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Darth Sidious - Chancellor Palpatine, Duality by MikeKretz Darth Sidious - Chancellor Palpatine, Duality by MikeKretz

12" x 16" Watercolor painting of Star Wars Darth Sidious / Chancellor Palpatine from the Clone Wars.

**UPDATE**

This has now been reproduced in a limited edition print run of only 25, available now only on my Etsy shop. More limited edition prints of my other paintings to follow shortly.

Thanks for Looking!
-M
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Don't forget to stop by, and "Like", my Facebook page to see my current and upcoming projects, behind the scenes, and sneak peeks.
Also check out my Etsy shop for some limited edition prints as well as original paintings, props, and replicas!

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It's difficult to choose what's stronger here: the lighting or the colors. In watercolor, it's easy to get away with using very minimalist tones and I feel like a lot of thought and work went into pushing this into a solid piece with a lot depth in the colors. Predominately reds and the yellow/browns rule the image, with the nice dark blue splitting it up, it really goes a long way with what's used

The lighting is strong for a piece like this as well. The light sabers are rendered so well, and they feel epic. The lighting is subtle yet effective on Palpatine, another great use of the colors at hand.

If I had critique something with advice, it would be the actual anatomy of the hands and Palpatine but that doesnt detract from the solid composition and technique. Just a side note in passing.

Solid all around piece, and for me personally as an artist in love with watercolor, this is one of my favorite fan art Star Wars images.
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toht981 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I quite like how the drips around the lightsabres bring to mind spilt blood.
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MikeKretz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thank you, the Sith spilling blood across the galaxy!
-M
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GahmahRaan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The red drips really work well with this.

And his face under the hood...
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MikeKretz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks, glad that you liked it!
-M
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Skewy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love the way these two overlay.

Great art!
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MikeKretz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Thank you! Glad that you liked it!
-M
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maulsballs Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Great job!
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MikeKretz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thank you, I appreciate it!
-M
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Sidious!
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MikeKretz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Long live the Sith!
-M
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