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Palpatine and Royal Guards

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Published: June 22, 2013
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Just for fun, a painting of the Emperor and his guards arriving on some newly conquered world.
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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I have a not-yet-written part of a fanfic in my mind, and so far I had no real grab on the scene until now. But this pic is absolutely-grab-worthy! Exactly what I didn't even know I had in mind!
[insert long praise here]
Thank you!
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
My pleasure!
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One wonders what would be so important he'd come himself....and without his apprentice.
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Maybe it was some important jedi master on the planet and his darth vader was in that planet and palpatine wanted to know how the hunt was going
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All hail Lord Sidious!
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Seriously, i have not seen the royal guards actually do anything in the entire star wars franchise either then being there. But the art actually makes them look menacing.
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I suggest you read up on some books then or the storyline crimson empire in the comics, where they are actually shown doing something. they can be surprisingly badass if they want to.

And a message to the artist: Great picture. I like the realistic style of it that makes it look like promotional movie fanart. Especially the details in the robes amd the wrackage in the background. Gives the entire thing just the right atmosphere of dark power
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The Imperial Guards are menacing, but I've always wondered about those weapons. How would the guards utilize them, I wonder?


I like the atmosphere you've created. You immediately picture a wet, dank sky spitting snow. It also raises questions. This place looks bleak. What is Palpatine's interest in it?

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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
Nice! I'm always hoping people will have questions like that..sort of look for the story in these paintings.
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Thanks! I added a bit of story further down in the comments--sort of a gut reaction plus some thought. I've always enjoyed contests where writers look at a photo or painting, then compose a story to go with it. It's interesting to see how many different results you get.
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Any future in doing kir kano or carnor jax in combat or something? OR clones?  I keep coming back to this picture! :p so damn movie ripe.
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LivioRamondelliProfessional General Artist
Thanks! Definitely more Clone pictures coming when I have the time to do them!
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adr-benProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow Livio.. man.. this looks great..
You gave such an awesome feeling to the scene..
and the composition is just perfect!

as a huge Star Wars Fan myself, I applaud you!
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Aw man. :) This looks so ominous. Loving it! :D
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awesome...I practically hear the imperial theme song playing. :D
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The Imperial Guards have the best costumes ever.
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That's what I'm talking about! EVIL ASS- KICKERY
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Great job! I think I found my new background for my desktop.
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