FREEDON NADD from "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising" comic. Dark Lord of the Sith, and King of Onderon, he lived from 4,400 BBY–c. 4,350 BBY. He was trained by the holocron of the "Sith God" ADAS, as well as the spirit of the Dark Lord NAGA SADOW. Nadd's spirit played a part in the fall of both the proud Jedi EXAR KUN as well as the legendary hero ULIC QEL-DROMA, and was instrumental in the reemergence of the Sith in the known galaxy following the collapse of the Old Sith Empire, via the Sith War. His reign was concurrent with that of another self-proclaimed Dark Lord known as VITIATE, the "Sith Emperor". Nadd's legacy was the cause for both the Beast Wars of Onderon and the Freedon Nadd uprising. His lightsaber shoto and blaster were amongst the most powerful Sith artifacts ever created.
Alright! Finally! After a long pause, the Sith Dynasty project is going back on schedule. (Not that there ever was a schedule to begin with) This was a fun one to color. The simplicity of the armor made it necessary for me to learn how to apply textures, and needless to say, I'm very happy with the results. As usual, the design is a reconciliation of several different canon designs and what I believe to be the parts that make him most unique. It's mostly based on his miniature, with the helmet/crown and build of the more recent iterations. And yes, I think I'll be using a grey background from now on.
My submission for Lucasfilm's Star Wars artwork competition.
This is Jaina and Jacen Solo from the expanded universe of Star Wars. They're the children of Han Solo and Princess Leia and Jacen eventually falls to the dark side, becoming Darth Caedus in the Second Galactic Civil War. This is really one of the saddest events to happen in the Star Wars universe.
LOL I'll bet you guys didn't know that I was a Star Wars fan in my childhood and read the Jedi Knight Academy book series extensively...
Characters belong to the authors of the New Order Jedi and Legacy era series/Lucasfilm/George Lucas. 15x20. Acrylic.
COLORED VERSION (You will notice he does not have eyebrows)
The living Marka Ragnos, based on his appearance from "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith". Living at around 5000 BBY, he was the total paragon of what it meant to be a Sith. Feared, obeyed, and admired among the Sith, he was considered to have been one of the greatest Dark Lords of the Sith in all history, possessing immense power both in combat and through the Force. His scepter, which he crafted through Sith Alchemy, had the power to drain residual Force energy and use it to empower his followers. It was also used as a sheath to house his Sith sword, powered by his immense powers of the Dark Side. When he died--of old age--, his spirit would continue to haunt the galaxy, with the Sith Dynasty requiring his guidance and council, time and time again.
This was pretty fun considering how very vaguely detailed he was in his single appearance in the comics, at least with this appearance, and having to be responsible to fill in those details. Again, this is meant to be his appearance when he was still alive, before he apparently grew whiskers, and had his nose shrunk. Rest assured, I will still be doing his more popular, rotting shade appearance, but much much later.
LUDO KRESSH, the Dark Lord of the Sith of the divided Sith Empire, in opposition to NAGA SADOW over the mantle of MARKA RAGNOS. He first appeared, in this guise, in "Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith", 5000 years before the Battle of Yavin, when he strove to preserve the glory of the Sith Empire. Unlike Naga Sadow, Kressh was keen on keeping with the traditions of the old Sith, and would never risk the safety of his people. He is descended from a mix of Sith and Dark Jedi blood.