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Rancor vs AT-AT Walker by Robert-Shane Rancor vs AT-AT Walker by Robert-Shane
I had an idea that Jabba's Rancor would sometimes go for an evening stroll around Tatooine - and on this occasion he found an AT-AT to play with. (Perhaps the AT-AT was there as part of the deployment sent to look for the two droids at the start of 'A New Hope'?)

When I originally envisaged this piece I thought I would draw it from a low angle - looking up at the Rancor climbing up the AT-AT's leg. But I decided that changing the angle so that the viewer can see the Imperial troops would be a good idea to add some more drama and humour. I'm glad I made the change - although it meant a lot more work drawing the characters - as well as trying to imagine what the roof of an AT-AT might look like if it was scrunched up!?

The first driver is so terrified he's about to jump straight off the top of the AT-AT to avoid being eaten - saying "I'm outta here!". The other driver's saying "Hold up - wait for me" - while the Commander won't abandon his post and is angrily shouting at the Rancor: "You there, stop that!"

This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I put a huge amount of effort into this - and I hope that comes across even in this low-res version (the original is 600dpi).

Hope you like!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
You do the "Star Wars" universe justice.
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DARTHTURDER12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
rancor ouch
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
"We didn't plan this through very well!" Awesome work here
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XizerTheGrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Reminds me of the scenes from The Courtship of Princess Leia when they are on Dathomir and the Rancors are crushing AT STs like toys
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one of the early novels that I never read! The cover always put me off - but if I knew the story had Rancors crushing AT STs I would've bought it! That's what they should have put on the cover! :lol:
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XizerTheGrey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Honestly the novel is pretty good, though the cover DID need a do over
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FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rancor: "needs hot sauce" :)
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:iconfirespraymando:
FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It does.
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Wheat-Os Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
"F*ck this sh*t!"
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LittleChone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Rancors can take on All Terrain Attack Transports, but die from a closing door.
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Star Wars Galaxy is unbalanced.
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ShamedWanderer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well actually that door weighed about 3 tons by it's self so... kinda self explanatory there.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: Have you seen them in the X-box Kinect game? They completely level Mos Eisley! It makes my idea of them taking on an AT-AT seem very tame in comparison! :)
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kibasennin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny thing is, in the game Jedi Academy, this shit actually happens...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
! never played it - so didn't know about that. I loved Dark Forces and played Jedi Knight - but after that went on to console games like Battlefront. Jedi Academy passed me by :lol:
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HugoDelire555 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Wow ! Incredible and so artistically done, would have said our regretted Grand Admiral Thrawn !
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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FerrumFlos1st Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
In the Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption Expansion, Rancors are effective against AT-AT; if they can get into close contact without bumping into a whole volley of AT-AT fire.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt know that! Sounds like i was thinking along the same lines though - rancors would be excellent and cheap weapons - just dont get in their way!
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can just hear the drivers screaming, "Abandon walker"! :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...or maybe they're just screaming! :lol:
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Niftyweegee Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
One shot from a star destroyer should finish the rancor off
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent point. :lmao:
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CewreTK Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
This made my day xD Nice work, my good fellow.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! really glad to hear that - nice to know thanks :thumbsup:
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TheStormUnleashed Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, you never disappoint. And I can totally see/hear the "You there, stop that!" XD
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very kind of you to say so. Thanks very much! :)
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StingRoll Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant stuff as always man.
Really dig this concept... there definitely isn't enough Rancor art :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: That's exactly what I thought. I think I'll leave it for others to step in and create some more Rancor art for the time being though. I've had my fill with this one... it took ages to draw! Thanks for looking in Simon :thumbsup:
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The atat would win
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most times I think you'd be right. But this AT-AT crew wasn't paying attention and the Rancor sprung a quick attack - going straight for the AT-AT's weak point - it's neck! :)
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yup
But the atats pilot would sacrifice itself for put down the atat and in the back part a at-st or speeder bike with a looooot of stormtroopers come and fire the rancor xD, rancor need to atack upsite the atat xD
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like an epic battle! :)
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yup
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
that commanders a G!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I like that. I'd only imagined him as a kinda pompous character - but I like the idea that he's just holding it down - and might be about to take out the Rancor's eye with a skill shot - "say hello to my little friend!".
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Awesome work
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Riptor25 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I love the idea of this, and the execution of that idea is flawless. Amazing job!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was a little unusual - so I'm glad you like it! :)
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Riptor25 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ unusual is just another word for new-and-exciting!
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Too bad that thing is way too big to even get on the AT-AT or even jump. XD

Anyway, good job! =D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You think so? You might not have seen the Rancor in the X-box Kinect game [link]
I had the idea for this picture before I'd seen the game - but I was surprised by how energetic they made the Rancor.
I imagine it more like a gorilla - and thought that it would be able to use the strength in its arms to pull itself up onto the AT-AT like King Kong :lol:
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Lol. I had totally forgotten about that dude. xD
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Jerard-Kal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Excellent Picture!!!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist
HOLY COW!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: in a good way I hope?
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Wow, nice work! :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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