I love your process and style, seems very straightforward. Everything is where it should be with lines and shapes easy to follow and recognize. I have seen A LOT of great paintings ruined by being too busy.
Where I work for a retail store they let me do the art around the place and I get a lot of freedom to draw what I want, more or less. But they still sometimes throw things out at me, I worked on a 4' by 5' board for about a month designing, drafting and redesigning. Right before it was about to be painted they decided to toss the idea, now, a week later, they want it again but smaller and in a different place!
Why did you change the wookie design so much? It's not a negative critique, I've just always wonder why you drew a lot of things close too the concepts or with the likeness of the actors but you draw a teen like wookie. From what I saw of your work at least.
I was told by my client to make the wookiee a teen wookie. Apparently, this role-playing game needed "younger Star Wars characters", so the designs all had to be 'teens'. Teen Jedi, teen handmaiden, teen wookiee. Try coming up with a teen wookiee, and making it serious. Yikes.
Well you pulled it off nicely, it looks for from ridiculous. Now that I know it's a teen it's obvious. It's just the idea of a teen wookie isn't common, odd idea from your client, but hey who am I to judge. Thanks for the reply, it's really good to have you on Da.
Not that odd, when you consider the corporate mindset, which thinks NOTHING of the license or brand, but everything of the business models taught at Harvard business school....
You have a license to do games, so you make a role-playing game. Who plays role-playing games? Teens. Therefore, you make teen versions of the brand's characters to make the game for desirable and profitable. It doesn;t matter that the brand is, say, STAR WARS, the biggest 'all-ages' brand in history behind COCA-COLA. You don't need to make teen versions of wookiees; is Chewbacca too adult a character to appeal to kids?
Just how things look from where I sit in the cheap seats...
there was a bit of change from the line art to the final colored piece, like the soldier, darth maul and so on. Did you re draw the entire scene using the line art as a reference? if so did you use a lightbox at all?