Monday, January 28, 2008

Steampunk Star Wars: Captain Ackbar

I've finally got something new to show for Steampunk Star Wars. This was just a quicky, but hopefully it'll help me get back into the groove. There's some characters I'd still really like to do.

Oh, but first, check this out. Three great tastes that go so well together: Steampunk, Star Wars, and Lego!

Captain Ackbar

A scientific genius with a troubled mind, Captain Ackbar spent much of his life roaming the stars in a ship of his own design. After witnessing his homeworld captured and his people enslaved by the Empire, he gathered a loyal crew and fled into deep space, planning to escape civilization entirely.

For the next sixteen years, not a trace of Ackbar or his crew was seen. Meanwhile, the Empire continued to spread, and soon even the darkest corners of the galaxy would hold no sanctuary for Ackbar. Then, as suddenly as he disappeared, a surprise attack on a vital Imperial supply ship signaled Ackbar's return, and the beginning of a long and impressive guerrilla campaign against the Empire. Like a phantom, Ackbar and his ship haunted the Empire, swooping in and hitting them whenever and wherever they were most vulnerable, then disappearing into the void without a trace. The stories of his deeds made him a folk hero among resistance supporters and a fearsome figure to Imperial Stormtroops.

After the annihilation of Alderaan, Ackbar ended his lone campaign and officially joined forces with the Resistance.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Album Covers

Here's a fun little meme by way of Dubious Quality.

1. The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page is the name of your band.
2. The last four words of the very last quotation on the Random Quotations page is the title of your album.
3. The third picture in Flickr's Interesting Photos From The Last 7 Days is your album cover.

Using that formula, I came up with the following:

Try it yourself, it's fun!

More album covers from Dubious Quality: 1, 2

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Last Man Standing: Underneath It All

Sorry for neglecting this place for so long. No excuses, I've just been lazy about keeping this place updated. There's some other stuff I'll be posting soon, but I don't expect you to believe me when I say that anymore.

Anyway! You should all go check out Round 1 of the 3rd Last Man Standing competition over at Tons of mindblowingly awesome art by over 300 artists, including a piece by me.

Matches 1-24
Matches 25-48 (I'm in Match 42)
Matches 49-72

The theme for this round was "Underneath It All". I was against some really tough competition so I made something that I thought would really stand out.

Here's my entry:
Click it!