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Star Wars Unseen Scenes - Episode 6 by Robert-Shane Star Wars Unseen Scenes - Episode 6 by Robert-Shane
Most of my artwork I post here is done in 'portrait' style because I'd really like to draw a Star Wars comic cover one day! But I thought I should try to demonstrate that I can also create 'landscape' scenes too - so I've put together a series of three pictures depicting scenes that 'sort of' happened in the original Star Wars trilogy.

There was a scene filmed, but not completed, for Return of the Jedi (apparently as a joke) - showing the Imperial Guard using their force pikes to execute Moff Jerjerrod for slacking with his job of building the second Death Star.  I thought that scene, if it had been used, could have actually been important in demonstrating Darth Vader's wavering devotion to his Emperor. The way I imagine it - the Emperor orders his guards to execute the hapless Moff - but Vader actually protests - and tries to remind the Emperor that this was a loyal soldier who delivered a functional Death Star. I think this would be consistent with Vader's old appreciation, as Anakin, for his troops - and would start to sow the seeds for his eventual redemption at the end of the movie!

This is an original depiction of characters created by George Lucas. It was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Disney owns the copyright to Star Wars and its characters and this image is fan art that isn't for sale or reproduction.
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Kooshmeister Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic, but Jerjerrod was never filmed being attacked or killed by the Royal Guards. The only scene of him being attacked has him being Force-choked by Vader, and two Royal Guards coming to his aid. A picture of this has been misinterpreted as the guards attacking him, instead of the offscreen Vader.…

Jerjerrod actually survives to be in another deleted scene later, when Palpatine orders him to turn the Death Star on Endor and fire it if the tide of battle begins turning against the Empire.

Anyway, now that I'm done correcting you like the huge nerd that I am... I wanna say this is a flat-out amazing picture. The colors, poses, the faces etc., and I also rather like you idea that part of Vader's turn to the good side would've been influenced by Palpatine having Jerjerrod killed even though it wasn't his fault construction had fallen behind schedule. For all his demands and threats, Vader at least understood that Jerjerrod was TRYING. The encounter with Luke at Bespin left Vader a changed man, enough that he didn't kill Piett for something that wasn't his fault as he had Needa before; so too would he not also kill Jerjerrod for something that wasn't his fault... and when Palpatine does, it disturbs Vader and gets him thinking. A very fascinating idea, I must say.
eishertz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor jerjerrod^^
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Good point.
REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
goood goood.. you are now the Emperor's bitch now..
toht981 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Vader was correct about his master in terms of forgiveness. 
HugoDelire555 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
As always, it's awesome ! I love Imperial Guards, and there so few stories (except Crimson Empire) about them ! Congratulations !
Narcisticthinker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!
Revan005 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Emperor cruel.
leoshades Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Any additional scene that showed off the Imperial Guards would be good. Great painting.
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - they may have only been glimpsed when they first appeared in Return of the Jedi - but I always thought they were one of the coolest designs.
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