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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 scene is found in a short story by Timothy Zahn called Mist Encounter and its one of my favorite fan pieces. Here Captain Voss Parck of the Victory Class Star Destroyer, Strikefast, and Colonel Barris meets Mitth'raw'nuruodo (Thrawn) for the first time. Following this event Thrawn joins the Empire and eventually becomes the Grand Admiral we all know and love, and also founder of the Empire of the Hand.

If you look closer you'll also notice that the clone troopers are wearing hybrid, transitional armor, a combination of phase II and the new stormtrooper armor.

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

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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 is the final showdown scene, found in The Unifying Force, between Jedi Grand Master Skywalker, the Solo twins and the Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong, Shimrra along with his retinue of Slayer bodyguards. Skywalker's strike team is part of a larger campaign Galactic Alliance is fighting in an attempt to retake Coruscant and end the Yuuzhan Vong threat once and for all.

I read the excerpt for this scene and it just thrills me to see how powerful and badass Luke is as a Jedi Master. I would absolutely love to see this as a movie but alas I can only dream

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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!

A scene from the ever popular Thrawn Trilogy. I believe this is from the 1st book, Heir To The Empire. Chewie and Ralrra take Leia to safety after an attempted assassination on her life by Noghri commandos sent by Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Trying to depict wookiees climbing and hanging from giant tree branches was really tricky but I think I managed to pull it off. Turned out better than expected.

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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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And here is my second Mara Jade piece, painted much more recently. You can find both of them in the Balance of the Force expansion set (www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg... ), which will also add a new 2v2 multiplayer feature.
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Fantasy Flight has released more images from the upcoming Balance of the Force expansion (the one with the Mara Jades in it), and today by request I'm previewing the art for Emperor Palpatine. You can read more about the set at www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg…, and if you snoop around the description page you may see a preview of art to come...
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Another illustration painted for Fantasy Flight, the brief requested a female Jedi dealing with a group of stormtroopers.

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Art Director: Mike Linnemann
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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 for the Star Wars LCG. This is actually my most recent one, just spoilered on FFG's website.

One very interesting facet of painting Star Wars game art is that we get to paint scenes that were never filmed or that were filmed differently, sort of an extra 'Director's cut'.

Art Director: Mike Linneman

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This is another one I did for SWGTCG.

TM & 2011 LECL & LFL. All Rights Reserved.
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This is one I did for SWGTCG.

TM & 2011 LECL & LFL. All Rights Reserved.
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This is another one I did for SWGTCG.

TM & 2011 LECL & LFL. All Rights Reserved.
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Done for Fantasy Flight Games' "Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginners Game". We never get to see Bith characters do anything except playing space clarinets.....

Image 2012 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games
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Another card for FFG's upcoming Star Wars living card game! A black throne against black space is really hard to design a composition around. Thankfully, we have Endor!

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For an upcoming set in FFG's "Star Wars: The Card Game".

-Fantasy Flight Games article-
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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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When in doubt. Nuke it.


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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.

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.

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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Artwork for the Star Wars RPG Rebellion Sourcebook. © Wizards of the Coast.
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Star Wars: The Card Game Fantasy Flight Games

Photoshop, Artrage

Goes without saying that working in Star Wars is always a treat.
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Interior art from Star Wars: Galaxy at War. © Wizards of the Coast.
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Some SW art from last year...
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Cover to #1 ish of pcoming Star Wars comic series.
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Here is another painting I did for the Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion.

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This was a very fun job... But quite a challenge as well. I had 2 months to do 39 illustrations for this book.

While speed is a strength that normally lands me a lot of my work, I still want to do as best as I can. It can become quite a challenge. I pushed VERY hard on this assignment to do my absolute best-- even having to work it around my regular freelance work. But I pulled it off... And I am happy with the way it came out.
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This is an interior illustration for the Legacy Era Campaign Guide put out by WOTC.
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This is card art done for the Sony Star Wars TCG.
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This is card art for the latest explansion set for the Star Wars Galaxies TCG produced by Sony Online Entertainment.

Thanks to Derek Herring and RogerChamberlain for their great art direction.
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