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September 11, 2010
=DavidDeb captured the true essence of Anakin and Padme's romance in Death isn't the End, the look in their eyes as they see right through to each other's hearts shows me the unbreakable bond that ties them and the strenght of their love, on the other hand Padme's body laying there so beautifully is proof that they loved each other till death did them apart, reflecting her sorrow and grief in the heart-rending expression of her face. So many emotions in just one piece, overwhelming and heartbreaking but definitely worth another look.
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Death isn't the End

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my first SW 11*14 piece
a composition on the theme of Padme's furenal for a client.
Death isn't the End means that even with her death, Padme's children will shape the future. It's also a glimpse of a life after death where Anakin is present with her as a memory of better days.
watercolor pencils and markers with oil highlights
Image details
Image size
744x935px 758.07 KB
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 19, 2010, 1:43:59 PM
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ChrissyBdraws's avatar
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let me shorten it up,you have done an outstanding job with this picture. i love how there's like an ocean of candles and how you put the two scenes together and its a great work of art you've created.this is absolutely awesome and stunning,and i love how it looks real but drawn at the same time and the coloring is fantastic! and in my own personal opinion,i give it a 10/10.
this picture would definitely make lots of money,someone would definitely buy this. you have real talent, you are a gifted and creative artist,so keep it up! and good job
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Let me start by saying this- You are and incredible artist with an incredible talent. I have not seen Star Wars art as breathtaking as yours for a while.

You captured the emotion behind this piece with flying colours, successfully representing the tragic and yet steadfast bond between Anakin and Padme. The vision is complete perfection, great originality. Technique-I love the candles, they really add feeling to the picture. I also like the way you merged the two scenes together, telling viewers that their love will endure forever.

I am stunned by this piece. Expect a watch from me. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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How do I put this into words??? THIS IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!
I loved this scene in the movie and I love how you drew this! Putting this simply, YOU'RE A SUPER GIFTED ARTIST <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
Super Relistic, Extremely emotional, I couldn't ask for more... Just saying! This Stunning piece is stuck in mind! You can really put emotion into your work! Really great, again. I don't know how to say anymore words! I am just plain speechless, so right now I can just say +watch, +fav, and keep on going with your art! I can't wait to see more of your work!
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As someone who has watched you for quite a while I have grown to expect and appreciate your wonderful work, but I must say now that with this piece you have simply blown me away!

First of all let's address the way you captured the emotions behind this piece. As everyone is aware of the love affair of Padme and Anakin was tragic from the start (at least from the viewer's perspective, since we already knew how it would end) and yet the pair fall in love and vow to live their life. In this piece I can see the love and commitment the give to each other. Additionally the viewer can feel both the peace in Padme's death, especially since as you mentioned in your artist's comments; she lives on through her children. It also portrays in a way how this one family shaped and changed a galaxy.

As for technique, I love the way you incorporate the two scenes together. Having both the obvious happy moment as well as the funeral scene creates and interesting balance and interaction that I rather enjoy. The use of the candles as the transition was a great touch because I can see the candles of something naturally occurring in both scenes.

One negative component to this piece is that Anakin's eyes appear a little dark in contrast to the lighter colors of the upper piece. But I found what I thought was your reference picture and you matched that perfectly, so I guess there is little you can do there. I will just interpret it as part of Anakin's transformation into the chosen one.

The details are extraordinary and the final result is breathtaking. Wonderful work and touchingly beautiful!
DavidDeb's avatar
thank you very much for this nice critique! I didn't actually tought of the candles being used in both sad and happy moments, but that's very true. They can be romantic or sad and they are indeed the perfect blending element for both scenes. Anakin's eyes are in accordance to the ref image I used, and I especially put a lot of time in likeness for visage parts, so I believe they are right
allieryan's avatar
That's what I figured in regards to the reference image; regardless it is evident you spend a lot of time on this and you did a magnificent job.

You are most certainly welcome!
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The way you captured the emotions through thier eyes is fantastic; they go through like the actual characters likeness.
The details you put in this is nicely put. The shadeing and contrast you put into this is wonderful as well.
You can tell that you put a lot of effort into it and that is the best you can do.
The blending of the candles between the two different images is nicely done as well, how you made it go from one image to the other is just really great. However, the way you blended the candles, it just seems like you could have blended the candles horzontal a bit more thoroughly.

It's an all-in-all great job though.
waltjs70's avatar
Beautiful picture
WindowArtist1994's avatar
I don't know why this came up when I searched Death Parade (the anime), but wow...
Dreamer328's avatar
Love this. This scene is so touching. Brilliant. :)
ColonelFlagg's avatar
Beautiful and emotionally true to the Wagnerian doomed love of the two characters.
HellboysLady's avatar
This is beautiful!
AbigailBolin's avatar
So many feelings>_< great GREAT job!
rababco's avatar
Death isn't the end; they're together again in the afterlife. Padme and her son Luke are the perfect example of unconditional love. Padme's dying words "I know there's still good in him" helps explain why Luke thinks and acts the way he does and really shows how much he's like his mother.
Incredible work :D I love this <3
soulessone12's avatar
Come to think of it this why her death was so tragic.. Because she lost all hope after she saw what anakin the only person she ever truly love had become she basically lost the will to live, and even still she believe that there was still good in him, which her son later prove bit still if think about it her death is probably one of the most tragic things in star wars
Shey49's avatar
I love and hate their love story, I just can't explain it. Everything was so perfect, WHY ANI, WHY??Another Onion Icon 
AmyNChan's avatar
my feelz...  TT^TT
profutur1971's avatar
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
kloe-oki's avatar
This is amazing!
ChrissyBdraws's avatar
sir,let me tell you how much i appriciate this starwars art, star wars was my ultimate childhood favorite, this is spectacular,so keep up the great work!
brightshadow1222675's avatar
Cried so frickin hard wonderful piece of art if only my father could see this
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