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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.
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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!
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Shawn1968 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
This is a brilliant piece of artwork. Very nice.
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rockrdr Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Prints?
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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.
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WiL-Woods Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thank you so much!
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RCBrock Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, thank you.
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is why i hate those blasted rebels
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j2Artist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artist

That's going to be a lot of names


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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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