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Mourning for Padme by Erik-Maell Mourning for Padme by Erik-Maell
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Given 2013-05-04
Mourning for Padme by ~Erik-Maell.

"May the 4th be with you."

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Lighttwister Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I saw the original at a star wars convention. Still gives me chills! Great work! Glad to find you on DAw00t! 
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Erik-Maell Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Happy to re-connect! Thanks for the fave! :D (Big Grin) 
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Greeeeeat!)
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Linked19586 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
There's one question I'll like to ask you, Master Skywalker: Do you feel like a Hero With No Fear yet? (No pun indeed) :)
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Stormraven24 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Even though I don't like how unhealthy and abusive their relationship was towards the end, this piece is so moving and beautiful I can't help but feel sad. This is so lovely, especially the stained glass.
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FillyFuxilly Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
such a sad, yet beautiful picture..
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:iconmythpunk:
Mythpunk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
So lovely....
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:iconrandallboggslover:
RandallBoggsLover Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So touching... So sad...
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sARTrotti Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful
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chi-townbullz23 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Probably the best sw picture I've seen on here.
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:iconkimoyuki:
kimoyuki Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Writer
i remember this scene. heart touching :iconsadplz:
any way. good colors. you did well ^^
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:iconobilupin:
Obilupin Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconkuroi-getsuga:
kuroi-getsuga Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
thats pretty deep
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Fattylover101 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
EPIC
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d4r1n Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Aww.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My brother once told me that he thought Vader was the greatest villain of all time. I disagreed. I think Anakin was deceived and his anger was misplaced,..and in the end the love for his family (Luke) prevailed. I think this beautifully illustrates my point, that Anakin/Vader had a fierce love inside of him.
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RandallBoggsLover Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that Palpatine was the deceiver.
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LittleSparkleFinger Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well spoken, my friend. :)
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
nice
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ReaperRose Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Words cannot express how beautiful this is. May the Force be with you.
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Jailda Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;-; :+fav:
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Awesome :)
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samoill Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
that is the missing part of star wars thank you very touching and beautiful
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BOYKINS Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GODDAMMIT why didnt i think of this first!!lmao .. you just won the internet with this one!! good one:D
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This is really touching. I'm almost crying. Great concept and follow through.
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Jack-Inqu13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I don't even like Star Wars, but I would love to have this as a poster. :iconhappytearsplz:
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:iconbillby13:
Billby13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh so sad, but so touching!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell you how much I love this piece, and I'm so happy to finally see it get a DD! I love how "soft" you've made Vader - he almost appears to blend into the surroundings, and yet is still starkly different from them. The textures you used are fantastic, for the marble and the stained glass, and the Padme image is outstanding. She almost appears to be watching him, like an angel. The lighting is spectacular!

You've done so much with a relatively non-complex image, and done it exceptionally well. The level of emotion is just brilliant. Excellent work!

May the Fourth be with you! :)
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clokverkorange Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I've always thought that Vader was a much more compelling character than any other in the Star Wars universe. He had literally everything taken from him. His own destiny was mapped out by the Jedi Order before he was even born.

I think his tale was handled poorly in Episode I, II, and III, but overall if you think about it, Vader is a traditionally tragic character, not truly a villain, but a man caught up in circumstances far beyond his control or influence. In another writers hands I think that could have come through a lot better in the prequels.

Vader, for me, is summed up in the scene where he and Luke sense each other on their ships. Luke jumps to light speed and Vader turns away from the window...but for just a moment, he looks back, perhaps thinking about what could have been...what should have been, a different life. There's a few moments like that in episodes 4,5 and 6, but they're so subtle they get overshadowed by the action.
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ZFrair Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Agreed fully. I think if Anakin had been done as a more likeable character I would have enjoyed the prequels so much more. Yes he has a dark side, but he doesn't have to be written as a whiny love struck manchild.
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applePAI Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is fantastic and I agree with it fully.
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Emmaethyst Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist
That was amazing, few people realize that about some villains. Thank you. :D
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Phraggle Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   General Artist
Very cool. Really like the window. :iconjarjarplz:
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manwith0name Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dang. That's touching.
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StrangeStreet Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:(
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Rose3212 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Luke and Leia, without their mom....May the 4th be with you.
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adarwen Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
poor anakin
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rina-battu Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
good
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Caramabel-Honeycrisp Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
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Emmaethyst Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Just wait until Revenge of the 6th!
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Caramabel-Honeycrisp Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Yes! :D
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RainingShadows8 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol nice!
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Caramabel-Honeycrisp Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
XD Thank you :meow:
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RainingShadows8 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!
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jwwt4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nice work im still a huge star wars fan
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mawwyfawwie13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh and now I'm sad.
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