For over thirty years one iconic villain has reigned in the dark corners of so many hearts mdash; and not just of those who proudly parade beneath the banner of sci-fi junkies. Darth Vader has transcended the page and screen to live on in ways most characters will never achieve; but then again, most characters do not have command over the power of the force like the dark Sith Lord does. So when you are looking for a dose of inspiration from the darker areas of the imagination, turning to the artwork inspired by the face of the dark side is a fantastic way to go.
Darth Vader at Iwo Jima by: hitokirivader – before he shaped the future, Lord Vader was playing his part in shaping the past of the human race.
For generations, fans have been taking their love of this character and exploring it across artistic mediums to share with the fan base and beyond. Below is a showcase of some choice pieces from the mountains of Vader related fan art that fill the cyberspace vaults.
If you are a fan of this mythic figure then you have certainly come to the right place to get your fix of Vader’s looming artistic aura. If you are not a fan, then by the time you get to the bottom of these showcased images, you just might become one. . .
We have divided the images into a couple of categories for you today. The first is very much in keeping with the futuristic theme of the verse from which this character was wrought. In the following category, Darth Vader gets a retouch from some talented digital artists who have fixed their eye on this dark figure from the sci-fi side of the scene.
Darth Vader Widescreen by: DanMed – available as a wallpaper
Darth Vader – Death Star by: Shadrak – available as a wallpaper
Vader by: LastDarkAutumn – available as a wallpaper
In this section of the post we have scoured through the DA gallery to find a number of traditional artists who have turned their artistic eyes and talents towards the villain who stands tall among Hollywood’s most beloved baddies. Translating this tech-driven most prodigious villain in more low-tech presentations work wonderfully for refilling your wells of inspiration.
Now we arrive at the final section of the showcase, Vader re-imagined which is a bit different. Here we look at some pieces where the artists have taken this iconic figure and have re-imagined him; crafting new and exciting variations of the Sith Lord.
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