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This is another one I did for SWGTCG.

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tosheii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
They definitely took a page from your art in his design for TOR's history videos. Fantastic work.
alithking Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Very nice art work with him, congratulations!
TheMessedHetalian Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's certainly an interesting Sith
Kvilesse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
какой красавец!
sonicxblaze4rver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I still can't believe he was the first to invent the double bladed sabre
Masakerr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Always wondered what he'd look like, great work ^^
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid :thumbsup:
TCH2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
So this is your own art; it seems official art to me.
For those who don't know, Exar Kun was a master duellist in his time; he was a master of Form VI: Niman, the jack-of-all-trades style that emphasized moderation. Usually, a Niman practitioner is just competent, with rather relaxed bladework and unable to be a powerful duellist, but if someone really trains hard and is really a skilled swordsman, like Kun, then you are a master of everything; fast, strong, agile and precise all in one. However, Kun completely ignored all of Niman's ideals of moderation and instead fought with a Juyo-like fury.
I must say that he is one cool and powerful Sith Lord; he'd give Vader a run for his money.
GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exar Kun was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of All-Time! He'd have killed Vader at least 100 times before he hit the floor.

Pre-Mustafar Vader? Maybe... they'd be equals then. But after Mustafar? No chance.

I can only think of Maybe 4 or five Sith in total who could hold a candle to Kun.

Ulic Qel-Droma, Palpatine aka Darth Sidious, Pre-Mustafar Vader, and Revan.

They're the only ones who'd have a chance against Exar Kun.

Awesome Job BTW
TCH2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013

Well, in terms of lightsaber combat, I think post-Mustafar Vader and Kun are equals, but in terms of Force abilities, Kun has the edge, as he can do things Vader cannot hope to properly protect himself against.

GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lightsaber Wise, they were always equals... Djem So, the VERY aggressive style Anakin/Vader practiced, wasn't around when Kun was alive, so he might be unprepared for it.

Plus, Anakin was the Revan of his era, the most powerful force user, and had great mentors (Mace Windu, Obi-Wan, etc.)
TCH2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Actually, Djem So was around; it is Form V lightsaber combat. Kun's style, Niman, is Form VI, so he would be prepared.
GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, then I guess it would come down to who's the better dualist overall, and quicker on their feet.

Vader/Anakin was able to defeat people with both far more aggressive styles, and Moderate styles as well. 

Meanwhile, Kun was able to do similar things with almost anyone he came across, but one man, Ulic Qel-Droma, was able to hold his own against Kun.

Anakin and Droma in my mind are pretty comparable.
TCH2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yeah, Vader has successfully fought and defeated more agile opponents on several occasions. Kun has never lost a lightsaber duel, but I think he just wasn't around long enough to encounter a truly worthy opponent; whereas Vader has. That is why I see them as equally skilled in lightsaber combat.
GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True enough, as I said, not even the Order's best swordsman could hold a candle to Kun at that time, but during Anakin's era, he wasn't even the best, not even close.

1. Yoda

2. Mace Windu

3. Anakin Skywalker/Obi-Wan Kenobi (Tie)

But like Mace, Anakin was extremely skilled in Djem So, Shien, and Jar-Kai, the most aggressive and agile styles respectively. Shien and Jar-Kai is what he taught to his two apprentices, Ahsoka Tano and Galen Marek aka Starkiller.

As I've said before, Kun did have one equal, fellow ex-Jedi and equal Ulic Qel-Droma, who if I remember correctly, Djem So was his main form. Ulic was planning on stabbing Kun in the back, and after Kun taught him, he very well could've beaten him this time.

Would've been an interesting duel, Vader vs. Kun, or Anakin vs Qel-Droma for that matter.
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Faded-devil Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012

But seriously, well done.
Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This looks just like the pic. in the comics.
Zharko4jc Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
One of my favorite characters.. Finally a good drawing.. Excellent work...
Dumah11523 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
"My enemies, i am Exar Kun"
AlexGhost Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
bouncingturtle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Awesome! Kun has always been one of my favorite characters, I enjoy seeing him rendered so well. +1 from me!
xechon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a tiny thumbnail on another person's favorite list and thought "Hey, that looks like Exar Kun. You can kinda see a double blue lightsaber. Wouldn't it be cool if someone did an Exar Kun piece?" You can imagine how pleased I was when I clicked the thumbnail :) Excellent job! The expression on his face just makes the piece.
Zarinel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I just love the emotion on his face. Exar has always been my favorite for Star Wars and this piece tops a lot of my favorite comics. Excellent work!
LordBishop08 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent work here!
Sgtkneecaps Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
[link] featured here :D
exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Awesome work!
Carshthang Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
This is far greater than excellent, it's EPIC!
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may the Force be with you!
eptigo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i never finished the story with exar kun

but i heard he was like the ultimate badass.

made palpatine and vader look like pussies

malek, reven, the planet eating sithlord thats basically galactus, the dead sithlord, that betrayel girl sithlord that trained all the other sith lords, any other sith lords in starwars universe, how the heck do they all compare???
Oktanas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
another fantastic job from you
Nemonus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
And this reminds me why I loved the books with Exar Kun in. I love how the Sith tattoo looks fresh. Awesome!
Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
The Greatest Badass in Star Wars HISTORY!

Whenever some little Jedi loving dweeb starts dissin the Dark Side, all you have to say is "Exar Kun."

And they are own'd. End of conversation.

He raped the ENTIRE* High Council at the same time; they frogged, and got worked. Fail.

And the 2-3 cowards who managed to run away, ran back to the Republic Fleet in orbit....and ordered them to decimate the planet. HOW. FUCKING. SAD. You had to rape an ENTIRE* FUCKING* PLANET*........ to kill ONE* guy. WOW!
samoMD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Silverleaf-12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Insta fav for it being Star Wars. Another insta fav for it being Exar Kun.
Limro Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha -. Exar Kun strikes again!

Love the art, man
Slayer730 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frickin phenomenal
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You Sire have surpassed the coveted "Dammit Jim," and have entered, The Dude Zone!"Dude, Duuude, DUDE!!!" This is an Astounding look to his outfit and style Damn Impressive effect as well!!!!
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
beautiful armor, i like the look of him.
SBraithwaite Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent piece
SaraForlenza Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing !!!
DarkVeneris Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Great job!
I really like how you drow
JOEYDES Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent piece. Great work on the colors!
MOYRA-Athropos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
QuadAtom Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonder why no one has ever thought of placing a shield emitter in the center of the light saber?
Would've saved the jedi some trouble of always spinning their light sticks around to block attacks, especially from driodekas!

Sorry.. just had that idea ^^

I don't think you make a single mistake in this drawing...
Very vivid coloring...

I'm not an artist.. >w<
AurenValinsar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Probably because it wouldn't fit.  They could always make it out of lightsaber-resistant material like phrik, but Kun never really had to worry about that.  His double-bladed saber wasn't any bigger than a regular lightsaber.
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
very cool badass looking dude
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