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SW - Everything dies, Anakin Skywalker by Renny08 SW - Everything dies, Anakin Skywalker by Renny08
"The dragon reminds him, every night, that someday he will lose Obi-Wan. He will lose Padme. Or they will lose him.

All things die, Anakin Skywalker. Even stars burn out..."

Star Wars - Revenge Of The Sith, Matthew Stover, 2005

EDIT: Check out the awesome fanfiction that :iconscathach24: wrote inspired by this drawing! :la: [link]

Hey there guys!
It looks like this is my first submission of the new year, and yeah, it's quite depressing...
Actually, it's describing a bit how I feel lately :P drawings like this help me give a little vent to my emotions haha!
The new year didn't begin very nicely for me, I won't go into details or anything also because some would be probably considering me kinda weird... I'll just say, the title I gave this deviation is a "nice" reminder not only for Anakin, but for me as well...

Speaking about the piece itself, I drew it with a 4B in my sketchbook, that's why it looks so messy and that's how I wanted for it to be!
The overall look refers to the description that Matthew Stover gives about Anakin's heart in the novel adaptation of Revenge Of The Sith:
There was a thermonuclear furnace where his heart should be, and it was burning through the firewalls of his Jedi training.
He held the Force in the clench of a white-hot fist.
He was half Sith already, and he didn't even know it.


The "dragon" thing on the line I mentioned at the beginning refers to Anakin's fear; in the book it is the symbol of the fear in his heart and he can sense it very much...
I hope that with this drawing I have succeeded in representing Anakin's struggle against his fear, and how it is burdening him...

...if you haven't read the book though, I strongly recommend you do, it's really awesome and very well written. Really gives more insight into the characters and the story in Episode III.

Whoooops.... long description is long!
Hope you like this one, anyway!

See ya! :)

PS: sorry for not replying very fast to comments. I have so much work to do lately I don't even know how I will be able to get everything done in time... but if I do, most likely good things will happen. At least I hope so.

PPS: yeah, the return of Anakin's scars on his left cheek!!! XD Haha, when I can't draw the one on his eye, I just turn to them shamelessly... x)
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:iconstarwarsfan-art:
StarWarsFan-Art Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
I love it! I've featured your artwork piece on my blog: www.starwarsfanart.com/is-dart…
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CesiaMargit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing...! I love your SW artworks :)
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Iscreamer1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
In order for some to live, others must die. And I don't think Anakin got that message.
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Diathima Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Perchance do you know how Anakin got the scars on his cheek? I'm quite curious.
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IM-A-ARTIST Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fighting Assaj Ventress
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rababco Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe I should read the book, sounds like excellent writing. Those lines show how afraid he is of being abandoned, not just by Padme but my Obi-Wan as well. You can't really help but feel kind of sorry for him; he obviously had serious mental problems and suffered daily because of it. He really needed help (that didn't come from a psychopath) but he never got it.
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disnerd4life Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought at first this was a crossover with Maleficent and Anakin was supposed to be Diaval 😅😍
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GoldenFreddy1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
To become the dragon is a worse fate.
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Poor Anakin...
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Wow! I Love this art!
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Randamir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do I love this so much. Hmm...

The style, for one, is beautiful. I like how you draw Anakin, and the messy-ish style of this piece in particular seems fitting.

And dose colors. Very beautiful.
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Jojo1228 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only he had realized that before he turned to the dark side.
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Darth-Alice Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
<font><font>я просто обожаю ваши работы!!</font></font>
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HakumeiKira Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
The dark is generous, and it is patient.
It is the dark that seeds cruelty into justice, that drips contempt into compassion, that poisons love with grains of doubt.
The dark can be patient, because the slightest drop of rain will cause those seeds to sprout.
The rain will come, and the seeds will sprout, for the dark is the soil in which they grow, and it is the clouds above them, and it waits behind the star that gives them light.
The dark’s patience is infinite.
Eventually, even stars burn out.
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This novel is the most epic one that exists! I got it 7-8 years ago, right when the movie came out!
And this is an amazing picture...poor Ani...don't be afraid, everything will be fine!
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The dark is generous and it is patient and it always wins – but in the heart of its strength lies its weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back.
Love is more than a candle.
Love can ignite the stars.

I love your art! And sorry for all the quotes^^'
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thank you so much!!! :D And no worries about the quotes, hehe!
I got the book around that time too, it's truly great!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember those lines from the book. I think the pic nicely portrays the acute stress and fear Anakin's under all the time. He just looks so tired... :(
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank you so much!! :')
I'm very happy you think that. It was definitely my main intention to convey as much feelings as I could in these picture.
That book is really amazing!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :hug:

It is! I liked it even better than the movie, and Matt Stover really captures all the characters' personalities so well. =D Sure, it emotionally destroyed me, but it was still really good. :XD:
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
So sad...
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I-I think I might cry! Poor Anakin D:
It's such an emotional and dark piece of artwork, though. its beautiful!

I thank God every day for giving me faith and taking away my fear. And I don't know if you're Christian or not, but I can pray for you if you want.
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Agh, sorry for the super late answer.
I'm very glad you like it so much!! :)

And thank you for the beautiful thought!! I'm Christian too, so I know how that feels :') Sometimes it's just a bit hard to accept some things, but eventually you can gain strength to journey on. Thank you again!
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LochNessDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
You're amazing!!! I'm reading that book right now and that part just makes me go: "Aww... :(", but it so perfect for Anakin...
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Sorry for the super late reply, but thank you so much!! :D
That book really is amazing!
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xxXSARYNAXxx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
omg ... great pic !!!!!!
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thank you so much! :D
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xxXSARYNAXxx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
you're welcome [link]
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MadZ4Muzik Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, it looks like he needs a hug. :3
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
He does, indeed! :')
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MadZ4Muzik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very coool
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks! :D
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trinity6diversia Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always meant to ask, but what type of materials did you use for this picture?
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Aah, sorry for the late reply D:
I used a 4B pencil for the sketch and Photoshop for coloring! ;)
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trinity6diversia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm inspired. :D
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jinx-lin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I love this! And I really like how you've incorporated all of his struggles and fears into one drawing, because all of that [inner] turmoil really makes Anakin who he is.
And the quote from the novel adaption of Revenge of the Sith is a nice touch and really ties it all together! I'd like to read that sometime. :D
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you so much!! :la:
Yep, I strongly suggest you read it!! :D It's totally awesome and really digs into every character!!
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jinx-lin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
You're very welcome! :la:
I'll definitely have to look into it!
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!!!I so remember this amazing quote!!! Thats beautiful!!!
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you so much!! <3
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :D
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Kairi96-Z Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fatto davvero molto bene c:
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Grazie mille! :D
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Kairi96-Z Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Figurati!
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AbbyCatWolff Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I just listening to this book on audio :) great job!
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thanks a lot!! :la:
Aah, I wish I could find the audio version of the book. I'm really curious about it!
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AbbyCatWolff Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I got it at our library :O)
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Haha yeah, but here in Italy it only exists the..."paper" version! x) Sigh!
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AbbyCatWolff Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
That's so sad :/ If you can get a hold of it you should! It's great!
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Yeeah, if I get a chance for sure I will!! :la: I've heard it's great and I'm really curious!
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AbbyCatWolff Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
What's really cool about it is that it has sound in the background (blaster fire, lightsaber sounds, etc.) The voice actor is fantastic in it :)
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