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White Out by ukitakumuki White Out by ukitakumuki
Snowtrooper Captain leading a charge. I was really inspired by alot of Japanese model kit box art when I did this, and I was hoping to bring some of that 'no-nonsense photojournalistic' look to this image. Like as though you were there in the trench next to them.

As always, my favourite characters to paint are the incidental ones in the background.. I always think they end up having the most natural poise and story. I also homaged a bit of Jin Roh in the way he held his MG34- i mean Blaster... by the bipod.

Also, now that I'm looking at it again after so long.. those explosions do seem a bit huge. Maybe the rebels are packing some serious heat. Whatever.

Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

Work is copyright to Lucasarts Entertainment (explains why you don't see signatures anywhere on the work as well...). You can find the higher res wallpaper versions here: [link]
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
This is just soooo good!
Leothomas1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I remember seeing The ESB as a kid in the movies. The Battle of Hoth was the most spectacular thing I had ever seen. It lasted so brief and the snow troopers along with the other Imperial Stormtroopers got only a brief showing. Great job at capturing what we could only imagine!
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just Incredible Art Work My New Friend. Your new Fan and Friend. From Juan. :handshake:
daveracer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the Star Wars craziness! 
Hakuru15 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Artist
your art of war in star wars... FUCKING AWESOME
Actionfigureart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What I think I do as a stormtrooper...
Karlch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic :)
crimson-adventurer Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is he doing the FORCE?
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have captured everything you wished with this pic but a lot more. It is striking, bold, attractive, and very realistic; it could be any nation's troops in the heat of battle in the coldest of climates.

I love the pose, the way you do the instrumentation, the wow of the spectacle and the honesty of what this all entails.

If there is a gripe its this - I wish Star Wars was like this and not the F**king kiddie advert that it has become.

Seeing this makes me weep because Star Wars could have been this.

Excellent sir
lechevaliervert Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So great! I like all your Starwars Artworks, but have no time to comment them all at the moment. Your paintings are so dynamic and full of action while paintet with love for the details. Brilliant work from my point of view.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks kindly! I try to mix both up evenly :)
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
WHITE POWER!!!!!no racism intended
Candle13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job!
Medjugore Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Snowtrooper strike back, so fan of them, congratulations for this piece of art!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! Glad you enjoy my interpretation!!
Bonzulac Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Snowtroopers have been my favorite kind since I first saw them, and this is the finest depiction I've seen. You have a wonderful flair for creating a palette. This is better than all the prequels combined!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very honoured by your comment :) Cheers man!
Tiefgrund Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
A masterpiece.
Thrilling realism, the lighting and the details make it.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like them!
PenguinStyle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's so fucking awesome!!! :D I LOVE IT!!! I LOVE IT!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Lizardman102 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
R.I.P Star Wars Galaxies
daftpunky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Great stuff!! It really does look like model kit box art - love it!!
Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
that storm trooper in the frount really seems to like his work
zlayter Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
zlayter Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SUperb picture! lots of ambiance!, love the heavy blaster guy holding the bipid, very ww2 touch!
macpic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
nice work, they look like a human machines not like what we saw in the star wars movie
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man... I felt the same way too when I saw Star Wars. These guys simply had no personality which was a shame because their design was so darn cool. Then again they were all brainwashed... weren't they? Or something? I'm probably making up excuses for bad acting here, but hey, its worth a thought :p
Davina--Elgazzar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
guilmontoast Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Loving the detail you put into it.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much, I really appreciate it :)
guilmontoast Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
No probs, im really impressed by your work :)
TFZ9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool! white clones from star wars movie!
sanric Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
its amazing art work, the frame speaks lots even if we can't see the whole battle.

one thing that keeps me from enjoying the full picture is that they don't have the dark "goggles" that make them look menacing. Having to see the eyes just takes the star wars out of the picture for me.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It took me a moment to get what you were driving at until I looked at the image again. I did not intend for the reflections to look like eyeballs :p Its a combination of reflections as well as snow weathering on the goggle rim, probably a bit too overdone. Oh well. :) Thanks for the feedback though-- would never have noticed it otherwise!
sanric Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
welcome np, its a awesome piece and only my opinion, thanks for sharing.
ionrayner Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Snowtroopers are cool! Impressive artwork!
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Hi ...dear agnidevi...!!!
Dear `ukitakumuki
This Wonderful Art work
" White Out "
Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Sci-Fi
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
Have a nice regards
.................. You are Welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!

J-Humphries Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You know I think I figured out what makes your paintings unique: it's the poses of your characters. Everything you paint looks like it's in slow motion because you capture that period of human movement that's halfway between stability and the awkward in-between poses that are captured only in bad photography. It makes your paintings look dreamy, or poetic.
3dmetrius Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great light work.
Cory-Freeman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
This is just awesome!
For as badass as the SnowTroopers are, I'm surprised we don't see more fan-art of them.
Images like these make me want to pick up the card-game!
LeElf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your sense of action and movement are enviable....really love your gritty take on Star Wars!
mold3531 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very intense mood!!
Gener Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey this is really nice, very good lighting and still keeping the look white. I like how we can see a lot of planar shifting in this. i would have like to see a bit more of the war raging in the background though.
R-Tan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if you care, but someone else is using you painting on this site without credit to you, plus I know that your stuff is copyrighted. They are using it to spoof those motivational posters. Their whole gallery is just ripped off work. Here's the link if your interested. [[link]]
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for bringing it to my attention, but the copyright doesn't belong to me so much as it does to Lucasfilm. Thanks again though : )
R-Tan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.
Ashkanie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great work.
CommanderAscend Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Wow. I used to play the mmo of it until my account had been expired. The scenario thing kinda reminded me of a "Bad-Ass command & Conquer" style thing, you know.
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