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Voss Parck Meets Thrawn by wraithdt Voss Parck Meets Thrawn 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 found in a short story by Timothy Zahn called Mist Encounter and its one of my favorite fan pieces. Here Captain Voss Parck of the Victory Class Star Destroyer, Strikefast, and Colonel Barris meets Mitth'raw'nuruodo (Thrawn) for the first time. Following this event Thrawn joins the Empire and eventually becomes the Grand Admiral we all know and love, and also founder of the Empire of the Hand.

If you look closer you'll also notice that the clone troopers are wearing hybrid, transitional armor, a combination of phase II and the new stormtrooper armor.

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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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darthnito Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the details of the hybrid stormtrooper armor. I'm more of a cannon fan mainly because I became a star wars fan late, so I never read any of Timothy Zahns works, but this art piece really makes more curious to read his stories.
Zeonista Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
I liked the story (as all of Zahn's stuff) and you did a great job with the first meeting here. Thrawn definitely looks like a down and out exile, and Barris has the right look of condescending curiosity. 
MaximumVideoJustice Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The best SW bad guy is the antagonist of the true episode 7. Boo Disney, I'm not into fanfics. Legends forever!
deathgod41 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist
they want to use Thrawn in Episodes 7-9
Blackfalcon501 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Not possible i mean they can't Thrawn died only what 5 years after the battle of endor this movie is to be set nearly 30 years after it would upset the fans. I know the EU isn't canon but they would be shooting themselves if they added Thrawn into it as much as i would love to see him on the big screen 
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bullshit, they've explicitly declared everything in the Expanded Universe non-canon. Please don't get our hopes up by spreading false information.
ThePiedPiperofMasyaf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
By far the best picture of Thrawn ever
ipheli Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, Your works are fantastic!! *_____*
Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... your work is awesome.  Great depiction of a young Thrawn.  I like your hybrid transitional armour too, cool idea.
Skoll Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
damn, your work is awesome :D - *joinks* into fav with you :P
hellbat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
raptorcfaulkner Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool Thrawn, he maybe a bad guy but he is still cool.
CommanderVeers Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Ab Fab dude... The transition armour is especially pleasing, although no more than a young Thrawn and the fact that this is set in that seldom covered era between 19 BBY and I guess ~10 BBY or so. They have their E-11s already too, nice... Top of the range equipment for those guys.
OliverandToadFTW Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
The transitional armor is a really nice touch.
drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Hatred of non-humans ran pretty deep in the Empire, so Thrawn's advancement was truly a landmark. Now I know how it started.
Lady-Mishael Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
CosmicDebris Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hippy Thrawn! Hehe couldn't resist. Great depiction, all of your work looks awesome.
XizerTheGrey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Incredibly well done indeed or should I say "Artfully done"?
Antilliesgurl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is AWESOME!!! It's absolutely perfect!!! I love it!!! Thank you for posting (and painting) this!!!
ZeZininenWalomiekka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
It's always a pleasure to see this good picture of Thrawn.
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, excellent :thumbsup: ..
seachem Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Awesome!!! Amazing picture :)
TheInimitableECypher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This picture is seriously amazing. :) I don't even know what else to say to it. :+favlove:
SengokuTenno Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I'm sorry, but you must now make more Imperial pics like this one. Lots more. It's a small sacrifice, but it must be done in order to please the gods or face sacrifice upon the alter of fandom. MAKE ME MOAR! :P
Malachi108 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I love the touch with the armor! Haven't noticed that on first look, just assumed them to be regular ROTS troopers.
miraxterrik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
instant fave because Thrawn
Sev808 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done!
deiby-ybied Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That story of Thrawn knew not interesting.
Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good Thrawn art? Yes please, thankou! :love: you make me so happy :D
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
first thing i noticed was the troopers armour looks like 501st on the edge of the transition, and if that's thrawn before he joined the empire then this is way before he reformed the new 501st. love the attention to detail on the uniforms
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is... wait for it...

so artistically done. :B
TheInimitableECypher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfft why am I not surprised you commented here? ;P
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why should you be surprised at all? ;p
TheInimitableECypher Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not. That's why I said it. ;P
Evolvana Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
It is featured in our Thrawn group: :iconthrawn-fans: :)
Evolvana Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
WOOOONDERFUL ! :D the best artwork of Thrawn I've ever seen! and I loved that novel, Mist encounter.

You did Thrawn so well (and the rest too) *BIG HUG FOR YOU* :hug:
Knight-BIshop Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thrawn, the only Grand Admiral who was not human.
Merlyn-Gabriel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
just wow!
Yaskata03 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THRAWN ! the best charter of star wars it's really sad the most people don't know who is him
CalaelAzasar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love Thrawn in general and this is a great diction of him!
jdlr64 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have just read this short story and completely agree; it's brilliant :)

As for your artwork, what can I say? It brought life to the 'Warfare...' book and has twisted my arm (like it needed twisting :) ) into buying the reader's companion.

Stunning work wraithdt!
ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Awesome job and Thrawn is one of my favorite SW characters.
WyrdFate Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
OMG YAY! Thrawn is by far my favorite SW character. Awesome scene, incredible artwork.
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012 your work....Thrawn is so very awesome....definitely one of my fave Imperials....X3
dagdamor1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Always wondered what would have happened if Thrawn survived to fight against the Yuuzhan Vong.
dagdamor1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Well if Pellaeon was able to give the Vong a solid thrashing when they tried to invade Remnant space, I can only think how Thrawn would have played those extragalactic masochists like well-tuned instruments with HALF the resources available, given how much more predictable they were than the Rebel Alliance / New Republic.

If he was involved at Ebaq 9 alongside Ackbar, the Vong would have lost more than just a third of their fleet and the Warmaster.

And imagine if he became part of the Galactic Alliance military after the dissolution with the New Republic. With all of those raw resources and soldiers and Jedi at his command unlike his canon campaign?

He would have simply retained the entire fleet at Mon Calamari to prepare a supreme trap for the Vong's desperate push and shredded the remainder of their forces, then simply overrun Coruscant with unprejudiced efficiency.

So, I take it back, I haven't always wondered what would have happened with Thrawn because I had a pretty good idea of what he would have accomplished.
Warsie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thrawn isn't that great, remember he had 1/4th of the Empire to work with and Grant said he could fight Thrawn. Thrawn was mainly beneficial as he was non-huma and had no power base, so the remnants put him as commander of their fleet to some extent and he was on eof ht highest ranked leftover officers still in power.
TheInimitableECypher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You wonder that, too? :XD: I've thought that quite a few times, myself.
ArtbyBones Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely done.
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