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Grievous vs Clonetroopers by LivioRamondelli Grievous vs Clonetroopers by LivioRamondelli
I'm a huge fan of The Clone Wars in its various animated forms, and I can never resist when an idea for a new scene hits me. With this one, I wanted to portray a hopeless war moment. An unlucky unit of Clonetroopers had found General Grievous and been completely slaughtered, save for one remaining trooper. With no hope remaining, he struggles to reach a thermal detonator before the end arrives.

I really wanted to make Grievous scary, like he was in the original Tartakovsky series. And I found the less of him I showed, the more menacing he looked. So I kept trimming down his details, making him essentially a black mass and not even showing where his hands gripped the lightsabers, but rather keep it a series of inhuman shapes.
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:iconcaptainrender:
CaptainRender Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's 501st, he can do it!
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Krande Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
It's like from a horror movie.
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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Wow dude fantastic job, it is truly menacing. I absolutely love what you have done to his arms. Especially his feet design on the lower-right corner excellent work!
 
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconpepsomo:
Pepsomo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
No problem! :) 
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Last man standing...
Damn Grievous killed a lot of Clone troopers, one man army.  

A dark digital fan art, Star Wars woo hoo!!!! :icongeneralgrievous:
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grievous-foxy-fan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
i love this!
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epickyness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Holy crap Grievous looks scary here. But I think the best part is just that clone, preparing to fight to the end. Another great picture.
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That-Dude247 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. gotta love Grievous
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Leaf-Fairweather Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
No big deal, just looking through some cool looking Star Wars pics, oh what's thi-OMGGREVIOUSWTFAAAAAHHHH
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahaha:)
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:iconheadfirstrock71:
HeadfirstRock71 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014   Artisan Crafter
uhhhhh...hhhmmm...well...huhh...
     (this left me speechless) 
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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klatuk4u Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Seriously...  this is so bad ass!  Awesome!
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Really inspiring, love your style.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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Pp06 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
This drawing is amazing, dude. Your drawing skills are really good, and Grievous is just... So awesome.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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Antichrist2005 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I really do miss when this guy was a silent bad ass. Before Return of The Sith came along and showed us he was a completely different character.
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running-arse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
He really was amazing in the Tartakovsky series. Too bad the movie version didn't live up to that.  I really love how you captured that menacing look so well in this one!
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TriforceChampion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Writer
This piece is amazing, well done indeed! Definitely captures his character
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IthinkSteve Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Amazing! 
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theJazza Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Now that's the Grievious we know.
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loicleborgne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Awesome work !
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frylover17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Awesome,dark,and dramatic it's great good job
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wyrm12 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
This piece is so epic, creepy and awesome that I randomly just pull it up to stare at it.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you dig it!
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Sonny007 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This clone trooper personify the true nature of a soldier.Fighting till the end. :salute:
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Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so epic :la:

Grievous looks so cool :evillaugh:
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DroidShack Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dark Grevious!  Awesome!  Now that is how the general should be.
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jozarto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trooper: NO NO NO!! DON'T LET HIM TAKE ME!!
Grievous: You are very persistent to live.... It only prolongs the inevitable...
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
It's so odd.  You never really think of Star Wars as being dystopic or scary (unless you go into Expanded Universe or the Tartakovsky series), but this picture turns the whole world on its head.

The scene is ripe with detail on the left, but eerily empty on the right.  Kind of summarizes the horrors of war in one, neat package.

Then, of course, there's Grievous and the Clone.  You rarely get a feeling for what the Clones are thinking since they're borderline mechanical and always wearing helmets, but you can really get a sense of pain on this Clone here; and the closest thing to fear guys like him can experience.  You were right on the money with Grievous here.  He was scary at first simply because he was so powerful and fast and merciless but here, you made him scary just by standing still.  He looks like a walking nightmare here; something so out-of-place for Star Wars and I love it!

Also love the sliced-and-diced Clones in the background.  I'd like to imagine the Clone reaching for the thermal detonator is only half the man he used to be.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well said! You pretty much nailed what I hoped people would take from it:)
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The-Unholy-Bassist Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Who needs a top 10 badass Guys when Girevous are here :)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013

This image grabs your attention, and it's definitely the best Grievous rendition I've seen. I've never been a fan of that particular character, but this image makes him more interesting. I agree that showing less of him adds to his menace. One particular detail I like is how you presented the general's lightsabers. The weapons seems to be an integral part of his structure.

 

The causalities you spread around the scene are good, but I especially like how you have the thermal detonator's ruby lights reflecting off the trooper's hand and helmet. You get the feeling that light is going to be the last thing the clone sees.:) (Smile) 

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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nicely said! And glad you appreciated what I was going for with his sabers. Definitely wanted them to feel more like his body, and adding to a more skeletal feel for Grievous.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thank you. I can imagine the general's fingers retracting when the blades deploy. You definitely gave him a more skeletal appearance: more like the Terminator chassis.
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colaphan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
back in the day (2003) general grievous was actually intimidating, now he just walks around and coughs a lot
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maltron66 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Poor clones... No one deserves this...
Wonderful pic!
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Studlyfudd13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work here. The way to cut out some of the detail in Grievous really makes this picture :)
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ThomChen114 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
less is more
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DeltaAgent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Grievous was the only villain in the prequels that interested me. This is awesome in that respect. Grievous being a menacing son of a bitch, that is.
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Dagoth11 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always enjoy the glowing eye effect!
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OliverandToadFTW Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Wow. That's the scariest I've ever seen Grievous. And as much as I love the 501st, I'm pretty sure that poor guy is gone.
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Sweet
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ARC-20017 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I love your work...I'd say more more...but i really cant...
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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Irish-John Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I agree. He was much more scary in the animated one.
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DeathRoseSundahl Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Get him Grievous
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Panda-of-Infernum Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Grievous could have been such a terror-inspiring part of Star Wars, but they made him to a cybernetic snidely whiplash with asthma :(
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