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Lair Of The Supreme Overlord by wraithdt Lair Of The Supreme Overlord by wraithdt
Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

This is the final showdown scene, found in The Unifying Force, between Jedi Grand Master Skywalker, the Solo twins and the Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong, Shimrra along with his retinue of Slayer bodyguards. Skywalker's strike team is part of a larger campaign Galactic Alliance is fighting in an attempt to retake Coruscant and end the Yuuzhan Vong threat once and for all.

I read the excerpt for this scene and it just thrills me to see how powerful and badass Luke is as a Jedi Master. I would absolutely love to see this as a movie but alas I can only dream

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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theprinceasher Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
love this picture
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BloodSoakedAshes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn... I want this book series so I can finish reading it ;_; it's been so long.
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WFTC141 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
cool
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thebingbang Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh! very, very nice! 
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jumbreonc Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
The New Jedi Order is my favorite EU story arc, and to SEE this most pivotal moment...awesome.
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nekrosith Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
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Draconic1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Writer
Would have been cooler if Anakin and Tahiri were there instead of Luke, but NO, Denning had to kill Anakin pointlessly and turn Tahiri into a deranged slut who sleeps with her dead boyfriend's brother.
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collegeboy8907 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
ah i mean't couldn't.
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:iconcollegeboy8907:
collegeboy8907 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
i could get past the first book yet, i have about four of the 19 NJO Books.
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HARDGRAVE87 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
excellent picture, the calm before the storm love it.  
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it's one of my favourite Luke moments.  20+ years of being a Jedi Master pays off.  Again, awesome work!
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Drekrief Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I need this book!! That picture is so magnificent!! It deserve at least a wallpaper/poster version. If comic books would look like this... that'll be like in heaven!!
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spike360 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Get him, Luke, Jacen, and Jaina! Time to end this war once and for all! You're going down, Shimrra! May the Force be with us all!
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scoutsIX-3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it! I always loved the Jedi-Yuuzhan Vong conflict! :D
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Oh, wow...this is just how I pictured this moment in TUF: Jaina, Jacen and Luke, alone against all those specially-grown Jedi-proof warriors, facing Shimrra... It WAS an awesome moment, and you've nailed it visually: all the amphistaffs, rigid and ready to strike, Shimrra, orating grandly and the Jedi, in battle stance but for Luke, who casually lowers his weapon to show his confidence and control... LOVE IT!! Just exactly how it looked in my mind (...how did you manage that...?)! GREAT stuff (and yeah...it WOULD be an awesome movie...)!!

FF
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Uichi-kun Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
You know, you really do have superior artistic talent. And the fact you choose to make so much of your work medium Star Wars only adds to it.
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Tahkaullus01 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Writer
Luke: Hmm...I'm having the weirdest sense of deja vu right now...
Meanwhile back in episode II
Anakin: These Geonosians are icky! This better not happen to my kid!
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god thats bad ass!
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Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... I just.. ok. let me geek out over your art for a min. I love star wars, and you really bring the tension and fantasy to life.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love this one, I had to double check if it was Luke, just cause Mark Hammel certainly didn't turn out that good looking in his old age X D . And I love how loyal you are to the feel of the OLD StarWars. Even with these crazy looking aliens, they still feel very old school like actors in costumes and masks.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Hamill**
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:iconngatuny:
Ngatuny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Fantastic art for a great book.
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mkeegan91 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
okay. this and the whole Luke meeting Fel are my new favorites!
Mainly because Jaina Solo is in them. ;)

If you EVER have the urge to draw her.... please do! haha
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toppa23 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
what a fantastic latest work
very very beautiful
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Helo9x76 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is awesome!
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Wedge009 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Supremely calm and... well, Jedi-like, in the midst of overwhelming opposition. That's our Luke! And one of the last moments where niece and nephew work together - how the kids grow up so fast! I gave up on the EU after NJO and I wished there was more resolution to The Unifying Force than 'baddies were defeated and all was well in the galaxy again'. But thanks for this wonderful portrayal, I'd always had trouble picturing the Yuuzhan Vong in my mind.
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validus17 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You... are a true master
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Michael7S Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :deviation: :+favlove: :)
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MarkoOne Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Amazing job.
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Todd-the-fox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   General Artist
Really awesome :wow:
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Twatcher Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Your art is on the grand master level, and you don't need to have it said either.
This inspires me to dive into the Star Wars universe (until now I haven't, I just saw the movies) So, if I wanted to read up on star wars, what books what sequence, anyone suggestions?
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Arkanthor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well if you wanted to start chronologically, you could read what happens right after Return of the Jedi with The Truce at Bakura. But my favourite starts 5 years after, with the Thrawn trilogy (starting with Heir to the Empire). But the scope the universe has grown to be a bit overwhelming, so the Essential Readers Companion looks awesome as a guide to the overall storylines (if you don't just want to jump straight in).
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wraithdt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well....you can start with this Essential Reader's Companion to help you find the books; it's what it was designed for. :)
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i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome. Love the details.
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DelmiNjork Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Freaking amazing!
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Writer
This has a very exciting feel to it! Very sweet. ^_^
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AnuPdin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
brilliantly done!
Especially the amphistaff in the hand of shimrra!!
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
This is awesome! I agree, movies about the Yuuzhan Vong would be epic!
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NathanChristopher Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Cool
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RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Brilliant look at the amazing tension this sequence had. The Entire plot surrounding the Overlord was, perhaps, one of the best twists in the Star Wars EU I'd seen in a long time (or since) And it's True that this moment went all out in showing how Luke was still The Greatest of the New Jedi. Most of the series had portrayed him as being this sort of floundering Hippie (which they've since gone back to...), diverging between non-violence and "Kill 'em all." Unifying did a lot to bring the character back into Balance as a central Hero. Alongside Enemy Lines and the Force Heretic Trilogy, Luceno's final entry in the NJO was a pretty exceptional novel.
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
"It's gonna be a long day."

First thing that came to mind.
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent and Awesome Piece.
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gillspar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
They were just there to sell Padawan Scout Cookies! Not fight!
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Long live the Expanded Universe :)
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Liddl15 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
omg. Luke as a Jedi Master in those robes... -flails- It's incredible! <3
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JasonRoll Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I loved how dark the NJO series was altogether. Then just seeing Luke really take his power to new heights and lead the Jedi through such a dark time....amazing
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Alamnor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Star Wars? Those dark guys look like Dark Eldar to me...
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Nope, it's from Star Wars~! I've read those books.
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Caoscreator Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Looks cool, nice work
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