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Star Wars Battle Droid by antonvandort Star Wars Battle Droid by antonvandort
As an artist, you are sometimes creating pieces that are "so so", and suddenly you are creating a piece that tells you are on the right track. A piece that is on a higher level then the other pieces you created before. For me this is such a piece.

It seems I am finally beginning to master the medium of acrylics.

This is the colored version of the color page I created for the Belgian Star Wars Fan Club, also see the coloring page here [link]
(and the good thing about creating color pages is...that you can also color them yourself)

While painting this piece, I noticed I was being inspired by the techniques of Ralph McQuerie, Doug Chang and Don Lawrence. For me they are all great modern masters I admire very much...

For the rest, thanks for reading and watching.

Take care.
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:iconrebelspecter7:
Rebelspecter7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Exelent work.
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:iconlordwolfbane7:
lordwolfbane7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
STAP CIS  reconnaissance vehicle, this thing sucked ass in battlefront 1 and 2  
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? I am not into gaming that much, so if you say so...
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:iconlordwolfbane7:
lordwolfbane7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
k
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:icontahuzilla:
Tahuzilla Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen something that has been hand colored at looked so great at the same time, if not ever. Excellent work on this.

Another reason why I love this is that it is nostalgic, I watched the heck out of The Phantom Menace as a kid and Naboo, B1 Battle Droids, and STAPs ring me back to my childhood, great job on capturing that. :)
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you very much for the very kind feedback. Hand coloring is something I have not done for a long time, simply because of practical reasons. Digital painting has a lot of advantages when you have a busy life and art is not your occupation. But even in my digital work, I try to approach it in a traditional way.
About you nostalgic feelings, I guess I know what you mean. I was raised with the original trilogy (yeah, I am just an old man...), and I have the same thing with Death Star and the stormtroopers and such. Really good to read you have the same with this piece :-)
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Kulibrach Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
:worship: Wonderful acrylics !
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpadawanserg:
PadawanSerg Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Great work.
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:icongasparnolasco:
GasparNolasco Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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:iconherotime:
Herotime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Incredable! So cool!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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:iconcjrogue:
CJRogue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love love love it
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank thank thank you! ;-)
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:iconmittmac:
MittMac Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Great painting Anton!
What are the dimensions? (size)

Thanks for the watch btw!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks MittMac, glad you like it! The size of the painting is A4. Reason is that it is more easy for me to store it.
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:iconmittmac:
MittMac Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I agree on that. Although painting on bigger sizes can feel better, storage is a hell!
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:icontomdoughty:
TomDoughty Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
gret STAP, well done! :)
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconart-dewhill:
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   General Artist
excellent stuff, the drawing AND the colored version here!! top.
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:icontolzsolt:
TolZsolt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Wonderful piece man! Great colors and theme!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it!
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:iconangelinabenedetti:
AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! As I can see, you like Star Wars! Me too! This drawing looks awesome! A really really good job!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Yes, I like star wars indeed! Here is some more of my Star Wars fanwork: [link] .
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have seen them! And I just can say: I LOVE THEM ALL! MAy the force be with you, always , my friend:D!!!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words,and may the force be with you too Angelina!
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx:D
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:iconreedius:
Reedius Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally amazing!
I'm Really lovin' this!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad yo like it!
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:iconnflamel86:
NFlamel86 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
Is great, good job. Congratulation
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnflamel86:
NFlamel86 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You´r welcome
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:iconwolf74145:
wolf74145 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great scene here too. I like it.
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. Appreciate the kind words!
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:iconchrissiecool:
ChrissieCool Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work :deviation:
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Chrissie! This is so much appreciated!
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:iconlandmaster13:
landmaster13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Awsome! I always loved the Battle Droids the most out of all the droids in the movies.
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:iconomerpaz:
omerpaz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Wow, nice!
I liked the colouring, texture and shading. Shouldn't there be light from the droid's vehicle? (I'm not sure...)
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:iconshamiesart:
ShamiesArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That really came out well! Great work!!!
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind words!
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:iconsketchdrayton:
SketchDrayton Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Yeah this is some seriously nice paint work, attentuion to detail is excellent I love it (helps it's starwars aswell tbh!)
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind feed back!
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:iconwhizzywhizzer:
whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
mate you nailed it, it just doesn't come any better than this, well done Anton
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks John. Glad you like it!
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