The amazing art of Robert Hendrickson

Written by Rachel L. Ritter

8c601910e0e347308f702c54bbe3138cRobert Hendrickson is an amazing artist and illustrator that lives in Florida.  I came across his work a couple weeks ago when working on a post about Jon Snow from Game of Thrones.  (His art is #2 on the John Snow collage).  He is a conceptual artist, game art designer and painter that has such a great style no matter which medium he uses.  This post is a celebration to show off his amazing skills and to get to know a little about him.

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Star Wars Celebration V

You have such an awesome resume! How did you get into illustrating for Lucasfilm Ltd. and The Jim Henson Company?

I always knew I wanted to create art for the entertainment industry and it was many years of trying. I focused a lot of my early portfolio towards entertainment properties, like Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones and so on with the hopes that I would get work in that area. After quite a bit of time and sending out many, many, self promos to different companies and licensors, I started to get a bit of interest from a few of the companies. I was able to hook up with a company that worked with The Jim Henson Company and I ended up creating artwork for apparel and prints for the Farscape television series for Jim Henson. Soon after that, I was offered my first job on an official Star Wars project where I created artwork for Star Wars Insider (the official Star Wars magazine), from there, I did more work for SW Insider and then eventually began creating art for limited edition prints as well as being involved in other licensed products for Lucasfilm and the Star Wars brand.
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Girl with crows

Robert has several awesome videos on his Vine profile that show him working on various projects. These videos are so cool to watch, it’s pretty fun exploring his various sites and profiles because there’s always something even more glorious to look at.

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Dia de Marilyn

What do you like to do in your free time, if you have any?

Travel when I get the chance is always fun. Luckily with the type of work I do I’m able to get to different conventions around the country so I can mix work with fun. Other than that, I’m a big movie, tv and video game fan. It’s a great way to get away from the work and get your mind on something else.

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Farm Wife
The Lannister Twins
What do you like to do in your free time, if you have any?
Travel when I get the chance is always fun. Luckily with the type of work I do I’m able to get to different conventions around the country so I can mix work with fun. Other than that, I’m a big movie, tv and video game fan. It’s a great way to get away from the work and get your mind on something else.
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Crimson Skies
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Red Umbrella

Lastly, do you have a favorite quote, regular or design-wise?

A short and sweet one from a great artist, mentor and friend of mine, the late John Alvin – “kick some ass!”  It’s really what it all comes down to in the end, create art and let people know you were there.

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Yoda

Robert, thanks so much answering our questions, we really appreciate that you’re so down to earth.  You are such a talented artist!  Connect with him on  Twitter @Hendrickson_Art | Email: robert@roberthendrickson.net | Facebook

For more glorious eye-candy, visit his Site |  Behance  | Tumblr |  Instagram | Devianart

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