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 a depiction of one of the earliest battles in Star Wars history. The ancient Rakatans storm a Killik hive on Alderaan for the glory of the Infinite Empire while the sentient insectoids fight for their survival.
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This is one of twelve covers destined to celebrate one of the pioneers of the American comic book and sequential art, not to mention a terrific place to grow as an artist working with the best in the industry. DARK HORSE COMICS 25 years!
Another preview from Fantasy Flight Games' upcoming "Star Wars: Edge of the Empire" RPG. Lando here will be a part of the core book, which creeps closer and closer on the horizon every day. You can read more about it on FFG's website: [link]
Most of my artwork I post here is done in 'portrait' style because I'd really like to draw a Star Wars comic cover one day! But I thought I should try to demonstrate that I can also create 'landscape' scenes too - so I've put together a series of three pictures depicting scenes that 'sort of' happened in the original Star Wars trilogy.
There was a scene filmed, but not completed, for Return of the Jedi (apparently as a joke) - showing the Imperial Guard using their force pikes to execute Moff Jerjerrod for slacking with his job of building the second Death Star. I thought that scene, if it had been used, could have actually been important in demonstrating Darth Vader's wavering devotion to his Emperor. The way I imagine it - the Emperor orders his guards to execute the hapless Moff - but Vader actually protests - and tries to remind the Emperor that this was a loyal soldier who delivered a functional Death Star. I think this would be consistent with Vader's old appreciation, as Anakin, for his troops - and would start to sow the seeds for his eventual redemption at the end of the movie!
This is an original depiction of characters created by George Lucas. It was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Disney owns the copyright to Star Wars and its characters and this image is fan art that isn't for sale or reproduction.
I had an idea that Jabba's Rancor would sometimes go for an evening stroll around Tatooine - and on this occasion he found an AT-AT to play with. (Perhaps the AT-AT was there as part of the deployment sent to look for the two droids at the start of 'A New Hope'?)
When I originally envisaged this piece I thought I would draw it from a low angle - looking up at the Rancor climbing up the AT-AT's leg. But I decided that changing the angle so that the viewer can see the Imperial troops would be a good idea to add some more drama and humour. I'm glad I made the change - although it meant a lot more work drawing the characters - as well as trying to imagine what the roof of an AT-AT might look like if it was scrunched up!?
The first driver is so terrified he's about to jump straight off the top of the AT-AT to avoid being eaten - saying "I'm outta here!". The other driver's saying "Hold up - wait for me" - while the Commander won't abandon his post and is angrily shouting at the Rancor: "You there, stop that!"
This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I put a huge amount of effort into this - and I hope that comes across even in this low-res version (the original is 600dpi).
I like the design of the Shock Troopers from Revenge of the Sith... so I thought I'd draw some - and this is the result.
When I started this I also drew the Emperor in the background with his arms raised up to the sky shooting force lightning - as I'd imagined this scene taking place after they'd landed on Mustafar (the volcanic planet) - with him commanding the troops to "find Lord Vader". But... it kind of distracted from the Shock Troopers so I left him out. And I think the piece is better for it.
This is a low-res version of my drawing which I sketched on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and finished on my desktop PC using Photoshop and a Wacom pad. It's an original depiction of George Lucas’s / Disney’s copyright characters – intended solely to show my artistic ability. I’m not a professional – this is fan art – and none of my work is for sale or available for reproduction.
Hidden Cache Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars: The Card Game - Edge of Darkness Art Director: Zoe Robinson Digital
I produced one card for the expansion to the Star Wars: The Card Game, Edge of Darkness. This was actually my second card produced the the Star Wars card game and originally created in late 2011... it is FINALLY out after the card game got an overhaul during production. I was assigned to illustrate an Rebel alien with a hidden gun stash. I got to pick the alien, so I of course picked a Mon Calamari! RAWR!
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.
I recently received a copy of The Art and Making of The Force Unleashed from a friend working at LucasArts and it was signed by many members of the art and design team - I had the biggest shit-eating grin!
I've been really inspired by the work in the book and have wanted to paint something 'Star Wars' for a while now... specifically, a Rancor and a Stormtrooper.