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Artist Joe Hogan's Star Wars Art (UPDATE FEB 22 2011) - Now with Topps Sketch Cards!

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  1. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Lookin' forward to seeing the rest of the work! :)
  2. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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  3. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Aww, thank you! It's much appreciated! :)

    The art world isn't a kind place and it certainly helps to stick together! Just from my experiences so far, I'm amazed at how friendly people can be and what advice they have to offer. I've learned a lot so far since graduating college and it's only helped me improve my work. I'm hoping one of these times will be my lucky "break" and I can get my real career started. My goal is to eventually be doing my artwork full-time, so we'll see where it goes.

    Also, I wanted to comment on your blog and your latest update concerning your portfolio review at CV. I want to congratulate you on such a successful meeting and I hope it leads to new things for you! I'm kicking myself at the moment since I brought my portfolio with me to CV, but unfortunately, the line was WAY too long when I approached the room and I needed to be somewhere else in 45 minutes. I didn't know how long it would take and I feel now that I missed out on a big opportunity. Although, I do plan to attend Comic Con next year, so maybe I'll have my second chance. If there's anything I've learned so far, it's to never give up and to keep on chugging along.
  4. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    Thanks so much for the kind words, and for watching me on DA! Yeah, the art world IS pretty tough, but I'm slowly finding my niche. I'm having a lot of fun transitioning over to art full time myself!

    That's too bad about CV. What day were you there looking to showcase? I was there the Thursday, first in line! It's actually the main reason I went to CV in the first place. Really wanted to talk to Troy Alders. It's a shame, I think he would have loved your work! NEXT TIME!!!

    Also, a quick note that I added some work to the first post! Two commissions and another Yoda page. =)
  5. Ryuuri-chan Jedi Knight

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    Wonderful as always. I love yoyur use of color. It's bright and really catches my eye. Great job and I can't wait to see more.
  6. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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  7. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    WOW vibrant colours and action. Do you use traditional stuff like oils, acryllic and watercolour too?
  8. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Thanks so much for the kind words, and for watching me on DA! Yeah, the art world IS pretty tough, but I'm slowly finding my niche. I'm having a lot of fun transitioning over to art full time myself!

    Being a teacher can also be pretty tough though I love is. My art is the product of my stress level.

    O:)

    Anyway, I am glad that I can double check you now in here and at deviantart.

    :D
  9. jerryfleming Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks so much! Very, very, very rarely! I'm not strong with them at all, and I feel like I have so much more control over the color with Photoshop than I do with traditional mediums. However, I do find myself painting with watercolors occasionally!

    Jerryfleming and AzurAngel2, thanks so much as usual!

    I went ahead and updated this thread with some new work: Another commission, some more Women of Star Wars sketch cards, and another page in the (now-9-page) Yoda comic I've been working on.

    Also, that tutorial I promised will be uploaded to both DeviantArt and my art blog this friday! I'll include it in this thread as well in the next update.

    Thanks again for the support, guys!
  11. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Love the action in the comic.
  12. Art_deWhill Jedi Knight

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    great artworks, looking forward to see more of them ;)
  13. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    Wow! I'm incredibly impressed by your work. You've got a very distinctive style, and your use of colour is stunning. The storytelling ability you've shown in your sequential art is magnificent - lots of great angles and framing choices, and you put across what's going on without confusion. I'm sure you'll have no trouble breaking into the field.
  14. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Can´t wait to see more in here and on DA!

    :D
  15. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    Thanks so much yet again, guys!!

    I've posted a new update in the first post, so I hope you guys take the time to check it out.

    Happy daylight savings!
  16. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    Another bump of this topic to announce some big news...

    Famous Star Wars artist Grant Gould has recently added me to his DevWatch list on Deviantart, and also favorited my TheForce.net banner from Celebration V! This in and of itself blew my mind. But then Grant went above and beyond any artist call of duty and suggested getting in touch with his editor at Topps Trading Cards about doing some sketch cards for them. And the result?

    I am now officially doing 200 sketch cards for Topps' Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 trading cards to be released in 2011.


    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    More details to follow soon...
  17. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Yay! Congrats, Joe! =D=

    I also got the invite e-mail to participate on the set a couple of weeks ago and my reaction was pretty similar to that! Of course, I said yes! I really can't wait to get started on it!
  18. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    Ah, Steph, that's SO COOL!!! hahaha WE'RE BIGSHOTS NOW! hahaha So awesome! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Also, as practice and celebration for the gig, I'm doing 20 sketch cards for FREE, as requested by the first 20 people! Hit the link to participate. I'm only taking requests from people that post in the journal on DA, though. Sorry to anyone who doesn't have one, but if you're posting your work in the fanart forums, you should have one anyway!

    http://xjapanrox.deviantart.com/journal/36196756/
  19. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    December 1 2010 EDIT
    Quick update today! 4 more Expanded Universe Sketch cards: Quinlan Vos, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Republic Commando's Sev, and Embo from the Clone Wars show!
    [image=http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/315/9/6/04___quinlan_vos_by_xjapanrox-d32n5g8.jpg]
    [image=http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/323/7/d/05___grand_admiral_thrawn_by_xjapanrox-d335ylu.jpg]
    [image=http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/327/b/d/06____rc_1207___sev___by_xjapanrox-d33goe6.jpg]
    [image=http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/335/1/c/07___embo_by_xjapanrox-d341a2h.jpg]
  20. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Wow, your life is a success story at present.

    *is very happy for you*

    Please go on with your great art works. I like the smug smile of a certain Chiss.
  21. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    Ah, thanks so much AzureAngel!! =)

    I have quite the update today! I've been so busy with my sketch cards that I haven't had time to post any of them here, or any of the other stuff I've worked on...

    January 3, 2011 Update:
    [image=http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/344/1/0/08_____pinky___by_xjapanrox-d34ku4l.jpg]
    Expanded Universe Digi Card 8 - "Pinky"

    [image=http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/341/a/8/x_mas_card_2010___3_wise_men_by_xjapanrox-d34fdyk.jpg]
    My 2010 Christmas Card that I had printed and mailed to friends and family.

    AND FINALLY...36 of my 263 traditional sketch cards for Topps' Star Wars Galaxy 6 series!!

    [image=http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/003/d/8/d8441c69321ccbc0b54794f0dfe08e17-d36cbcc.jpg]
    [image=http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/003/f/0/f00d688aa5a9467ba21c6a4fa91ba40c-d36cc1t.jpg]
    [image=http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/003/0/e/0efbcac7a63335f2b366d71a3a9a41a9-d36ccn7.jpg]
    [image=http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/003/1/5/15fbf5998a4ebf060d0c026e37dbb0fc-d36cd3u.jpg]

    Hope you guys dig em!!
  22. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    love your new works and the Christmas card[face_dancing]=D=
  23. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    The Christmas card is supreme!

    O:)
  24. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Hey Joe,

    I just wanted to pop in here and leave a comment about the cards - once again, they are phenomenal! You really hit these out of the ballpark and to think you were rushing along at doing 25 cards per day...ugh, you definitely have my respect. They came out great and I'm looking forward to seeing the next batch! :)
  25. XJapanRoX Official Star Wars Artist

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    Thanks so much for all your support, guys!!! I really appreciate it!

    Wow, I have a HUGE load of more images to show you guys! So let's get right to it:

    More Topps Star Wars Galaxy 6 Sketch Cards!
    [image=http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/010/1/5/154edfb7e99650bd6610af53600ee7cb-d36v1sp.jpg]
    [image=http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/010/d/b/db171416220e06d438ebda9b8ff1ff53-d36v25m.jpg]

    A digital commission for a friend on RebelScum featuring Luke and Bib Fortuna:
    [image=http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/042/f/c/you_will_take_me_to_jabba_now_by_xjapanrox-d39a1x2.jpg]

    Another commission, for the cast & crew t-shirt for those working on the "Hughes the Force" fanfilm:
    [image=http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/052/b/f/hughes_the_force_cast_and_crew_by_xjapanrox-d3a47gt.jpg]

    More Expanded Universe Digital Sketch Cards:
    [image=http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/012/2/d/09___dash_rendar_by_xjapanrox-d36xwwt.jpg] Dash Rendar
    [image=http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/015/1/8/10___kyle_katarn_by_xjapanrox-d378hgm.jpg] Kyle Katarn
    [image=http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/050/1/2/prize_01___darth_revan_by_xjapanrox-d39vf3f.jpg] Darth Revan
    [image=http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/053/a/1/prize_02___dark_empire_luke_by_xjapanrox-d3a60ue.jpg] Luke Skywalker (Dark Empire)

    Some digital sketch cards of characters to appear in my Order 66 comic (starting this year):
    [image=http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/034/d/4/01___master_timo_denn_by_xjapanrox-d3890ji.jpg]
    [image=http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/034/2/4/02___master_boid_by_xjapanrox-d38qj8z.jpg]
    [image=http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/049/4/c/03___scout___v2_by_xjapanrox-d391xnp.jpg]
    [image=http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/049/6/4/04___captain_craith_by_xjapanrox-d39swnq.jpg]

    An entry for a friend's contest on DeviantArt:
    [image=http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/041/0/4/master_sakiko_ryuuzaki_by_xjapanrox-d397q2x.jpg]

    And finally, a friend of mine did the awesome gift lineart of my original character in this image, and I did the colors:
    [image=http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/035/2/1/color_collab_1___master_peil_by_xjapanrox-d38tv40.jpg]

    Hope you guys dig!!
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