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'THE EMPIRE NEEDS YOU' Graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'THE EMPIRE NEEDS YOU' Graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist
I'm actually pleased with my drawing for once as, i've been trying for weeks' to beat my Spiderman' drawing but i have now finally done it . I've been pushing myself, and had a couple of close calls, but my other fanart drawings just didn't have the same impact. But this is now the best drawing i've done and the drawing that i will be trying to better from now on (it will take quite a while). It has also come out just as i envisaged it when planning it in my head.

This is also the first of a series of 'Star Wars' fanart drawings i'm planning to do. As star wars is probably one of the most influential Sci-Fi's ever made. And even today all of the characters, ships and designs look amazing, so drawing them are pretty fun.

I chose this classic darth vader pose as its my my favourite. And even though it has been drawn to death on DD i decided to still go with it, but like i always 'try' to do i want to put my own unique spin on it. But on this drawing the background was just as crucial as 'darth vader himself'. So i took a combination of lots of different stills and pics from the movie of different spaceships. And have 'tried' to put most most of the imperial ships in there. From the 'star destroyers' which i placed high up as i wanted the afterburners to look like there higlighting the vaders helmet. To the imperial 'fighters' interceptors','shuttles' and bombers which look like they are flying towards you.

But I stilll wanted the deathstar to be very prominent in the background , which i think i have achieved. And finally there is the horizon of a planet behind 'Darth Vader'. The drawing also looks looks like a recruitment poster for the empire, hence the title.

The drawing was done on A3 Bristol Board paper using standard and mechanical graphite pencils. And a white gel pen for the 12 bright stars. And took about 70 hours over 7 days to complete.

The reference i used is here (will get soon)

Here are some of my other 'fanart' graphite drawings.

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Wow! Amazing! I really like this one:)
The detail in it is amazing, especially in the gloves. The background fits it great, the body is perfect, and the technique is really well done. I always find your art inspiring, moving, and just plain amazing.
When I first saw this, I thought of "I want YOU for for U.S. Army- Nearest recruiting station." (Uncle Sam)
This drawing, and like most of your drawings, is perfectly detailed, the lighting and shading is beyond wow, the originality, which I give a 4 stars, and that's because I've seen few like this, but yours has to be the best. Thanks for sharing, this is a great piece of art.
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It just had to be said... Impressive. Most impressive.

This drawing emphasizes the mechanical monstrosity Vader has become; what with all the Imperial machinery surrounding his portrait. Oh, and I love the fact that Darth Vader literally dominates the image and makes the 2nd Death Star and the Imperial fleet look like a bunch of inconsequential floating pieces of background hardware. I guess the ability to destroy a planet really is insignificant next to the power of the force. And with a force count over 20k (and the voice of James Earl Jones), Vader is a true embodiment of the force. Your work has paid off; and the time you spent on this masterwork really shows. The lighting reflections on his armor, the glove texture, and the added "twinkle" to the background stars truly make this a unique, phenomenal drawing imbued with the power of the dark side.
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Onyana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! LOVE IT!!! You are a master of realism :) :shakevader: 
Gene-j Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
WarwicksComicArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ImRandall Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Photographer
This background is amazing..  You very good at using your shading to describe emotion. His expression is laidback and you're shading here is nice and soft.

AsheMorgan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow great stuff! thanks for sharing this with us :)
Jaylastar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Love it! Details, textures, wow! Great job. :D
Jessanmartin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :heart:
HYPERTiZ Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
EPIC! and parody of Uncle Sam lol
Quillmaster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
It's come out really well.  Although I found your astronaut clever and technically of very high standard, Darth Vader here grabs me more.  Looks like you have a nice selection here, gonna go have a quick browse :)
DeniseRubenJose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your work is truly amazing.
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