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Vader in Jabba's Palace by LivioRamondelli Vader in Jabba's Palace by LivioRamondelli
The latest in my "could have happened!" series. This time featuring Vader paying a visit to Jabba's Palace. My idea here would be that this takes place prior to Empire Strikes Back. Vader has been dispatched basically to warn Jabba that he can continue whatever seedy operations he's doing so long as he doesn't interfere with the Empire..and also gives them a proper cut, of course.

I wanted to get across the feeling of Vader addressing the harem, who are all nervous just to be in his presence. The slave girl knealing before him, bestowing a gift from Jabba, goes unnoticed by Vader.
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:iconandruril93:
Andruril93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sithsational!  Art job and idea.  I like this.
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Tenkan-47 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY VERY cool. :)
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Supermoi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Love this... 
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SithLordNergal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This...just this...I do not have the words to describe how awesome this is. And just...jeeze, Vader in Jaba's palace. This is the kind of situation where breathing wrong could ignite a blood bath.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very true!!
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:icondarthvaderfangirl15:
darthvaderfangirl15 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Artist
Oh Brother! He's back on his homeplanet of Tatooine!
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:iconfranklando:
franklando Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Filmographer
Lord Vader, you're standing on... 

This is awesome = great job! :D
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:iconenshohma:
Enshohma Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Tragically, Vader had a crippling, uncontrollable case of rancorphobia :(
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This turned out really well.
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Aaronmcloud Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Love it when vader shows he's the top dog, showing higher authority to other top dogs you thought were pimp by themselves, cower in his presence. That's why we respect big V
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alef76304101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
amazing,but shouldn't the red saber be lighting up his dark coat inner works ?
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And I considered that- but in the original trilogy especially the sabers don't really give off too much color or even light things around them. I know they do it a bit more in the prequels, but I thought I'd stick to the OT for this one. 
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SamhainStar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jabba looks like "ughhh when is this asshole going to leave
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, pretty much!
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MagDragonWolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He "inVADERd" Jabba's place! :D
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahah!
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MagDragonWolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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desert-druid Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I like the idea.
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DragonJengaFist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Dude! Boba's eyeing Vader!! 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! PLACE YA BETS! SHIT IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!!!


My money's on Boba! :iconbobafettplz:
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FenrixIX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Haw man! Vader is so bad-ass in this pic! Great work.
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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:iconmetroidmaker:
MetroidMaker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student
I really like that 1970's look you gave it
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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adr-ben Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was the "proper cut" meaning money or was it literal?:shakevader: 
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hah!
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Oh indeed
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Very kewl.
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gillspar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
"Someone call me 'respirator man' one more time!  I dare you!"  
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DarthRedbeard Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
cool
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KarionSpidle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
i think this actually happened, or something similar
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H123G Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Writer
Just imagine, while this is going on Hitler is down in the Rancor Pit cursing at Vader to Rap Battle him again. (If you get that reference, you're awesome ;))
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, I DO get it!!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Vader!
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DevarjunJoshi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
VADER AND JABBA BEST FRIENDS FOR EVER AND SMOKE ALIEN WEED TOGETHER !!!! 
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Simbacca Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Great job! 
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I have a feeling that Jabba's got some vacancies in his security department; Jabba can smell sizzling henchmen down the corridor. I imagine that the Emperor found Jabba useful occasionally, but he sent Lord Vader--who just happened to be in the vicinity--to remind Jabba how seriously he should take the Emperor's 'suggestions,' and how promptly the Emperor should get his cut from any profits. Wink/Razz Vader will depart with the gift unnoticed--unless it's for the Emperor.

I really like how you worked with the lighting and shadows here, and how the lightsaber's blade and those red life-support system lights make Vader the center of attention. Clap 
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you dig it! And yeah, I tried to keep the most intense reds on Vader to make him the focus.

My thinking was also that Vader was probably allowed inside peacefully by Jabba- Jabba knows not to try and stop him at the front door. The saber is drawn more for effect rather than because he needs to fight someone.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I think you're right. Jabba didn't become a galactic kingpin by being stupid. Even if the hutt had never met Vader, he would know that say 'No' to the Dark Lord of the Sith was a very bad idea. And I can see Vader activating his lightsaber to drive his point home. It seems to be that Jabba is trying to be mellow about the situation, but he knows that he's no longer the alpha in his own throne room.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Right on! That's how I wanted Jabba to seem..he's trying to appear cool..but he knows he's not the top dog at the moment.
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BDixonarts Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is pretty cool and I could see it happening ;) maybe in an in between scene they neglected to show us hehe ;)
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Fameisdead Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!!!
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very cool work!  :)

While very cool, I'm not sure that Vader would sully his hands with such a task.  That is for the disposable minions or bounty hunters or some other sort of mercenary.  Though to be fair, sending Vader in there, the Emperor would be letting Jabba know how serious the Empire is with his place in the scheme of things.

Either way, it's still a very cool piece of work!  :)
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, that was my take on it- a visit from Vader himself is meant to be pretty serious. Like- you only get one warning to behave.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
**Giggles!**

Like my Father ... :)
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Irish-John Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Yup, they're fucked.
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leokearon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Excellent work, good to see some of Jabba's cronies in the pic. Fett looks like his white prototype version thanks to the lighting
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jabba looks sorely tempted to hit the Rancor trapdoor button.  Great work as always Livio!
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JoeTeanby Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Awesome! Great idea. Cool to see Boba Fett sneaked in there too! :)
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