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Star Wars - A Skywalker's Life by Renny08 Star Wars - A Skywalker's Life by Renny08
YES!! I did it! I finally drew something Star Wars related! :D
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Well, uh, the title says pretty much everything, but this strip has more of a personal meaning to me haha. x)
I've had it in my brain for several months now and it's sole purpose is basically venting, but still...

You know that feeling you have when you would like to concentrate on yourself, on solving your problems, and other people just keep on asking you to do stuff for them, mostly work or things that only increase your stress and you basically have no choice but doing all of that they ask you because that's important stuff and it therefore it should come before anything else? YES.

And that's basically how Anakin feels in Episode III (and there's a line in the Matthew Stover's novelization that actually says that Anakin would like to be just left alone for a hour or two x) ), and the poor guy just can't catch a break.

Of course I decided to go humor about that :iconimhappyplz: but I really do feel like Anakin most of the time! :XD:
Another reason why he's my favorite character, haha. He's so stressed x)

I hope you like the... uh, let's call it "coloring style" x) I decided to go fast and rough because I didn't see any point in coloring this strip the way I usually do, not being any kind of set atmosphere or backgrounds :) overall I'm not disliking it that much, at least, I think it fits the mood, what do you think?

Now I gotta race to bed because it's very late and tomorrow academy and trains with snow delays wait for me. .__.
If I survive, I will catch you later haha!

Hope you enjoy!! :D
May the Force be with you!
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Bwahahahahahaha, no wonder he went all to the Dark Side...
NightshimmerART Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Aww, poor Anakin...
Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Flipping amazing!
Pilinonamae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would be pretty annoyed too if everyone thought I was the postman like Anakin during episode 3. -_- Even more if said people didn't trust me.
AthenaAtem Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Poor Ani :( no wonder he turned, he was so stressed.
adarwen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no wonder he broke down poor anakin
blackhole-freedom Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Yes. Just... yes.
AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
cutekitteh1111 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist
that anakin in the third episode.Right?
Tenkan-47 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I love your work. Keep it up. :)
Jojo1228 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can you show us how you draw your pictures? I'm trying to draw like this too, and none of my drawings are turning out as good as yours.
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kaori-Chan93 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
That was the moment when he said: Screw everyone! I join the Dark Side! xDDDD
Jojo1228 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
If I were him, I'd be very confused.
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like his stress levels were through the roof by the time he had that nightmare and things just escalated in short order afterward.
rachelthepessimist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Two seconds of silence would have helped. His life was pretty hard.
Samantha1613 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
LOL :D (Big Grin) 
DragonDescendant Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Poor Anakin. XD  He's my fav character, too.
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeesh. No wonder the poor guy turned!
nl0428 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
No wonder why he later decided to listen to Palpatine's advice, and turn to the dark side. :D
PokemonFan1235 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
he was  going to crack eventually
TiliaofAnkh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, so hilarious! :iconimhappyplz: And sooo true:D
FanatiacT-Rex Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love the poker faces of Obi-Wan, Padme, and Palpatine.
rosalinarox4eva Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can totally relate, poor Ani :D
RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
LOL, love this so much <3
AkiyrahSkywalker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i can totally picture thats happening!!!LOL love it!
unicornomics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   General Artist
If only they had this joke in the script
EldarMelda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's a quite good interpretation, it's exactly what I thought while watching several times the movie: Anakin wants a peaceful moment for himself. 
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
2 seconds later...
BreezyMania Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha ha this is h´larious way of showing Anakin's troubles at that time xD
I would probably want to do the same at that point, good job on this one!
OmegaZzyzx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Love it!!!
Lilifaye Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Photographer
I know how you feel, Anakin! XD
AutumnAcceptance Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student
Anakin, I know that feel bro.
Outcast-child18 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Such a great strip! Poor Anakin!!! :(

I always felt so bad for him even though he made a terrible choice. Given his horrid childhood, the immense expectations and responsibility heaped on him on top of the trauma of having his mother die in his arms and then he arm/hand cut off followed by a brutal war that kept him away from his true love and support it any wonder he fell? He was twenty-three. Just twenty-three! I am that age now and I cannot imagine having to deal with everything he did.

Random question, since I noticed you also seem to love one Jean Valjean from Les Miserables: what advice do you think Valjean might give Anakin should they have met before Anakin fell?

I'm just curious, lol, because if there is any guy who understands stress, its Jean Valjean!
Renny08 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thank you so much!! :D

Exactly, exactly :( while I never wanted to justify the things he did when he went Dark Side, the REASONS why he fell have always been very clear and made me sympathize with his character a lot!

Haha, yeah, I absolutely do :D lots of feels for Jean Valjean from my part!
And that's a freakin' interesting question!! I feel like Valjean would be like... the perfect Jedi master, you know :XD: but still he'd probably be able to understand Anakin because beyond his spirituality he's definitely capable of feeling a lot of emotions, not to mention he's one who tends to think A LOT about his problems just like Anakin does. He just has the mental strength to overcome them eventually. So... back to your question... I think that Valjean would have told him to have faith, to not be overwhelmed by the all of the happening stuff, to keep calm and deal with everything. Basically, some good Valjean therapy to make Anakin believe more in himself and in his ability to overcome! Something to strengthen him a bit and make him avoid to make decisions out of fear. To stay focused on what really counted. I think that Anakin really needed some, say, moral support which the Jedi couldn't provide. That's why he turned to Palpatine: even though he was pretending all the time, he was always there listening to him and giving him advice (even though again, they were made out of interest so they didn't really count...). Valjean, for instance, would be able to do that while being true and giving him just the right advice he needed :) what do you think? :D
Ouch that was long :XD: I got a bit carried away...

And you're definitely right, haha!! :XD: Valjean is such a great character!
Outcast-child18 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
You're welcome! :D

 Anakin is just so incredibly human sometimes that it hurts!  And I have never been able to watch that final battle on Mustafar after I saw it the first time in theaters.  *shudders*  It just...gosh, it broke my heart in shards and ground em up into dust!! 

And I think you're absolutely right that Valjean would be like the perfect Jedi Master while still being imperfect and human. :D What makes Valjean vastly different from Anakin, I think, is that Valjean had a stronger foundation to fall back on then Anakin and a better sense of himself.  Not that he doesn't question, but once Valjean is redeemed, his morals guide him for the rest of his life and lead him to make rather astonishing choices some times.  Anakin never had such a foundation.  He had contradicting morals and values placed before him, first from his life with his mom and as a slave and then as a Jedi.  Then those principles were blurred as the began and, well, Anakin was screwed. That said, a thousand times YES to Anakin needing moral support!!!  Not only that, but someone who would honestly listen and not judge him (and not offer bad advice like Palpatine).  Valjean would be like the eye of the storm and provide Anakin with much needed perspective and insight.  And on the flip side, I can see Anakin not letting Valjean withdraw from Cosette, knowing that she would love Valjean despite his past and secrets because Anakin knows how much a parent means to a child.

Hehe, you're not the only one who gets carried away!  *eyes long response*  oh well! XD

Oooh, I have a challenge for you!  Draw a short comic or a scene where Valjean and Anakin talk or something.  That would be awesome!

Just a thought *wink wink, nudge nudge* :P
AutumnAcceptance Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student
OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Anakin. XD
boxOFjuice Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
That's me pretty much 'all' the time.
Isegovis2 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
To Renny08 I hear his pain good work.
ReeLumi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I don't really get the Anakin hate, I personally enjoyed the turmoil of his character. He had issues, he messed up, and then payed the price. Yeah, Hayden C. performance was lacking is some areas, but he did well when it came to how Anakin felt. I blame it all on the horrible, HORRIBLE dialogue T.T
Still love the movies though, all of them. People need to just stop hating and enjoy.
Sakera-Draw Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me laugh :XD:

Is this a scanned sketch or did you sketch it on the computer?
Renny08 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks!! :D
It's a scanned sketch colored in Photoshop :)
Sakera-Draw Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh I see! Thanks!:)
No problem!
FellitoRockero Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
One should never ask too much from one man. For terrible things, may come.
TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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