This is a piece I did to premier at the Cape Girardeau Comic Con in Cape Girardeau Missouri. It is an homage of sorts to both Lee Teter's "Vietnam Reflections" [link] and to Star Wars.
I wanted to do a Star Wars piece that would stand out from the crowd a bit, so I thought a more somber and emotional piece would be a great contrast to the usual action works that you see. Written in Aurabesh on the memorial wall are the names of family, friends, and loved ones that I and some of my closest friends have lost.
"Rebels, you did it. You blew up the Death Star. Good for you all. Haha, sorry, I can't forget the people that died on that base. Millions of people, hopes and dreams, gone in an instant. I hope you're happy.."
oh jeez was that good?
I like it. I like it a LOT! Finally a piece of art that actually adresses the fact that hundreds of thousands of military personel just died. Killing soldiers is fine and makes for great propaganda pieces... but the true enemy is never the common footsoldier. It's the politicians who are far, faaaaaar behind the lines. Safe and secure until they have to surrender.
whoa there comrade calm down
he is a good man, grieving over the brave troopers that were on the once great battle station
Don't blame him for being an angsty lil fuck because he was 15 wtf dude he's seen his mom die and believes that he killed his own wife. He was trained to hide his emotions no wonder he hardly shows mercy or sadness
Also character creator here Darth Vader is what you would call an "Antivillain" a character that does terrible things for a good reason. An Antihero is a person doing good for a terrible reason.
Okay Dan calm down..
Thanks to that violation of your rule here, I got to find that amazing artwork Its really great, so much feelings in it, thank you!!
I think there really ought to be far more of this kind of Star Wars fanart. both literary and also in terms of pictures too; I hope you set a trend, Sir!
Sincerely your fan thanks in a good part to this, and hopefully one of many fans;
Although I'm not completely sure. Probably soundproof glass or something