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Star Wars - Gamorrean Guard by Robert-Shane Star Wars - Gamorrean Guard by Robert-Shane
Most of my portfolio of Star Wars art features the popular characters like Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Stormtroopers, but I wanted to show that I can also draw the less well-known alien characters. And I thought where better to start than with one of Jabba the Hutt's Gamorrean Guards, aka 'Pig Guards'!

When Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, Dungeons and Dragons was very popular and I think they tapped into that 'swords and sorcery' look with these characters. In the movie, the Gamorrean Guards are brought to life by actors wearing 'fat suits' which must have limited their maneuverability - so I've tried to make my depiction look a little more dynamic and menacing.

This is a compressed version of the original that was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Star Wars and its characters are copyright of Disney - this is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction.
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sylviaD Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Where's Luke to go all dark-side and force choke this dude?
ogrebear Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Very cool take on Sci-Fi's Space Orcs!
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh - exactly! Star Wars does borrow from Tolkien in all kinds of ways!
Simbacca Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Very cool, oddly enough this was the 1st star wars action figure I got.
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: he wasn't my first figure - but he's still one of the coolest - so that was a good one to start you off with!
axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
i love this so much~
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Man, this reminds me of the days when I played Dark Forces and ended up on Jabba the Hutt's starship. Those things would be waiting in the dark for me and every time they appeared it scared the living crap out of me!

Ah, good times! :D
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
! I completely forgot they were in Dark Forces! I loved that game so much - and, like you, I remember them be scary because they always seemed to be waiting around the corner!
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Lol, they were almost scarier than Dark Troopers . . . almost. ;)
cemac Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature for July 2013 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members will see your art and thank you for being a member :heart:
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