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The Hand Of Judgement by wraithdt The Hand Of Judgement 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 scene is from the book Allegiance. Mara Jade is the Emperor's Hand here and is being questioned by Darth Vader about a group of rogue stormtroopers. Jade pretends that they are with her and calls them the Hand of Judgement, her own personal stormtrooper guard.

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

You can get the book here >> [link]
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jaredwebb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
brilliant work!DeviantArt 
SergeshD123 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
If only this were still canon
Yggdrasil75 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student General Artist
We need to bring it back
acvincer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
ZeroAlpha-2487 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Artist
this looks cool
verdenpark Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Great work.
johnqfitizen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Oh my goodness, I loved this book! This is great. Thank you for putting a picture to this scene.
princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
"Vader"------"Come To The Dark Side" 
ML-Photographer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Gret scene
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
Melanochrome Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
"Oh yeah, I will marry your son later"^^. You make an amazing job, wraithdt! Continue in the SW universe! May the Force be with you!
nsmasta Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
*SCHPAFFFF* ... gonna need lots'a glue to put my jaw back up...  one word : holyshitincrediawesome
Zeonista Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Being the Emperor's Hand means never having to grovel to the Boss's hatchet man. Mara Jade is a mighty Legends heroine, and you do her justice here.
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That was a fun book to read.  Great job capturing the moment.
AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
gfreqwtyuiop Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
i remember reading this book and really enjoying it to great job on the art
Lorekeeper-Felkyr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Okay who's the red-head?

I've seen her in multiple arts now and no longer think she's a fan creation but she's not in the movies.
Lorekeeper-Felkyr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Never mind I found the answer in the comments here.
SamHuntPhotoshop Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Hi, I was just wondering if I would be able to use this image as official concept art for a Star Wars game that I am developing as I currently do not have an art department, you will of course be credited in the completed version of the game. Thank you for reading this :)
Hiddelgreyk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She reminds me of Commander Shepard... :)
ob1mods Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
*Free Icon/Emote* Big Hero 6 Baymax Love Love Love Love I am a dummy! :) (Smile) 
ob1mods Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ok..........................:) Sweating a little... 
Rwd4more Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
uberbomb Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice ... amazing ! ... Mara Jade looks so cool 
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it !
I like the most the wounded squad of stormtroopers ^^
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Artist
Wow love the rendering of Mara Jade and Vader's meeting but never knew about Jade having a personal guard...
StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed this book, and the sequel Choices of One!

Nice to see it represented!
princesssallie Featured By Owner May 27, 2014

Hi there,

I’m involved with the 501st Legion which is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.

The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

Firstly, I would like to ask you if you wouldn’t mind me using your depiction of Mara Jade from the Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion as the basis for a new costume for use within the 501st Legion?

The Legion has very strict costume development criteria, and I will need to develop a full submission outlining the costume build, components used etc etc.

One of the requirements is to have a new costume approved is that the character appears on or in an officially authorized Star Wars publication, ie The Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion.

Secondly, the other criteria is that there are full body front/back/side references to the costume. Therefore I was wondering if you may still have any concept sketches of the character you may be willing to provide me in my quest to bring this character to life.
I'm after a full sleeve length costume as I have a full sleeve tattoo, and need a costume like this to cover my tattoo.

If a fee &/or usage agreement is required for me to use them, I’m very willing to discuss this with you.

Many thanks

thebingbang Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Darth-Pravius Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. :D
Darkerilussions Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She looks like Black Widow. 

Is funny because Disney now owns both marvel and star wars...

Why isn't anybody laughing?
nekrosith Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than awesome :)
Does this appears in any novel?
fox3300071 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
It's From Star Wars: Allegiance and the book that follow it called Choices of One both by Timothy Zahn:) (Smile) 
nekrosith Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, and thanks for the info :)
That Zahn made great novels
KEKON04 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Revan005 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
equigoyle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Allegiance . . . I'm blanking on that one.  I think I have read it though . . .
FastestFalcon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Vader: *inhale* As your future Father-in-Law, I command you to be honest with me! *exhale*
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice :)
I read Allegiance it's a good Book
Also i like Star Wars alot
Colorfreaky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
tis sorry, but tis is.....................................AWESOME /D
ganon2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
God I love Mara Jade. One of few people in the galaxy with the stones to stand up to, and even talk back to, Darth Vader.
Dark-man555 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this chick is luke's daughter right? how is vader alive?
ganon2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
From the time of this event, she hasn't met him yet, but she becomes his wife in the future.
zwierzak27 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Just awesome
Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Writer
I remember this scene, but I never really got such a clear picture of it in my head before now! Great job, especially all the little details, the wounding to Mara's leg and to the troopers arm, I never really considered how banged up they all would have been after that fire fight. Very cool!
MoonlitPredator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Oh thats awesome!
EternalZeon1088 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Read both Allegiance and Choices of One. Mara Jade is a fav of mine!
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One of my favorite pictures
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