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Grand Admiral Thrawn by SteveArgyle Grand Admiral Thrawn by SteveArgyle
Here we see Grand Admiral Thrawn, deeply contemplating his strategy in navigating the contents of the Imperial Flagship's refrigerator.

"We meet again, mystery Tupperware. While I fear opening you may very well open the gates to the Hell of Fatally Malodorous Leftovers, my curiosity compels me…"

Thrawn was rushed to the infirmary after whiffing what chemists later discovered to be seven year old Gammorian crab salad.

For Star Wars Galaxies. Copyright Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment. Art directed by Roger Chamberlain and Derek Herring.

Fleet of Star Destroyers by "Discount Engines of Intergalactic Genocide, Co." A subsidiary of the Disney Corporation.
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darthsylver Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
This one is even more hilarious now that star wars is owned by Disney.
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Now all we need is a kitten
lordhoban Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Favorite Thrawn image I've seen so far! 
jnastay Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Really cool Thrawn...hope the new movies use him
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Disney says the expanded universe is dead
XavierPrice Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This isn't even my final formation.
VoadorChama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how absolutely epic and cool and mysterious and perfect this picture is.....and then the description is something that makes me laugh my head off. :XD:
Sanctus-Hospes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Grand Admiral Thrawn. My all-time favorite Star Wars character (OF ALL TIME)!

I've seen this picture around the internet for years, never looked into who draw it. Bravo and thanks! (Even though I'm pretty sure it wasn't for me)
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I agree,I have many faves and he is one
Harrkonen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I don't usually enjoy humorous anecdotes with serious pictures...but when I do they're usually this. XD
WolfScribble Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
love your description.. its almost as epic as your artwork :lmao:
awsome picture !!!
Pkmn2Legacy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Now, imagine if the Empire had been using Thrawn fully from the start instead of being so absorbed into their anti-alien politics...
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't mess witht he Chiss
NullUser Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Wow... just wow.
You portray Thrawn almost perfectly.
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
"You require my expertise?"
-Thrawn, at the Battle of Alderaan.
"Xizor is dead."
Thrawn, at the third battle of Carida.
EEHills Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the effect of the lighting here. Most artistically done!
Ghilemear Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I want to fav all of your art for the Artist Comments alone, much less the outstanding spectacle and technique that is your art.
Kersey475 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Efficient, calculating, affable, intelligent, pragmatic, cultured, affable, and respected are all words that describe the greatest Star Wars villain ever!

Personally, I think they should adapt "The Thrawn Trilogy" into either a series or a movie (but only if Timothy Zahn is on board)

Thrawn is defintly one of the greatest villains of all time. Whenever I create a story idea, the three characters I tend to use as basic templates for my villains are Iago ("Othello"), Hans Gruber ("Die Hard"), and Grand Admiral Thrawn ("Star Wars")
Tomaolykos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
His eyes are so hypnotic...
Sirix2011 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this picture, thrawn is a fantastic character.
millenia89 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Nice. The glow and fleet really adds to it.

And, Disney....XDD That was great.
niner9 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who did you use as a reference for the build of his face?
it reminds me a lot of H. P. Lovecraft

also, amazing work . . . thrawn is such an underrated character
Drew47AT Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well done! I find this to be very amusing indeed. On one hand, this shows Thrawn as a military genius look at a battle screen commanding his forces, but as per the description, Thrawn seems interested at what ever leftovers appeal to him.
Gurlow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thrawn needs to be in a movie srsly
FizzOHara Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most awesome pic ever of my favorite character!
halnarthax87 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
You know, that was about the image I got every time Timmy Zahn described Thrawn's eyes... glowing red and always narrowing. Perfect.
His eyes reminds me of another great scifi villain. Those eyes aren't evil like the sith either, they show a mind that runs purely on logic and knowledge of human psychology, just like the red eye of HAL 9000. Very cool.
SithJammies Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
0.o *bows before the Grand Admiral*
I am in awe...
SinfulEmotions Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my FAVORITE Wars characters...ALMOST as bad as a Mandalorian...ALMOST lol
hortrorog Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
My lord *__*
AniDragon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Niiiice. Very bad-ass.
Darkmesna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
*sigh* I remember the time when I was a wee little Tie pilot who served under him. Crazy-strategist i must say...
Ithaedral Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Finally! A an illustration that does him justice! My favorite Star Wars character. Great portrayal =]
DynoSwagged Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Definitely worth being posterized!
shadownickmcnick Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
thrawn is like the only imperial ive liked so far in the entire star wars series...cause i mean vader is cool but i wouldnt want to work for him XD. thrawn is actually one of my favorite characters in general...brilliant strategist thats for sure.
KaishySaiyanPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
looks so evil,nice pic :D
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
alcuin18 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Very cool
ElementOfChaos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Great rendition of the master tactician, and wonderfully witty quote!
Phoenixfirewolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
LMAO - Love the picture, the caption is priceless.
Lil-Ripper Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Not one of the more tactically sound strategies he became infamous for, i'm sure such a decision took long hours of deliberation.

A beautifully sinister rendition of a truly genius mastermind.
The eerire glow works perfectly with the dark nature of the picture, easily distinguishing Thrawn as a potent villain (if the oodles of star destroyers in the background were ever missed).

Great work on the picture, it is truly stunning and more than worth of the grand admiral's remembrance.
Apropose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
nice work! It was very funny as well.
Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that is awesome. You've managed to give him that menacing, yet highly intelligent look, and his eyes scare the crap out of me, it feels like he's staring into my soul.

Also, the image of Thrawn pondering what to eat is hilarious.

Kickarse work :thumbsup:
Ghilemear Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
The art is gorgeous, and the description requires publication.
MsLanna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Great picture. I like how he looks old any young at the same time.
Evolvana Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Oooh I saw that pic before but I didn't know you were the author :D great artwork of Thrawn :D
spruce56 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Thrawn is one of most awesome characters <3
ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still don't know why he lost to those scrappy rebels.
TheSeamus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Oh I don't think he would have lost if it hadn't been for Rukh. It's hard to bring the galaxy to its knees when you're dead, even for a genius like him.
ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What amuses me is that, with the Expanded Galaxy going the way it has been, they could easily clones for Thrawn, Palleon, Luuke, etc. I still have mixed feelings about expanded fiction, especially the Imperial Remnant fixation in the 1990's, but I guess it isn't as weird as the whole Yuuzhan Vong thing...
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