia Wallace2 days ago

Eeeekkkk.0Reply#41 

“I Was Once A Jedi Knight The Same As Your Father”

“I Was Once A Jedi Knight The Same As Your Father”

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Aragorn II Elessar3 days ago

Hello there2ReplyView more comments#42 

The Boba Lisa

The Boba Lisa

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

XD0ReplyView more comments#43 

Death Trooper

Death Trooper

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The Armorer. This Is The Way

The Armorer. This Is The Way

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Cynthia Wallace2 days ago

So this is the way.1Reply#45 

Lord Vader Trying Out A Different Twist On Old Paintings

Lord Vader Trying Out A Different Twist On Old Paintings

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Storia Di Due Imperi (A Tale Of Two Empires)

Storia Di Due Imperi (A Tale Of Two Empires)

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William Faulk3 days ago

Dun DUN DUUUUUUUN0ReplyView more comments#47 

Did You Ever Hear The Tragedy Of Darth Plagueis The Wise?

Did You Ever Hear The Tragedy Of Darth Plagueis The Wise?

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Veteris Ben Kenobi

Veteris Ben Kenobi

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Aragorn II Elessar3 days ago

Hello there0Reply#49 

“C’mon Baby. Do The Magic Hand Thing” – Greef Karga

“C’mon Baby. Do The Magic Hand Thing” - Greef Karga

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl3 days ago

👋

1ReplyView more comments#50 

Happy Birthday Your Highnessness

Happy Birthday Your Highnessness

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WaitingtokissGregDavis3 days ago

Cheeky!-1ReplyView more comments#51 

Ho Ho Ho Ho There

Ho Ho Ho Ho There

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Aragorn II Elessar3 days ago

Hello there1Reply#52 

Migs Mayfeld

Migs Mayfeld

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Centurio Solo

Centurio Solo

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Doris Bennett3 days ago

OMG! Gorgeous !0Reply#54 

The Man. The Myth. The Legend

The Man. The Myth. The Legend

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Gold roses3 days ago

Boba fetttttttttttt0ReplyView more comments#55 

“I Would Like To See The Baby” – The Client

“I Would Like To See The Baby” - The Client

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Allmeow-err3 days ago

My man, Warner !!-1Reply#56 

Chewbacca Of Kashyyyk First Of His Name, Protector Of The Realm And Lord Of The Galactic Kingdoms

Chewbacca Of Kashyyyk First Of His Name, Protector Of The Realm And Lord Of The Galactic Kingdoms

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Cynthia Wallace2 days ago

I feel pretty..oh so pretty….0Reply#57 

I Have Spoken

I Have Spoken

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Gold roses3 days ago(edited)

Nooooooo 😣 I’m still sad3ReplyView more comments#58 

“Your Swords Will Make A Fine Addition To My Collection” – General Grievous

“Your Swords Will Make A Fine Addition To My Collection” - General Grievous

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Bo-Katan Of Clan Kryze

Bo-Katan Of Clan Kryze

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The Dock Worker Ship Repairer And Cable Knit Sweater Guru

The Dock Worker Ship Repairer And Cable Knit Sweater Guru

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Chewbacca Forti

Chewbacca Forti

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WaitingtokissGregDavis3 days ago

Chewy immortalised in mosaic. Perfect.1Reply#62 

Cad Bane. The Preacher And The Gunslinger

Cad Bane. The Preacher And The Gunslinger

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Vince Calabrese2 days ago

Que the the good bad and ugly music!0Reply#63 

Vader Unmasked

Vader Unmasked

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WaitingtokissGregDavis3 days ago

Love it but so sad.1Reply#64 

“The Sarlacc Found Me Somewhat… Indigestible” – Boba Fett

“The Sarlacc Found Me Somewhat... Indigestible” - Boba Fett

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Lord Vader Crossing The Alps

Lord Vader Crossing The Alps

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Cynthia Wallace2 days ago

Climb you fool machine…0Reply#66 

Grand Admiral Thrawnif

Grand Admiral Thrawnif

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Freya the Wanderer2 days ago

I love that novel trilogy! They are what the last three movies should have been. A pox on Disney for destroying so much Star Wars canon.0Reply#67 

Execute Order 66

Execute Order 66

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The Padawan

The Padawan

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Palpatine Aeternum

Palpatine Aeternum

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Palpatine Dominus Noster

Palpatine Dominus Noster

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Thou Wert My Brother

Thou Wert My Brother

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Aragorn II Elessar3 days ago

Hello there0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#72 

I Love Scout Troopers

I Love Scout Troopers

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A Tale Of Two Empires: The Walker

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Walker

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Cynthia Wallace2 days ago

Wrong turn somewhere…0Reply#74 

General Plo Koon

General Plo Koon

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Verena Gitterle3 days ago

I like this, but since when is Homelander in Star Wars?0Reply#75 

The Republic Will Be Reorganized Into The First Galactic Empire

The Republic Will Be Reorganized Into The First Galactic Empire

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A Simple Man

A Simple Man

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The Empire Needs You. Enlist Today!

The Empire Needs You. Enlist Today!

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JinxBox2 days ago

Bored Panda workers, could we have some actual art under the art heading, and less memes/jokes/pop-culture?0Reply#78 

General A.T. Walker

General A.T. Walker

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Duel Of The Fates Music Intensifies

Duel Of The Fates Music Intensifies

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A Meeting Of Two Republics: The Patrol

A Meeting Of Two Republics: The Patrol

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