John Burns
Early “Regency trooper” concept from  War World . The idea was to take classic industrial and fascist ideas and wrap them together in a scarier, more sci-fi package.

Early “Regency trooper” concept from War World. The idea was to take classic industrial and fascist ideas and wrap them together in a scarier, more sci-fi package.

Concept art is where it all began.

I was always drawn to Star Wars. The notion that you can tell stories through costumes and appearances is such a fun and compelling idea to play with, and it’s one that comes through so clearly in that franchise. It’s what made me fall in love with costume design.

Karis ( Eternal Empire )

Karis (Eternal Empire)

Boe ( Eternal Empire )

Boe (Eternal Empire)

Eternal empire

In 2017, I began developing a web series called Star Wars: Eternal Empire, set immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Jude Edivon ( Lost Stars)

Jude Edivon (Lost Stars)

Derrick Kavilios ( Galaxy’s Edge)

Derrick Kavilios (Galaxy’s Edge)

LOST STARS & GALAXY’S EDGE

The attention garnered through Eternal Empire led to a few more pieces using this simple style: two costume designs for Jude Edivon from Lost Stars, and one for a central character in Galaxy’s Edge, a fan-made Star Wars webseries.

Eventually, as I began to write my own screenplays, I developed original concept art to go alongside them.

 
Above: Demon concept ( Hell’s Beasts ) Middle:  SS  Knight ( Hell’s Beasts ) Right:  SS  Knight ( Hell’s Beasts )

Above: Demon concept (Hell’s Beasts)
Middle: SS Knight (Hell’s Beasts)
Right: SS Knight (Hell’s Beasts)

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And, of course, a lot of Star Wars art.

 
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My complete art portfolio can be found on Instagram @realJBurns!