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Darth Vader and TIE Fighter Pilots by Robert-Shane Darth Vader and TIE Fighter Pilots by Robert-Shane
I've already posted other drawings of Darth Vader, but he's a popular character - and I like drawing him - so I thought it was time to do another!

I'd also been wanting to draw some TIE Fighter Pilots and thought up an idea so that I could include them with Vader in the same piece...

If you've seen the original Star Wars movie - you might remember the scene where Vader gets a couple of pilots to follow him into battle against the rebels. I couldn't help think that they took it a little too leisurely as they marched off round the corner like they were heading straight to the fridge for a snack. What they needed was a red flashing emergency light to generate some urgency! So here they are - red light on - and whadya know - they're all running to their ships now!

In reality I just made that up because I wanted to draw the characters in a dynamic pose - and with some red highlights (which always looks good against black). But I hope my little backstory helps sell the idea!

This is an original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I might put up a work-in-progress of this if anyone's interested because I took a couple of screenshots at various stages. You might also find it interesting that I used Google Sketchup to create a 3D model of the background to ensure that the perspective is right (after having sketched it out freehand first). This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.

Hope you like.
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GreenHive Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really dig how you re-imagined this scene. Love the red on black lighting. Much cooler then Lucas's vision IMO.
twileksith Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
So baddass ! Good job.
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much Matt (and sorry for taking so long to reply)! :)
Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it:beer: .
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
U are very welcome:D
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
"I'm Lord Vader and I get respect 
your planet and your life is what I expect
cape on my back cable box on my chest
leather pants til my death,hot oil on my breath

don't be jealous of my boots
jealous of my gloves
jealous of my belt with the blinking lights cause
I'm the dark lord with the power to diss
dismiss your feeble skills like they're bantha piss!",/i>

--- Darth Vader, "Star Wars Gangsta Rap Chronicles" by
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: - looks like I painted a scene from the video for that rap without even realizing!
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