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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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RCBrock 4 days ago  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.
grievousvsdarkahsoka Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is why i hate those blasted rebels
j2Artist Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artist

That's going to be a lot of names

Sabra74 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?
bluessaurus Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really interesting. :)
G-Loveless Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the pic , it's really beautiful , and sad :)

I doubt Vader felt sad a single second for all those guys he failed to protect but still , nice job :D
OrcaKing Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I remember seeing this piece and all of your other pieces at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, IL! It was so cool seeing all of your awesome artworks!
joelhauser Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. Such an original piece man this is truly unique! 
Any chance of getting a print of this? I would so put this on my wall in a second!
Great painting.
So, in addition to everything else, survivor's guilt?
PS: I can see how useful a guide droid would be to find 
your way around the DeathStar, but how did that one survive?

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