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  1. Dec 18, 2008, 12:42 PM - SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #1

    Yesterday artist Joe Corroney informed me that he was using my costumes as reference for a couple of his contributions to the popular "Artist Sketch Cards" in the upcoming Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 trading cards;


    Illustration by Joe Corroney for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    DURGE as modeled by Thomas Spanos


    Illustration by Joe Corroney for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    Imperial Knight Ganner Krieg as modeled by Thomas Spanos

    Joe went on to say that I was free to share these images with the costume community. That's actually rare. I have worked with a few LFL artists now and almost always there's a wait period before I can share good news. The waiting can be difficult. Therefore I was doubly excited to be able to share these images at about the same tyme I saw them.

    Click here to see the cards in context with a sampling of other pieces Joe is illustrating for the project. From what I have seen, Joe's contribution will also include illustrations based on other costumers from the Star Wars community. I'll let them to share their joy when they find out.

    There is even a possibility that a few other characters that I model might make their way into this set. If this happens, you can bet I'll post an update.

    Be well,
    Thomas
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    Dec 18, 2008, 12:51 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #2

    Congrats, man! That is really great news! Sooooooo jealous right now. You are immortalized in the Star Wars Annals.
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    Dec 18, 2008, 3:34 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #3

    That's awesome!!!! Congrats Thomas. I'm glad to see you immortalized again!
  4. Dec 18, 2008, 3:38 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #4

    Wow! Totally killer Thomas! Congrats!
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    Jan 8, 2009, 11:52 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #5

    I posted mine, I took it off. I will let you do it.
    Last edited by Ragelion; Jan 9, 2009 at 12:10 AM.
  6. Jan 8, 2009, 11:57 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #6

    My surprise to see this thread bubble to the surface. (I was just about to post too.)

    Thank you Jamie. I would like to credit your work properly;

    Illustration by Jamie Snell for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4

    And a colour card no less. I am honoured to have my work referenced in this project. I have now identified nearly a dozen costuming friends appearing in this series, and that is just the beginning. I think it is a beautiful chain of inspiration and brotherhood.

    Be well,
    Thomas
    Last edited by The Clone Emperor; Jan 9, 2009 at 12:04 AM.
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    Jan 9, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #7

    Wow, those are awesome.
    =)
  8. Jan 13, 2009, 9:32 AM - ¿Collect them all? #8

    This just in;

    Illustration by Randy Martinez for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    DURGE as modeled by Thomas Spanos
  9. Jan 14, 2009, 11:22 AM - windfall #9

    Joe was thoughtful enough to send these this morning;


    Illustration by Joe Corroney for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    The Clone Emperor as modeled by Thomas Spanos


    Illustration by Joe Corroney for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    Prince Xizor as modeled by Thomas Spanos

    Just having selected as reference for one card has been thrilling. I'll be digesting this windfall for quite sometyme.
  10. The Sniffer is offline The Sniffer
    Jan 15, 2009, 4:45 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #10

    Spanos. You are a true visionary of our time. Your illustrations are Snifftastic.
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    Jan 15, 2009, 4:49 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #11

    Thomas, I swear they could have used you in the Lord of the Rings movies! Congrats buddy!

    G-Fett
  12. Jan 18, 2009, 10:54 AM - from Justin Chung #12

    Thank you again, Brothers of TDH.
    This week I received a trio of illustrations from artist Justin Chung;


    Illustration by Justin Chung for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    Prince Xizor as modeled by Thomas Spanos


    Illustration by Justin Chung for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    DURGE as modeled by Thomas Spanos


    Illustration by Justin Chung for Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
    Imperial Knight Ganner Krieg as modeled by Thomas Spanos

    Justin emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking for reference images. Along with those requested, I sent a bevy of images of other EU costumers who I felt represented the best of their ranks. To my great delight, he was able to make use of a few of those references for other cards in the set. (Click here to view 3 x 3 set.)

    Be well,
    Thomas
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    Jan 18, 2009, 11:18 AM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #13

    very cool
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    Jan 18, 2009, 2:19 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #14

    Those are awesome! You are truly immortalized! Congratulations Thomas
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    Jan 18, 2009, 3:09 PM - Re: SW Galaxies Sketch Cards (my own) #15

    You had some great sketch card artists render you!! Artists I admire quite a bit! I have to admit that I think I like the first Corroney card, The Clone Emperor in the most recent post with his work, the best of all of them.
  16. Jan 18, 2009, 3:24 PM - GG #16

    Thank you again.

    Golly Jennifer,
    I just visited your links. ¡You have some great graphite of your own! ¡Great work!
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    Jan 18, 2009, 5:11 PM - Re: GG #17

    Quote The Clone Emperor said: View Post
    Thank you again.

    Golly Jennifer,
    I just visited your links. ¡You have some great graphite of your own! ¡Great work!
    Wow! Thanks so much!!

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