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Vader's Justice by JakeMurray Vader's Justice by JakeMurray
Now this is something I'm SUPER pumped about. Star Wars was such an inspiration to me as a kid and I remember thinking time and time again "I wish I could do Star Wars art!". Well, whaddaya know. I get to do Star Wars art! Fantasy Flight Games is releasing their new Star Wars living card game soon and a couple of my cards were spoiled at the previews at GenCon. The first card I did for the game was none other than Darth Vader. I'm really humbled that my art director felt comfortable enough giving me the task to create art for the most badass sci-fi villain of all time. Rarely do we get to see Vader dealing with rebel scum in such a direct way, so I'm sure you can imagine how giddy I was when I got the initial prompt.

Image ©Lucasfilm, LTD and Fantasy Flight Games
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Very well done Vader action!!!
Vader's Justice by JakeMurray ( Suggested by violetmirage and Featured by Shue13 )
JaredtheFox92 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
"Take this you bunch of hippy terrorists"~ Vader.
JakeMurray Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
snicholes0000 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The separation of the planes and depth is so well executed!

The different color fields pushing the atmospheric perspective. It just pops so hard.
Great stuff.
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Lexshade Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I love that Vader is chopping one dude's arm off, deflecting a blaster bolt back at another, while telekinetically choking the life out of a third. I wish there was scene like this in one of the movies, it would'v shown just how much of a badass Vader really is. Excellent work
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thank you very much! I'm actually really glad that all those different actions read the way they're meant to. I think this is really the kind of thing I wanted to see in Episode III. I mean, I understand that Anakin needed to be Darth Vader before he gets his suit. But it made me sad that even when he's rampaging through the Jedi temple, we don't get to see any of the action. No 3 on 1 fights or anything. Just some younglings and a lot of crying hahaha.
cinemajack Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Love this
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
VaporMoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Reminds me a lot of Struzan's stuff. Awesome!
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Struzan is definitely an idol of mine!
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