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Darth Vader Reflections by HeroforPain Darth Vader Reflections by HeroforPain
This is one of my most favorite scenes in star wars and in all movies. Darth watches as the emperor is killing his son, And you can imagine Vader has his whole life flash before his eyes, and The that one moment The goodness he once had, comes back in one last stance and he saves his son. It's an epic and well thought out scene. so i wanted to do a realisitic painting of Vader in that scene

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Anakin peice, sort of the opposite, this is the rage filled sith lord [link]

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LordVader80000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member
You have done well.
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
thanks
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LordVader80000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  New member
Your welcome.
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darthvaderfangirl15 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Artist
Anna: Father... please, help me!Pikachu shock Sad Pony *
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
lol
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been thinking lately much on ending of Return of The Jedi, as some critic in some blog called it one of the worse movie endings ever.  I found it stupid and didn't take it seriously at the time, so I can't give you a link.  It was one of those stupid pop up stories put up by other blogs on Cracked.com.

But I thought about it, and I realized something.  The Jedi and The Sith are much like the Ancient Greek Philosophers or the Biblical Jewish Rabbinacal schools like the Saudecess and The Pharisees.  When a rabbi or philosopher was out argued, he was either expected to go challenge the one who out argued him again later with a better arguement or later, realize the other person was right and change his mind towards that school of thought.  I think The Jedi and The Sith do the exact same thing.  You can't hold Jedi principles and be a Sith.  And you can accept Sith teachings and stay a Jedi.  It just wasn't done.  The Sith realized this better than the Jedi and some of best Sith are of course ruthless debaters.  It's their greatest recruiting tool, that's why I think so many Jedi converted over to Sith teachings.

Anakin is one such convert.  He was made to switch over to the Sith by Palpatine because he became convinced that The Jedi Way was wrong.  That's why he did anything that Palpatine ordered him to do, including killing the Young Jedi Recruits because he felt for good of the world, he ending a very erroneous teaching that could only bring pain to others foolish enough to follow its path.  This is shown in Vader's later moves as he pushed forth the ruthless crushing of the rebellion. 

What started as a rematch between Vader and Skywalker was actually supposed to be in Palpatine's eyes the end of the Jedi because Luke he assumed had been fully and carefully trained in the Jedi Way that all the Jedi that opposed him in the past, and would easily be won over by Vader's arguments.  However Luke wasn't the ideal Jedi.  Yoda had misgivings about teaching him because of his emotionalism.  But one point that should be considered, Luke was raised on a farm planet where probably there was not philosophy taught to speak of beyond going out and seeking wise old Ben Kenobi.  He had trouble understanding Yoda's ways and didn't listen to him when he went to confront Vader the first time in Empire Strikes back.  By the time of return of the Jedi, he learned more from Yoda, but he wasn't nearly trained as the other Jedi that Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker.  So during the fight between Vader and Luke in Return Of The Jedi, when Vader let him know that Lea was his sister and taunted that she could be taught to be his apprentice instead, Luke totally lost it.  Palpatine thought he had won, because Luke used the Dark Side of the Force to defeat Vader.

But then Luke did something remarkable, he basically admitted he failed Light Side of the Force, but it was okay.  He was forgive himself and chose to be good.  No amount of philosophy mattered compared to doing what was right.  Palpatine/Darth Sidious saw Luke as a fool and immediately tried to first torture him to show him the error of his ways and then destroy him.  But Vader realized Luke was right.  Despite all the bad things Vader did, he realized he could do the same and forgive himself and chose what was right.  That's why I think that was brilliant ending to that trilogy.  Vader despite doing very evil things, was actually very noble.  In the end, it was his nobility that made him realize he not only had to do what he could explain philosophically what was true, but also follow what he felt was true.

Anyone's thoughts on this are welcome.
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tbwriter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I lOVE this part! He just kinda has this "ah ha" moment when he's like, "...OMG.....That's my SON! Why am I just STANDING HERE?!"
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
yup
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
:)
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ale0-0 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the better drawing which i ever see...
the scene is so sweet, and despite Darth has the mask, you can figure out all his emotions
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks, its one of my favorite scenes
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hk-1440 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
ALmost thought it was a photo. Excellent.
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
thanks
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Mitsukara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This was my favorite moment in the entirety of Star Wars, and it's the biggest thing I mean whenever I try to explain why Return of the Jedi is my favorite. Thank you for making this nice painting. : )
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
me too, thanks
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EspioArtworks Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
the scene was almost the saddest scene of ROTJ that vader kills palpateen throwing him into the core at the deep end of the satanic-like battle station near the part where vader passes away a middle aged 39-year old
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streetkilln Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
nice :)
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks
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little-lynx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
It's my favorite scene, too. Such an epic and tragic moment.
The colours and reflections look so realistic. Wonderful work!
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
thanks. glad u like. its one of my favs. it fits well with my anakin portrait. the turn from good and the turn from evil.
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Wow Hero nice job on this! The blue from the force lightning looks really great, and works well with his black outfit. Great textures as well! Also, the stars (I think that's what they are) in the background are a neat touch. :nod:
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
thanks
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
No problem
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bossman12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
"What is thy bidding my master."
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
:)
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Hennesey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Nooooooooooooo!
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
boo that. the blue ray rerererererelease sucks balls.
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sirk141 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice texture
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
thanks
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sirk141 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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Natters619 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can really see the emotion in this portrait. You can totally recognise the scene here and understand instantly what is going on. Well done.
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
thanks
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Natters619 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The greatest vilian ever !!
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
:)
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FabioVermelho Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Great art, man! Congrats!
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
thanks :)
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FabioVermelho Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
You're quite welcome!
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
awesome
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
thanks
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
your welcome
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is one of the iconic scenes in star wars history if I remember
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
yeah
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peacelovehalstewart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jarksaber::spyedvsjark:nice job
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
:)
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jinx-lin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Very cool!
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MrSpartin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It really is an epic moment.
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HeroforPain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
yeh, i heart this scene
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