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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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loicleborgne Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work !
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frylover17 Feb 8, 2014  New member
Awesome,dark,and dramatic it's great good job
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:iconwyrm12:
This piece is so epic, creepy and awesome that I randomly just pull it up to stare at it.
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LivioRamondelli Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you dig it!
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Sonny007 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 Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so epic :la:

Grievous looks so cool :evillaugh:
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DroidShack Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dark Grevious!  Awesome!  Now that is how the general should be.
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jozarto Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist 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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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 Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well said! You pretty much nailed what I hoped people would take from it:)
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