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Star Wars RPG Art by AdamHughes Star Wars RPG Art by AdamHughes
Here's the concept sketch, pencils, and final art to this STAR WARS role-playing game from 2000. I include it because the teen Jedi in the middle, the one in lavender? I eventually cut off her hand and killed her on the Darth Vader PURGE cover.



My big contribution to the STAR WARS mythology.
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AngryAndroid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
I honestly bought this RPG Boxed set based solely on the awesomeness of this image. 
Lovedoc20 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Great art. I love how pieces of art can back great memories memories. I saw this art at my first GenCon in 2k, in some intro or teaser materials for the launch of the d20 SWRPG. Good stuff.
Fawnish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student
Ah! (lol) Your process is fascinating!
Clievile Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Its always sort of creepy when you discover a character dead, then find out about their history and epic adventures after.

Though her epic adventures are only implied and not shown really.
analepsis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   General Artist
So amazing as always. I love your pencil lines!
Very inspiring
wiggless Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
very kind of you to show how you reach the final image. the best bit was watching the choices you made from the first panel where all of darth mauls face is fairly visable and instead you finished it with his nose and mouth just showing. realy great proces
sprucetree Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wow, this seems like a suprisingly different style, than most of the art in the gallery...! neat!
masonson Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Great to see the process
DouggieDoo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorites of yours and it is mainly because of Darth Maul in the background. Yes, he's subtle and mostly obscured, but everything about him in this piece is cool.
CaptainVigilante Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's pretty awesome, I had no idea they were such sticklers to continuity - next thing you know it there'll be an action figure, and a bio of her.
RNHMH Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
love the transition
D-ComicsStudio Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
You Monster of art!!!!!!! Very cool!!!!

seanglenn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hey Adam, I just happened across this post this evening, great to see those sketches again (I wonder if I still have my notes that i sent back to you these, I think it was something along the lines of "This kicks ass!" - I don't even remember marking anything up). I'm glad you can show the creative process in the trip from concept to sketch to final, especially with a licensed property, since so many people have to look it over and say "OK."

I had no idea that you had used our female Jedi teen on that Dark Horse cover until now. I wish I would have been following comics more closely when that was released!

Now I'm gonna have to big through my old backup CDs and see if there was any notes. I'm still really happy with how this piece turned out and how easily we were able to get this okay'ed and through the Lucasfilm gauntlet. Like I told you back then, when I wrote down my wishlist for artists to work on the game, your name was one of the very first, along with Drew Struzan, and I was lucky enough to work with both of you.

Thanks for the little trip down memory lane!

Sean Glenn
Former Wizards of the Coast Art Director (Star Wars Brand)
dustinheath Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
adam i fn love this! i think anyone can appreciate this* you're a true artist
AlexiusDAlex Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
If she's the WoTC SW RPG Jedi... I think I've seen her. Didn't they call her Sia-Lan or something?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
I have no idea what her name was.... you may be right.
I referred to her simply as 'Loretta'.
morfose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
very nice!
kgraleopard Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
What I like about seeing the pencils, inks, and final versions of artwork is that you can see how the artist made little changes to the picture. Sort of like seeing the growth process. Thank you so much for posting this! And welcome to DA!

Dieman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to say thanks on posting the pencils, but I can't see any of the detail because it's so small! :| pls upload larger version?
charlie-fab Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008   Artist
I love the toony style. I would love to see more pics like this.
RogerPLude21 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Its official, your the Best!
VinRoc Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love seeing your pencil steps too! Sweeet stuff
okarusekai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Cool Page :P
Kael-Seleill-Nulaad Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I like the clean look from this one, but as you said on another deviation, there is something in the pencils that doest get transalted to well when in colors.
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
why so small adam. Watermark it so we can see the glory that is AH in a resonable size
MrPlaid81 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, you need to sell an art book.
pixeltease Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Thank you for posting the progression of this piece. Fantastic.
sketchartist76 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes..I own that Purge comic. Great to see where you get your ideas from:)
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
this is a great image, wish I could see it larger. Why can't Lucas make these role playing things into real comics so we can read the stories and be a part of these wonderful ideas?!:(

and I wonder if there's a Sith who has a gallery of famous Jedi's hands that he's killed=]
DPRagan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the middle light saber the best, it shows motion like those in the movies :)
maestro-efectivo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love to see scans bigger than this...
juggmaster Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Great piece! love the creative process!!
gfxslave Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I really love how it got better through the whole process ;)
Nicky-Fingaz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I really appreciate seeing the process of rough to finish.

seiya13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
wow with process!!!
ginmau Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Heh! Heh! No matter how small your contribution, it was still a great contribution. Love seeing your though process, I still have quite a long way to go :)
MatsuoAmon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yoo are awesomes <3

this is very pretty. to bad I can't see a larger one or this would be a good reference for the future ^^ <3
SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awsome works ...
Love the sketch shades ..
And deeply love the lineart ..
Very stable very delightfull ...

But the color ruins it ...
( its just flat color ok .. not even production finished isnt )

But ...
Its a shame how you do the same work 3 times ........

Sketch is one work ... lineart another that errases some sketch qualities ...

Colors another work that erraze the all work below and all the best part ...

When yu should complement it way alot better ...

( sorry my entusiastic tecnical happy talks )

But you will have hundreds saying how good you are ...
Maibe you just dont need one more do ya....

Then maibe i'm in doubt ...
Maibe you dont have cintiq at all ...

( that is were you would be able to complement better all parts of the process ) ...

You just do sketch one page ...
Light box and lineart ... ink over .. or not even ink ... but just with pencil - then put into photoshop and slap some basic color with vector ..........

Then airbrush over it ....

But anyway you are old school ...
Will be hard for you to change your methods ...
.. with so many many years just doing the same isnt ....

But if i was you i would buy the cintiq ..
"the biguer" As you have money for that ...

And i would try to use it ... just it .. sinçe sketch .. to lineart to paint ...
Will change the way you see and do art ...
I'm sure we will see that in even "more charming" quality ....
Than all the already you have ...

If thats possible for a old man like ya ...

Charming ...

HAve fun bie <3


ferah11 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I agree but I don't understand how could see all that the resolution suckss!!
Summerset Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
if he wanted it easy, dont u think he wouldve done it by now? he's a perfectionist. And I dont think hell even use cintiq, he still uses a mouse for coloring.
alphamalezulu4 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
OOOOOH I've been hoping to someday see the pencils for this one!
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
E-freet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I read your journal post mentioning why you don't upload higher resolution for pictures.

Nevertheless, I will still ask, any chance of getting even a slightly higher resolution of this one?

such a cool picture, so much to learn from.

ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
i know you dont want to post bigger versions of things, but at this size this is almost pointless lol.
RandySiplon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I love seeing your process behind this piece. Cool stuff.
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