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Darth Vader - seeing red by Robert-Shane Darth Vader - seeing red by Robert-Shane
There are lots of pictures of Darth Vader around. But I don't think many of them make the most of the character and end up with him looking like he's just standing waiting for a bus. So I wanted to draw him in an original, almost comic-book style - and try to make him look really evil and menacing.

This is a completely original piece drawn in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.

Hope you like!
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:iconnarutosith:
Narutosith Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Amazing
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Appropriately Satanic. >)
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:iconhoblinlord:
hoblinlord Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
He looks like watching an intense pod race.
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks!
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:iconblackspider-man:
BlackSpider-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondarthvaderplz: "The Force is strong with this picture..."
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconkillmariolovebowser:
KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
:icondarthvaderplz: :iconsaysplz: You have failed me for the last time, Admiral...
The poor Admiral. I hope it's not Admiral Piett.
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:iconblackspider-man:
BlackSpider-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah. Admiral Piett was the only high-ranking official Vader didn't have to choke because even though the Millenium Falcon escaped, it wasn't Admiral Piett's fault. The times he choked Admiral Ozzel and Captain Neda. For Admiral Ozzel, he was choked because he came out of lightspeed too close to Hoth, which alerted the Rebel forces. For Captain Neda, it was because he lost the Millenium Falcon when it got too close to the Star Destroyer.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vader is a very demanding boss! :lol:
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:iconkillmariolovebowser:
KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
He is!
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:iconanonyhm:
Anonyhm Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this! Very nice work with the color reflections! And I not only agree with your assessment with typical renditions of Vader, but I also feel you nailed the goal you mentioned for this!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very kind of you. Thanks very much! :)
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:iconroymanfredi:
roymanfredi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
excellent! the super shiny gives it a sense of empowerment. Vader has everything being on the Empire and he should always look in tip top shape
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Roy!
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:iconaya-tan:
aya-tan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
i love DV
awesome awesome~~~!!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! Many thanks for the favs!
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:iconachossa:
achossa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, this one is very cool, love the bi chromatic feel,
your other Vader is drawn significantly better, you have improved much since painting this.
Keep up the good work.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for taking the time to look and to give me some feedback - it's very helpful and I appreciate it. :thumbsup:
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:iconachossa:
achossa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, it's always better to get some genuine feedback, right?
Rock on.

ps> your Ice-T has a somewhat flat forehead, good job on the wrinkles on the clothes though,
that's always tough without reference
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:iconmrspartin:
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Darth Vader's 'bout to choke a bitch.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's mad, bad and dangerous to know! :lol:
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:iconstreetz86:
streetz86 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The red lighting definitely makes a statement
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment - and sorry for the late reply! I'm glad you like the red lighting - I took some 'artistic liberties' because I thought it woudl work well on Vader's costume.
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:iconstreetz86:
streetz86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no problem. and he does own a red lightsaber afterall...lol
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:iconkaidouko:
Kaidouko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very kind of you to say so. Thanks! :)
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:iconrandomnessking421:
RANDOMNESSKING421 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
he gunna punch me in teh face aaaah..........
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. he is a bad man!
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:iconrandomnessking421:
RANDOMNESSKING421 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
right
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:iconkhairulhisham:
KhairulHisham Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   General Artist
Very effective use of lighting!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. It helps that Darth Vader carries his own light source with him!
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:iconccarcia3:
Ccarcia3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Very cool and very different! Really great work!!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm tired of seeing pictures of Darth Vader that have just been copied from stills from the movies - so I'm glad you like this for being different!
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:iconbenco42:
Benco42 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010   Digital Artist
nice, and quite original too. The blood red colours work really well.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Trying to come up with an original take on Darth Vader was a challenge - as he's such a familiar character. But I'm happy with how this turned out.
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:iconanozer:
ANOZER Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Bye Bye Obi -wan
Top Top Top.....Bravo
and nices gallery
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup!
:dance:
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:iconjediseeker1:
JediSeeker1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the reflection of the red lightsaber, but he looks super shinny! Very awesome!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I emphasised the reflections to give the picture more impact - and it looks like it worked!
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:iconanniejo82:
anniejo82 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Definately one of the best Darth Vader works I've seen :wow:
Well Done!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
High praise indeed. I'm very grateful for the kind words. Thanks!
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:icondarrtaa:
Darrtaa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic win.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. Thanks.
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:icondarrtaa:
Darrtaa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime.
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:iconrafta:
Rafta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Dig the style!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for looking! :)
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:icontpexr:
tpexr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student General Artist
epic!
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Ninja!
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:icongraphite220:
graphite220 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
:heart: this!!! :-)
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