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Darth Maul vs Aliens by Robert-Shane Darth Maul vs Aliens by Robert-Shane
Now that George Lucas has (sadly) decided to retire from movie directing, I'm expecting him to call me up to ask me to take over on the next Star Wars movie/tv series. :rofl:

My first pitch will be this... Darth Maul fighting Aliens! I thought it would be a very cool contest - and I also wanted to draw Darth Maul because of the interest in the 3D release of The Phantom Menace.

The idea is that this was an initiation test that Darth Sidious set for Maul during his training.

This took a lot of hard work - but I'm really, really pleased with how it turned out and I think it's my best work yet!

It's an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's and HR Giger's characters and was drawn first in pencil, then scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad.

This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.

Hope you like!
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:iconshouldhaveaname:
shouldhaveaname Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Writer
the good thing abou.....no... one of the good things about ligthsabers is they burn the wounds:) no acid blood on my cloth:)
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Incredible job with this picture, Robert.
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FSudol Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Darth Maul versus Aliens, sounds promising. I wonder who would win? If the Alien leaps at him, there's only so much he'd be able to do with his saber if he couldn't get out of the way in time. Good match though and cool drawing!
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2015
Maul haves natural red skin w/ black tattoos. Maybe its some kind of mystical darkside protection ink.
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:iconfsudol:
FSudol Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Maybe. Of course he can use his Force powers to keep the Aliens away. :)
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generaljustus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
The Xenos don't stand a chance.
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:icongracejediheart:
GraceJediHeart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:popcorn:
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IronOakMan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Maul's got this XD
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irishbarfight20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe he's immune to acid, never know either way this was a great idea.
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jembee33 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to hate Darth Maul until I found out he was a Zabrak (horned alien). Now I really like him, but the red-and-black makeup is still a bit much. Looks like a vicious battle is about to take place in your painting. I don't know whom to feel more sorry for, but I suppose the Aliens are the ones I should really pity! Maul needs to watch out for their acidic blood when they explode, though.
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:iconpete8680:
pete8680 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Its not make-up. His skin is red with black tattoos.
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:iconmustafa931:
mustafa931 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shut up and take my credits :D
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CALUMWILLIAMS Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
maul would will win
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TarktheBarbarian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Dude, WOW. This is amazing man
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Garchompisbeast Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
interesting idea

Maul's lightsaber would cauterize the Alien's severed limbs as it cut through them meaning their acid blood would never be spilled 
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s1cohen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
You're work is awesome. I think the aliens would win, though. The problem is the acid blood. Once that was on him, game over. Then again, we saw Darth Vader choke someone to death by merely thinking about it and using the Force. Maybe Darth Maul could do something similar. Great job!
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s1cohen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Oh, wait a minute. Light sabers cauterize wounds. This is going to be quite a battle. :)
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
AwesomeB-)
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HARDGRAVE87 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I feel sorry for the poor aliens they don't stand a chance against maul, excellent job mate. 
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Drawer888 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Darth Maul would win

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GoreManiac Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Excellent work! Maul and the aliens look really great... its very intense.
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Viper424 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Darth Maul is going to wipe the floor with them, then force push  them up the Queen's rear end.
It looks good.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - that's a very vivid image you describe there! Almost makes me feel sorry for the queen! :lol:
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:iconviper424:
Viper424 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sith lords don't mess around. If you are familiar with Maul's race, it's no surprise how he would treat them.
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ActuallyMoriarty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Gorgeous! Watch out for the acid blood, D.M.

BTW, what sort of Wacom do you use? (I'm in the market)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun - it's an old tablet and their most basic. Had another Wacom before that and it was also a base model. As far as I understand they all use the same technology - so if you want/need a more expensive pad all you get are shortcut buttons and a bigger surface. If you can work with the fundamental disconnect between drawing in one place (the tablet) and having the result show up someplace else (the monitor) it all works on the same principle. That is unless you go for one of their Cintiq models... out of my price league unfortunately. However, I do also have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - which uses very similar technology and gives a similar feel at a fraction of the price of a Cintiq.
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OakXmaster1337 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student
Sick and epic!
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Crazy1van Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This looks fantastic! It's my favorite or your Star Wars crossover pix.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. It was my first Star Wars / Aliens crossover - and it's possibly my favorite too. I think if this one hadn't come out looking so good I probably wouldn't have done any of the others!
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Cool idea.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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tuszek Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
This is not a fair fight!
Poor aliens are going to get slaughtered. Since he feels when and how they will attack, its no matter how quick they are.
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archonus1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
both Jedi and Sith. feel the other creatures through logic and by emotional thoughts!!! the Xenomorphs are acting by instinct and spontaneously! sorry to say he is doomed!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor aliens!? - it's a sure sign of how bad Darth Maul is that we can even contemplate sympathy for the aliens going up against him! :lol:
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Chaser984 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I like the concept as much as the art. I can see Darth Maul picking this fight. And winning it in some spectacularly brutal way.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks (and sorry for the slow reply) - and I agree that Darth Maul is probably the only character in the Star Wars universe who would be nasty and arrogant enough to pick this fight. But - he'd win! :lol:
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
You might want to see this [link]
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for taking the time to let me know - I really appreciate it :thumbsup:
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
All my pleasure!:heart:
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ajdavey Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
this picture is absolutly brilliant btw
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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ajdavey Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
as a huge fan of alien i would argue that aliens are not evil, as its an instinct for survival and procreation that makes them do what they do, humans are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and are the only food source around, which sucks for the humans lol but just because something kills humans doesnt exactly make it evil. is a lion evil because it kills to survive? in fact in the movies id say that the wayland industries play the evil role as there more than happy to sacrifice people just to research the alien. but thats just my opinion :-)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you about the 'evil' bit. From their perspective - they're just doing what they're born to do. It's only from the perspective of the victim that they're 'evil'. And, like you say - that "sucks for the humans" :lol:
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w7147439 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
i cheer for neither of them, they are all evil, but i love this picture, very well made
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. I don't think Stormtroopers are evil - just dumb! :lol:
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w7147439 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
so are you saying the aliens aren't evil? i heard that they are and they seem to be
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's an interesting point: are they evil, or are they just doing what they're created to do - which is find food and hosts for their queen? I think the most interesting bad guys in fiction are those that have some kind on reason for why they are so 'evil'. Take Darth Vader for example - when we first saw him we thought he was just evil - but then we learn that he was a slave and he never knew his father, his mother died, he got married in secret...etc etc. So we can begin to understand his motivation - even if we don't agree with how he deals with it (by hurting others). I think the same could be said for the Aliens - although we don't really know enough about what motivates them.
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w7147439 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I see what you mean, i believe that the aliens were naturally evil, but for anakin, he was tempted to be evil
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...oops - wrong picture! :rofl:
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