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  1. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Hey all! I'm new here . . . I'm a huge Star Wars fan (of course), and finally got around to joining the site!
    I've been super busy with commissions, so if ya don't hear from me often datz the reason!
    ALL of my stuff will be posted in this first message.

    BRIEF BIO: I've been drawin' since I could pick up a pencil and grew up in the Bronx with a lot
    of the Graffiti influence of the late '70s & early '80s, pretty much a self taught artist.
    I've been a pro artist since '93 and I've done Apparel design, Animation, Greeting cards,
    Logo designs, Inking projects for various comic companies and much more!

    INTERESTS: I dig Comics, Sci-fi, Collectibles, Martial Arts, BBall, The Yankees, Hip Hop, Chess,
    Reading, Music, Traveling, learning about different cultures, Wildlife & more!

    TOOLS: My weapons of choice are TRIA? Pantone markers, Spray paint, Photoshop CS3,
    ZEBRA? brush pens, PRISMACOLOR? colored pencils, Canson paper, Corel DRAW10.

    I did this VADER in Prismacolor colored pencils and a Sharpie? for the black areas,
    hope ya like . . . . thanx for lookin'!


    This MAUL was done some years ago,
    love the character! Love Graffiti! So it
    only made sense to mix the two!!!
    Medium: CorelDRAW 10


    Da BABY MAUL was done for the monthly
    challenge, had a blast bringin' this little bad ass to life,
    dig the little "Empire" logos on his pillow!
    Medium: Photoshop CS3


    Since I did the BABY MAUL I just couldn't resist doin' a BABY VADER!!!
    I imagine him sayin' to his Teddy ?I find your lack of faith disturbing.?
    heehee! . . . This one was for the challenge as well.
    Medium: Photoshop CS3


    Lil Boba's pappy always told him not to mess with nature,
    and that some day nature would pay him back for bein' mean to the baby Sarlacc . . .
    well we all know how that turned out . . . heehee!

    This was another fun project in my "BABY" line!

    Medium: Photoshop CS2


    Stormtroopers were known throughout the galaxy as great marksmen . . . .
    with dreams of being part of an elite squad some day little TX-412 would run around
    with his pal Dewey, and would practice shooting at anything that moved with his trusty squirt blaster.

    Medium: Photoshop CS3


    Haven't posted in a long while so here ya go!I thought it would be
    funny to do high school graduation type thing for Darth Maul!
    Hope you think it's as funny as I thought it was!


    Check out more of my stuff at: www.wiseapple.biz
  2. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Holy SITH!!


    **wakes up again to type**

    WOW!! :eek: =D= Fantastic!! Welcome to Fan Art--you definitely come bearing gifts, that's for sure! Awesome colors (I would've sworn this was paint of some kind, with the saturation, smoothness and blending), and with colored pencils no less!! =D= I can certainly see why you're busy with commissions! Can't wait to see some more from you (and I'm definitely going to have to check out your website!)! Again--welcome!

  3. _Sublime_Skywalker_ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 8, 2004
    star 4
    I can't believe you used a sharpie for that.You must've been very delicate while using it, because it looks just like very careful shading.

    Very good. Hope too see more soon!
  4. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Wow! [face_hypnotized]

    Welcome to Fan Art, DARTH-KER!

    That is one amazing Vader! I love your colored pencil work and to use a sharpie - you have a lot of guts! :p You did a really nice job blending the two together seamlessly! I hope you get around to posting more of your stuff soon. I would love to see more! :)
  5. ART2-D2 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 17, 2007
    star 1

    Ultra-Cool :cool: Vader. Nice detail.
    Hope to see more. Have to check out your site.

    I'm with the rest and would love to see more!
  6. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Thanx so much for the great comments and for the warm welcome!
    The whole Sharpie thing wasn't that hard actually I just put down the
    shape of Vader in all black and then worked with the colored pencils on top.
    It was a fun project, I always dig workin' on the Star Wars characters!

  7. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2003
    star 5
    I think you underestimate yourself-- the technique may sound difficult, but it's always in the execution, and knowing how to get the effect, isn't it? And the execution came out flawlessly, I love it. =D= Great start here. Welcome, feel right at home!
  8. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Why thank you sir, i sho do appreciate!
  9. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2003
    star 5
    [face_mischief] I meant that seriously, even if it didn't come out so well.

    ...also, I'm a girl :p
  10. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Oh Jeez . . . I'm sorry I hope I didn't offend SJ, some times it's hard to tell
    by the names, please forgive! . . . I truly appreciate your comments and
    you takin' the time to check out my stuff, and I did indeed take it seriously . . .
    I just didn't want anyone to think I did something so intricate with the Sharpie?
    (as far as like doin' little details or something) so i felt i should explain myself. =0)
    Most of the hard work took place with the colored pencils more than anything.
    Thank you so much for the welcome as well!
  11. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2003
    star 5
    Don't worry about it, that happens around here... a lot of us have gender-indeterminate names :D

    And welcome again :)
  12. _Sublime_Skywalker_ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 8, 2004
    star 4
    Great Maul tag.

    As a graffiti artist, I love and appreciate SW art done with the Graffiti inspiration. It makes me feel that much prouder that a movie so many people love can motivate to create beautiful art.
  13. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Thanx so much! I'd love to see more graff stuff out there with Star Wars,
    I'm gonna try to do more if i can. I'm happy to see Graff becoming bigger and bigger as well
    thanx so much Sublime Skywalker!

    And to the Falcon Fan below I TRULY thank you for the GLOWING review of my work below,
    I always enjoy when someone comes along and really digs my stuff!
  14. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4

    Those "babies" are fabulous!! =D= Such wonderful scenes you have them in, and totally keeping with their adult personas, as well! Vader "choking" his teddy had me on the floor, literally! [face_laugh] I love the way you color and shade your work--such wonderful depth and saturation, highlighting and shadows! These are too wonderful! The Maul piece reminds me of a tattoo design, as well as graff--it could be, with the cool framing! Most excellent, all!

  15. TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2006
    star 3

    I love the babies! they are so cute!
  16. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Thanx to all of you who dig the "BABY" series and my work . . . It's definitely inspired me to do more,
    and I've been havin' lots of fun comin' up with ideas for this! GREAT site!!!
  17. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4

    I can hear it now:

    "BOBBA!! You'd better not be playing around that sarlaac pit again!!"

    ROFL!! Love the bandaid on his knee--so typical for little Mandos! ;) :p You're definitely "running" with this idea, I can see! =D=

  18. _Sublime_Skywalker_ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 8, 2004
    star 4
    I love the new updates!

    but I gotta say, even though the baby Vader and Bobba look great, I would love to see them in their armor, but like shruken down for baby version. I also really like how you put your tag on every piece in the backgrounds.
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9

    Your art is fantastic!! The Vader doesn't even look hand-drawn, it's so good. I love the colors and how realistic the pieces look.

    That's absolutely amazing =D=

  20. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 29, 2007
    star 4
    Ditto ^^^

    that Vader is unbelievable! and the vectors look really professional! :eek:

    =D= keep up the good work!
  21. JediNat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2008
    star 2
    WOW!!!!=D= =D= =D= [face_hypnotized] I love your Vader, it looks like it's a photograph.
    I also really like your "babies" Vader and Maul.
  22. Chilla Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 30, 2005
    star 4
    First things first: Welcome to Fan arts! [:D]

    You're Vader drawing is awesome! I agree with everyone else, it looks like a photograph! The proportions are perfect and the shading is superb! =D=
    And the little babies!!! [face_laugh] :_| [face_laugh] I think I like the Boba one most. So cute! (and mean :p )

    I can't wait to see more or your work! :D
  23. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    I just want to say THANK YOU sooo very much to the recent
    comments and to EVERYone for all the very warm welcome!
    It is truly appreciated and it's nice to come into a community
    where people take the time to do such things, you are all too
    kind and I am grateful!
  24. DARTH-KER Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Got a new joint for all who's interested!!!
  25. Ty_Ordell Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 7, 2002
    star 2
    These are great! They would be great as part of a big mural on a nursery or toddlers room wall. I'm actually surprised that George didn't license more baby toys/clothes to be made now with all of us who grew up on the original trilogy now having families of our own There's really only the 'Galactic Heroes' toys. I love the Baby Boba Fett.
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