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Grievous vs Clonetroopers

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I'm a huge fan of The Clone Wars in its various animated forms, and I can never resist when an idea for a new scene hits me. With this one, I wanted to portray a hopeless war moment. An unlucky unit of Clonetroopers had found General Grievous and been completely slaughtered, save for one remaining trooper. With no hope remaining, he struggles to reach a thermal detonator before the end arrives.

I really wanted to make Grievous scary, like he was in the original Tartakovsky series. And I found the less of him I showed, the more menacing he looked. So I kept trimming down his details, making him essentially a black mass and not even showing where his hands gripped the lightsabers, but rather keep it a series of inhuman shapes.
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MOONWATCHER404's avatar
MOONWATCHER404Hobbyist Traditional Artist

he gon die. rip

xxoofboi69's avatar
I love this cinematic type cart it is always A
WESOME
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
dhks7044's avatar
dhks7044Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!!!!
ArtSkepticBot015's avatar
Grievous vs... A coughing fit! :cough:
ShootGoon's avatar
This is a waste of my training, bring me more Jedi.
and1not4u's avatar
Legends >>>>>>>>>>>> Canon 
FrindlyHoovy's avatar
No argument bout that.
UltimateRex786's avatar
Now THIS is General Grievous. Not that coward from 2008 CGI Clone Wars & ROTS.
H2G2M's avatar
General Grievous is my favorite Star Wars character , this artwork is just AWESOME Clap Clap Clap Clap 

Do you realize that the atmosphere and the tension of the war is A LOT more palpable on this picture than in the whole 2008 filoni's show and the movies ? Sweating a little... 

Thankfully i got the Tartakovsky series on DVD , i LOVE this version :D (Big Grin) 

great work Love 
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm a huge fan of the Tartakovsky series myself, that was definitely a big inspiration here. 
H2G2M's avatar
Great inspiration for a great work Clap 
Darkvaga's avatar
DarkvagaHobbyist General Artist
If only he was this awesome in the movies and 2009 tv show
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
Yep. He was definitely superior in the original cartoon. 
redlight720's avatar
redlight720Student Artist
Quick trooper hurry! while the detonator is still beeping!
SamuelWilder's avatar
A classic example of an idea being passed around, and different hands giving it life...or killing it. Just like in the Tartakovsky series, you utilize Grievous exactly as he should have been - a force of peril and malice. The perfect unstoppable force that would help push someone like Anakin Skywalker over the edge.

George Lucas completely limp dicked Grievous in the film. You have restored his menacing character to his rightful place. It saddens me that a scene like this (or similar in spirit) never happened in Revenge of the Sith.
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FuryQuantminStudent General Artist
*Turn around song plays*
transformersfan482's avatar
General Grievous: "Any last words?"

Clone: "Good night, clanker."

*Blows up Grievous and himself*
EsorkZassinGonzalez's avatar
I would love to see a Clone Jedi take on General Grevious.
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
Me too!
LemCrossview's avatar
LemCrossviewHobbyist General Artist
OK. I feel like you managed to capture his most terrifying features in this and it's absolutely amazing. I had to stop and make sure it wasn't canon art for a second. 
Also, I totally agree with you on the "show less" idea. He's so lanky and thin he doesn't look all that menacing, especially when he takes off his cloak in the new trilogy.
Very well done here, sir. I'm gonna have to take a bit to look at everything in this piece.
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
So glad you like it! Thanks a lot!
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LemCrossviewHobbyist General Artist
I really do, and you're welcome!
It really is amazing.
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