Ryan Valle is a freelance illustrator based in the Kansas City metro area. He specializes in Star Wars art with a digital 2D painting style while using both 3D and photographic reference to create his images. He's been a huge Star Wars fan since early childhood and planned on becoming a professional fantasy/sci-fi artist early on. After graduating from the University of Central Missouri with a BFA in Commercial Art: Illustration he began working on Star Wars cards for Fantasy Flight Games. He's been doing regular Star Wars commissions ever since and has also contributed to other popular properties such as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.