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General Grievous by nellmckellar General Grievous by nellmckellar
Here's my homage to the poor fella with the chronic cough from Star Wars III.
General Grievous was inspired by the character of Count Graf Orlock from the old german movie Nosferatu. I decided to keep with the theme, the pose/composition here was an adaptation from a photograph from the Nosferatu movie.
I know it's not a totally accurate drawing of him, but I hope it captures some of his menacing air from the movie!

Watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil.
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CrashKirby64 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some some reason, I often do the same thing with my hands.... I think I've got a bit of Grievous inside me.
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Aeromars Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Perfect!!
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing detail.
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"Friends are like trees, they fall down when you hit them multiple times with an axe."
-Insanity Wolf
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❑ Single
❑ Taken
✔Mentally Dating Scratte
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Immortal79 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Awesome...
The opening of episode three is were it would have ended...
And I guess it did...
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JamesMoriarty1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Awesome! ^^
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Alius111 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Love it. Grievous was a joke in Star Wars III but this is amazing.
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elicario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   Writer
SWEETNESS!!!
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GeneralGrievoussmrs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
NICE I love the way you have caught the cape
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HikaruYuumei Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really like the concept of your art, and I love the filter you used for your picture. He's still menacing like you wanted, but I can't help but to point the feel of the picture.

GG: You foolish Jedi! -cough, hack- I can still strike you down easily, even with these old joints.

The pose kinda makes me think of an old hermit that hates everyone and still can fight well.

...Wait, he kinda is XD

Moving on, I like your style of him. It doesn't have to accurate, as long as people can tell who it is, you got your point through :3
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kibbleskid Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
well...thats pretty amazing...... :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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genesis-cosplay Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Perfect!!
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TakAshleyRed Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
grievous hug me please sob
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Cedric116-B45 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh, I love this pic. It is excellent, it is perfect, it is ... :heart:I can't express what I feel when I look at this picture.
Your worries were misplaced. You got Grievous. Perfect!:dance:
Grievous was inspired by the Count in the German movie Nosferatu??? I've never heard of this movie. But I'm German lol :lol:
Are you sure about that? Do you know what Nosferatu means? It's no German word ... That's for sure!;)
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
This definetly has that Nosferatu-feeling to it, excellent piece of work! :)
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Tenkan-47 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! General Grievous is my favorite Star Wars villain...and I gotta say, out of all the pictures I've seen on Deviant Art about him...none can be as well done as this one.

Your depiction of Grievous is exactly the way I like him to look.

As in...the theme. Oh, you know what I mean. :P

But yeah, awesome. I love it.
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
good job
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PinkKirby15 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
You captured him perfectly!! Awesome job, I love this. -throws confetti-
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Hayschae Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008   Photographer
This is one of the best pics of General Grievous ive seen!! it rocks!!
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Miakis-Ookami Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
WHAH! :heart:_:heart: You caught his adorably menacing air. I loves it!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!
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oinkboinky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
great interperetation!
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somekid25 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
VERY nice!
faved!
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Link99999107 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
I love this entire concept. It is awesome.
^_^
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MuroLightning Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
I loved how Grievous looked hump-backed and caughing in Episode III before he revealed himself as a deadly warrior. However, the hump-backed image is rarely seen. I'm faving your work for what I was looking for. :D
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implode-my-head1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
omg!!! gen. greivous rocks!!! so why does he die from a simple laser blast?? D:
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HikaruYuumei Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You gotta see the 2003 Clone Wars cartoon. Grievous is truly badass in it, and you'll see why.
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AdemGraf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
see the ORIGINAL starwars clonewars the cartoon not the new one then you will know
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lukebp Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
Wicked! The detail is so precise, most definitely a must-fave! =P
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ashleighvestia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
gorgeous! i luv the texture of the paper you used...looks so cool!
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Infernauta Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
nice job!! I love the pose and everything!! but just a note: graf is the german word for count, so you are writing his name like "count count orlock"
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Irwinoh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Awesome work, going to my fav's
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Irwinoh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Great, I really love the pose, and how you kept his hunch
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Verlis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
You really captured his spirit^^. He looks so lurky, well done.
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YouCannotFalter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this alot...well done
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FencerScokeFaofa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this featured over at ClubJade.Net. Great stuff!
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LordEnrique Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
The cape makes him look very intimidating! And is it me, or does George Lucas like to give his cyborgs chronic breathing problems?
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AdemGraf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
it was mace windu who crushed his lungs
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Illadriel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
Awesome! ^_^ O.O
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Blackfire-Rita Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
OMG it's beautiful. I love it. I couldn't draw like that to save my life. Great work.

How cold he looks, like he's begging for a warm hug. :hug:
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Blackfire-Rita Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
OMG he's beautiful as always!! He looks so precious, all wrapped up in that cloak. I love cloaks, they're so soft and warm hee-hee.
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Reno-of-the-Turks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
Wow! This is awesome! General Grievous is my favorite Star Wars villain! This was done SO well!
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Reno-of-the-Turks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
Wow! This is awesome! General Grievous is my favorite Star Wars villain! This was done SO well!
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freakwreckordzXP Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
Gen Grievous is great i love that guy heheheh! very good drawing!
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Plaid-Kraken Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
General Grievous is my favorite Star Wars character and I think you did a badass job of portraying him.
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Guardian-Varney Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
I love this! It is tottaly kick***. U watch me I watch u ok?
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harui Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
You'd cough too if you lungs were force crushed!

I very much like the menacing air about him.
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GlacierK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Freakin A thats awsome! I really cant paint.
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BentBlackTulips Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
Ooohhh my goodness I love it. :worship:
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
i just love this guy....he's so original character to me :-D
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kittyasystol Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
I love Grievous! And I so can't resist faving every Greivous pic I find :\
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DaiHelsing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005
My fav character from STAR WARS~!! :D Yay, looks awesome~!! :love:
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