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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by TDHArtist, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    Yea... I wish I was going to CE. :(

    Well, here's some more art for you guys to look at. These are some of the pre-ordered sketches for pick-up at C4:
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Mara_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Fireside_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/QAmi_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Dewback_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Scout_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Trooper_small.jpg]

    and lastly, one I really had fun with...

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/R2-Yoda_small.jpg]
  2. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    My last post until Post C4. I thought I posted this here, but I guess I forgot...
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/CC_small.jpg]

    Well, I'm packed... sketch books are finished (Only 50 available at the show!) Have all my art supplies all set and I'm ready to go! I'm looking forward to meeting those of you who are going and those of you I don't already know!

    Cya this weekend!
  3. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    I love all your work, but I really love this one of Mara. Is there a story behind why she is in Stormtrooper armor?

    AG88
  4. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Fabulous work on the troopers collage! =D= I love the fellow in the center, with his foot up on the speeder--they all look just awesome! And Mara looks wonderful--we always love to see Mara art here! This is intriguing, as AG88 has mentioned: is there a reason for the armor...? "Bunnies" begin hopping around... :p ;) Have a great time at C4, and thanks for sharing these with us here! [:D]

    FF
  5. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    The person commissioning the piece just requested her be in armor. I decided to throw a spin on the Obi-Wan in Armor. Giving her a Dark cloak. I would imagine this would take place while under the service of The Emperor!

    I wanted to give anyone attending Wizard World Philly a head's up!

    Stop by Artist Alley! I'll be at table 1804. I'll be doing a limited amount of commissions during the weekend, but I'll also have some NEW Sketch books, sketch cards, prints and original art... including Hyperspace webstrips!

    Hope to see ya there!

    And also, here's some more of my 30th anniversary sketch cards! Enjoy!

    [image=http://www.scoundrelpublishing.com/spart/community/SW30th01_small.jpg]
    [image=http://www.scoundrelpublishing.com/spart/community/SW30th02_small.jpg]
    [image=http://www.scoundrelpublishing.com/spart/community/SW30th03_small.jpg]
    [image=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/500818561_effa89b771_o.jpg]
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/SW30th05_small.jpg]
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/SW30th06_small.jpg]
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/SW30th08_small.jpg]
  6. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Whoa!! Great cards TDHArtist!! =D= Some of my favorites are the "Chasm Swing"--such a classic "hero moment" from the OT!--and all the homages to McQuarrie's concept artwork! Those rock! =D= It's so wonderful how well your style captures the characters' personalities and moods--Han, Leia, Luke and Tarkin--love the expressions! All fabulous--and have fun in Philly!

    FF
  7. Basement24 Jedi Knight

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    Very cool! I really have to make it to a convention one of these days... Nice use of McQuarrie's stuff, I don't think I've seen anyone make sketch cards of those designs.
  8. Lord_Anjok Jedi Padawan

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    really great work. I love your style.
    How do you color these Cards?
  9. Darth_Snuggle Jedi Master

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    I agree with Lord_Anjok, I love your style, too.

    Out of curiosity, how long do you average from concept to completion? I find myself to be rather slow and meticulous and while I think the results are good, it has a negative effect on my total output.
  10. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    Thanks everyone! I'm really glad that you are enjoying my work.

    I just returned last night from Philly so this is the first time I'm having a chance to reply:


    I actually work pretty fast compared to some folks. It really just depends. I was an animation major in art school (traditional and Computer) and the first 2 years of it is 80% drawing. and a lot of it is frame by frame stuff. It's long and tiring and I hated it (which is why I'm NOT an animtor now)... but it did give me the ability to crank out work faster.


    Prismacolor Markers

    Here are a few C4 commissions:
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Mace_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/AaylaC4_small.jpg]



  11. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Wow, these are amazing! =D= Lots of fun to peruse. I wish I'd gone to C4 now, just to get a sketch! I particularly liked the Yoda riding a flying Artoo [face_laugh]
  12. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    Well, you don't HAVE to go to a show to get something from me. I do take commissions online, you'd just need to be patient and pay for S&H.
  13. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    In case anyone did not make it to C4, StarWarsShop has just made my remaining prints available:

    Hodges C4 Print

  14. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    I finally finished my CE print:
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Hodges-CEFinal_small.jpg]
  15. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Awesome :D You'll probably get an email from me soon then.


    And I really like the new print =D=
  16. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    I wanted to start posting the individual pieces that made the print.

    First was the preliminary sketch, done on regular paper stock and a col-erase blue pencil:
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/HanPre-Final_small.jpg]

    Second is the finished art, which was done in full color then altered in Photoshop for the grey tone.
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/HanColor_small.jpg]

    Tomorrow I'll post Leia.
  17. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    I was supposed to post Leia yesterday, so I'll post Leia and Luke today.

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/LeiaPreFinal_small.jpg]
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/Leia-Color_small.jpg]

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/LukePreFinal_small.jpg]
    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/LukeColor_small.jpg]
  18. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Lovely, wonderful! I especially like the Leia one. Great expressions on both of them, but the Leia for some reason looks more like Carrie Fisher to me than the Luke looks like Mark Hammill... I always like charicatures, though, they're my own favorite thing to draw. :D
  19. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    HA!! =D= Love these latest pieces! The one of Han is perfect IC: it makes me wonder, tho--is he asking for two of something...or giving us just two seconds to beat feet before he blasts us?! LOL! ;) Leia looks wonderful, and I love Luke's pose here--very much the brash young fighter pilot! **nods** It's also great to see the rough sketches, and then see how you bring them to completion with the colors--thanks for sharing that! Awesome work!

    FF
  20. YodaKenobi VIP

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    I agree with FalconFan? it's great seeing the original sketches of these :D Excellent work =D=
  21. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    Please excuse the bad digital pic, but here is a commission being picked up at CE next week. It is 18" x 24":

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/CE01.jpg]

    I'll be posting more finished pieces throughout the weekend.
  22. Exar_Xan Force Ghost

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    Looking good :) I cannot wait to see my comission then :).
  23. YodaKenobi VIP

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  24. TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis

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    Thanks a bunch! Here's a Boba Fett for CE:

    [image=http://www.tomhodges.com/art_posting/CEFett_small.jpg]

    more later...
  25. Ty_Ordell Jedi Knight

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    That commission you did of the Jedi & Yoda is great was it done with markers? Call me stupid, I'm not all that familiar with the markers you sketch card artists are using, what type/kind are they? I'm sure they're not cheap but they seem to be essential to the sketch card trade since everyone of you is using them. I'm looking to submit a small portfolio type thingy to Topps and of course want to have some examples of sketch cards. How do you do the white highlights I see in some of these pics, for example the sketch cards, a white marker? Anyways your stuff looks great, I especially love the clone trooper pieces.
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