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"I am Darth Vader, he said within himself; as he ground the dragon’s corpse to dust beneath his mental heel, as he watched the dragon’s dust and ashes scatter before the blast from his furnace heart, and you—

You are nothing at all.

He had become, finally, what they all called him.

The Hero With No Fear.
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—from the ROTS novelisation by Matthew Stover


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Anakin/Vader and his metaphorical dead star dragon, because I still have a lot of feelings from the ROTS novel. I... have no idea how to draw a space-y dragon, but this scene was really powerful and I've wanted to try drawing something from it for a while... (try being the operative word!)

Coincidentally, The Dragon is also one of my favourite TV Tropes, and it fits Vader to a T. :)

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Star Wars © George Lucas
Wacom Intuos4, Painter 12
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:iconhdreaper:
HDReaper Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Oh my god that's terrifying and beautiful.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
If there are star dragons out there...maybe Jedi could tame them and ride them into battle...although I have no idea where they live and how ferocious they are...and this notion is ridiculous...
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shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, that would be an awesome idea for space dragons! If only... :XD:
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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Btw did you read the update?
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shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry I just saw it now! I'll bookmark it to read ASAP :)
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Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that one, it was really powerful thing. And great drawing.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Steffel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All references to that novel are instant win IMO. I love that book so much and that scene is so awesome.
And then you come along and make a fanart that matches this awesomeness. Thank you!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's insanely high praise! *__* Thank you so much - I love the ROTS novel very much too, it's probably the best SW novel I've read and just. so. many. feelings. :nuu:
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Steffel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's well deserved. :nod:
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TheSyFyFan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
amazing idea!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Your art is amazing!  One of the most original Anakin/Vader artworks I've seen at DA (and hey, I've seen a lot). 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ahhh, I'm very honoured to receive such high praise! >< *falls on floor* You are way too kind :huggle:
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Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Oh, and this artwork is featured in my journal:  jewel-firefly.deviantart.com/j…
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Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
You're welcome!  Your imagination, passion and talent make incredible fanart!  
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GleeHatch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Epic. Now I'm curious about the novel
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And yes, it's a really good read :)
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AndromedusQuasar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just stunningly beautiful! Oh my god! Just...wow! Great job!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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littlemisshufflepuff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Matthew Stover's novelization of Revenge of the Sith is one of the best books I've ever read. You did it justice. :)
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's really high praise (it's one of my absolute favourites too), I'm very very honoured ;___; *falls on floor* Thank you so much!
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clockworkscar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa.  no words....just awesomeness.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuuu! :huggle:
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Powerful!!! That is one of my favorite lines from ROTS novel. (omg that novel...there's a quote -two actually- that I want to get tattooed on me because they are so beautiful!) I have to laugh, great minds think a like!! I had a similar idea with Anakin and the dragon but yours is so much more beautiful and powerful (also my dragon looked really stupid)  I love that he's standing in the fire and that the lines from it are similar to your last Anakin piece with the red lines from his head. 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhhh this really must be great minds thinking alike again! :XD: <evil laugh>

OMG AND YOU WERE GOING TO DRAW THIS SCENE TOO?! If you ever decide to go back to it, please do!! I would love to see your take on it! and there can never be too much art about the ROTS novel :love: :love: Dragons can be a pain to work out (how do you anatomy?!) but after a couple I'm slowly finding them fun too... I pretty much cheat by only doing vague shapes for the body, and just emulating snake coils for the neck haha XD
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Hee hee!! 
I'll show you if I ever do!! :) <3
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
This is awesome! I had something similar in mind when I read the book.

"All things die, Anakin. Even stars burn out."
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) (and yes, that's another line I really love from the book!)
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Temeraire101 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S SO PRETTY! I read the ROTS novel awhile ago, and I still have feels. ALL THE FEELS!!!! But again, great job! :)
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Ahh, and I totally understand about the feels from the novel ;__; They still haven't gone away! :noes:
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Temeraire101 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so awesome
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Thrumugnyr Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Omg, this is so amazing. *_* So badass.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :huggle: ;A;
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Incredible!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
You're very welcome :)
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Bolton-Ramsay Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This kicks! I really like the dragon concept and the idea of the picture.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu! :huggle:
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