Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!!!

I just wanted to wish all of you a happy, safe, and fun 2011. 2010 was very, very good to me, and I can only hope I've treated the people in my life just as well this year. Much love to you all!!

As you can imagine, the holiday rush has taken a toll on the digi sketch cards, on top of finishing up the last few Topps cards. Next week, digi cards return!!! =)

Be safe tonight, guys!

Friday, December 24, 2010

...And To All A Good Night

Merry Christmas, guys!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to pop in quickly to wish any and all of you a great Christmas, and every other possible happy holiday.

One more week of no digi-sketch card, because of the rush to get my Topps sketch cards done on time. But I've cleared 202 cards, and now I'm down to the last 60!!

Anyway, I hope you guys have a blessed, safe, and fun-ass holiday!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Cards! & uStream Info

Yo, dudes!

Just wanted to show you my very first illustrated Christmas Card, for 2010! These are lost in the mail as I type, so hopefully they reach their destinations safely!

I wanted to update you guys on the uStream stuff. I'll be doing this in early January instead of this month. Time constraints just won't allow for it. More info to come!!

Also, I'll unfortunately be taking a break from the weekly sketch card this week. The Topps sketch cards have finally arrived, and I've got a lot of work to do!! So I couldn't get to this week's, but will resume next week! Please accept my apologies!

Friday, December 10, 2010

FREE Sketch Cards!

Sup, guys!

A few weeks ago, to celebrate getting the Topps gig, I offered the first 20 people to respond to my journal a free sketch card request, to be mailed to the requester once they were finished. It was a hit for sure, and ended up accepting 23 requests since it seemed to be so popular! The pic above is the finished set!

Now, onto the usual fun part of the week, the 8th digital sketch card! This one is from a SUPER obscure corner of the Expanded Universe, Star Wars Tales issue # 2 in the year 1999. He's actually an unknown Jedi disguised as a rock miner from the vignette called "Incident at Horn Station." He's nicknamed "Pinky" by some jerk who gets what's coming to him, and this dude saves the day like a TOTAL badass! I highly recommend reading the story if you get the chance. Anyway, enjoy "Pinky"!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Quick Friday Update

Still waiting on the blanks from Topps to get started on those Galaxy 6 sketch cards! I can't wait!! Another thanks to Grant Gould for all his help prepping for the gig!

I also wanted to announce in this post that I will be LIVE STREAMING the 9th Expanded Universe digital sketch card for this blog, on Thursday, December 16th! More details to come, but I thought it would be a fun little thing to do! Hopefully you can tune in!

And speaking of those digi-sketch cards, here's week 7: Embo from the Clone Wars series! I really love this dude, he kept belting out surprises in the episode he was featured in! Hopefully we'll get a return appearance of him someday. Enjoy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hey all,

Just wanted to stop by to: A) Wish you a slightly belated happy and safe Thanksgiving & B) Drop off the Digital Sketch Card of the week, Sev the Republic Commando!

Really quickly, I also wanted to list off a few things I'm thankful for this year:
  • My family, those still with us and those who're no longer physically here, for their undying support. This includes times I'm a major pain to deal with.
  • My amazing girlfriend who's been a pillar to my determination to work hard and inspired me to chase after any dream for the past year and a half. I love you, Alicia!
  • My Staten Island friends for always having my back and cheering me on after every victory and loss. I don't know where I'd be without you!
  • My friends at TFN, Rebelscum, and DeviantArt for endowing me with unbelievable memories from Celebration V: Memories I will never forget.
  • All of the industry artists who have ever gone out of their way for me (be it advice, or making a contact), including Sean Galloway, Grant Gould, JAKe, Katie Cooke, Matt Busch, Dan Schoening, and anyone I might have missed.
  • My family at Market Maker Interactive and TRAFFIQ for allowing me to stay on part time from home. You have no idea how much easier it makes everyday life.
  • Anyone on DeviantArt or this blog that has subscribed to see my work, and read what I have to say. It means the world to me, and without your encouragement, I'd be a much angrier person! You guys are the best!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Looking Forward


With SWGS6 fighting for every moment of my attention (in my brain, anyway!), here's a quick rundown of what's on my plate:
  • I'm working on an original Star Wars story with mostly original characters but plenty of familiar faces! It's going to be extremely time consuming and will probably be very difficult for me, but I'm willing to give it a shot!!!
  • Work on C.O.R.e. continues!
  • I've already come up with another sketch card series once my Expanded Universe set is finished!
  • Yoda Pages 7 - 9 will be completed once I finish a few pages of my original story.
  • Of COURSE, Topps' Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 sketch cards!!!
I promise that there will be tastes of these projects in the near future. But for now, I plead with you to realize that work I'm satisfied with takes time. ;) It's coming!

Also, we've already hit the midpoint for the Expanded Universe series, Week 5! This week, I took a much more stylized and simplistic approach to the character, Grand Admiral Thrawn. In the Thrawn Trilogy graphic novel, the first artist, , portrayed him with a really rectangle shaped head that I REALLY loved, but the design sadly didn't carry over in the other artists' depictions of the Grand Admiral. So, this is my tribute to him!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Topps Trading Cards

Guys, do I have a story for you.

Famous Star Wars artist Grant Gould has recently added me to his DevWatch list on Deviantart, and also favorited my 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...

Okay, now on to the content for the week...the Expanded Universe digital sketch card! Boy, am I glad I've been doing these for weeks, because they definitely helped me snag this gig!!! Since Quinlan Vos premieres tonight on a new episode of The Clone Wars, I thought it only fitting to dedicate this week to him. While I'm not sure their depiction of him is true to his character, I'm still sure the dynamic of Quinlan and Obi-Wan will be a fun one!! Enjoy!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Captain Fordo in the Clone Wars Mystery!

So this is more of a little detective post than an art entry, but...

I was really excited to see Captain Fordo from Genndy Tartakovsky's 2003 Clone Wars mini series being remade into a 2008-Present Clone Wars styled figure. Hasbro has been giving away a lot of season secrets by previewing figures of characters that appear later in the season, and spoiling some surprises, such as Boba Fett and Quinlan Vos (sort of). This could only mean one thing to me -- Fordo will be on the show! Right?...

Anyway, Fordo is included in the latest battle Arc Trooper battle pack. These battle packs come with cards for each figure to play a roll playing game involving a special dice. On each of these cards, they list the stats for each character for the game, as well as a picture of the character in a scene on the Clone Wars TV show. Fordo's card lists him as "Arc Trooper Commander" (not a captain), and the image showing him looks pretty familiar. Where have I seen it before? Oh yeah.

There's also no doubt that while he isn't outright named Captain Fordo in the battle pack, his coloring and equipment are identical to Fordo in the 2003 series. His double mini rifles, Arc Trooper heavy rifle, antenna, and gauntlet are a perfect match.

Image of figure taken from the Jedi Temple Archives

So, they Photoshopped a picture of Rex from the "Rookies" episode, since Fordo looks very similar. There's a few possibilities here:
  • Hasbro only had pictures of character models of new characters that would be made into figures, no pictures of a scene, and the cards use scenes, not character models. Fordo will make an appearance.
  • Hasbro knew Fordo would appear but were given no source images to back it up.
  • Hasbro imagined and designed a 2008 CW stylized Fordo themselves and he won't make an appearance in the series.
While it doesn't look good for Captain Fordo appearing in the new Clone Wars show, there's still a chance. On the other hand, it could just be Hasbro providing some fan service. I know I wanted him as soon as I saw he was being made! Which brings me to my final, unrelated note: Captain Fordo is this week's Expanded Universe Digital Sketch Card, because he is so damn awesome!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Greetings, all!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who watches this blog. I'm happy to mention that yesterday marks ONE YEAR since I've created this blog! It's been a HELL of a year for my career, and I've grown a lot as an artist since then, but I couldn't have done it without all of your support, and all of my friends, families, and humble fanbase. I owe you all everything.

Now! I'm hard at work working on my current projects, but being a huge fan of Halloween, I wanted to make a special Expanded Universe sketch card to match the season. And what's better suited than the Zombie Stormtrooper from the Death Troopers novel! None, I tell you! So here he is, week 2 of the Expanded Universe:

I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Women of Star Wars Week 15

I can't believe it's been 15 weeks already! This week marks the end of my Women of Star Wars digital sketch card series, and I'm ending it with THE definitive woman of Star Wars: the one and only Leia Organa Solo.

Hopefully a treat for you all, here's a look at the full Women of Star Wars series all together. Phew!

Finally, I'm also take this opportunity to announce the next series of 10 digital sketch cards: Men of the Expanded Universe! Not that drawing women tired me out or anything, but I already drew the women of the expanded universe that I really dig, and when I sat down to come up with a new list, these 10 came to me easily, and all happened to be dudes! Here's the first one to coincide with the release of The Force Unleashed II next week....Galen Marek, A.K.A. Starkiller!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New York Comic Con 2010

Well, folks, it looks like Dark Horse didn't attend for portfolio reviews. They were there in full swing otherwise, though! However, the prep work over the last few months now has to adjust to a less-immediate reception of editorial feedback. Not a big deal -- Now it's just time to submit it the old fashioned way: Snail mail!

So, that's the plan. Mail them a CD of my pages. In light of this, I've decided to include a few from my personal Star Wars project in addition to my Yoda pages. So, Yoda is going to be on hold for a few weeks! Unfortunately.

And after 4 weeks in a row of Clone Wars characters, this week closes with a more obscure woman of Star Wars: Jan Ors! Can you believe it's been 14 weeks already??? Next week is the last Woman of Star Wars card, and I'll reveal the next series!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Portfolio Preview

So, as you guys may know, I'm visiting New York Comic Con for a portfolio review with Dark Horse. As previously stated, they're looking for 5-6 consecutive comic pages that showcase visual storytelling abilities. Here are my 6:

Finally, here's week 13 of the Women of Star Wars digital sketch cards. Love her or hate her, there's no denying that Ahsoka Tano is a big part of the Star Wars universe nowadays, so here she is in card form! Gave her some clone armor to help make her shine in my style!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Riding the Dark Horse

Another Friday update for you guys! Dark Horse is hopefully doing portfolio reviews at the New York Comic Con next weekend, and yours truly is gunning for artistic blood! After my review with Troy Alders of Lucasfilm, I feel 200% confident that I can wow the folks over at Dark Horse. I've been pretty aggressively working on a new portfolio in the short time between Celebration V and Comic Con. So far, so good! Hopefully they actually show up for reviews! Here's a taste of the next page in my Yoda series, that will in fact be included in the new portfolio.

Here's a snippet of the guidelines from Dark Horse's site:
Consider carefully what you are sending. An editor wants to see that you can draw sequential art, not pinups. Five or six consecutive story pages is usually adequate. Include quiet scenes as well as action, utilize a wide variety of faces, figures (male, female, normal people as well as "super" characters, etc.), and well-realized settings. Ask yourself the following questions: Does the angle you've chosen take full advantage of the dramatic potential in a scene? Do the backgrounds establish where the characters are in relationship to their surroundings and to each other? Is there a well-defined foreground, middleground, and background? Is there a clear, readable story even without word balloons or captions? Have you left adequate room for the dialogue and captions? If you'd like to use a sample script to help you create a story sequence, you can download one here.
Full article here.

It's Week 12 (of 15) of the Women of Star Wars digital sketch card series, Senator Chuchi from the Clone Wars mini series!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Hey gang!

I wanted to take the opportunity to show off some of the commissioned pieces I've been lucky to get.

This one's for Ryan over at Rebelscum:

This one's a tattoo for Greg at

These two are for Kaela over on DeviantArt:

Finally, we hit week 11 of the Women of Star Wars digi-sketch cards, and this week it's one of my personal favorites, Aayla Secura!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Digital Sketch Card Tutorial

Hey guys!

I thought I'd try something new this week. I've put together a pseudo-detailed tutorial on how I do my digi-sketchcards, featuring this week's Women of Star Wars digital sketch card...Dutchess Satine in Mandalorian armor!

I know she's a pacifist, but I really love her character, and I'm sure she's proud of her Mandalorian heritage. I'm hoping that, at some point, she understands that war is a necessary evil sometimes, if the Separatists attach Mandalore or something! I really love the image of her in the armor, cuz I feel like she'd be a complete bad-ass in it.

This tutorial is to illustrate the usual steps that I take to go from start to finish on a given illustration. Since I do all my work in Photoshop CS3, you'll need CS1 or higher to follow along! Here's the tutorial:


So that wraps up week 10's Digi-Skecth Card. I can't believe it's 10 weeks in already! Only 5 to go, time to step things UP!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Greener Pastures

Hey dudes and dudettes!

So I'll preface this with saying that this week's post isn't really Star Wars related, per say. However, it's about a pretty critical and necessary step towards becoming a full time illustrator and cartoonist.

After 2 years & change and a phenomenally successful visit to Celebration V, I've decided to leave Market Maker Interactive & TRAFFIQ to pursue this dream of mine on a full-time basis. I'll still be working for them part-time, from home on Staten Island, though! Let me tell you, if I had to do something that wasn't art-related, this was the place for me. Looking back, I had a lot of fun working with these individuals, and I can't thank them enough for their understanding and support in my decision. I'm truly blessed to have worked there, and I wish them all the best!

Now, what will I be doing once I leave on September 15th?
  • Pencil, ink, and color for a 48-page graphic novel titled (tentatively) "C.O.R.e." on a full time basis (paid gig!). More details to come!
  • Commissions! They're always open. Hit the LINK to see my rates.
  • As stated a moment ago, still working for Mmi from home, part-time.
After C.O.R.e. is finished, well, we'll have to see! I'm currently preparing for a Dark Horse portfolio review this October, so maybe something will come of that! In the meantime, while working on C.O.R.e., I'll just have to market myself like crazy to keep up the momentum.

SO! Without further adieu, here's Week 9's Women of Star Wars digital sketch card. I'm bringing you the first sexy Twi'Lek in Star Wars history...Jabba's slave Oola!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Celebration V Experience Part III of III: Artists!!!!

Okay, last post about CV. I promise. It's been over for almost a month already!

I just have one more round of people to thank for their warmth and time: The OFFICIAL STAR WARS ARTISTS!!

I got to briefly talk with Tom Hodges, Grant Gould, Lee Kohse, and Spencer Brinkerhoff III, and they were fantastic! But some artists were kind enough to even pose for pictures after offering some really fantastic advice: Jan Duursema, Matt Busch, Katie Cook, and JAKe!

With Jan at TFN's Party.

I ran into comic goddess and legend Jan Duursema twice: First at CV, where she autographed a free postcard for me! I told her how long I've been a fan (Since the early Republic days!), and it was great to meet her. Then again at the TFN party, Matt Long re-introduced us, and she complimented my banner! I was lucky enough to get a quick photo with her as well.


Up until now, I thought Ray Park was the nicest bigshot in the Star Wars business. Then, I met Matt Busch. I've been a longtime fan of his, and have always loved his You Can Draw Star Wars videos, so meeting him was awesome! He's probably the biggest thing to happen to Star Wars art since Ralph McQuarrie. This guy was already busy selling prints, and yet Matt took the time to compliment MY work (he loved the Ackbar card!) AND leave his table to come around and get a photo with me. This guy is truly a class act, and I can't say enough about him. Thanks, Matt!!

With JAKe!!!

JAKe was another class act all the way. He took the time out to talk to me and offer me advice TWO DAYS IN A ROW! He gave me a lot of constructive criticism about keeping my Star Wars and original work separate entities. He also complimented my work, and took one of the cards! I think the biggest compliment I received all week was when JAKe already knew who I was...through THIS BLOG! Awesome! Thanks for your time and kind words, JAKe!

With Katie Cook, the person I owe it all to!

Katie Cook didn't seem to remember me, but I sure remember her. For any of you usual readers here, she's the one who suggested posting work in the fanart forums on Star Wars message boards...which led to this whole gig in the first place!! I was so thrilled to meet her and thank her again for her advice in person, and she too was kind enough to take a photo.

I can't tell you how much of a rush it was mingling with these obscenely talented artists. All I wanted to do was go home and get back to work immediately! I can't thank them enough for their advice, and I promise not to let them down.

This week's woman of Star Wars digital sketch card is coming at you from another corner of the EU: Guri from Shadows of the Empire (in her SOTE: Evolution duds)! Special thanks to my girlfriend Alicia for posing!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Celebration V Experience Part II of III: Portfolio Review!

Man, oh man. Lots more people to thank.

Dave Filoni poses for a quick picture, while some dude looks on. Thanks, Dave!!

As mentioned last week, I got a chance to talk to Dave Filoni briefly at the TFN party, and he even posed for a picture with me! Great, humble guy. It was a real honor! He also was kind enough to answer a question of mine at a Q&A portion of a panel he hosted the next day. It was really great to get feedback from him!

But come on, this trip was initially about one thing for me: The portfolio review with Troy Alders, head art director of Lucasfilm Licensing. This is what convinced me to go in the first place, and without it, I would've never enjoyed the star treatment I was fortunate enough to receive. So, how did it go?

Really, really well! Troy really came off like the type of guy that's really interested in helping artists succeed, and it was such a pleasure listening to him. We only spent 5 - 10 minutes together (my head was spinning, I'm not actually sure how long it lasted) because his message was brief: He didn't have any criticism for my work. WHOA, WHAT?! That was unreal to hear from him!

After asking for one of my art postcards (!), Troy imparted some advice:
  • Go talk to the artists in Celebration V's Artist Alley and hear how they got their foot in the door (Which I did....continued in Part III!).
  • Get in the faces of Dark Horse, Topps Trading Cards, DK Publishing, etc. because he thought my work was professional enough to get me work!!
  • Get to Comic Con. Luckily, it's two birds with one stone, as Dark Horse and co will be there in October!!
Catching Troy after the review!

I also got a chance to meet up with Kaela Croft (a few times, actually!) and Megan Crouse, friends from DeviantArt! Kaela actually waited in line for a portfolio review too, and also got some pretty great feedback!

Meeting up with Megan & Kaela, DeviantArt friends!

Most importantly, out of everyone, I have to thank my traveling companion, my co-nerd, band's drummer, best friend & brother, Joe Sorbera. Joe's been stuck to me through thick and thin, and we've been through hell and back together. I don't want to imagine the 72 hours of Celebration V without him, and luckily I won't have to. Thanks, man. From the bottom of my heart.
Goodbye Celebration V, & may the force be with you!!

But enough of that mushy crap, here's week 7's (of 15) Women of Star Wars digital sketch card...Jaina Solo!!

Next week will be my final Celebration V post...and it'll feature the official Star Wars artists that I had the pleasure of meeting! These are the guys I'm trying to join the ranks of, so you don't want to miss next week's update!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Celebration V Experience Part I of III: TFN & Rebelscum

I I don't even know where to start.

My first ever autograph signing. Thanks to TFN!!!!

While the portfolio review was the biggest deal of the trip, I have to update this week talking endlessly about how welcome and warm the TFN and Rebelscum folks were. These people treated me like royalty in exchange for a few hours of my time to do some art for them. The concept itself is still hard for me to wrap my head around!!

First off, the Rebelscum Wed night party was AWESOME. It was a low-key gathering at Miller's Ale House, where the conversation with total strangers felt more like a reunion with long-lost family members by the end of the night. The gang was SO GREAT to talk Star Wars with, and were so kind with their words and support for my career. I really can't thank them enough! Quick shout out to Scott, Ryan, Ruark, Drew, Sarah, Greg, and Kerry for treating Joe Sorbera and me like brothers.

Last of the Rebelscummers!

But then I have to move on to the folks from These guys...blew my mind. They arranged for me to come to their booth for an autograph signing session (All 100+ art cards gone!!). They displayed my banner at their HUGE and AWESOME party. They (Matt) called me on stage to thank me in front of the whole crowd. AND, they (Dajuan) dragged me through a sea of people just to introduce me to Dave Filoni, the director of the Clone Wars. Their kindness and support had to be one of the most touching experiences I've ever had the privilege of taking part in. Can't wait to do the Celebration VI banner for them!!

Posing with Matt & Dajuan in front of the bad boy itself!

Mega, super, ULTRA thanks to Ben, Dajuan, Matt, and the whole TFN family for the simply unbelievable exposure, the biggest welcome, and talking up the giant storm of kind words.

I also wanna give a quick hey to Jazz, our new friend who came all the way from Norway! Dude is one of the coolest people we had the pleasure of meeting! You should see that full sleeve Star Wars tattoo he's got goin' on there!

Joe & I catching up with Jazz

Finally, I'll talk about the portfolio review and meeting all the AWESOME artists in the next Friday update. LOTS of awesome news there!! But first, here's Week 6 of the (now!) 15 set of Women of Star Wars digital sketch cards...Padme Amadala Skywalker! She's sporting the Skywalker Legacy, Anakin's lightsaber! I've decided to start taking some artist liberties with these sketch look for some cool little things like this in future sketch cards!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Greetings From Celebration V! (Not Really)

Well folks, by the time this post is published, I'll have already met with Troy Alders at Lucasfilm for my portfolio review. I've worked my tush off the past month to prepare for the big event, but had a blast the whole way through. I'll talk all about it in next week's post, once I'm home and have internet access (I'm writing this a week in advance). I'm taking lots of pictures too, so it'll definitely be something different!

If you find yourself at Celebration V this weekend, be sure to stop by's table to see my banner, and don't forget to print and bring my winning badge! Any and all support would be appreciated! You can also pick up an artist postcard at's table.

Since this is the big weekend, I wanted to have a very special 5th Women of Star Wars sketch card planned for this week, so here's my favorite lady Master/Padawan team, Luminara and Barriss! Hope you like them!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rebelscum's Unofficial Wed Night Party Tonight!

Rebelscum's Scott Meyer has been painstakingly organizing the Unofficial Dinner for Rebelscummers. A few weeks ago, he approached me about doing this flier for the party, as well as convert an unused TFN badge, and also donate some original art for the prize of a trivia contest!

Check out the converted Ackbar badge for the event:

Can't wait to meet these guys! Everyone seems really, really cool. Wish me luck, as I'm getting on the plane in a few hours! =) Catch y'all in a few days!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Celebration V Final Preparation

Whelp, in less than a week, I'll be meeting with Troy Alders for a Lucasfilm Portfolio Review. I did some digging as best I could to prepare for this meeting, and stumbled across this SUPER helpful interview with him. Here's a snippet:
As Alders looks at the portfolio, an artist can expect his undivided attention as he may ask a few key questions about his or her ultimate goal as a creative professional and receive his honest opinion of how he believes this goal is best achieved, which may be crucial to their future success as a commercial artist. "It's always troublesome when artists come to me wanting a portfolio review and they really do not want my honest opinion after I have given it and it is not what they wanted to hear," Alders says. "Some just want a job and do not want to listen to my suggestions for improvement."
PLEASE read the entire article here. It's an extremely insightful read and I'm sure it'll help out anyone interested in preparing a portfolio for review in general!

Here's a brief rundown of my preparation for the meeting:
  • A current, carefully selected portfolio displaying (dominantly) Star Wars pieces. I've also arranged and designed the pages so that the presentation is hopefully as dynamic as the art itself. Pacing and display are extremely important.
  • All portfolio pieces are arranged in a book, professionally printed on high quality paper.
  • 1 of each of my 7 artist postcards, should he want to take one and contact me.
  • An audio recorder to record his feedback, should he be willing to be recorded. I don't want to worry about forgetting any criticism he may have, in case I falter at all and get too distracted by any negative feedback he may have -- or too excited! I'll do my absolute best to make sure I come with my thick skin intact, though!
  • While unlikely it'll be requested, an up-to-date resume. This includes my latest work with and! Thanks to them for helping me add two huge names to my arsenal.
As mentioned in a previous entry, this is the first time in quite a few years I'm displaying my work to an editor for work and critique. As you can imagine, this would be a pretty huge break for me (and I'd almost instantly achieve my goal I've been working towards for years now). It's hard not to look at this as a "make or break" scenario, but no matter what happens, this is what I want to do. If he likes my work, great. If he thinks I need more work and gives me pointers, also great! If he doesn't like my work, or thinks I'm not right for Lucasfilm....there are other Star Wars outlets. And maybe sometime down the line, when I've continued to mature as an artist, I'll try to meet up with Mr. Troy Alders for another review with Lucasfilm.

Wish me luck (even though there's no such thing as luck)!

And finally, without anymore talking about MYSELF, here's this week's 4th Women of Star Wars Digital Sketch Card...Asajj Ventress!