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Darth Vader Meets His Match by Robert-Shane Darth Vader Meets His Match by Robert-Shane
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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:iconhiattgrey411:
Hiattgrey411 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
I like Star Wars and Alien!
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:iconstarwarsnerd101:
StarWarsNerd101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't really like Aliens, but I'm a huge Star Wars fan!
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
 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.
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:iconmintzen:
Mintzen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
There's just no way the Queen could defeat Darth Vader, he has too many advantages..
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:iconviantravis89:
VianTravis89 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
i feel like Vader would Force dominate thier minds and he would use them as pets.
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:icondsopsec:
dsopsec Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!"
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:iconelektriksenshi:
ElektrikSenshi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful
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:iconbrickgenius27:
Brickgenius27 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have you now!
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:iconalpha-dog:
Alpha-Dog Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconbadassplz:
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jmkplover Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vader meets his match? Oh, I don't think so.
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Dracold Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There are two more similarities between them:

They are both from an old sci-fi - a piece of fiction that is trying to look futuristic because of an advanced technology but the settings make it hilariously retro - that is especially obvious in Alien on the interior and equipment of the ship and in Starwars on the design of ships and mechs. (well OK, this is more a similarity between their universes, not between those two characters)

They are both basically biomechanoids. Obi-wan once claimed that Darth Vader was more machine than a man. It could be said that his life support system is part of his body. His mechanical limbs surely are. Even though he is not natural biomechanoid like the Alien. Alien only looks like mechanical being in design, despite it grew naturally. But the tube-like things on its shoulders and the dorsal tubes on its back also make it those things look like they have something akin to life-support system. Too bad that those details are out of the image though.
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:iconharvester89:
harvester89 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yr last words? XD

Epic art *.*
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:iconshadowkey392:
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Xenomorphs got nothing on Vader!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Interesting. ^^
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AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
No, Vader hasn't met his match. Though the Xenomorph's blood is corrosive acid, Vader's armor protects him from it. Though, it is possible that the Xenomorph might tear one of his prosthetic arms off.
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theCableDragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
good match up!
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:iconkalkrypton:
kalkrypton Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
darth vader wins.
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:icontsarinvisible:
tsarinvisible Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amout of coolness paralyzed my chrome ...
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:iconchildersart:
childersart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
EPIC!!
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:iconomega-knight-x97m:
Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Epic CrossOver!
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:iconrschr101:
rschr101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of both worlds. Very cool!
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:iconberrygrey:
BerryGrey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
no offense on the idea but I'm pretty sure a simple stab to the face would end her easily
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:iconkomodozilla:
Komodozilla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Vader >>>>>>>> Predator > Xenomorph
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:iconrob-satanta-k:
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool concept and a fantastic drawing, but that 'Bitch' doesn't stand a chance! 
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ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
:icondarthvaderplz: "The ability to impregnate humans is insignificant next to the power of the Force..."
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vader wins.....Period
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joe-maryland Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013

dear Mr. Robert-Shane........you rock....big up.....two thumbs....DUDE......much luv........up vote.....you are my canidate for artist of the year......

 

if i gush over anymore of these...i may get label as fan boy......but i won't mind...i really like what you have created.....thanks much for sharing

 

 

R

Joe Maryland

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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Joe, you're too kind! :)
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:iconlinkzilla:
Linkzilla Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Boomstick: "It's time for a DEATH BATTLE!!!"
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're probably right! :lol:
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:iconkillerbryce:
killerbryce Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Alien Queen is powerless against The Dark Side of The Force.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... or is she!!!? :)
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:iconandy1701a:
ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My money is on Vader. Fantastic!!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry - I think all bets are off Andy! :lol:
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:iconhardgrave87:
HARDGRAVE87 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Vader's new pet? surely he is powerful enough to tame a queen, excellent art mate.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Matthew (and sorry for taking so long to reply). My guess is that she'd take A LOT of taming! :lol:
And life is short - so maybe Vader decided to go and find something easier to make his pet - like a Tribble perhaps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribble (a good bet for the storyline of Episode 7?)
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:iconhardgrave87:
HARDGRAVE87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
a tribble hay it could be a challenge especially when it starts to multiply I read on the link that they are born pregnant, what about this for episode 7 star wars vs alien vs predator?
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djjew13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
i love ur darth vader. would u b willing to make me 1 for some $. i have references. please?
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very sorry for taking so long to reply - I'm really glad you like this - but I'd have to respectfully decline. Darth Vader is a copyright character (along with everything else in Star Wars) - so this isn't for sale or reproduction and I don't do commissions. 
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darthvader1112 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Vader's not a monster. He's just misunderstood...more or less.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh - very deep! Not entirely sure if there isn't a note of sarcasm there? Well we certainly know a lot more about his motivation since they decided to devote the whole prequel trilogy (and Clone Wars cartoons) to it!
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darthvader1112 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Well, he is PART monster, considering the fact that he (almost) single-handedly killed all the Jedi younglings AND killed his OWN WIFE.
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Zgarr Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Now THIS would be a movie to watch!! :D
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If Sir Ridley Scott ever sees this - let's hope he thinks so too! :lol:
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Gusni Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Боевой кот у смотрителя зоопарка начал спрашивать где сухари, а то уже время обеда.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I have no idea what your comment says Gusni. I tried it in Google Translate - and it came out: "Battle Cat in zookeeper started asking where crackers, and then have lunch" ... which, although amusing, would be kinda random so I guess it didn't work! :lol:
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DanWolfskin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I'd rather see Darth Vader against the Borg Queen, or the death star against a Borg ship... that would be one epic fight.... can one imagine a borgified Darth Vader? loll

Luke, surrender yourself to the dark side of the Force, Resistance is futile!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the slow reply! I actually like the idea of a Borg / Star Wars crossover - and I'm pretty sure there's already some art on here somewhere showing some scenes. I kind of think that Vader is already 'borgified' to the extent that he is a cyborg - but it would be cool to maybe see a borgified Jedi!
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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
No Match - Vader Wins.

His force powers allow him to predict the Queen's attacks.
His lightsaber is hot enough to cauterize the wounds it inflicts - therefore, no acid blood.
And if all else fails - Force Choke.
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elwyn5150 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Lightsabers don't instantly cauterize as they slice through flesh: images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…
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