Dreadlocks I like, head tendrils... not so much. I don't know, I'm just not a huge fan, and the the Star Wars universe seems to be rampant with them.
Nevertheless, we have Mr. Fisto sporting his legendary smile and two lightsabers. I wanted to show him bare chested under water, but apparently the miniatures figure had this particular outfit, so we had to go this direction.
The art was commissioned for a packaging illustration for the Star Wars miniatures line entitled "Galaxy at War".
Medium: acrylic, oil and colored pencil with little bursts of airbrush here and there.
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I've always liked this image, so I resized it to use on my 22" widescreen monitor. I then thought it lacked color, so I enhanced the lightsabers using Photoshop CS. Another wallpaper I made for my own personal use, but wanted to share. Hopefully some of you Star Wars fans out there will like it.
Hey everyone! Here's a painting of Yoda I just did! It's about 60% Photoshop and 40% Painter! I keep experimenting with Painter but I don't think that I'm going to use it 100% yet....but maybe one day lol
p.s. I'll try and throw up an animated GIF tomorrow if I have time
Here's the opener from the beginning of Force & Destiny, which is theoretically out now and probably being sold at GenCon as I type. I got an advance copy in the mail recently and it is BIG. Big and beautiful. That empty space on the right is filled with the opening crawl text in the book, but if it's too much for you just photoshop in some space cheesburgers or something.
WIP of most everyone's fave SW bounty hunter. Definitely inspired by the spirit and energy of Mike Capprotti's killer BF piece and happy to acknowledge it. Playing around in the Star Wars pool, something I haven't done since I worked on Knights of the Old Republic at Bioware lo those many years ago
I always try to nab the trooper cards before anyone else. I recall being very taken by the bleached and cross-processed art direction of Black Hawk Down and had to do a few cards in a similar feel. What better than with one involving rappelling special forces stormies..
As any fellow Star Wars fanatic knows, this year is the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. My favorite movie of all time.
I always thought "Empire" showed Darth Vader at his most hardcore(Brutally mauling his own son, torturing Han Solo because he enjoys it, ordering his own fleet into an asteroid field and patiently waiting as it gets beat to hell, making a habit of choking his own overly polite officers, constantly changing the terms of a deal seemingly only because he likes screwing with Lando's mind, conspiring against his own Master, and generally not giving a %&#^).
And, the moment when Vader goes in with the ground troops raiding the rebel base during the battle of Hoth. I always liked that he doesn't care that there's a warzone all around him and he's going in on foot. With this painting, I wanted to pay an homage to that scene with one of those "could have happened off-screen!" moments. The idea here is that the Walker in the center has been brought down by rebel fire, but in true Vader fashion-he just doesn't care, and is strolling straight through the warzone toward the rebel base. I really worked on the atmospheric perspective here so that it looked similar to the film's colors.
Boba Fett was always one of my favorite Star Wars characters (despite me killing him in my 'Predator kills the Star Wars universe' picture). So it always really bugged me that he got taken out in Return of the Jedi in such a slapstick way.
Evidently I wasn't alone in my dissatisfaction with the idea that a temporarily blind Han Solo could do away with the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter without even realizing it - because almost immediately the 'expanded universe' of stories revealed that Boba did in fact escape the Sarlacc. I'm certainly not the first to try to depict the scene of how Boba might have emerged from the Sarlacc's pit - but I did want to make my version different from the others that you might have already seen.
I'm no expert on how the Sarlacc's digestive system works - but we heard something in the movie about it taking a thousand years to digest its victims. So perhaps it has some kind of way of putting its 'food' into suspended animation so it can eat it slowly whenever it needs to?
My idea for this scene is that it's now thirty years after being knocked into the Sarlacc and Fett has only just emerged. The Sarlacc's stomach acid has been wearing away at him all this time - leading to the added corrosion and cracks I've drawn - until the acid created a short circuit in Fett's jet pack which ignited the rocket on his pack and killed the Sarlacc - allowing Fett to wake from his stasis and slowly, wearily crawl up out of the burning pit!
...this means that he's emerging just in time to appear in Star Wars Episode 7 - looking to take revenge on Han Solo!!! (It's a stretch I know - but so is the idea that a person can be digested for a thousand years! )
This was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Star Wars and its characters are copyright of Disney - this is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction.
This is the art I did for my Star Wars Celebration V print. the prints will be 18x24 on 100lb Acid Free gloss cover paper and limited to 250. Star Wars Shop is selling my prints here: [link]
The piece is called Aftermath on Christophsis and shows Capt Rex examining the head of a BX Commando droid while Clone patrol the outskirts of the battle in the background. The ship is called the Flying Twi'Lek (because I named it that) and features a Twi'lek nose cone pinup in the style of Petty/Elvgren. The normally green/blue planet has turned red from the sun setting on the battle with all the smoke and debris still in the air.
Here's an illustration I did for Fantasy Flight Games way back in October 2011 for their upcoming Star Wars X-Wing Miniature Game. The game itself won't debut until mid-August but they've got this up on their website already. Feel free to take a look at the following link: [link]
The design of Jango (and Boba) Fett's armour is a classic - but I decided to draw Jango in 'stealth mode' here because I wanted to see how cool I could make him look in black armour. I haven't seen this concept done before - but I think it works work well and makes an eye-catching image.
I thought this might be how he could have looked in the 'Attack of the Clones' movie when he assassinated Zam Wessel on Coruscant - perhaps using a variation of his armour for when he needed to creep around!
This is an entirely original depiction of the character - first drawn in pencil, then scanned in and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.