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Darth Vader

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By Hideyoshi   |   Watch
Published: February 27, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 Hideyoshi
So I asked you guys what to paint in terms of fanart/redesigns
and I chose one of the most iconic evil guys :)
I'll try to pick up some more of the suggestions though. Thanks again, folks!

I ended up sticking to the original design mostly although I had started out with plans to make it a redesign. So it resulted in this weird mix. Ah, whatever.

1.5h, it's been a while since I made a speedpainting...
it's clearly not the best I could do. Careless planning without concept.

Lol, maybe this will get me hired to work on some SW property again :P (not really)

copyright Lucasarts

edit: not sure how he looked feminine (I must have been drawing one too many girls), but I made some tweaks, also changed the helmet which I realized was really off after I checked some ref.
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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LadySionisHobbyist Writer
dang...if i were the enemy, i'd run by now!
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DarthWill3Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Vader!
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Cosmic--ChaosHobbyist General Artist
I love how you painted this, along with the lighting. Darth Vader's pose and the swirling ash around him makes this even better.
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Darth vader is the man 
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RobyOnyHobbyist General Artist
Mola ! ! ! Cool ! ! !
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Awesome! Love the pose, shading, details, background and colouring.
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This is a really interesting redesign of Darth Vader. More modern and athletic. Well done.
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toxicZodiacHobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't mind more art of this design
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Darth Vader: "Come at me bro!"
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I realize that you made this comment a year ago but I thought the exact same thing as soon as I saw this! XD
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Alexgv-artStudent Digital Artist
holy crap Oops! this is AMAZING!!!!!
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ReinhardtsDongerHobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks as if he is the Harbringer of Death! Very nice work!
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That's how the transformation from Anakin to Vader should have happened. Well done.
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hay Ani... ya loose weight?
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AgacoraStudent General Artist
Vader: "Are you not entertained?"
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FlinxeroneStudent Traditional Artist
Thinking about 'Carrie' the mid70s movie adaptation of Stephen King's novel. Honestly, with all of the problems with the prequels, in a major overhaul and a 'should have...' moment, Anakin/Vader should have carried on mayhem as 'Carrie', only he was going for the attempt to divorce his Jedi beliefs and try to embrace the dark side in that disastrous bargain he made with the main devil man....your work makes me think this.
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dibuganyaProfessional Traditional Artist
wow!!! very nice... congratulations!!!
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DraconicParagonHobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Stunning attention to detail and beautiful shading!
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