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Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

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Published: October 4, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 wraithdt
Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

This next scene is from Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. Vader and his 501st Legion battles Wookies and Jedis Siadem Forte and Iwo Kulka and just plain being a badass!

Copyright of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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John-the-Enforcer's avatar
Vader's frightening visage is the last thing these Jedi are going to see.
NightGodDeath's avatar
Love the battlefront clone on the left ;)
SocQA's avatar
Absolutely awesome :)
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17ransokadjHobbyist Writer
Such an epic battle scene!
Dalton2226's avatar
This is fantastic you make the best star wars digital art 
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Jorge-JigsHobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! it's so fantastic :D how long did you do it?
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PhantomEclipse17Student Artist
Great piece. Vader doing what he does best. 
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Zima-ZimerHobbyist General Artist
This looks so well made! I love it! Especially Darth vader!! (~˘▾˘)~
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RasMwandingiHobbyist General Artist
Woah! I'm currently reading this book. It's so awesome.
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The-Last-PhantomProfessional Digital Artist

Mr Incredible 
AltaBeauty's avatar
This is absolutely amazing. 
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AshofthewilliamsStudent General Artist
I like this era, the clones have a very unique look, and the universe us under a great change, allowing many an idea to come to fruition.
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spectreofhonourHobbyist Writer
Excellent, I loved this book and the seeing your art makes me want to go back and read it all over again. Always good seeing Vader in action kicking ass and taking names. This is awesome!
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MatHav-13Student Traditional Artist
This REALLY makes me want to buy the Reader's Companion.
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Darth vader is so a cool character 
Scholarly-Cimmerian's avatar
That was a great book. You really did it justice with this artwork.
DarkCommando3's avatar
The book was a good read. This looks exactly how i would have imagined it.
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MandalorianKnightHobbyist Photographer
I just love the details.
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I am Zzzzzzz and i like this picture very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ChristinePresleyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good ,i love Vader !!! 
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Jensaarai1Hobbyist General Artist
Overall, I think this is an amazing piece of artwork, but I do have one criticism: Vader's engagement with Forte and Kulka as described in the book was intended to showcase Vader's lightsaber skills, and I feel that depicting Vader using the Force defeats that purpose, and that it should've been a pure lightsaber duel.
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Hyb1rd-1982Hobbyist General Artist
All hail to Lord Vader!

Astonishing... Congrats, man.
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