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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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:iconytsejam58:
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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:iconmadamepage:
MadamePage Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
your welcome!
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VaderNihilus 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  Hobbyist 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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:icontheolivethief14:
theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist 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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:iconrenny08:
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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:iconhulksmash88:
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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:iconartygal:
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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:iconrenny08:
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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:iconrachelvee:
Rachelvee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love it!! :D
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:iconrenny08:
Renny08 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thanks!!! :D
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Rachelvee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No Problem! :D
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X-u-h-a Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
If you haven't ever listened to Within Temptation's 'Hand Of Sorrow' - do it!
Recently I finally learned what story is actually behind this song but still I can't shake the feeling-- well you'll see I think.
And of course - great picture, you made it with a feeling of abandonment pretty great!
*gone to listen to Simon & Garfunkel*
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