Artist Blogs

Jedi Crystal WIP

Work in progress for Xanamiar.

It's... a very rough WIP at that. This is probably my fourth attempt at a pose and color scheme and I'm still not quite happy with it. Some extra input would be nice.

Oct 22, 2007 by: Lal-Khan in: Work In Progress

Garen Starfall: Elite Mandalorian Warrior WIP

I just started working on this request piece for an elite Mandalorian warrior named Garen Starfall. Here is the first pencil sketch.

Let me know what you think, and what needs to be changed or added before I take it to the next step.

UPDATE: here is the corrected pencil sketch with added blaster pistol. I also cleaned the pic up a bit. Let me know about any other changes needed before moving on to the next step.

UPDATE 2:

I have the inks done. Let me know what you think.

UPDATE 3:

Oct 20, 2007 by: Tramp

Ja'eeth Va'lor: short order cook, and Mando demolitons expert WIP

This is a request piece I just accepted for a Mandalorian short-order cook/demolitions expert. For this piece, I'm starting with two images, which will be digitally compositied after all inks and colors are completed to make a single piece. Here are the pencil sketches of Ja'eeth both in and out of armor.

UPDATE:

I have the inks for both pictures done. Let me know what you think.

UPDATE 2:

Oct 18, 2007 by: Tramp
So... here is the latest WIP for the swoopguy from Sulon. There is a lot to do yet, but unless I get a negative feedback on the pose and compositon of the picture... Well... The composition should be about done.
Here's the lineart for Norr. I thought I'd include the YT-1300 just for kicks. I need the practice with vehicles... I've got a color test up for approval now. Also, does the YT-1300 look okay? I just can't be happy with it...
Soo, it's SLOW going, but this will at least convey some idea of where I'm going with this. No real lighting setup, lots of time spent on the UV maps thus far. I've only UV'd the actual cockpit hull proper and the obviously textured portion of the hatch. I'm still working on a lot of the other components that are visible here.
Well, I took the request by Jedi DWH for her female "barefoot, hippie Jedi" and have the intitial pencil sketch done some feed back from Jedi DWH and anyone else would be approciated before I take the drawing any further. UPDATE: I have the inks done. Once again, don't worry about any "naughty bits" there won't be any. The fabric isn't going to be transparent. Just very light. This is Hippie clothing, rmember? UPDATE #2 I have the colors on the girl done, but no background yet. That will be the next step provided there are no changes needed.
I know it's not a request or anything, but last night I put some ink on a drawing of a Quarren. My first Quarren, I think. I may extend this into a cantina scene with several characters at a bar.
Soo... After more talks with Jeff, and lots more modeling, I've got the Cockpit essentially finished, I finally updated the wing supports, rebuilt the spine of the ship, and after all this, rebuild (from scratch) the entire tail to and bottoms, and integrated them into the wings to make it one piece (you can see this in the back view). I think this image is looking really amazing for where I'm trying to get to. More details are needed on the surface, but I'm still hashing that all out. For the most part, it is what it is at this point.
Okay, so here's the Alderaanian Doctor/Bounty Hunter WIP. I hope emimar is around to comment on this... I've also included a quick sketch of a squad of over-decorated and undertrained soldiers Ubiqtorate has requested privately. Any suggestions for them would be appreciated as well...