"I knew how important it was for George (Lucas) to start off ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ with creatures that had not been seen in the original ‘Star Wars.’ He wanted to prove to the world that the first film was not just a fluke."  — H. Ellenshaw
 
   
 
 
Original painting by Harrison Ellenshaw
8 x 10 inches
mixed media and acrylic on board
Signed LL "Harrison Ellenshaw"
 
 
The most challenging visual effects to achieve in 1980 were those that had snow in the background. The ILM crew and their new facility in San Rafael were up to the task, creating environs, characters and creatures, like this Taun-Taun that had never been seen before.
 
 
   
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