C-3PO and R2D2 are the quintessential robotic duo. This mismatched pair are like a droid version of The Odd Couple -- Artoo's smoking cigars and leaving Playboy magazines lying everywhere, while Threepio bustles around cleaning and complaining. And love 'em or leave 'em, these two really are the protagonists of Star Wars: A New Hope. That is, until the more lippy, less-helmeted human characters show up.
I've always felt a little bad for R2D2. I mean, here he is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. And who's his road dog, but the most annoying, ridiculously prissy droid in the galaxy. Though it really isn't C-3PO's fault. He was programmed to be a fussy pain in the ass.
9 x 12" / mixed media on recycled bristol board