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Vader Unmasked by grantgoboom Vader Unmasked by grantgoboom
"He's more machine now than man; twisted and evil."

Drawn with Faber-Castell Pitt brush pen, colors added in Photoshop.
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:icondarthvaderfangirl15:
darthvaderfangirl15 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Artist
"Let me look on you... with my own eyes!" Anakin- Star Wars: Episode VI: ROTJ
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Kronosam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WHOA!! So cool!!Happy Eid -NaNoEmo 3- 
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:iconmaxvision92:
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing this makes me realize, is this what General Veers saw that one time?
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:iconsindri842:
sindri842 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Why is this not the look they chose?
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:icondarklordgrievous:
darklordgrievous Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Bane, not Vader. The scars are all wrong, and the facial qualities are almost the same to Bane.
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:icongrantgoboom:
grantgoboom Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
OR... this is Vader.
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:icondarthbane2007:
Darthbane2007 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Kinda looks like Darth Bane, but skinnier..
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:iconcolonelflagg:
ColonelFlagg Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
A very strong image. It captures that sense of Anakin/Vader from "Sith" to who he is in the original trilogy. A brooding portrait that skirts that beautiful line between cartoon (in the best sense) and reality.

A real favorite.
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:icondemonfrost:
demonfrost Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Looks quite the Sith here :frustrated:
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:iconmatt-hadder:
Matt-Hadder Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I like how you did the eyes, and how he's not too "crispy". ;)
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:iconunclescooter:
UncleScooter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Artist
Awesome take on Vader's scarred-up self =D
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"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography, if you're lucky."- Alan Moore
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:iconmiletich2:
miletich2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Just because he's more machine now than man, doesn't mean he can't change.

Not to mention, nice work, grantgoboom!
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:iconfoxfire5634:
Foxfire5634 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
he reminded me of Pinhead when I saw him without the helmet in the movie lol ^^;
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:iconcostumesbycourtney:
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome. I've never seen a scowl more deadly.
If only Anakin was this badass in the prequels instead of 'woe is me, sand is itchy, why do people have to die?'
Don't me started on his poor motivation for going evil!
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:iconsimplebend:
SimpleBend Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing, I love your style and color, so except a lot of faves from me! :)
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:iconwonderdookie:
WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks good. I wish the prequels had actually shown a vision of Vader like this. But there's a LOT that I wish the prequels had done.
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blue-but-beautiful Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is looking badass, it's nice to see a post ROTS (pre ROTJ) Vader, great little details and the colour scheme really works in this instance.
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RFComics Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A portrait you don't expect to see. You can just see the bitterness and anger, which of course the famous mask doesn't show. Nice work.
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culdesackidz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
niceeeee
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:iconjoehoganart:
JoeHoganArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Yowza, great work dude! I'm particularly feelin the scar tissue rendering! Way to go!
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:icongreat-queen-morrigan:
great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! he's very creepy here!
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:icontwodeeweaver:
TwodeeWeaver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student General Artist
It's hard to imagine the face under the mask... but you did a wonderful job! :heart:
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go Vader!
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:icontwynsunz:
Twynsunz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
AWESOME PIECE, GRANT! We must be on the same brain wave link-- we did one of this same exact theme, yesterday (vader unmasked)! lol How I ironic is that?! Great work here as always, buddy! :)
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:iconpadawanlinea:
PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SO AWESOME

My favorite part is the eyes. They're just so creepy!
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:iconpadawanmage:
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Very nice! THIS Vader I could believe in, not the one that was shown in the last movie.
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:iconfenrirbralor:
FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is kick-ass, dude. He looks just as scary without the mask as with it. :D
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:iconmo8:
Mo8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Heh, that's badass. I like the eyes.
Though no matter how badass Vader looks I am always reminded that he was once a whiney little kid named 'Annie'.
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:iconactorzinc:
ActorzInc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
Pretend that didn't happen... :p

This piece looks great!
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Easy to pretend that, because in my opinion, the prequels aren't canon. ;)
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:iconactorzinc:
ActorzInc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
It's not fair! The animated Clone Wars show is usually really good!
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they can be good, I agree! They're just not canon. ;)
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:iconactorzinc:
ActorzInc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
Well, with most things, canon is what was on screen, be it movie or TV... but shhhhh!!!
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bah, canon is what we will accept as canon, or reject as utter bullshit. ;)
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:iconmo8:
Mo8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh if I could unwatch the prequels it would make it so much easier.
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, the prequels aren't canon, anyway. Too many contradictions with the original films. :D
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:iconmo8:
Mo8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Neither is this god awful cartoon show their airing. It makes me sad :(
I liked the little mini series Gendy Tartakovsky did tho.
In fact think the only Star Wars stuff I like is the shit George Lucas didn't have full command over.
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh...you realize of course, that with all this Clone Wars shit, the Clone Wars themselves is more documented than the one we saw in the Original Trilogy?
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:iconmo8:
Mo8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The only thing i consider truly canon for the clone wars is Karen Traviss' Rep. Commando novels. I'm choosing to ignore the cartoon.
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, the whole Clone Wars thing is iffy. I agree that her novels are good, but they still can't be canon, because they depend on the events of TPM and AOTC as being canon. I just say they're an alternate universe. :)
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ActorzInc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
If only we could delete stuff from our brains like a bad line of code. :X

I like your unmasked version a bit better than the one we saw on film, more evil, less... ugly! :p

I'm not super knowledgeable about SW aside from what I saw on film, mostly the older ones (thankfully) but it seemed like Vader's age in Return of the Jedi doesn't quite match how he's portrayed in the new films... wouldn't he have to be like... 40 something? o.0
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:iconmo8:
Mo8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol this isn't my deviation. I just commented on it.

And yeah Vader was in his mid 40s when RotJ happened. He just looks like crap because his skin is mostly scar tissue and he's been stewing in the suit for like 20 years. That things gotta smell too. I doubt the guy got many showers with that thing on XD
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:iconactorzinc:
ActorzInc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
Ah. I wasn't paying attention. :p
But I do like to interject comments about art in all my comments so I don't spam... too much... XD

Yeah, at most he seemed to take off his hat. And isn't it lovely that despite all that tech, they couldn't seem to do skin graphs? Tho maybe if the guy had gotten some sun it would've helped... XD
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ElemmireOfValinor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
don't forget the cloning technologies, I'm sure that they could "grow" new skin or even other organs. The Emperor just wanted to have more control over him, and wanted him to be weaker.
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ActorzInc Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
Also true...
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He... looks upset.
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice work, although this isn't exactly accurate - for one thing, he didn't have EYEBROWS! And that big gash on his head is missing.... among other things.
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FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see the gash... look on the left side of his head, it's there.
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Oooh, awesome! This is certainly a different look at Vader. It's as if he could have survived RotJ and remained kicking butt. :P I really like the colors you've used for the scars and the way you've drawn the lips. ^_^
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