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Primal Vader by Christopher-Stoll Primal Vader by Christopher-Stoll
My first piece redesigning a futuristic character back to the stone age!

The war-chief Vader wields searing iron rods pulled from the lava flows beneath his feet and cuts down his enemies without mercy. The last shaman of a long dead faith, he walks unburnt through his ever shifting kingdom or cider, ash, and bone. Vader leads his merciless legions against the rebellious hill tribes, and though some believe he was once a kind and gentle man it seems that whatever remains is consumed by darkness and hate.
Rumors spread  that he once lost his wife and children under terrible circumstances and reforged himself in grief... but these are stories for another time.
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Initially I had planned to have him in a more complicated armor with ash and charred bone to form the Vader shape. I also intended to have storm troopers following him covered in white ash, but I scratched the idea early on in favor of a more streamlined version of just Vader.

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PLEASE LEAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER CHARACTERS OR PRIMAL IDEAS IN THE COMMENTS, I COULD USE YOUR ADVICE :D (Big Grin)
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:iconheavyben45:
HeavyBen45 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Now that's a villain to be afraid of! Amazing work! :)
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Damn, I never thought I'd see a primitive vader, but this is breathtaking. The molten sword of his and the pattern of paint makes him impossible to mistake. I'm speechless :)
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Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: yes
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Nice.
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Kolgarith Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love your Conan reference there at the end. Such an awesome little detail.
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adkead80 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
That is cool. A prehistoric Darth Vader. Amazing
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jmc42199 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 18, 2014
I think the description is messed up. It's the exact same one for Master Chief. Also, am I the only one that noticed that?
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oops! It is a mistake! D: When I retyped them I swapped the two by accident.
Good catch! :)
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do have a suggestion :
How about makinf the Shrike, from the Hyperion Cantos of Dan Simmons ?
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It'll be a nice challenge :)
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this is so badass !
Congrats !
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GoroKai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
James Earl Jones? When did you become so fit!?
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faceaway Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Excellent concept, really great design!
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Valadix Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS!

Fantastic concept executed brilliantly. You've got me so intrigued; being a fan of Star Wars I can already imagine so much about this character...but there's so much more I want to know at the same time! :eager:

If you're after suggestions for others...

:bulletpurple: EMPEROR - Expand this primal Star Wars thing you've got going on! Have you seen the TV show Vikings? I can picture the Emperor being somewhat like the seer/shaman from that.
:bulletpurple: MASTER CHIEF - You can recycle your bone armour idea for the hero of Halo, perhaps.
:bulletpurple: THE DOCTOR - Stone age TARDIS?
:bulletpurple: DALEKS - ...while we're on that subject.
:bulletpurple: BUZZ LIGHTYEAR - 'cause it would be funny
:bulletpurple: TERMINATOR - either "the" Terminator (Arnie) or any of the other T-series assassin cyborgs. 
:bulletpurple: QUEEN AMIDALA - Would love to see how you translate the culture/architecture of the Naboo into a Stone Age setting.
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Those are great ideas!!
I'll definitely try some sketches and see how they work out!
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Valadix Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm so glad you like them. Even if you don't end up using specifically those ideas, they might spark something else which you wouldn't have otherwise thought of...either way I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

The more I see this piece, the more I love it. Well done, once again. =D
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Nice
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SCCRAMS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Looks like a great Kickstarter project.  Everyone join in to help publish the Graphic Novel.
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Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Interesting concept.
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   General Artist
Interesting :)
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drmogamboo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should have a back to the primitive Witchdoctor, Shaman or High Priestess wearing a Human Bone through her nose.  Savage Necklaces of Human Bones and Human Teeth arranged around a Shrunken Head.  She should be Savagely Painted wearing a Feathered Human Skull Headress and Wild Fur leggings.
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drmogamboo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should have a back to the primitive witchdoctor aka Modern Primitive with huge septum tusks like the New Guinea Asmat Tribe.  She or he should wear animal skin loin cloths, a human skull headdress and painted from head to toe.  A Human Bone Necklace and Shrunken Head would be cool also.
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Talicor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 Gah! Too awesome! I never thought of anyone making Vader 'Primal' before! I loooove the design you've created!!

SOMEBODY WRITE A FANFICTION FOR THIS!!

Oh wait... *looks at list of written fics* I write Fanfiction..... Hehe...

Would you mind if I took this beautiful piece and crafted a story for it?
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome to it :)
Art is for sharing. You're welcome to attach the piece to any fanfic if you'd like. Just please leave a link in your description.
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Talicor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do! Thank you for allowing me to do this!

Gah! So many possibilities!!

I have a few projects to wrap up first, but this is definitely gonna happen!
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Cavemen vs Aliens? Nice work! :)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Vader!
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TanamiaOtori Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No you.
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is mavelous!
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AG88 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.  When I saw the thumbnail photo I thought it was a normal Darth Vader (because my eyesight isn't that great).  I was surprised by your drawing.  It is beautiful and unique.  Great job.
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Flattery will get you everywhere! :D
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Fooled-Trooper Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Faved! this is just Art!
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Suuxe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design is just.. priceless :la: Nice little back story there :stereo:
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I don't usually enter contests, but I really loved the Badass-Character contest idea and I couldn't resist.
I'm glad that someone likes my work :)
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