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Darth Vader by AndyFairhurst Darth Vader by AndyFairhurst
When I were a wee nipper I went to see Star Wars at the cinema ( yeah I am that old ) and, as with most people of my generation who first saw it, I was hooked ( although I am not an expert in the wider universe of SW... stopped with Return Of The Jedi with me really) The earliest I can remember drawing anything was drawing scenes from Star Wars, and in particular Darth Vader and his Tie Fighter. I know I am not alone in saying this, but I would credit Star Wars as being the reason I got into drawing. So this is a dedication to good old Darth :D

WIP - [link]
Closer Helmet WIP - [link]
TIE Fighter Pilot - [link]
Boba Fett - [link]
Stormtrooper - [link]
Scout Trooper - [link]
Ensemble - [link]


Photoshop CS2
Wacom I 2

Thanks for looking

* I may try and do a tutorial on how to get that reflective smooth surface of the helmet at some point, as it is easier than it looks and can look really effective.

*added the codpiece. I intentionally left it out originally but it only served to make that belt look too high.

Sorry, watermark added due to art theft and prints being sold on ebay. I will try and get around to adding my own.

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:iconjedilogoplz:
jedilogoplz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
:iconmasteryodaplz:Sith are bad, mkay.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yep yep!
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:iconwoulfhound:
WoulfHound Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
I definitely prefer a solemn and despondent Vader, more cunning and less of a joke...
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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:icondoolhoofd:
doolhoofd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconbulhedd:
Bulhedd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
This painting is fantastic! I could throw in a bunch more words to describe it but just know it's in the top 5 paintings I've seen of Vader. Question for ha though, do you have prints of this? I didn't see it in your prints section. And I would love to use this as a wallpaper on my phone, but without the digital watermark, is there any way to do this?
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) I have a few prints I sell at cons but not online. I will take the watermark off though so you can use it on your phone :)
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:iconbulhedd:
Bulhedd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
That is, once again, fantastic. Lol. Not to wear the word out. Thank you. What cons do you usually go to? As in what range do you travel to go to a convention?
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
At the moment I've only done Nottingham and Sci-fi Wales, but plan to do more next year
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:iconpakteman:
pakteman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student General Artist
This sir, this is called perfection.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcubetron23:
CubeTron23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extreme OMG Is this really a painting?!?! It looks fabulous!!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Digitally painted, but yes.
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:iconnarutosith:
Narutosith Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Love it
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconnarutosith:
Narutosith Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
You're welcome
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:icondusterboy:
Dusterboy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Original Darth Vader - still the coolest villain in movie history. You do good work.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconlordvader80000:
LordVader80000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
This drawing is most impressive, you have done well.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my master!
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:iconlordvader80000:
LordVader80000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
(smart Ass! XD) your welcome.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D Better to be safe than sorry ;)
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:iconlordvader80000:
LordVader80000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
True.
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:iconalexgameanimeex35:
alexgameanimeex35 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason i feel like Darth Vader here is depressed. I dont know why.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah he has a lot on his mind.
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:iconalexgameanimeex35:
alexgameanimeex35 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not surprised. I mean he is a sith lord. And he is also only second to Emperor Palpatin so yeah.
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, and I reckon he has a bit of OCD...did he leave the oven on?
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:iconalexgameanimeex35:
alexgameanimeex35 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well who know. But he sure likes his soda machine in his TIE Fighter.
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:iconunikitty453:
unikitty453 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconunikitty453:
unikitty453 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Youre very welcome. its nice to see someone else likes the dark side too.
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:iconcrimsonthunder1995:
crimsonthunder1995 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
This is great!
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:iconalexcryser:
AlexCryser Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnestiebot:
NestieBot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
so good epic stare Heart Love Heart Love excited excited Beats (free avatar) Beats (free avatar) Beats (free avatar) Squidward Semi Sexi (Oh realleh) Zim point plz Basil Nice understood XD 
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome thank you :)
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:iconclockspur:
Clockspur Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At times like these, Silence is Golden...
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconflyinb22:
flyinb22 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Very new to deviant art, but I found a link to your image....how would one obtain a print or digital copy?
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't sell this at the moment. But if you keep an eye on my redbubble or society 6 pages I will probably add it at some point :)
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:icondijata:
Dijata Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Ok, no prob, thnks

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:icondijata:
Dijata Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
i want it !!

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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I may make prints! :)
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:icondijata:
Dijata Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Dont u wanna sell it?
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I might do yeah
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:icondijata:
Dijata Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
How much?
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno! If I do it will be on society 6 or something like that at different sizes
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:icondijata:
Dijata Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Cool let me know, i need a big one for my room :D
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