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Used a number of photos as a base for this one, namely random models of AT-AT/STs from hobbyist/stock sites. They are all heavily modified of course. I've also added some details that I often add to AT-ST's that I paint- commander's cupola with blaster mount, searchlights, shielded weapons, bolt-on skirting to protect the batteries at the rear.

For the art direction in this image, I was really inspired by the cinematography at the end of "The Mist". It feels somewhat majestic and dreamy, but also coupled with tension, knowing that horror and chaos is not far away.


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Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

Work is copyright to Lucasarts Entertainment (explains why you don't see signatures anywhere on the work as well...). You can find the higher res wallpaper versions here: [link]
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Snowtrooper Captain leading a charge. I was really inspired by alot of Japanese model kit box art when I did this, and I was hoping to bring some of that 'no-nonsense photojournalistic' look to this image. Like as though you were there in the trench next to them.

As always, my favourite characters to paint are the incidental ones in the background.. I always think they end up having the most natural poise and story. I also homaged a bit of Jin Roh in the way he held his MG34- i mean Blaster... by the bipod.

Also, now that I'm looking at it again after so long.. those explosions do seem a bit huge. Maybe the rebels are packing some serious heat. Whatever.


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Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

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Scout Troopers setting up a forward base. Looks like someone forgot to plug in the power. Doh.

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From 08. A Droideka providing fire support for its platoon cowering behind its shield.

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Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

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Whoever designed the Exogen class needs to seriously.. $#@^@^$@&%$^%$&#*!!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love dark troopers but I HATE THE EXOGEN class. GOD. I really tried my best to pick a flattering angle and make it look good.

Note to designer. Never copy and paste parts. It may work for 2d.. but these tricks never stand up to scrutiny in 3 dimensions..!! Come on!!


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Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

Shout out to Roger Chamberlain, Art Director for the project.

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The King himself.


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Stim Armour. Good for taking down Jar Jar with. Down boy. Good boy.

Now that the image has been flipped I realise the horrendous angle on the stormtrooper's helmet. I apologise. :'( Hope the nature of the image more than makes up for it though. Thank you Roger for picking this one!


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Shout out to Roger Chamberlain, Art Director for the project.

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Hi all! Long time no post...

IG88 kicking ass with his sonic blaster. (i dunno if that's canon, doubt it...but whose to say that an assassin droid won't update his arsenal right?)

Anyways I thought it'd be a good time to restart the posting habit with some of my recent (well.. since 08 hur hur) Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game work, done for Sony Online Entertainment.

[Speaking of which, did you guys hear about the "new Planetside game" announcement btw? I am freaking out about it!]

Always good to review old work too I guess. Its a shame some of my favourite cards didn't make it to the showcase, or I was too late to save them before they got taken down/replaced by newer card sets. Argh! Getting into the showcase is pretty much the only way anyone will view the artwork and knowing who did it aside from playing the game itself. Not to mention the fact that the image dimensions and crop is defined by Lucasarts themselves.


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Now that Galaxies is officially defunct, I thought it safe to post some of my favourite illustrations here for posterity sake..!

Working on this franchise for close to 2 years really helped me grow as a creative and allowed me to explore many aspects of the craft-- its not often you get to play the role of illustrator, story-teller and designer within a single commission. It was truly rewarding in hindsight and more often that not, a very humbling experience when you witness the sheer quality and passion of other fellow creatives working on the same project, really inspires you to stretch yourself beyond the usual bounds!
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LECL & LFL and SOE.

Hard to see where you're going in a firefight with those blinders for a visor... ;) Still love scout troopers all the same.
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Star Wars meets Ghost in the Shell. You get the idea. Helmet inspired by Alienware. lol.


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Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

Shout out to Roger Chamberlain, Art Director for the project.

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