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Star Runner

By Joe-Roberts
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I’ve been uploading old art to my new Instagram. This one was looking a little dated so I decided to re-work it.

It’s an updated version of my Nebula Awards artwork from 2011. I’d been asked to create a kind of Star Wars / Blade Runner style bar scene, so I decided to depict a Han Solo style smuggler with a crystal to sell, and a Jabba inspired gangster who doesn’t like the price.

But, if it does kick off, his companion will have already, “shot first”.

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StonedSmeagol's avatar

Wicked work Joe. Typical space bar scene, awesome colour and depth, and a great scene to boot:highfive: :ahoy:

jacobseed12345678's avatar

This is really a nice I like it

pixg's avatar
Beutiful, love the colour pallet.
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Ryan-Zen's avatar
very impressive!
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ToomassArt's avatar
Cool! Excellent characters and atmosphere ! :)
32929wt's avatar
It is so inspiring!! +fav +fav +fav 
Midway2009's avatar
Awesome setting. :D
SpaceCowboy5000's avatar
Very well done! I see the elements of Star Wars and BR. I also see the blaster. Will he shoot first? :D
RKMADIS0N800's avatar
Did you come up with the characters for this scene? because I feel like I've seen the gangster somewhere before. Seriously I keep thinking about it I know I've seen the guy somewhere before but I can't put my finger on it. 
Shadowwright's avatar
The guy on the left looks kind of like you.
NonieR's avatar
Oh, geez; I'd forgotten your Nebula. Congratulations all over again!
MitruComix's avatar
Great illustration
VMJML1er's avatar
Space Sin City     
Ashkanie2's avatar
Fantastic detail
JackieDavenport's avatar
Kicks SO much ass!
JaneIanniello's avatar
How wonderful - is this digital art or paint?
Joe-Roberts's avatar

Thank you, it's digital paint :)

1up-Mushroom's avatar
Nicely designed picture. I like the moody and Noir ish atmosphere. Kind of reminds me of a classic scene from an old 1940s picture, except it's all sci fi.
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JohnSavite's avatar
I could write a fun little sci-fi short story out of this picture. Its got all the elements in it to inspire. Really is a nice job. Took imagination and planning, I'm guessing.
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