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Lord Vader by timswit Lord Vader by timswit
Last week, over at the RBMC blog [link] instead of drawing our planed weekly topic, we chose to honor the art of legendary concept painter Ralph McQuarrie. So I drew Darth Vader, but instead of using the final film design of Darth, I tried to emulate some of McQuarrie's earlier concept paintings, with more of an elongated mouth area and larger samurai like helmet.

Head on over to the RBMC blog to check out all of the other awesome tribute art produced in honor of Ralph McQuarrie.

I haven't drawn Darth Vader in what seem like 10 years, so this was really fun to do.

If you want to see some of my mildly embarrassing process go here [link]

(and of course)
(c) Lucasfilm Ltd.
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darthvaderfangirl15 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Artist
"You cannot hide forever, Luke!"
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OptiMario94 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You dont know the power of the dark side
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shadowdotm Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Awesome and Badass Darth Vader!
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Personally, I think this is a better look for Vader,:D (Big Grin) 
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streetkilln Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
nice i like this
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome
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The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent.
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MadGeneticist Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is seriously gorgeous and a great tribute.
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TwodeeWeaver Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aw god.

FIRST, this is amazingly well colored, the lighting is stunning and the detail is so captivating.
SECOND, what an amazing lil twist to the biggest badass ever. Oh Vader... Ohhhhhhh~ delicious. :heart:
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Bulman66 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This ROCKS. You did him justice
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