Medieval Vader

I rarely do fanart, but I had this idea of a medieval Star Wars setting in my mind for a while now, so I started exploring it a little with my most favorite character.

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lineart & helmet iterations. It was tricky to not just turn the original into a low-tech version. In the final design the mask-part in the front can be lifted like a visor of medieval helmets.

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quick color test before rendering - I tend to change a lot on the design while going into detail, if possible. I try to use lineart more as a tool for setting the visual direction I wanna go and explore it while fleshing out the idea.