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star wars - the boy with the furnace heart by shorelle star wars - the boy with the furnace heart by shorelle
I was wandering under black skies,
Clutching at what is mine
No control, left to lose
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Bridges I've been dreaming are coming down
They're changing my future
Visions I have buried underground
Return us our futures

- "Crush" by Pendulum

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Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars (sliding into the Dark Side here...), with another quote from the ROTS novelisation that seemed really metaphorical and foreshadowing - the full line is from Count Dooku's inner monologue ("There was a thermonuclear furnace where his heart should be, and it was burning through the firewalls of his Jedi training. He held the Force in the clench of a white-hot fist. He was half Sith already, and he didn't even know it.") idk, I just really liked it!

The concept looked a lot better in my head before I actually started drawing... sigh... =_= but also experimenting with some custom Painter brushes (this Zen Watercolour set, it's really awesome!), no textures were used this time to make the background/textured effect! :D

And a lot of Pendulum songs fit Anakin pretty well, ahaha... <falls into lava pit of feelings AGAIN> :stare:

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Star Wars © George Lucas
Wacom Intuos4, Painter 12
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:iconeragonjedigirl357:
EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Wow. Powerful. I feel like I need to read that book (even though I know it will make me very sad... the movie makes me sad enough!)
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shorelle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, it's a really well-written book (but also very heart-breaking because of this...) I hope you get a chance to read it!
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Thanks. ^^
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GoldenFreddy1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
He's more machine now than man.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"His mind is twisted, and evil." :jedi:
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GoldenFreddy1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
You should not think of that machine as your father. When I saw what have become of him, I tried to dissuade him, to draw him back from the Dark Side. We fought...your father fell into a molten pit. When your father clawed his way out of that fiery pool, the change had burned into him forever-he was Darth Vader, without a trace of Anakin Skywalker. Irredeemably dark. Scarred. Kept alive only by machinery and his own dark will...
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anicentprophecies Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the design on his hand :) very stylish
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconanicentprophecies:
anicentprophecies Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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little-lynx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
This is a great concept. He was half Sith already.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconskyguypat:
skyguypat Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
So awesome...! :)
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconcutekitteh1111:
cutekitteh1111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist
It fits so good!!!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :D
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cutekitteh1111 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist
No prob!
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:iconmollythewanderer:
MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! Great concept, fits Ani perfectly. I kinda wanna read this book now ^_^.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And yes, I would highly recommend it - the novelisation does a really great job with Anakin's characterisation :)
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:iconatwojay:
atwojay Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely perfect.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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DragonDescendant Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014

"lava pit of feelings?"  That part of the description fits the character pretty well XD

Nice picture!

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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahahaha pretty much :XD: (and thank you!)
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DragonDescendant Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
You're welcome!
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVED that novelization, the best I've ever read.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I totally agree! :)
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Wintersoldier7020 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the novel. It has sooo many metaphorical lines. I also drew Annie and Padmé based on a quote from the novel. I just love your artworks!!!! =))
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shorelle Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you so so much! :love: Your gallery is amazing, and your comment really means a lot to me ^^ (oh my goodness, and your drawing from that quote is gorgeous! I love that line too - it's very sad and haunting.)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, youre most welcome!!! :D I really love your art too! THANX too =)
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Kassis Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I think it's great! I really like everything about this piece.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
DESIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
COME JOIN ME IN THE LAVA PIT WHERE WE WILL BURN IN FEELINGS AND CRY FOREVER

no but seriously this is so beautiful! the simplicity, yet the details in his hair omg dkfjghldfjghdfkjh cant even and THAT HAND HOW DO YOU ART PLS TEACH ME

also... I love how he kinda looks sad. :'((((
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shorelle Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAHHHHHHH /takes a diving leap into the lava pit
SRSLY THE AMOUNT OF TIMES I'VE FALLEN INTO IT WE SHOULD JUST INSTALL A DIVING BOARD

:onfire:

and thank you so much!! omg hands actually are a massive headache for me and I have no idea how to do them either (so I'm glad it looks okay!! XD) - I always have to use my own hand or grab someone else's hand for reference ahaha (so basically stay away from me while I'm drawing if you don't want to become a conscripted hand model... :XD:) HANDS HOW DO U WORK

(and yes... I always end up drawing Ani looking a bit sad ;_; I AM A TERRIBLE PERSON)
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:iconandythelemon:
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
pool party in the lava pit!
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:icondaniela-chris:
Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept, great drawing and great song, thanks for sharing!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you very much again :love: I'm really glad you like it!
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OkuniReika Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, the composition is very nice!
Amazing work!

* u *
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Incredible :) very poetic
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
:) You are most welcome
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Anakinskywalkergo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool :)
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :tighthug:
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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome concept! I love how much you can convey just with those mechanical lines in his hand and heart. I also really like the expression and pose.

And that book is one of my favorites, so any quotes make this deviation even more awesome. :D
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your comment! And yeah, it's such a great book (it's rare for a novelisation of a movie to be near/as enjoyable as the movie itself, so I'm really glad the ROTS novelisation was so well done! it's so endlessly quotable too :love:)
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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

And yes, I think the novelisation rivals the movie itself IMO and enhances it. It also has so many nice images that are inspiring and lead to great artworks such as this. :)
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HoneyJadeCrab Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm in love <3
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :heart: :huggle:
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DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like this drawing, love the bits of red. =]
Everything just looks awesome. =D
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