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An Unexpected Meeting by wraithdt An Unexpected Meeting by wraithdt
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.

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

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TigerEstoque Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I also love Fel because he's the uberfather of the Fel Empire which is the perfect transformation of the old Empire into a state that is both authoritarian and open-minded and actually the Force-wise most balanced entity ever since they have Imperial Guards that are Jedi but not bound by outdated Jedi-codes.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
WarPikoks Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, I'm impressed.
Ambaryerno Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
Mara looks like she was raiding Han's wardrobe.

DAMN I miss her...
GoonEins Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
This is genuinly good art, the lighting and color scheme are on fleek, my nig.
charmsp1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I am a huge fan of this series and it is really nice to see this! I think I can actually remember this scene it is nice to see it bought to life, and I absolutely love how your drawn LUke here! older but still recognisably himself! I am another of those people who prefer the original novels to the two newer movies.
florapolitis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018   Digital Artist
May the force be sith youJayce jedi 
BajiquanBear Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
I'll take "EU canon that will depress you about the state of current Star Wars canon" for 500, please.
I'm going to start buying EU content. I'm so very done with Disney's current creative team. Filoni is fantastic, but I don't get the impression he is going to be making any big decisions... Or may even be in the firing line because of how popular he is with people like me... 

To the artist: Fantastic. I've been looking through your gallery, and it is glorious. Thanks for sharing.
chopsticksGO Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Same on everything, including how your artwork is wonderful!
Ashkanie2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Keidarynes Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Thank you. Smartly turned out. I liked it. Yes, the book itself is very interesting.
DarkCommando3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
peace between the new repulbic and the imperials
Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive, Fantastic, and Cool Artwork!!!:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) Wink/Razz :o (Eek) Meow :3 ;) (Wink) Clap La la la la Nod :happybounce: I think I've fainted. B-) (Cool) Popcorn #1 Worship Ohm... Ohm... OMG Shocked Happy cry (Tears of joy) :eager: by darkmoon3636 OMG MOAR POEMS! :squee: Judge Winner +favlove deviantART DeviantArt I love deviantART! deviantART 
Niala95 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I love Luke and Mara
Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Who doesn't?:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) Wink/Razz La la la la 
MonkofWar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Are there any art pieces portraying the Solo Twins' fated duel to the death from Invincible?
weeya1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
The first thing I saw was the man wearing an eyepatch, and he reminded me of the Master from Doctor Who.

Anyhoo, wonderful artwork!! =D
LauraSkywalker11 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
I love this art work.
ZeonicPatriot0079 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
This is epic. I always liked the pilots the best and the wedge scenes in the movies were always epic as well. I just wish Biggs lived because he was awesome. 
AnonymousLifeform Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I've always been fascinated by the Chiss, in no small part due to Thrawn
ThePiedPiperofMasyaf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I loved this book . This is really Great work
LauraFulton Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I saw this art work from wiki one time when Luke and his wife Mara meeting Thrawn's Empire.
equigoyle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome work!  I'm a small Star Wars fan, granted, but I could never read the latest books because of the way they handled Luke's relationship with his son, how they killed Mara and then turned Jacen evil.  Not worth my time to read when they are perverting all the characters and making nearly EVERYTHING in the series worth reading damnably depressing. 

Still, love the artwork.  And Luke has always been one of my favorite characters.
kawaiku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I personally don't count those moments as canon lol ;)
equigoyle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If we do'nt see 'em they don't exist.
kawaiku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Lol true!
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice
imperialsword Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
i was always disappointed that they never explained how fel joined thrawn
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just read a bit on Fel & aye he's he's pretty impressive, great piece this.
Soundwave3591 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Didn't Fel Join the New Republic for a while?
sorry, it's been a while since i check up on this stuff.
darkwarrior Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
This was one of the sweet moments of the New Jedi Order series.
Sahdirah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I honestly thought this was Mass Effect when I first saw it. :P
Yunaris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Nice work!
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love these star wars pieces and really appreciate the backstories that go with them. A lot of artists never write about the backstories.
Michael7S Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :deviation: :+favlove: :)
xechon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I.. just... WOW. /salute
artist2point5 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. You have some SUPERCOOL paintings of the Starwars universe. Really great and talented work there, I love it!!!
masterbarkeep Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Dude, you are one of the best SW artests I've ever seen ! Seriously. I hope you make more in your free time !
RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I absolutely love your depictions of Mara. Strong, beautiful, and clearly deadly yet she looks cooly professional here. Not Jedi-Like, but calm. She's got kind of the look of a dancer *and* a hardened Assassin. It's subtle, but pretty awesome.
Sev808 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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