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This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

This is one of my favorite pieces from the Galactic Civil War era. This battle, which took place after the destruction of the first Death Star but before the events of Empire Strikes Back, was an elaborate ambush set by Vader and the Empire to destroy the Alliance leadership along with its fleet. Under overwhelming odds the Rebels would've fled to a designated location where they would regroup, but had they done that they would have found another Imperial fleet waiting for them. The fleet instead dispersed and made random jumps to avoid being completely annihilated. The Alliance almost lost the entire fleet from this battle but enough survived to carry on the fight and eventually make a comeback at the Battle of Endor.

This battle is recounted in the Star War comic "Rebellion: My Brother, My Enemy".

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

Of the ten pieces I did for Warfare I think this is my favorite one. This scene takes place at the Battle of Kashyyyk during the Second Galactic Civil War where Galactic Alliance forces clash with Confederate forces made up of Bothans, Wookies, Hapans and the Jedi Order. The battle rages around the Anakin Solo, commanded by Jacen Solo (secretly Darth Cadeus), as she bombards the planet surface of Kashyyyk from orbit with her forward long-range turbolasers.

Other things to note in this piece is the never-before-seen Wookie Owool Interceptors making attack runs on the Anakin Solo and the Stealth X fighters flown by Jaina Solo and the Jedis in the foreground. There are also some XJ3/XJ5 X-wings flying about and for those who are wondering about the Mon Calamari Cruiser, yes, it is an MC90 class.

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This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

The first one is a battle between the Lusankya of the New Republic Forces under the command of Wedge Antilles and the Reaper, commanded by Gilad Pellaeon of the Imperial Remnant. The two SSDs hammer each other while the wreckage of the fleet carrier Endurance goes down in flames.

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Battle-worn company of walkers moving quickly through a narrow pass.

I added my usual preference of wargear to the AT-STs, obviously keeping canon in mind and always making sure that whatever I've added have somehow appeared in SW stories at some point. In this image I thought it would be nice to show a different loadout for the different walkers in a company. The light footed scout to the left of the image sporting long range mortars bolted to the upper rear of the turret, communications antenna and 6-pack dumbfire rockets for harrassment. Also small, lightweight reactive armour plates to cover the vulnerable battery packs on the underside of the turret.

The main lead unit just has to have a nonchalant cool-headed gunner who is probably soaking in the sunrise :p, and it also sports 2 rotating grenade launcher mounts on its lower cheeks, plus a winch system under the main chin gun and shielded weapon systems.


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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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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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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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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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This is the third in the Star Wars series I'm doing, which includes my Vader on Hoth and Boba Fett Sarlaac Escape pieces.

This one depicts the off-screen moment of the Sandtroopers slaughtering the Jawas that sold Luke the droids.
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Clone War

I was a big fan of Gendy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series that first aired a few years back. More so than the actual Star Wars prequels, I felt like that animated series painted a really cool portrait of just what an entire galaxy at war would look like. And I always enjoyed seeing these elite Clonetrooper soldiers carrying out an impossible assignment on some god-awful planet. So with this painting, I wanted it to seem sort of like a World War 2 photo taken during one of the rare "quiet" moments of combat. This was also the first digital painting I've done entirely in Photoshop, with no Painter IX. Which I didn't even notice until I finished it.
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I'm a huge fan of The Clone Wars in its various animated forms, and I can never resist when an idea for a new scene hits me. With this one, I wanted to portray a hopeless war moment. An unlucky unit of Clonetroopers had found General Grievous and been completely slaughtered, save for one remaining trooper. With no hope remaining, he struggles to reach a thermal detonator before the end arrives.

I really wanted to make Grievous scary, like he was in the original Tartakovsky series. And I found the less of him I showed, the more menacing he looked. So I kept trimming down his details, making him essentially a black mass and not even showing where his hands gripped the lightsabers, but rather keep it a series of inhuman shapes.
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Okay, so start playing the Imperial March on youtube, come back, and then look at it all over again for maximum effect. This image of Darth Vader and his loyal snowtroopers is from Fantasy Flight's upcoming "Star Wars: The Card Game," one of the products being released as a part of their new Star Wars line. If all goes well, I should be able to post some more soon!

If you're interested, there's more where that came from:

Luke: [link]
Leia: [link]
Han: [link]
Vader: [link]
Yoda: [link]
Obi Wan: [link]
Artoo: [link]

Aaaaand the Facebook page: [link]
My Website: [link]
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Another small one from the latest Force Pack, "A Dark Time", where Luke finds an unpleasant surprise on Tatooine.
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New Tony Foti Illustration Facebook page! (apparently you have to be logged in to view it) : [link]¬if_t=fbpage_fan_invite&sk=wall

The Sabaac playing Mr. Solo here is the first preview from Fantasy Flight's upcoming "Star Wars: The Card Game," one of the products being released as a part of their new Star Wars line.

If you're interested, there's more where that came from:

Luke: [link]
Leia: [link]
Han: [link]
Vader: [link]
Yoda: [link]
Obi Wan: [link]
Artoo: [link]

Aaaaand the Facebook page: [link]
My Website: [link]


New Tony Foti Illustration Facebook page : [link]

My Website: [link]
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hi all.
here is my latest tribute to star wars. i have always loved tie fighters pilots. we don't speak about them so much but they are very important to the SWU.

doin during my last week. lunch break and after work.
photo ref were used for inspiration of course. specular on the helmet is hard to render well >_<

hope you will like it
cs4/cintiq and some 15 hours approx.

little false cover of course
here : [link]

thanks for watching.
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hi all. long time no see (one week haha)
the past week i haven't done speed painting because i was working on this pic. a little tribute to the star wars universe and boba fett, the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy.
I'm just a so fucking hardcore star wars fan and it was a pleasure to do this tribute.

done in a week during lunchs break at works so...maybe 12 or 13 hours.
i have used my boba fett toy as a reference.

hope you will like it.
just for fun, a fake comics cover here :
[link]

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hello everybody. it's time for another star wars update.
i'm such an hardcore fan of the star wars universe so after boba it was normal to do a little vader.
maybe the most badass vilain ever!

done this week, during my lunch break and a little after work. approx 22 hours of work.
differents ref where used to draw the vader. leather is a bitch to draw you know haha!
also a little tribute to an artist because I love his work so much, (adam hughes...had the opportunity to meet him in paris several time and his a really nice guy) for the sith silhouettes in the background (inspired by his cover for purge who had jedi silouhettes)

another little fake cover, just for fun here :
[link]

hope you will like it,
next one...dunno yet...maybe a tie fighter pilot?
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Here's my drawing of the baddies from the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars movies.

For this picture I started off with the idea of drawing a sister piece to my 'Empire' drawing:

... but I had to be selective when choosing which characters to use as I wanted this to be representative of the Clones from both the second and third movies - but that means, I necessarily had to leave some cool characters out.

This is an entirely original picture. First drawn freehand with pencil on paper, then scanned and coloured (over many, many hours) in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.

Hope you like!
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I've always loved drawing Star Wars and have already posted some of my pictures:
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Star Wars has been around a long time now - so I really don't get anything from seeing images that copy stills from the movies or don't add any originality. So I always try to paint something that you haven't seen before - and with this one I've attempted to mix the epic 'movie poster' look with the feel of a super-hero team cover.

I really went all-out with this piece and it took a very long time to complete. I painted it at a very high resolution (it's a 330mb PSD file) but I dramatically reduced it here to make it quicker to load.

Hope you like!
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I've already posted other drawings of Darth Vader, but he's a popular character - and I like drawing him - so I thought it was time to do another!

I'd also been wanting to draw some TIE Fighter Pilots and thought up an idea so that I could include them with Vader in the same piece...

If you've seen the original Star Wars movie - you might remember the scene where Vader gets a couple of pilots to follow him into battle against the rebels. I couldn't help think that they took it a little too leisurely as they marched off round the corner like they were heading straight to the fridge for a snack. What they needed was a red flashing emergency light to generate some urgency! So here they are - red light on - and whadya know - they're all running to their ships now!

In reality I just made that up because I wanted to draw the characters in a dynamic pose - and with some red highlights (which always looks good against black). But I hope my little backstory helps sell the idea!
:lol:

This is an original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I might put up a work-in-progress of this if anyone's interested because I took a couple of screenshots at various stages. You might also find it interesting that I used Google Sketchup to create a 3D model of the background to ensure that the perspective is right (after having sketched it out freehand first). This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.

Hope you like.
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The Empire is hunting out Rebels in the sector, interference from the asteroid field and rings surrounding the planet are disrupting the Stardestroyers readings. Two Tydirium shuttles equiped with with advanced sensors are dispatched along with tie fighter escorts.
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A small group of fighters patrol the orbit of a planet under control of the Rebel Alliance aware of Imperial activity in the solar system.

The poster has been augmented and resized 1920x1200

Hope you like the changes.
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Floating above Coruscant is a Imperial Fleet setting course for a Rebel outpost in one of the Outer Rim sectors.
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After a very long process, the first of my works for the Star Wars card game by Fantasy Flight Games went public .

Here is the original illustration before 'graphic-deparment treatment'.

Art Director: Zoe Robinson

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Another piece from the Star Wars core set, looks like Boba Fett found something more than he expected.

Art Director: Zoe Robinson

Copyright: LucasFilm Limited
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Another piece painted for the Star Wars LCG by Fantasy Flight Games.
I am told this one had a brief appearance as the titular 'Luke Skywalker' card during the first GenCon playtesting.

Art Director: Zoe Robinson

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This one isn't as good as my "Star Destroyers on Patrol", but I like it. STILL just killing time. I do seem to like the combination of 3 ships though.
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As morning breaks, a star destroyer looms overhead on morning patrol.

Time killer. Again.
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The Imperial fleet looms over a nearby planet.

Killing time again. I wish I had a better Super star destroyer to work from.
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