Monday, October 2, 2017

Fool Me Once - Imperial Assault - Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack

Last week I had a piece of art spoiled in the upcoming Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack form Star Wars Imperial Assault. I was very happy to see this piece surface because I originally painted this piece back in April of 2015 and the project that it was intended for ended up being canceled. While I assumed it would surface eventually, you just never know how long it will take. Two and half years is not too bad of a wait. While I should not talk about what this piece was initially for, I will saw it was going to be used in Imperial Assault, so it is nice it still found a home in the same game. Here is how the now named Fool Me Once card turned out...

Fool Me Once
Star Wars Imperial Assault - Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack
14 x 11 - Acrylic and pencil on board
Art Director - Deb Freytag
Original - Available soon
© 2017 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

Fool Me Once - Drawing
Star Wars Imperial Assault - Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack
17 x 14 - Pencil on paper
Art Director - Deb Freytag
Original - Available soon
© 2017 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

I was really excited about this piece at the time. Some of that excitement was for the intended usage of this art. Though that is now no longer happening I am still happy to see this piece getting used. If you were wondering, yes, all the graffiti on the walls does say stuff. In the final I did obscure the graffiti a bit, but the original painting it is still all legible. Some of the stuff on the walls reads, "Yavin 4 was an inside job", "Down with the Empire", and "Hunt or be hunted". This piece featured a bunch of Trandoshans, which is always nice, and the opportunity to put in a bunch of other aliens. A win/win in my book! I ended up producing several additional pieces of art related to this that were going to be used in various other levels of production. Can't really talk about them, but here they are...

Fool Me Once - Hero figure
Star Wars Imperial Assault
6 x 9.3 - Digital finish over Acrylic and pencil on board
Art Director - Deb Freytag
© 2017 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

Fool Me Once - Full figure drawing
Star Wars Imperial Assault
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper
Art Director - Deb Freytag
Original - Available soon
© 2017 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

Last but not least, here is an image of the art in use on the card. There was a *LITTLE* cropping of the image, but you get the idea. I heard through the grapevine that this art may be making an appearance in another SW game where you will be able to see more of the entire image, which is always nice.

Fool Me Once in handy dandy card form
 
In the coming months I will share the process and steps that went into this piece as well as additional thoughts regarding making it. If you are lucky, I might even share some silly photo reference of my being all the aliens!

That is all for another exiting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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