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Darth Vader - The Nightmare by Robert-Shane Darth Vader - The Nightmare by Robert-Shane
I wanted to draw Darth Vader again - but I wanted to do something different. I thought that the juxtaposition of the Dark Lord of the Sith, ultimate movie bad guy - in a pretty, colourful woodland on some alien world would be something different!

I've called it 'The Nightmare' because, the way I imagine it - the last thing you would want to see if you were in such a peaceful place would be Darth Vader suddenly marching towards you. But I also thought that, for Darth Vader, being in such an idyllic place would also be torture... maybe even a nightmare?

This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's character. Drawn by me in Photoshop using a Wacom pad.

I put a lot of hard work and thought into this and I hope you like it - but please let me know before you use any of my drawings anywhere else. Thanks.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner 5 days ago
The Force is strong in this Sith.
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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason this painting makes me think of James Cameron's Avatar........
Cool concept!
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Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really need to submit some stuff to marvel/Disney, I think you'd be a bang up cover artist! Luv the work keep it up!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014

Ever see or read of Dr. Faust, and how he summoned up a demon who told him of hell? The demon told him that hell wasn't fire and all that stuff. It was a state of mind. Hell was the see the glory and peace that is Heaven, and then to be denied it for ever.

 

I like this juxtaposition you've created. Vader and this fairy tale beauty clash well.

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MajinYggdrasill Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
XD i like your reasoning. but he's probably burned down planets like this anyway so it probably happened at some point :iconevilgrinplz:
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He probably goes out of his way to burn down cutesy, pretty planets! :lol:
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MajinYggdrasill Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
lol yeah. like nappa and vegeta on tfs XD
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maltron66 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Nicely done!
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!!!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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MixtapeMurder Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I tell you worked hard on this, your effort shows!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. I drew this one quite a long time ago - so I can't remember how long it took! Once I finish one picture - all I think about is the next one! :lol:
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LordPlegeus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Darth Vader in an environment butterflies. It is original)))
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DarthMike99 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hell yeah the darklord is coming!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?wait... is that the 'Imperial March' I hear playing in the background? :lol:
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DarthMike99 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Vader!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I posted this one last August! At last it gets a "All hail Lord Vader!" :)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wahoo!
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Swampert-Titan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Why is it that when someone says "dark man", everyone immediately goes to Darth Vader? Because he's a badass, that's why.

Great work.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I hope to one day draw the ultimate Darth Vader picture that somehow embodies all his evilness. It will be used universally to illustrate the term 'badass' - and then I will hang up my digital paintbrush. Not there yet... :)
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Swampert-Titan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I will be looking forward to it like hardcore Christians look forward to the second coming of Jesus.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
me too! it'll be great
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Narcisticthinker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You rock!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're too kind.
Thanks muchly :bow:
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LlamaDalai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Vader looks like a BAMF on this pic. Well done!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BAMF? ... oh wait, I get it :lol:
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LlamaDalai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
A suitably menacing Vader contrasts nicely with the scenary :clap:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I don't really think I managed to do it justice - as in my mind he should have looked more scary. Instead - I can't help but think that he might actually be enjoying the scenery! :)
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Ah, the difficulty of knowing precisely what goes on behind an immobile mask ;)

You're welcome :hug:
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love love the contrast. Brilliant! Maybe he is in the woodlands of Naboo, then it'd be a nightmare for him too!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely! And can you imagine if he bumped into Jar Jar Binks! Now that would be a nightmare for anyone :lol:
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic! Just beautiful! I love it! It looks so realistic! :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words. :)
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) no problem!
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Vader999 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
It would be hilarious if he were in Pandora from James Cameron's Avatar!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very interesting concept. If you let James Cameron know and he might make it in to a movie!
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Vader999 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I'd like to see the Na'vi fight the Empire......It'd be like Halo Reach, where they could fight all they want, but the Empire's armies are infinite, and they will eventually be killed. It would be a real allegory to the Indian/American wars, where the Indians had all the courage and valiancy they can have, but still, they are fighting a lost cause and evetually will be killed/exiled.....
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ErraticThematic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
This is so beautiful! Great work!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Kat. :)
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Mepist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
This is really impressive, but somehow my first thought when looking at this was how it would look if Vader finds the smurf-village :icononionxdplz:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that's scary - and too much 'cute' for any Sith Lord to handle!
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
It'd definitely be HIS nightmare, because I'd chase him around that planet in total fangirl style. :love: :lmao: Great style, and a great concept! It took me a very close look to see that this was actually painted. Thanks a lot for sharing, and sweet dreams! ;D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, there's a lot of work that went in to this - so thanks very much for taking the time to take a close look. If only Darth Vader knew he had such a devoted fan in you - he'd totally surrender! :lol:
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Do you think so? :faint:

You don't happen to have his mobile number, do you?! :drool:
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm - I seem to have mislaid his number right now... I'll have to get back to you on that. :lol:
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I'll wait patiently... and sharpen the lightsaber chopsticks for the romantic dinner. :evillaugh:
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Bryson-C Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
YEEEESSSSSS.

Even though you say you wanted to draw Vader again, I will always convince myself that you drew this because I requested more of him.

Amazing painting.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. Thanks Tyler. And you know what - I'm pretty sure your suggestion was parly what made me want to draw him again. :thumbsup:
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