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SW - I am a rock by Renny08 SW - I am a rock by Renny08
A winter's day
In a deep and dark December
I am alone
Gazing from my window
To the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
I am a rock
I am an island
I've built walls
A fortress deep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need for friendship
Friendship causes pain
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock
I am an island
Don't talk of love
Well, I've heard the word before
It's sleeping in my memory
I won't disturb the slumber
Of feelings that have died
If I'd never loved,
I never would have cried
I am a rock
I am an island
I have my books
And my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room
Safe within my womb
I touch no-one and no-one touches me
I am a rock
I am an island

And the rock feels no pain
And an island never cries


I Am a Rock, Simon & Garfunkel
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As soon as I've heard this song I thought it fits Anakin just PERFECTLY!!! Well...actually, if fits Darth Vader the most, but if I drew him I couldn't have drawn his expression...haha!

And beside, in this drawing Ani is already Vader, so yeah u__u
It's inspired by the scene right after he has killed the Separatists leaders, and he's watching Mustafar... I wanted to give a feeling of abandonment, or something like that xD that's why I drew him leaned on the column, like he's just tired of everything.

The song pretty much sums up what he's thinking, and I hope his expression conveys those feelings pretty well :)
Oh, and maybe it isn't clearly visible, but yeah, he has yellow eyes, to further show that he's totally Dark Side now :>

And for once I think I did a good background!
The whole thing is nothing pretentious, but it was a good practice.

Now I'm so sleepy! D:
I hope you enjoy it :D
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eregnar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Three years later, and I'm favoriting this, and commenting mostly the same thing again...

Love Simon and Garfunkel! I was actually listening to them earlier today... I always imagined this song to Batman, but Anakin makes perfect sense too :) Of course, those two have a few things in common...
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MissCloudi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love that song!

And this art :)
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Zarakoda Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every single one of your SW fanarts I positively enjoy. I love the style, the colors, the expression, the emotion, the content, the narrative of your artwork. It's incredibly emotive and gives me so many feels for the characters. It's beautiful art, wonderful to look at - this one for instance has a really nice color pallet.
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it just me or does he kind of look like Aladin in your style?
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captainkittycat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

I love this song, and I love star wars!! How have I not thought of this?!?!

 

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:iconstarwarsmaniac:
StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I don't like the song but I the lyrics fit the picture it's more like poetry
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:iconeregnar:
eregnar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Yay! I like that song! Fit's great.
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Tender.. Do love!
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:iconmerideim:
Merideim Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that song! I never put it with Anakin, but now it makes a ton of sense for him.
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thank you so much!! :D
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:iconmadamepage:
MadamePage Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
nice :)
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thanks! :D
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MadamePage Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
your welcome!
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LordVaderNihilus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna eat that rock :P
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Haha! XD
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This totally fits him!! Awesome picture! :D
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thanks a bunch! <D
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! ^w^
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Steffel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!!
It's been years ago that I first heard that song but even back then I felt that it fit Anakin/Vader so well even though I didn't even know how he'd fall to the dark side (that was before the prequels... now I feel terribly old).
Great job with the scene. You captured the athmosphere very well with your choice of colors and his expression. Love it!
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
That's so awesome!!
It's almost like you could already sense Anakin's character!! :D Whoa!
I'm really glad you like the picture! Thank you very much once again! :D
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Steffel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know any details of course, nor how and why he would go all darkside but in a lot of ways he turned out just how I wanted him to be. That's why in spite of all their flaws I can never hate or even understand all the hatred the prequels got.

And as always you're very welcome. :hug:
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hulksmash88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
AWESOME PICTURE! i though that same thing!! i LOVE the SONG SO MUCH AND THE DRAWING!!

Peace&Love xxoo <3
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thank you very much!! <D
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hulksmash88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Your so welcome!!! :) XD ^_^
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cry! wow that song really is him!!! I loved that part in the move, He's Vader but still there's some Skywalker in him
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Exactly!! Thank you so much! :D
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
for sure:)))
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ThoyaSkywalker Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I always says:
- Love is the most powerful force that exist
- It can leads you to the other sider

Nice headline
Nice thinking
and nice poem

It's only more than cool
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thank you very much! :D
And sorry for the late reply!
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ThoyaSkywalker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Renny you are the best.
That's okay
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:iconthoyaskywalker:
ThoyaSkywalker Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
with sider i mean side
and sorry forgot a emoticon :ohmygod:
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Artygal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of angst Anakin, eh? :D beautiful lighting :)
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Haha yeeeaahh!! :XD:
Thank you so much buddy! :D
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keepshinning Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
AWW Anakin's conflicted again. Love your work!
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thank you very much! 8D
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ObixAni112 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! That song does fit anakin ^.^ Great drawing ;)
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thanks!! :D
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
ughhhh every time you draw him just makes me want to draw him too XD <333
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
*W* THEN DO IT WHEN YOU CAN!!!! I really would love to see <3
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WillowWaves Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I love those flames around him, and the soft shading, Itīs really beautiful :)
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Thanks a lot my friend!! :glomp:
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FlyingOverTheGrass Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always see Anakin as more 'The Boxer' - "I have traded my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises..." But that may be several years down the line, hehe.

Not only do you have excellent taste in music, but your artwork is lovely! I really love Anakin's expression here and your use of color to capture the mood.
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Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Wow, I just listened to that song and...it does fit!! :D

And thank you so much!! I'm really happy you enjoy my work!! :hug:
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orangevbnin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Ooooh! Me likey. Love the pose and the look on is face is just--gah! Great job (again)!
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thank you so much!! :highfive:
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Nice
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thanks! :)
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LCR10dogs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE his expression! AMAZING job! :D
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thank you so much!! :la:
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