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ART TRADE: Kota and Apprentice by JoeHoganArt ART TRADE: Kota and Apprentice by JoeHoganArt
My half of the art trade for Sandal Crusader. AND LAST TRADE! All done =)

She asked for Rahm Kota and his apprentice (her creation, not Galen Malek!). Using the source image she gave me of the apprentice, I did the best I could to figure out a scenario to have them together. I put them both in Clone armor, and stuck them in a forest. They're being tracked down by Black Sun, for some reason! I'm actually not sure if her apprentice's story takes place before or after the Clone Wars, so this was a guessed possible scenario!

I tried to link the two together. I replicated the phoenix-looking tattoo on her apprentice's shoulders onto the armor of both Kota and the apprentice. I also tried to keep the color schemes for both, as if they'd dress similarly. They're both wearing similar armor/cloaks. Also, Kota's protecting an injured clone...maybe this is the reason he finds clones inferior to people! ;)

Anyway, I had a lot of fun with this one. I have my own nitpicks but all in all, I really enjoyed this one, especially drawing Kota. Was a blast! I hope she digs!

You can find her inking sweetness here:

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chaos1925 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
nice pic always looking for my kota. my favorite Jedi. although is this was the clone wars would his hair be white yet? he looks like he would have had brown hair when he was young.
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JoeHoganArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks! Originally he did have darker hair but the person I did the trade with asked if I could give him his trademark white hair to make him more recognizable. So, there it is. haha
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HeroIke025 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhh, why there is a clone trooper next to Kota? I thought that he fought with a militia because of his distrust toward clone troopers. And that was mentioned in Force Unleashed, which was released before you finished this painting
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JoeHoganArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Pretty simple explanation, really! There was a time when Kota didn't know he didn't trust them, right? Had to experience them first-hand to make that call! Besides, nothing's to say the Jedi Order didn't assign him troopers at least once whether he liked it or not. It's someone else's fan story so I could be way off the mark, but it seems like a logical scenario to me! :) Kota doesn't look all that happy to me!
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ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
general kota's face reminds me of roger's face from american dad 
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notaverygoodname Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
His padawan was Falon Gray.
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JoeHoganArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
lol Take it easy, that was established first in Battlefront: Elite, right? That game came out in November 2009...this was done in September of that year. And she wrote the original character well before we did the art trade. So Falon Gray wasn't an established character yet. I wasn't doing the piece over after he was. haha
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notaverygoodname Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I am taking it easy. Just stating a fact. lol
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JoeHoganArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Look, we both know what you were doing. Save face and walk away.
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notaverygoodname Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
What am I doing? I'm just stating a fact. Its you who is reading more into it. (Sorry for taking so long to reply. I didn't walk away)
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