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April 6, 2009
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Deathstar Reflections by WiL-Woods Deathstar Reflections by WiL-Woods
Darth Vader showing a rarely seen somber moment of grief as he pauses to mourn the loss of the troops that he lost in the destruction of the 1st Deathstar.

This is a piece I did to premier at the Cape Girardeau Comic Con in Cape Girardeau Missouri. It is an homage of sorts to both Lee Teter's "Vietnam Reflections" [link] and to Star Wars.

I wanted to do a Star Wars piece that would stand out from the crowd a bit, so I thought a more somber and emotional piece would be a great contrast to the usual action works that you see. Written in Aurabesh on the memorial wall are the names of family, friends, and loved ones that I and some of my closest friends have lost.

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WildHorseFantasy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
I keep coming back to look at this and it suddenly occurred to me it would be cool to see an alternate version with fallen Jedi, or even a variation of this one with Anakin reflected behind the stormtroopers. I'm reading a novel based on the Clone Wars TV series and it emphasizes how Anakin knows all the Clone troopers and how strongly he feels the loss.

I don't think it's disrespectful of Vietnam...I think it makes you stop and remember and think of the parallels in our world. War is messy.  This is more than a piece of cool art, it's the kind that makes you stop and think.
ClarkKent06 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  New member
Proud to say that I own this amazing piece of artwork.   Nicely hung on my wall at home for all to see!
Shawn1968 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
This is a brilliant piece of artwork. Very nice.
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RCBrock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this picture at this years Mega Con sir. It was the best thing I had seen the entire weekend. Wonderful job sir.
WiL-Woods Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thank you so much!
RCBrock Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, thank you.
grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is why i hate those blasted rebels
j2Artist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artist

That's going to be a lot of names

Sabra74 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this piece, but I have to ask, does Vader's sympathy also go out to all the Imperials he "force choked" to death while under his command?
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