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TIE Fighter poster by MightyOtaking
TIE Fighter poster

So, here's the poster for my animated TIE Fighter short film.
The film is here, by the way:…

I always loved those really classy oil/acrylic-painted movie posters by folks like Drew Struzan, with all kinds of stuff going on in the background for you to spend ages dissecting with your eyes. You know the ones. So I wanted to try something like that, except in the cel-shaded style of the short film.

The results are nowhere near the original Star Wars movie poster level of quality or composition, but I guess it does the job.

EDIT - Some folks are asking for prints of this poster, so I upped the size. You can just download the fullsize image, print it yourselves and save a bit of cash.
Also, additional stuff -
The music track by Zak -…
And character info/design documents -…
Twitter: @OtaKing77077

ALSO..! Sound guy Joey Leyva's Youtube channel -…

FAST the HEDGEHOG by MightyOtaking
These are my OCs FAST the HEDGEHOG and EDGE the CATFOX, they are original do not steal XD if yu use this without my written permission I WILL FIND you

To all of those brave souls in the Sonic the Hedgehog fan commuinity, who draw their own wonderful original characters and fight for the right to go fast, I salute you and your works.
Half a year in MS Paint.


Paul Michael Johnson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The mighty house, Sheffield, England
Favourite genre of music: Rock/metal.
Favourite photographer: Anyone who doesn't take photos of me.
Favourite style of art: Masamune Shirow-style, before he turned into a 3D porn artist.
Operating System: Windows crash-a-lot
MP3 player of choice: Winamp, I suppose.
Shell of choice: Dalek shell.
Wallpaper of choice: Something with Daleks on it.
Skin of choice: Maki Ubermach's :D
Favourite cartoon character: ZIM! As for anime characters... Basara of Macross 7. Or Jagi, from Hokuto no Ken, Or Ken. Or DIO
Personal Quote: "Look at the shading!"
Hello all.
I'm pretty busy at the moment, with three jobs on the go-
Animation and promo art for Out Quest: the Middle East's first turn-based RPG mecha game (here's a promo I did, currently showing at the Dubai Comic Con. Sadly, I'm here drinking tea in England and unable to attend)-
So, more art to come from that in a little while. I did a pretty decent poster for the con, but it hasn't been publically unveiled yet. Here's the project website:

Second, lots of cutscenes and room redraws/remasters for the upcoming white chamber HD REMIX GOLDEN DELICIOUS version (that isn't its name). Everything looks better than it did back in our University days  so many years ago, and the characters no longer look like something drawn by a drunkard with only a "how to draw anime" book as reference. Next I'm redoing the sprites in decent HD size. I shall alert anyone who's interested in some point & click horror when Rich makes an announcement, but he's busy coding at the moment and getting all of the new art assets into the game engine.

And finally, 30 seconds of space fleet battle/Jpop idol animation for Bitplane's upcoming album release "Mahou no Idol Strangelove". Check out his music
It has that wholesome retro 8-bit sound that's so damn good to work to.

And as for the Star Wars animation... potentially exciting things are happening with that but I can't tell you due to NDAs. But rest assured that it's currently 7 minutes long, pretty much complete, and the world will get to see it. It's being held back because the Emperor has something special planned (Emperor meaning a certain company, maybe. I deny everything). Now stop asking me about it.

Now, back to work I go.


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rhinton2099 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Wow man! Nice job with the Star Wars short film! A lot of work indeed!
I wondered about the Rebel's shields and you animated those too! Great detail! I can't tell you enough how awesome it is!
Girot Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
FugKnight Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I just saw tie fighter and never even REALIZED you were behind the out quest animation!
I should've watched you ages ago!
Seany90 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You sir are a GOD at what you do. ;w;
Mecchist Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible work
mihzai Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Incredible work on the Tie Fighter short! Congrats!
Pro-kun Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
That TIE Fighter short was freaking incredible!
Nowio Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work on your Tie Fighter short, can't praise it enough!
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Major hats off to your Tie Fighter animated short - incredible in all regards
5bodyblade Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Someone sent me a link to check out some tie-fighter animated short.
I just now got around to watching it. As soon as I saw the pilot, I knew it was you who did it.
Great job man.
Fancine Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  New member
We would love to have your short TIE fighter in consideration for Fancine - Fantastic Film Festival of Málaga. There is a 3000EUR prize for the best animated short. You can submit it through…
dannycruz4 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
your TIE fighter short was impressive, most impressive..
Seany90 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I see what you did there. XD
ByakkoSevan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you need an Anime team. or something. you need your own TV series
mavartworx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just made a comment at your YOUtube post of the awesome animated Star Wars/TIE Fighter anime :).
If you EVER do a Rebel Alliance version, I may have a few Battleship Designs you may like, and I'd donate them to you :).
They were part of my Portfolio to ILM/JAK Films to try to get onto Episode II and I got to talk with Doug Chiang a couple of times and replied with a very cool letter. soo many years ago.

You can see the designs here:…

A "Candy Bar and Coke" to you and man, ILM/Lucasfilm needs to give you a job :D. Loving your Gallery as well!
Congrats to you and much success!


astrofan1993 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Just saw the TIE Fighter short, and all I can say is:  genius.  You, sir, are a creative genius.  I wish more anime series these days would have your kind of art style.  That kind of art style back in the 1980s was awesome for sci-fi anime (compared to the cutesy-looking anime styles of today).  Cannot wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!  :D
RoadrunnerKN Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just wanted to tell you that the Tie Fighter movie is awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Is it possible to get a copy of it to watch outside of youTube? Keep up the amazing work!
ainoshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
I am so happy that you completed the Tie Fighter movie.  The effort/heart/soul is really evident.  Can't even begin to tell you how hype my friends and I were when we saw the beginning of the project a few years ago.  Wishing you the best and continued excellence!
Maki-Ubermach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Dear Sir,

I am a very cool guy, I have a work project for you!
No $$$ but lots of exposure!

I need you to dress in a giant snail costume with your legs fully exposed.
Then proceed to crawl on both hands and knees while an elderly choir holds vigil for the great and powerful Zulnoorain, patron saint of dust pans. After which you will be summoned to the underworld to animate a 104 second gif of plants with monocles.

It is a great opportunity!
Please think about it!!
I am a cool guy!

TouchMyAss, Esq.
FunsterTime Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear MightyOtaking,

I didn't mean to interrupt you on something, but if I did, I apologize because I just wanna tell you something. You are one of the most nicest, kindest, and friendliest people I have ever seen on Deviantart or other stuff. You be very honest on what you do and what you don't do, you take a break from DA so you could enjoy not just your family, friends, and fans, but mostly yourself! But most of all, you are blessed because you stayed as who you are and you watch out for your original characters and stuff. I may be a young Cartoonist, but I want you to remember these words, "Be proud of who you are, be a great leader, not a follower to those who will deceive you, forgive others no matter what they do, keep your head up and down and survive the bad day, and most importantly, have a wonderful future!" So I just wanna say thank you so much for being who you are and joining and sharing your art in DA in the first place. You are the reason why I told you these things. I want to draw you sometime if it's ok. But stay as who you are and keep up the good work! It's very inspiring:D (Big Grin) !

Sincerely, FunsterTime
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