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Stormtroopers vs Aliens by Robert-Shane Stormtroopers vs Aliens by Robert-Shane
This took me a really long time to draw... I thought I'd never get it done!

This is a 'companion' piece to my drawing of Darth Vader meeting an Alien queen. Perhaps this battle is what happened on board Vader's Star Destroyer immediately before he turned up to restore order!?


I wanted this piece to look claustrophobic and chaotic - to give a sense of the mayhem that's taking place - without resorting to drawing blood and guts everywhere! So I only depicted the characters in the picture... no background... no scenery.

I didn't want this to be one of those pieces where the center of the page is full detail while the edges are blurry or lacking in detail. There's nothing wrong with that approach - in fact it's the 'right' way to compose a piece that directs the viewer's eye. But for this one - I just wanted the page to be full - so that wherever you look - there's something happening.

My other Star Wars / Alien mash-up featured Darth Maul - so now I have a trilogy! I think that after all the time and effort this one took - it will probably be my last! (At least for a while.)


This is an original depiction of George Lucas's/Disney's and HR Giger's copyright characters. Drawn freehand in Photoshop using a Wacom pad - this is a low res version.
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Stormtroopers vs Aliens by *rhymesyndicate ( Suggested by JZLobo and Featured by Lyricanna )
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much Raquel! :)
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Rakisan-Art Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome!
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CloneCaptainCacnea12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Aliens are not major characters,thus,no Stormtrooper Effect! :D

 

No Stormtrooper Effect means Stormtroopers are not piss poor bumblefucks and are,as they are normally meant to be; Elite Space Marines! :stormtrooper:

 

My moneys on the Stormtroopers,though Aliens are also quite vicious at such close range,so I can expect there will be numerous casualties for both sides. :nod:

 

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But in the end a lone Stormtrooper Officer rises from the mess of blood and burned carcasses of the massacere.

 

He throws off his beaten and malfunctioning helmet,his armor busted up,cracked and has small splatters of Alien acid blood which slowly and tediously eat away at the surface of his blaster-proof cocoon.

 

He examines the area one last time,cautious and on alert for any more of the extraterrestrials as he contacts Lord Vader to evaluate a status report.

 

"My lord........all extraterrestrial intruders terminated.......for now.", he states as he replaces the drained battery of his DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle and  gives a hard slap to make sure it's set.

 

The Officer turns to the abandoned hallways,the sounds of hissing and scratching heard ahead,as he trods deeper into the pathway, ready and willing to give hell to the life-form(s) that may be hidden ahead.....

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GisRFTG Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
stormtroopers couldnt even beat ewoks so no lol.
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CloneCaptainCacnea12 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now ain't that something?

Aaah, you got to love Lucas' bullshit.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - very atmospheric! I can imagine it playing exactly how you've described it! Very pleased to have seen how this got your imagination working - and very sorry for taking so long to reply and acknowledge it!
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CloneCaptainCacnea12 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Why no problem of course.

And thank you very much, your work sets up the scene and well, my mind just goes wild with the possibilties on how this story could go! 

:)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great - glad to hear it! :)
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Aclipes64 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Since their not using bullets there should be no danger of getting spayed by acid blood at such a close range.:study: 
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good point... that's if they have time to get any shots off before they're ripped to shreds! 
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lazymansload Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I know stormtroopers normally can't aim, but since none of these guys are Luke, Han, or any other major character, I'm bettin' on the stormtroopers:)
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I feel there are many soldiers die on both sides.

Cool work.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right... in fact I'd be surprised if anyone or anything survives! :lol:
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
That's right.
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Exyle-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   Digital Artist
That is completely DOPE man...I don't even know what else to say....I can see why it took forever, it's OOZING with quality. Damn fine work!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much Jeremy! :thumbsup:
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done...your work is awesome
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much - very kind of you :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
That's a very nice scene. I must say that you've done what you said you were trying to do very well :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. Then my work is complete :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
It is indeed B-)
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ka385385 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
EPIC!!! I always wonder why Fox never tole Darkhorse make comic like this ,the only real story i know Star Wars aever crossover was Soul Calibur ,the rest like Transformer and Disney never got any story.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I agree - I can't understand why Dark Horse never made this! Perhaps there were license issues that we don't know about - but it would have been a very cool crossover.
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Haganax Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome! I love it! :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Haganax Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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FullmetalNyuu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
someone took their daily dose of epicsauce.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...there's plenty to go round! :lol:
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FullmetalNyuu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know it!
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Nbbren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw man thats fucking epic
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Total epicness!!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks very much!
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munin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wowzer. Great stuff.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks very much!
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vadimcream Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Amazing! Wish we could have included this one in the feature!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there Vadim!
Oh well... maybe next time :lol:
Thanks for the support :thumbsup:

For anyone interested - Vadim did a very perceptive interview about my artwork which you can read here: [link]
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Bisszy4ever Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Awesome Artwork :). I got a bad feeling the Aliens will win...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :) ...you might be right!
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Bisszy4ever Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
No Problem :). But I hope they are the 501st they might have a chance.
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Letalis572 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
that is a beautiful picture! The contrasting colors are awesome!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. The contrast of the black and white was the main feature in this - so thanks for commenting on that. :)
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MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...and at first I thought it was the stormtroopers scrambled all over the place...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are - or at least they will be in a second :lol:
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh. Like scrambled eggs...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...uurgh - ickey! :lol:
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toht981 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Expect a helmet-amplified static of "Not good..."
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... or maybe just... static!
:lol:
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bigtanks369 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture, the empire doesn't stand a chance.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't forget the Empire is pretty bad too - so don't write them off too soon! :lol:
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GE-1308 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Artist
That's a cool crossover ;P
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