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Darth Vader painting finished! woooo!
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RebelLazerPrincess Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant
So many onions...so. many. onions. 
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:iconhewhostarvesoften:
HeWhoStarvesOften Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hi! Is it ok to share this on my Instagram account? I'll list any credit info you want.
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Hello, sorry for the late response. I don't come on DA very often anymore. Feel free to share, but would appreciate the credit. :) 
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FotusKnight Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I the only one who think that it is quite strange that no one even asked him what the hell is happening on this art? What is Vader/Anakin is doing with this medallion? Is he going to destroy it? It really got me. Jesus. I really wanna know more about the story of this art.
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Digital Artist
What do you think he's doing with it? ;) It's open to interpretation. Of course I have my own ideas, but I think that's best kept to myself :P I'd like to think that everyone who sees this will think of their own unique back story.  
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Batbane2020 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Did u get my note
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SKYLINEDSIGNART Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Artist
This is great!!! Love the use of color here!!! 
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:iconcomixpages:
comixpages Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Wow! I love it! This is epic! 
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:iconkalorann:
Kalorann Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I love that you added the necklace from the first movie!! :)
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:iconlilrebelscum:
lilrebelscum Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love this so much. ^^
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:iconsiouxsie1:
SIOUXSIE1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy What the heck!!!!!!
This is amazing!!!!!
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work.
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:icondaywalker84:
daywalker84 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
<3
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:icongodemperor0716:
godemperor0716 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Like the retro look of it.
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:iconcommanderrene4:
Commanderrene4 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
I like That you brought in the neclace
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:iconlovegoodtardis:
LovegoodTardis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
greeat ! :D
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:iconwayleen:
Wayleen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
wow !!! so cool ! It's really an awesome painting of him !
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:icontryphosa20:
Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Could you feature this powerful piece at our group :iconanidala: ?
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cyclonethehedgehog1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
is that padmaes chain?
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Digital Artist
yep! The one he made for her when he was a child.
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:iconananaberrieskywalker:
it speaks to me.
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Digital Artist
:) Glad to hear it.
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:icon111two:
111Two Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
dude it's that necklace he gave padme! :D
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
haha yep. Thought it added a little emotion and story into the painting. :)
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:icon111two:
111Two Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
frickin' neat :D
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KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
So much win! :thumbsup:
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Digital Artist
haha, thanks :)
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Tinybrainhippie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just found out what that little necklace actually his.
A strangely sorrowful yet badass picture. Goddamn dualities.
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you. I'm glad this picture has invoked so much in so many people. That was my only goal here :)
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emokiller1138 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Writer
This looks amazing, and sad at the same time. Good work!
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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RockHurtz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice work. :D
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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DeathMaster4000 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
wonder how vader got that wood thing back, but awsome paining
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
haha, I knew someone would ask eventually. I know it doesn't make much sense, but it's possible that he managed to get it somehow. :P
I didn't give it much thought haha.
Thanks though :)
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DeathMaster4000 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Haha Padme was burried with it but you should think of some kind of story like vader finds her tomb and takes it lol
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Digital Artist
lol there we go. that can be the story right there :P
he goes to say one last goodbye, taking the necklace as a memento before leaving his memories of her, along with the last shred of good left in him. :P
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The-Death-God Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Great just great.
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Digital Artist
lol thank you :)
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:iconlordxylon:
lordxylon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is seriously one of the most impressive paintings I have ever seen, definitely the most impressive of Darth Vader.

It perfectly details the story of the antihero. The contrasting blue and red, sorrow and hate, his dark path looming over him with his own drive and malice in the foreground, and at the centerpiece, the reason for his violence: his pain.
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Digital Artist
I've never received a comment that made me feel as good about my work as this one. Thank you. That really means a lot to me, made me smile reading that. I'm glad you got so much out of this painting. And I'm glad my work seems to have had an impact.

Thanks.
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lordxylon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
If you don't mind me asking, did you have any particular inspiration for the piece?
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:iconkit-a-ga-wa:
kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
hmmm, I actually did have an inspiration for this piece, which is something I don't normally have when painting :P I wanted to draw a part of vader's story that you don't really see. After the revenge of the sith, the movie ends with vader finding out that padme is dead right? He's an emotional wreck... and then in a new hope, the first time you see vader, he's an emotionless badass.

There's a gap missing there, I imagined what vader must have felt, trying to forget padme and move on with his life. Probably struggling to accept that she's gone, regretting his decisions... realizing it's too late to go back. All the emotions that he seems to get rid of in this gap of time.. I wanted to capture that in a painting.
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:iconlordxylon:
lordxylon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
That is a horribly valid thought process. It's ironic because at the heart of this sort of cheesy, popular space opera there's a very real and interesting character :P Yes, indeed in the movies it just skips the emotional gap like he's a comic book character, so the idea of your painting trying to manifest him making that transition as a human is quite mind-blowing, albeit successful.
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kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)

I grew up on star wars. It was probably my favorite movie series when I was a kid. And at times it can be much deeper than people give it credit for. I suppose I wanted to show that. The movies don't really go into the character's too much, it's just not that kind of movie. But if you think about it, there's a lot going on beneath the story line we're presented with.

Take this scene for example. [link]
It's my favorite scene in the entire series. Although on the surface, it's a fight scene. Beneath that it's so much more. Anakin, the boy who lost everything he ever loved to the dark side. And his son luke, who despite all his efforts is just inches away from making the same mistakes his father made before him. All 6 movies come together for a few brief moments, and it's just absolutely heart wrenching.
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lordxylon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
It quite makes me wish Lucas had made the series chronologically :P so that in parts like that scene, he could truly embellish the story in a way he didn't have the necessary foresight to in 1970-whenever. As you said, there's so much going on in this fight scene, beneath Vader's suit especially, that back then he simply lacked the cinematic technology/prowess to capture. I.e, he could make clear that when Luke sees Vader's prosthetic arm and relates it to his own, he's not simply feeling coincidental empathy, but is realizing that his father was tortured and scarred by the dark side (pain, evil, etc. allegory) just as he was.
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kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
haha, I think that even though he didn't have that foresight. The scene works perfectly. Maybe it's the music, which is absolutely perfect in my opinion. You can see all of that stuff in Luke's face anyways. His anger is just bursting through his eyes at the end there. So yeah, in my opinion. I think it doesn't need any change whatsoever. It's perfect.
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:iconlordxylon:
lordxylon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
You are very welcome.
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DarthVaderXSnips Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
OMG ...
So awesome!
Impressive, most impressive!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Vader!
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