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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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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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:iconverlis:
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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valkea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
That's a beautiful work. I normally don't fav fan art, but I really like the simple elegant composition and the warm color scheme, along with your technique :) :+fav:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
Thank you! I don't usually do fanart, and I didn't want it to look like typical fanart.
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thinks it's about time I commented on this! ;)

Another fantastic portrayal, and even more intriguing since it's of a Star Wars character -- surely the first time I've seen you illustrate something from that, no? The best thing about this is the fact that you've taken something as modern and 'flashy' as what Star Wars has become, and created something from it that is more traditional, grounded and calm. I think this works really well. Greivous looks really crisp and clean (and perfectly similar to the original), yet he blends quite nicely into that interesting choice of colour for the background. I don't think I would have been able to get away with doing that. I would have played it safe, and stuck to typically darker, more menacing colours. But that's the talent you posess dear -- you've made it work so well.

Keep up the great work, I'm looking forward to further updates! :D :hug:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Holy shit, sorry for that!!!!!!!! :blush: Da was playing major tricks on me, timing out all the time! :rofl:
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries -- happens sometimes! :giggle:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Thanks Pete! Well, it's the first time I've displayed Star Wars art. ;)
I kinda wanted it to have a concept art look to it- to look a little bit raw.
I didn't realise there were so many grevious fangirls on DA, there's so many cutesy pictures of him. :(
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Thanks Pete! Well, it's the first time I've displayed Star Wars art. ;)
I kinda wanted it to have a concept art look to it- to look a little bit raw.
I didn't realise there were so many grevious fangirls on DA, there's so many cutesy pictures of him. :(
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Thanks Pete! Well, it's the first time I've displayed Star Wars art. ;)
I kinda wanted it to have a concept art look to it- to look a little bit raw.
I didn't realise there were so many grevious fangirls on DA, there's so many cutesy pictures of him. :(
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
There's a lot of Grevious fangirls on DA?! Now that's one I wasn't expecting!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
Neither was I! But I started getting all these faves and I saw who was faving it. :omg: Grevious would weep to see what's out there!!!
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, now that really is a surprise. Though I guess fangirls are taking over the world nowadays, and no one is safe -- even a 'tough-talking', chesty cough-y cyborg thing :P!
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Tortured-Transmetal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
Hey, that's really good! Fantastic color mixing and shading -- keep it up! *faves*
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twosilverstars Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, i saw this on my watch list a while back and didn't know what it was... took me a while to get to the movie obviously, but now i get it! Great interpretation, i think you captured his creepy-ness perfectly :)
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greyflea Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
Oh this is fantastic, I love the textured 'old' look you've given him, even though he's a futuristic robot. :D Hehe, he looks like an old sage who's been wandering through the desert and is about to pass on some words of wisdom! ;D General Grievous looked great and all in the film, but I still don't think he was needed for the story. Oh well, at least good artwork like this has come from it! :)
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Katrina-Madd Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
:omg: AWESOME!! :worship: he's sooo CUTE!! :heart:
awesome job matey
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MsPheonix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Wow, great job! That looks just like him! ^_^
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magrunemoon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Excellent job!
I'm definately :+fav: this one.
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PhaseChan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005   General Artist
absolutely fantastic....

i love his slouching pose.....and the way he's standing to one side of the composition....

grievous ROCKS.
:love:
xxxxxx
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Werewof Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
I love it!!! its so cool!!! i love the pose!!! its so cool!!! :worship:
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PaulusMaximus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005   Digital Artist
Awesome! I'm trying to do a fanart of Obi Wan, but it's still a bit of a way off. Great picture!
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