Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!
This was another piece that was done purely for the fans. It's from Force Heretic of the New Jedi Order series and it shows the Jedi Expedition led by Grand Master Luke Skywalker exchanging cordial gestures with former enemy and renown Imperial ace pilot, Baron Soontir Fel. He's one of my favorite EU characters mostly because he's an upstanding Imp and the Empire's equivalent of Alliance ace, Wedge Antilles, whom I love.
Fel here is part of the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force but was also formerly a commanding officer in Thrawn's Empire of the Hand before its dissolution....or absorption by the Chiss Ascendancy. The Jedis are on the Chiss homeworld of Csilla and they are on an expedition in search of the mysterious sentient planet, Zonama Sekot, which they believe is the key to defeating the Yuuzhan Vong.
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Continuing to explore digital painting possibilities. This fellow is a quarren jedi and a mechanic/technician. I imagine not every jedi is a warrior-monk-peacekeeper. Some of them must have other skills and jobs, right? So I made one who is a tech-head first, and a jedi second. I imagine this cranky quarren squatting over a broken droid in the temple basement, trying to quickly fix it so he can move on to the other hundred tasks that require a skilled gear-head. Hey, who else is gonna do it?
A Twi'lek bounty hunter, Oskara is the second of my character designs/chapter plates for Fantasy Flight Games' "Star Wars: Edge of the Empire" Roleplaying game. They actually just announced a starter box set for the RPG that has ready-made scenarios and characters, one of which is the Lovely O here. It looks amazing, and if what I heard is correct then it will be coming out Q4 2012: [link]
And here's a link to the main game, which is currently in it's beta phase: [link] Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta
Wookiee Navigator Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars: The Card Game Art Director: Zoe Robinson Digital
I produced one card for the new Star Wars: The Card Game core set that has just been released from Fantasy Flight Games. The Wookiee Navigator was also the first Star Wars piece that I have had a chance to produce for Fantasy Flight Games.