Monday, February 05, 2007

Steampunk Star Wars: Lord Vader

Inspired by this neat little project, I decided I wanted to reimagine the Star Wars universe in a steampunk context. I know, whenever anyone reimagines anything, they either make it a) adult and edgy (99%) or b) steampunk (1%), so I'm not getting any originality points, but it's still a pretty exciting idea for me. Meaning I'll be bored of it in a week and start drawing dogs wearing hats or something.



Lord Vader
More machine than man, Vader is the Empire's most decorated General and a very powerful practitioner of the Force's dark arts. He is obsessed with communicating with the spirits of the dead, spending every sleepless night trying in vain to contact his lost love. Twisted and broken in body and mind, Vader is driven with sadistic passion.

He is a master with the traditional weapon of Force champions, the Phlogisticated Aether Torch, more commonly referred to as the phlogisabre.

45 comments:

Dave said...

Phlogisticated Aether Torch?

That is seriously awesome.

dr. dave (doctorsilence.blogspot.com)

Wade Rockett said...

"Sir Obi-Wan sparked his phlogisabre. Its writhing, gaseous blade threw wild shadows across the metal walls of the corridor as he stepped forward to face his dark, hulking nemesis."

Tom said...

Wow. This is inspiring and awesome and just...wow.

I love every vision so far (the most recent I saw was Jabba). Please keep them coming.

-idogcow said...

More kinds of cool than I can even say.

Good show, old man!

Kevin said...

this rules

Geoffrey said...

Just remarkable. Utterly remarkable. Great job!

Pegritz said...

Dude. PHAT!

Hmmm....I'm currently working on a steampunk/alternate-history novel involving H. P. Lovecraft, Percival Lowell, a mutated Emily Bronte, zeppelin-pirates, the fungi from Yuggoth, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and steampowered robots. If you'd be interested in perhaps illustrating this novel (which I'll be publishing online as a serial in twelve installments), please contact me! I may very well be able to make it worth your while....

G-X said...

this steampunk of yours is kinda cool! i love this pic of Vader, kudos.

Joseph said...

Totally awesome. Kudos.

Tozer said...

This is my desktop now. Danke.

Adri said...

Your awesomeness knows no bounds.

Josh said...

The phlogisabre truly made my day. Nothing better than a good chemistry reference.

Chris said...

Wow, that's just freaking rad.

Steven said...

This is way too awesome.

Elan said...

dang, I was doing a stempunk star wars thingy too. I only got a couple pieces done. That's pretty damn good work... I'm jealous though...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/someguynamedelan/steampunk_starwars/Akbar_rhum.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/someguynamedelan/steampunk_starwars/samurai_vadercopy.jpg

Chris Furniss said...

Hey! you got boing boing'd too! It's an honor to be on your link list, kind sir.

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Kent said...

These are fantastic.

I now have a rasterbator-d lord vader adorning a wall of my house.

Hanging out for more.

nathan said...

I was never scared of the Sith Lords (including Darth) of Lucasfilm rendition, but the steampunk one is terrifying.
"Solo always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Darth Vader."

REvision Design Group said...

scarlet pimpernell here...

Michael said...

This may be the most brilliant thing I've seen this year.

Mob said...

Beautiful art, keep it up...

Heidi said...

Very clever. I cannot wait to see what you do with R2.

IndigoLee said...

Simply amazing.

sparkythespunkydog said...

Lord Vader's tilted head, outward pronounced waist, and subtle folded left wrist seem to suggest that he has "t3h gay"

Georgia said...

Your Steampunk SW art is just awesome especially Lord Vader. I can't wait to see your interpretations of C-3PO, R2-D2 and the Millennium Falcon. Beautiful work!

Eric Poulton said...

dave, josh: Thanks! I've been wanting to use a reference to phlogiston forever, and this finally gave me an opportunity.

wade rockett: Haha, great stuff.

pegritz: That sounds like a seriously awesome novel, and I'd definitely like to read it. However, I'm juggling a number of personal projects as it is and don't think I'll have the time to take on another. Good luck with that, though!

elan: Sorry, your links seem to be cut off. I'd definitely like to check out your take on the Steampunk Star Wars idea.

Chris Furniss: Thanks man! I enjoy the show every week!

sparkythespunkydog: Steampunk villains are all about the fearsome dandies (which would be an awesome band name). They're not gay per se, more like the Victorian metrosexual.

Everyone else: Thanks!

sparkythespunkydog said...

I figured so. Good work, you have lots of talent and I like to see these original drawings :)

Stephen said...

Huzah, Huzah!

Here is my hope that this steampunk creation will bring you as much joy as Steam Trek has brought me.

God save the Queen

Commodore Maxby
Captain HMAS Dauntless
Æther Fleet Command

http://steam-trek.com

Yining said...

*Gasp* That is the most awesome thing I've ever seen.

Sethdr said...

Wow, that is a brilliant Darth Vader. Nicely done!

Michael said...

That long right arm is an especially nice touch.

Mark Geyer said...

Holy crap - this is great - love it!

Xorply said...

Now that makes for an awesome desktop!

Sean said...

This stuff is chillingly awesome, dude, I love it. You gotta get this stuff on deviantART.

TK-949 said...

Wow!
Very good work. And I'd love to see some Stormtroopers (and Biker Scouts, maybe) :)

Chris said...

Amazing work!!!! I am useing your work on my PC's an am looking foward to ordering and turning my star wars xbox live clan on to it as well , would love to see more .
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McGehee said...

Makes me think of the armored zombie Nazi villain in Hellboy.

Organización TechnoBord said...

Really good artwork, amazing, truely impressive!

I'd like to see it in a 3D animation, that could be awesome.

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