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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 )
:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane 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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:iconclonecaptaincacnea12:
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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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great - glad to hear it! :)
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:icontitanosaurus64:
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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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane 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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:iconlazymansload:
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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:iconrevan005:
I feel there are many soldiers die on both sides.

Cool work.
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:iconrobert-shane:
Robert-Shane Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right... in fact I'd be surprised if anyone or anything survives! :lol:
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:iconrevan005:
That's right.
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Exyle-Studios 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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