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Boba Fett_Sarlaac Escape by LivioRamondelli Boba Fett_Sarlaac Escape by LivioRamondelli
Many Star Wars fans feel that Boba Fett couldn't possibly have met his end in the Sarlaac Pit..and I share that sentiment. So, here's my take on how he might have survived- namely by igniting his wrist flamethrower while inside the beast and crawling through the burning ruins. I was trying to capture a sort of shadowy desert sunset feel with the lighting.

Screen purists will note a few liberties I've taken here- For example Jabba's Sail barge was blown to smithereens during the fight that would theoretically take place before this moment..but, I really wanted to include the Barge in the background for scale and so there it is. Also technically the Sarlaac pit is deeper in the ground as depicted in the film, but I wanted to have Fett standing as the Pit and the horizon smoldered behind him.

This painting is meant to be a companion piece to my "Vader on Hoth" painting I did a while back. With a similar composition and a similar "it might have happened!" theme. I'm thinking of doing a whole series like this..
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wolfblue13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
yes yes yes!
LegendarySidekick Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I read a book that included a confrontation between Han and Boba—this book took place after the movies, meaning Boba escaped according to that author.

I don't know if his escape is official, but I'll take this over the burping piranha plant from the remake.

Awesome Star Wars art! I'm referring to this pic and your other creations. Great series!
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
95DarkFire Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Boba actually survived the Sarlacc in the Expanded Universe's Canon (I don't know if it is still considered Canon since Disney took over :/)!
He went on to become Mandalore (leader of the Mandalorians) and remained the most well-known and feared Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy, even at the age of 60+
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He really did survive that Sarlacc.
beefers Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
great piece!  Wish it was bigger so I could make it my desktop.
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I had some issues with people spreading my work around so I don't post any high-res versions anymore unfortunately. But I'm glad you like it!
Dustant Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
LOVE this
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
zenith4eva Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
He did survive if you read the books that tells the story after the movie. 
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