March 22, 2011

Star Wars Galaxy 6: Ewok

This is one of my three new base card artworks done for the recently released Topps Star Wars Galaxy 6.

The featured character is Wicket the Ewok, a childhood favorite of mine.

For this image, I chose to create a new scene with recognizable elements from both Return of the Jedi as well as the Ewok Adventure spin-off films.

Above is the sketch that was selected and later used on the cardback.


March 18, 2011

Jeffrey Kaplan for The Deal

A portrait I recently drew of Bank of America's Jeffrey Kaplan is in the current issue of The Deal.

The full-page portrait appears in the feature article "A Deal Guy's Goodbye."  Although the deadline was really quick with this, it was great to do a portrait and I was pleased with how it turned out.

This was drawn on watercolor paper with a brush. The original by itself is here.


March 9, 2011

Star Wars Galaxy 6: Aayla Secura

This is one of three new base card artworks I did for Topps' Star Wars Galaxy 6.  The featured characters are Jedi Knight Aayla Secura, shown alongside her Clone Troopers, the Star Corps.

These characters are briefly shown in the Episode III film.  There is an exceptional write-up about it on the back of the card provided by Topps.

I first explored this scene in these two sketches below.  The one on the left was printed beside the cardback text.  These were enjoyable characters that I'd really like to revisit soon.


March 4, 2011

Topps: Star Wars Galaxy 6 Autographed Sketches

I was recently included in a small handful of artists to work on autographed sketch cards (called "Sketchagraphs") for Topps' Star Wars Galaxy 6 card set.

These cards feature my artwork accompanied by an actor's autograph.  Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Ray Park, and Jake Lloyd, among others, all signed for their well-known Star Wars characters.

These are considered very rare.  They were all done in ink, pencil and the occasional watercolor.