No, I'm a self employed illustrator. This was a piece done for a card game licensed by Lucasfilm. So it's technically "official" Star Wars art (i.e. Lucasfilm owns it), but not commissioned directly by them.
oh interesting. Does that go for other artists who did other card art? Also, I'm curious where you? I'm out here in Northern California, near Sacramento. I'm looking for work as I'm a photographer. my work is on my blog nicolasbrownphotography.blogsp…
I get contracted via the company that actually produces the licensed products - in this case Fantasy Flight Games. They have a few licensed Star Wars game properties that they call on many freelance artists to create art for.
Hmm not sure. If I remember right, I think a lot of the Imperial helmet designs (or at least Vader's) was based on samurai helmet shapes, right? Though I guess samurai didn't have laser blasters to contend with either haha.
yeah I think tht they based it on the samurai thing aswell. And let's not forget, vader would have this type of helmet aswell, if someone didn't think it was weird for Vader to move between spaceships without a mask.
Amazing drawing ! You captured the feel of the original trilogy just perfectly - he looks really evil ! It must have been a coincidence, but he looks almost exactly like polish prime minister. He's the most hated person in the country so I guess it fits the character (here's a pic of him BTW [link])
That , and he's one of the only that doesn't get killed ( at least not in the movies , though there is a deleted scene of the battle in which a Snowspeeder crashes in the cockpit of his AT AT >.> ) AND totally owned the Rebels on Hoth , so yeah , makes him quite badass
Being a massive Imperial supporter and a generic bad guy lover , i do pay attention to such " details " I mean , especially in Star Wars , i know the good guys have to win , but they always do it so easily and with so few losses it becomes boring And well , the battle of Hoth is so so damn epic , you got to remember it , i remember loving the whole scene since i was a child because the Rebels lost