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The Brighter the Light... by taresh The Brighter the Light... by taresh
...The Darker the Shadow.

The evolution of more man than machine.

So this started out as a passing joke idea by :iconashen-tallaveran: when i was discussing doing a Star Wars fan art to commemorate the blu ray release lol. which was this... he said "why not do an anakin to Vader pic of the evolution of man?" i straight away jumped on the idea and started work on this right after doing the 1st one.

and okay i know admittedly the people that have portrayed anakin haven't been the best actors but i dont think they're as bad as people want to make out they are. though sadly his clone wars voice actor is the best lol.
but if you think about it at least it makes the character consistent lol. and in the original trilogy his perfemance was... "robotic" geddit ? :P
despite this Vader and by proxy, Anakin too have to be my favourite char (not so much kid anakin -.- )

okay i think thats got the star warsiness out of my system for a bit, for Ryak-Lo fans, issue 28 will resume tomorrow :)
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TheStoreClerk Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! :D
Snakeman2013 Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The evolution of Anakin
rosalinarox4eva Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible work!
DragonballFormersZ May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great picture! My only nitpick is that the eyelashes you gave young anakin make him look a tiny bit girly, but other than that awesome picture!

In universe, it is hard to believe the frightened, little blonde-haired kid on the far left would grow into the most-feared man alive (2nd from the right). It is clear to see that as Anakin grew older, the darkness of evil shrouded him more and more until it imprisioned him in his (in)famous black suit of life-sustaining armor. But his last act while he was alive paved the way for his deliverance after his death....

Clever of taresh by not showing the face of Anakin's Force ghost. This way, he looks like either Sebastian Shaw (for the OT purists) or Hayden Christensen (for the SE OT/full 6-film saga fans) - thus sparing the comment board for this pic of any 'flame wars' over this issue.

The presentation of this idea in this picture surpases the 'glimpse' we got of Anakin's future on the famous EPISODE I poster wher he cast a shadow on the side of a building in the shape of a silhouette of Darth Vader - his future self.

Thank you taresh for creating and sharing this picture.
sonPauten Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Brilliant! :D
Vader must have taken ages to do.
hehe yeah he's a bit of a bugger to draw
TitaniumFerrous Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Odd... i could have sworn I added this to my faves before.... oh well, I'm doing it, now!
Samurai-Poet Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very awesome!
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