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Darth Vader Meets His Match

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I'm not the first to think up the idea of mashing Star Wars and Aliens together - but the two go together so well I had to draw another crossover. (My other piece features Darth Maul.)


For this one - I thought up the idea of Darth Vader going to check out some unusual liferform readings in his Star Destroyer's cargo hold... and finding an Alien queen.

The title for this has a double meaning. First because I think the two characters would be fairly evenly matched in a fight. Second - because of the parallels between the character design - both are shiny black evil monsters. So I've emphasised this in the composition and lighting. I also picked up on a few helpful comments about the 'gritty' feel of my last piece - so I kept a limited colour palette for this one too.

I've drawn Darth Vader attempting to use his 'force choke' on the Alien queen (would that work?). I did this intentionally because it's an ambiguous pose. I wanted him to look like he might even be reaching out to the Alien - perhaps sensing a kindred spirit. I thought that added something to this as a piece of 'art' that would be lost if this was just another battle scene.

This is an original depiction of George Lucas's and HR Giger's characters. My initial sketch for this was drawn on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 using the bundled Photoshop Touch. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the digitizer pen is - and the fact that you can export PSD files to complete your work is great too. I finished the piece in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I used Google Sketchup to build a 3D wireframe for the background which I then imported to Photoshop to colour.

I'm really, really pleased with this. Hope you like it too!
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Cyklopi's avatar
this artwork is impressive, most impressive!😂 and now when Disney owns both franchises it could happen!
MaverickLinkin's avatar
Yeah Vader would probs have no trouble sensing and exterminating xenonorphs.
Actually, I think a Force Choke would work fine; the Aliens have to breathe, after all.
Great work here.
LauraSeabrook's avatar
Ooh, not sure that Vader would win this. Pretty sure the Alien Queen has lots of DARK FORCE with her!
Dark-Eyed-Junco's avatar
She should be angry. As Vader would say, "I am accustomed to killing children." She's gotta watch out for her babies.
gillspar's avatar
Darth Vader Icon : "Get away from me bitch!" 
DracoTyrannus's avatar
Bitch, please! Just one slice of the saber and she is decapitated! Vader wins by an asteroid entering Earth's atmosphere. Great job on this by the way.👏🖒👌
jose77sanchez's avatar
Now this is AWESOME!!!
Very clever idea.
Ashofthewilliams's avatar
One advantage of darth's is that this is a confined space. Another is the force.
BraVad3r's avatar
I really respect every artists own perspective gives its own meaning which makes it unique. I for one think that no xenomorph stands a chance cuz one simply doesnt just fuck around with a jedi but not just the jedi but the force... so what if the force doesnt work on the alien? he still needs to deal with lightning and a jolly good lightsaber with a guy who can dodge bullets and flick it away with his saber? that xeno is gone my friend
Horseturtle's avatar
If they had a death fight, who would win? Vader or (let's say three) Xenomorphs?
Darth-Pravius's avatar
Love this.  Just think the title should be "Darth Vader Meets His Pet" LoL ^___^
FlareEmerald77's avatar
Darth Vader:   You are nothing but a mindless creature, compared to my power!
Azarius-Flashfang's avatar
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to disagree here, Vader would win this fight hands down.
Hiattgrey411's avatar
I like Star Wars and Alien!
StarWarsNerd101's avatar
I didn't really like Aliens, but I'm a huge Star Wars fan!
JESzasz's avatar
 Meets his match?! More like the Queen meets her match, and then some!!! Vader can sling her across the room like a ragdoll if he wanted to. In fact, he's probably lifting her off the ground right now, and might well fling her into the nearest furthest bulkhead. Maybe Anakin might have tried to communicate with her, but that persona is dead. If she flicks her tail at him, it will be vaporized by his lightsaber. If she tries to grab or slash at him, she loses the offending arm. I don't see how she is out of her league, though her soldiers might give him some trouble, but then, so would the 501st Legion that Palpatine always sends to keep his pet out of danger, who would fry up them Xenos!

 But yes, I do really like this.
Mintzen's avatar
There's just no way the Queen could defeat Darth Vader, he has too many advantages..
VianTravis89's avatar
i feel like Vader would Force dominate thier minds and he would use them as pets.
dsopsec's avatar
"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!"
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