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!
But yes, I do really like this.
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!"
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.
Epic art *.*
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
Luke, surrender yourself to the dark side of the Force, Resistance is futile!
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.