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Darth Maul on Tatooine by LivioRamondelli Darth Maul on Tatooine by LivioRamondelli
Here's the latest in my series of "Could have happened!" moments from the Star Wars films. This would be during the time in The Phantom Menace when Maul is stalking The Queen and company.

 I wanted to play around with the idea of the Sandpeople being easily frightened ( as we saw in Episode 4). Someone like Darth Maul walking around (who basically looks like Satan) would probably startle them. And I wanted to capture a quieter Maul moment, him just walking the desert, his lightsaber as a makeshift walking stick to further push that wanderer vibe.
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:iconpete8680:
pete8680 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
wow! just wow!
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:iconkrande:
Krande Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Those sunset colors really match him!
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twincastX Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Looks good Livio. He's reminds of the grim reaper walking around in the desert to calm his next victim!!
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JesterDK Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! Fantastic in so many ways. Keep it up!
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cris1138 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
he needed more screen time....  like a whole other movie....
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doozle-lange Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
when I saw this during a search, the Tatooine theme went through my head. 
I also would have seen him there looking for the young Darth Vader.
As if Maul could sense the darkside of the force pulling at Anakin even at that young of an age...
Maybe Darth Maul searched for an apprentice...   fav+
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jricht Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
This is one of the most striking depictions of Darth Maul I have ever seen. I love the dynamic of the whole image, especially the sandpeople's reaction to Maul and the fact that the sunset is a lot more sinister looking than normal.
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconjricht:
jricht Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconvlahka:
vlahka Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Not a huge fan of the character, but this is amazing.  I'd happily display that on a wall, its that good!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice, I appreciate that!
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:iconprimeshift01:
PrimeShift01 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Awesome.....as usual. 
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jamesfranci5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
amazing work. all of it. nicely done sir.
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconsdavis75:
sdavis75 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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adr-ben Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great work Livio!
I love your "could have happened" series!
Awesome jobon  the lighting and the whole "desert" feel to the shot!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, my friend! Glad the desert feel came through!
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:icondeadwade11:
deadwade11 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
This is just awesome on EVERY level!!! Seriously gotta do a Starkiller one if you haven't or an Obi Wan vs Cyborg Maul one 
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He'd probably treat them better than Anakin, mind....
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, very true.
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:iconmaulopress:
MaulOpress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Artist
Beautiful.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maul ROCKS!!!
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:iconimagesunplugged:
ImagesUnplugged Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Why thank you for that!!
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:iconimagesunplugged:
ImagesUnplugged Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure
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tmcvern Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is bad ass!
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:iconbdnatsuki:
BDNatsuki Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, so beautiful! Great job!
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:iconbdixonarts:
BDixonarts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I so love this!!
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:iconcubicuate:
Cubicuate Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
THAT LOOKS SO BADASS!
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leokearon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Amazing

He's walking because Jawas got to his Speeder Bike :D
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It's a gorgeous image. Darth Maul would be very intimidating to anybody, let alone Sandpeople. I remember in "The Phantom Menace" how Maul told Palpatine "...Tatooine is sparsely populated...I should find them quickly..." Maybe that wasn't his first visit to the desert planet. He could have carried out a successful mission there already.

I like the colors and how the glowing lightsaber blades become a focal point. Maul could be cutting through a Sandpeople camp, and using his lightsaber as a not so subtle suggestion to mind one's own business.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice, I dig that!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thanks! I'm sure Darth Maul has a mission to fulfill, but he wouldn't be adverse to a quick workout if any Sandpeople take a wild idea into their heads. I find myself picturing a fugitive, perhaps a rare individual who has business with Sandpeople, hiding out near their camp, thinking he/she will be safe from any pursuers. Then here comes Darth Maul walking right through them!
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Wyn83 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this image is awesome. I love how Darth Maul is just walking along with the Sand People being easily startled, and the colours work really well. Really really awesome work Livio.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! I love that he's letting his light saber just touch the sand, for epic-level melt intimidation. 
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
KFAJSDHFLAKJHSDFLAKJSHDF YES

This is friggin' awesome! What a scene this could have made in the films! :D 
If you ever make a print of this, I will buy 10 copies. :D 
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice!!! Glad to hear it:)
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
You are most welcome! :D 
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Simbacca Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Great job! 
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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LittleEnygma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Great idea.
Though I don't think a light saber should be used as a walking stick due to the fact that if he fell, it would just burn through the ground and give him no support.
The use of red and yellow is great and I like how he's facing the viewer making his character pop-out and really intimidate the viewer.
Fantastic job, shading looks great too. 
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And yeah, the saber is a bit of a stretch. I even have a trail of steam there to show it's burning as he walks. More a symbol than a functional walking stick:)
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LittleEnygma Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Oh wow, I didn't notice that. :D
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This turned out really well.
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BeastheGhost Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Starwars! Nice pic!
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