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Star Wars: Bossk by TereseNielsen Star Wars: Bossk by TereseNielsen
Neither the piece, nor the character, is one of my favorites, but I'll toss it up for the completists that would like to see my Star Wars work in one place. Tell me, is anyone actually a Bossk fan, and if so, will you help me see the light?

This image is a box illustration for the miniatures set entitled "The Dark Times".

Size: 12x17"
Medium: Acrylic, colored pencils, oil

*** I have archival PRINTS in stock of many of my works. Please feel free to send a note if there is a particular one that interests you.

To see more background sketches and info on "The Dark Times" art go here. [link]
Original Star Wars Art [link]
Original Star Wars Sketches [link]
StarWars.com interview on "The Dark Times" Art [link]
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:icon13lackdragon27:
13lackDragon27 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When Darth Vader hires a select few bounty hunters to capture Solo and the Skywalkers, Bossk is there
One of the Imperial Officers looks up from a console and Bossk is looming over, snarling
At this point, I smiled and laughed to myself. From then on, he has been one of my favorite bounty hunters
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:iconhighpriestsatanis:
HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
1.  Reptiles rule!
2.  Bounty Hunters rule!
3.  It's fucking Bossk!
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:iconorganicsteel:
organicSTEEL Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I wouldn't say I'm a fan, but I always thought he looked kinda cool. He has such a menacing appearance. In the Bounty Hunter Wars, he ate his father to take over the Bounty Hunters guild. Anyway, I think you did a great job rendering him!
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:iconsombraptor:
Sombraptor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student
Bossk was alive at the time there were Super Battle Droids?!
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:iconembracedarkshade:
EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! The only back story of Bossk I've seen so far is in Star Wars Shadows of the Empire (takes place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) when it's a struggle for Bossk and all the other bounty hunters to capture Han Solo but unfortunately Boba Fett does. Bossk and IG88 are the smartest compared to Zuckuss and 4-LOM.
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84Galloway84 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MEE! Bossk has always been one of my Favorite characters!!
This is just amazing!!!!!!
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:iconpirate69er:
Pirate69er Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bossk kicks ass!!!
And so does the picture
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:iconr0thian:
R0thian Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Bossk is one those characters you get to like the more you're exposed to him. I personally started to like him in the Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Wars series. he still isn't my fav but I'm starting to like the Trandoshan species a lot more in general due to the fact I'm playing a Trando in a Table-top Star Wars rpg
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:iconmccorvey92:
McCorvey92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
He was probably my favourite bounty hunter in star wars.
Awesome job!
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:icontheelevateddeviant:
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I loved Bossk, especially in Empire at War: Forces of Corruption.
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:iconbearamus:
bearamus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I dont know why but Bossk was always my favorite char in starwars :)
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:iconbossk749:
Bossk749 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
He's my favorite character of all time! I could help you see the light of his amazing-ness, but it may take a while.

I think you did a fine job representing him, but his hands/feet should be a bit thinner, although the arms are long enough and the feet showing could be a bit more longer.

Sorry if I sounded stuck up, but it's still an amazing piece. His character may be hard to understand through the books, but he's always been my favorite since I first saw him in Episode V.
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JHudson49 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Brilliant painting of one of my all time fav ESB characters, Boskk.
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:iconthegamemaster7771:
TheGamemaster7771 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
This is really cool
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:iconskullslyce:
SkullSlyce Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Bossk was always one of my favorite bounty hunters. I've always had a Wile E. Coyote feel about him. Fantastic work on this lovable lizard.
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etixmophead Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Bossk is bad ass!!! His dad is the leader of the Bounty hunter's guild and he ends up killing him!! Bossk also hunts wookies (well thats part of what he and his alien race do). Thats one reason he is all up on Han Solo's ass cuz he wants chewbacca! lol. U should read up on him on wookiepedia, u will get so much info on that site abt any star wars character, even if they only come out for like 2 seconds!
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Mandomight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010   Writer
I'm not a big fan of Bossk in particular, but Trandoshans rule. Especially the ones in Star Wars: Republic Commando.

In other news, I love this piece. I can almost feel the moment in this one :-) He's like: "Roaaarr, who's next?!"
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DZawisza Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I'm a big fan of Bossk. All of the bounty hunters really appealed to me, I think because they lived in that gray world between godd and evil, Jedi and Sith. In as much, the diversity of the original bounty hunters shown in Empire really appealed to me. The fact that they were after Han and Chewie made Han and Chewie that much more compelling.

Bossk was also a mail-in figure, available before much was really known about the character. More mystique. More intrigue. More coolness.

That, or maybe it's this simple: [link]
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:iconhalhefnerart:
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME! I love him and you did a great job. Convert! Bossk IS GOD
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:iconleadzero:
LeadZero Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Seriously!! He's a DINOSAUR with a GUN! What's cooler than that? Nothing spells "oh shit..." better. I love Bossk.
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:iconpomegranate-pen:
Pomegranate-Pen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Bossk is a sore loser and an asshole... what's not to like? :)
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:iconflyingwhales87:
FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Bossk is so under used in art I think.
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:iconlupa-rutila:
Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Fantastic pose, light and colours :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm personally not a fan of Bossk really, as another person said, I like Zuckuss & 4-LOM more. =p

Despite not liking the character much, I still think you've done an amazing job on the image, especially the Frazetta-like brushstrokes in the background. :meow:
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Maphisto86 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Big lizard, ill fitting space suit, one line in the movies, is the nemesis of Chewbacaa . . . what's not to like!? ;P
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kiskolou Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Bossk ate his siblings when he hatched out of the womb. He's enslaved Wookies and is hell-bent on skinning Chewbacca. The way he's a complete monster is why i like him.
He's not my favorite bounty hunter, but i love them all.

Also, i do think the yellow suit fits him well. A bit odd to see it in a non Original Trilogy setting, it has such an extreme Empire Strikes Back aesthetic.
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oscarmiranda90 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im not only a bossk fan! :D im a trando fan! they are so cool, like little godzillas with blasters =)
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Gorgaidon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never read anything from the Expanded Universe, but I was highly amused by Robot Chicken's Star Wars specials when they portrayed Bossk.

It was a remake of the scene in The Empire Strikes Back, where all the bounty hunters are lined up before Darth Vader. Basically capturing Han Solo is a competition for those bounty hunters, but unfortunately for Bossk...everyone else had a head start because he had taken his shoes off on the Star Destroyer, and cursing everyone as being 'rude' for not taking off their shoes inside the facility :lol:

And if I have never said it before, you are a brilliant artist. Your Star Wars artworks are amazing and so are your cover artworks =D
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:iconbojanv27:
BojanV27 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
great work on this piece. Bossk always adds a little bit more interest to a storyline with his badass demeanor.


sadly theyve cancelled the miniatures line though :(
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:iconstepcode1994:
stepcode1994 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Very cool drawing!

I'll just throw this out there and say that I don't really Bossk, I like Zuckuss more haha
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Thanks.
Now I have to Google 'Zuckuss'. Sorry...
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:iconstepcode1994:
stepcode1994 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Haha yeah not many people know who he is.
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:iconhypercaz:
HyperCaz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like that kind of scum! lol. great pose you've got him doing there. Admittedly he's not my favourite either, but bounty hunters all have a degree of cool to them.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
That is true. Just being a bounty hunter gives you 'some' points.
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:iconphraggle:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   General Artist
Coolness. I saw this at Target the other day. The package art looks waaaay better than the 'lil figures inside. :iconjarjarplz:
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Cool! I haven't seen them in the stores yet.
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:iconphraggle:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   General Artist
Target had them, so, if you go Targeting, they're there. :nod:
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:iconfirepunk626:
firepunk626 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bossk who?? Oh yeah that guy who had a 30 second cameo.

Great piece as always though.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Ya... exactly!

Thanks for looking.
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:iconalysataladay:
AlysaTaladay Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like him because I've always liked the way he's designed. I don't really know why.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
:) Fair enough.
Sometimes we just 'like' stuff.
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SuchuCandeo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Don't worry, nobody REALLY likes Bossk. I think they just feel sorry for him. You made him look amazing though!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
LOL Thanks
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
I think Bossk is like the Anti-Boba. Raised as a bounty hunter like his father, but lacking any of the discipline, levelheadedness, or honor Boba has. You could go so far to say Bossk is what Boba could have been if Jango never cared for him or just ignored him all together.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Hmmmm... now that's a way of looking at him that no one has suggested yet.
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Sort of figured that out myself really. Another similarity/contrast is that while Boba is obsessed with capturing Solo, Bossk is all about capturing Chewbacca (and skinning him).
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keithblacktuesday Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
your work is outstanding, and inspiring! this one is cool!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Thank you!
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andreartstudio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
nice painting ..... ;):):O .....
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Thanks
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