One of my favourite animators and illustrators is Patrick Schoenmaker from the Netherlands. He manages to score some desirable gigs and is often kind enough to share some teasers via his blog. Check out these illustrations from the animated Army of Darkness series as an example.
Schoenmaker has been working on Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy 7 series. He’s shared a Jabba and a Yoda piece. Jabba was done with acrylics and pencil on MDF. Yoda is entirely photoshopped.
I’ll repeat my recommendation to join in with the Trumpet Parade.