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Leia Study by kohse
Leia Study
This is a likeness study for my Almost According To Plan piece (…) and you can purchase the official licensed print of the final piece at ACME Archives:…

Holbein Oils on 12x16 canvas mounted to hardboard.

Almost According to Plan by kohse
Almost According to Plan
I was commissioned to paint a Slave Leia for Lucasfilm but I didn't want to do the usual pinup thing.  Studying Return of the Jedi, I realized that while getting caught may have been part of the plan the metal bikini was probably not.  So I decided on capturing a moment after she is caught freeing Han but waiting for Luke to arrive.  The idea was to show her enslaved, but not A Slave.

You can get the officially licensed Star Wars limited edition print of this from ACME…

Holbein Vernet Oils on 24x36 canvas.
Apprentice Leia litho with Remarque by kohse
Apprentice Leia litho with Remarque
This is the art for my official Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Print.  If you are going to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, I will be in booth 1514 with the original oil painting and the limited edition prints.  This one is a comp I worked up to show what a remarqued print would look like.

You can read about the process and the story behind the art here:…

Print: 18x24 matte lithograph with hand applied spot finish over the image area.  Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies.

Original art: 36x25 Holbein Oils on 3/4in Birch.
Just in time for the holidays I will be doing my annual commission marathon.  

Starting Saturday, December 1st, I will cram in as many commissions as I can and complete them all live via webcam that weekend.  All commissions will be mailed out the following Monday using Priority Mail so you can get them in time for Christmas.

Check out… for full details.

Prices start at $10 and spaces are limited.
  • Listening to: Rush, REM, Flogging Molly, Oingo Boingo
  • Drinking: tea


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Lee Kohse
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am a professional artist in the entertainment industry. I have worked on projects for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Aliens Vs Predator, and many more. I am the Creative Director of Speed Racer and Allegory Media ( and I write and draw the webcomic Kindergoth (

If you like my art, don't forget to check out my site: and my Facebook page (…).

Current Residence: San Diego, CA

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sallen623 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Attention, attention! This is a very important message. Read thoroughly!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has just been published, and it is going to substantially threaten DeviantArt's life and future. This deal is dangerous for DeviantArt because of its intellectual property enforcement chapter, whose provisions could destroy this site's mission, which is to "[create] the cultural context for how [art] is created, discovered, and shared," and "to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community." On a larger scale, the TPP would also destroy the careers of nearly every artist who posts works on this site.
The TPP's intellectual property chapter includes provisions that could censor the Internet, endanger online privacy, impose draconian copyright standards, abolish freedom of expression, criminalize whistleblowing, and rob the public domain. Internet service providers could be held liable for hosting copyright infringement, and they could also be forced to become private copyright enforcers, forced to take down, filter, and block content with only a private notice from the copyright holder. So, under the TPP's provisions, DeviantArt could be shut down and its users and staff could be treated like criminals.
The TPP would push for the widespread use of Digital Rights Management software, or DRM, to prevent consumers from tinkering with devices or content for purposes that corporations fear will infringe their copyrights and patents. Consumers could be prevented from unlocking their mobile phones to change telecom carriers, and prevent documentary filmmakers and other artists from breaking encryption on DVDs or sampling online streaming videos, where legal threats could be faced even if the video is created legally. People with visual or reading disabilities could be prevented from changing the formats of books and movies to make them more accessible. Not only unauthorized content, but also unauthorized software, could be blocked under the TPP's digital locks provisions. There is NO EVIDENCE that DRM does much to combat copyright infringement or protect consumers from viruses. All DRM does is suppress companies that promote innovation, criminalize sharing, and hinder and break the Internet and new technologies.

This is an emergency. I have attempted to strike fear of the TPP into the entire DeviantArt administration, and so I am urging you to take action before this extreme pact can be implemented. And if the TPP is passed and entered into force, our right to share, modify, and experiment with content and technology could be faced with overly severe restrictions. As such, this site could be brought to its end, once and for all.

You can help stop the TPP by signing the below petition:…
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
Stangace20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
hey lee, good to meet you tonight at louie's party
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday here is a Llama badge as a gift! :)
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
you have an amazing gallery!
IreneAdler76 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Great to meet you at SDCC.  Thanks for ruining my life with all the Voltrons that could've been :P   Seriously, though, you're stuff is awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing your stories and talking to me and $spotted :D
RobD4E Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your art is awesome and inspiring, man :D
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A warm welcome to :iconsoulcollectors: , I really appreciate you joining :rose:
If you need any help or have problems, please feel free to contact us!

Hugs BiBi :heart:
deshrubber Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork has been featured in Traditional Tuesdays #30. :clap:
kohse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow thanks.
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