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Sith Dynasty - Freedon Nadd by LeadZero Sith Dynasty - Freedon Nadd by LeadZero
FREEDON NADD from "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising" comic. Dark Lord of the Sith, and King of Onderon, he lived from 4,400 BBY–c. 4,350 BBY. He was trained by the holocron of the "Sith God" ADAS, as well as the spirit of the Dark Lord NAGA SADOW. Nadd's spirit played a part in the fall of both the proud Jedi EXAR KUN as well as the legendary hero ULIC QEL-DROMA, and was instrumental in the reemergence of the Sith in the known galaxy following the collapse of the Old Sith Empire, via the Sith War. His reign was concurrent with that of another self-proclaimed Dark Lord known as VITIATE, the "Sith Emperor". Nadd's legacy was the cause for both the Beast Wars of Onderon and the Freedon Nadd uprising. His lightsaber shoto and blaster were amongst the most powerful Sith artifacts ever created.


Alright! Finally! After a long pause, the Sith Dynasty project is going back on schedule. (Not that there ever was a schedule to begin with) This was a fun one to color. The simplicity of the armor made it necessary for me to learn how to apply textures, and needless to say, I'm very happy with the results. As usual, the design is a reconciliation of several different canon designs and what I believe to be the parts that make him most unique. It's mostly based on his miniature, with the helmet/crown and build of the more recent iterations. And yes, I think I'll be using a grey background from now on. :)


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2Scribble Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
I'm wearing his armor in TOR - very Ring Wraithy ^-^
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sudooku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Awesome work. Never thought such an old Sith-Lord without a movie would make it a three page-commentary-cue here. But we can never have enough old Sith-Lords pictures. Because there are no movies about them yet.
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DarthBane48 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nadd looks really badass
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Motion-Music Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
got the lightsaber right D: your a genius D:
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Ultrabountyhunter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I love his shoto and armour.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent :)
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schnebot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
freedon nadd looks very appealing here. simple but cool looking armor and im glad to see that he has his blaster on him too.
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Zedrick775 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Freedon Nadd is one of my all time favorite Sith and you did a awesome job illustrating him! I love all your Sith Dynasty artwork and am looking forward to future work.
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Shadow-Messenger Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Your Sith Dynasty is great! Could you make one for Darth Malgus, Thanaton, Zash, Baras, Jadus, Sion, Nihilus, Kreia and the Sith Emperor too?
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
If I ever have the time, Sion, Nihilus, Kreia and Vitiate (the Sith Emperor) are all in the plan for Series 1, and Malgus will be included for Series 2. Darth Jadus is pretty cool, but we'll just have to see where he fits in. =D
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Shadow-Messenger Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Okay, thanks! Keep up the good work!
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schnebot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
i never liked his spikes on the shoulders but here it looks really great especially with that cool mantle.
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Dimitian Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Good. Very good. If I were to include this in a KotOR mod suggestion, would you mind?
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Nah that'd fine, just try to credit me.
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Love it!
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RevDarth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
So... you've started to colorize your previous works? Awesome, what can I say. Can't wait to see other works in color. Especially art with Darth Revan. ;) Keep up the good work.) And may The Force serve your hand well.
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RevDarth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I hope my bad english won't be a problem for you to understand what i just said. :D
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DarthVaderXSnips Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Most impressive!
Maybe you could do Flint, maybe ... just a little ask from the dark lord ^^
Anyway, your pictures are the best Sith-Pics ever!
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I'll be doing him in the distant future.
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DarthVaderXSnips Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Nice! :D
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DarthMetalis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional
Awesome, did you use Photoshop for all of it or just the coloring?
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I did a rough version in pencil and then went over the lines and coloring in photoshop.
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DarthMetalis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional
Nice
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manic-cure Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
The coloring is fantastic! taking a look into your gallery you know how to draw yourself a sith lord ;)

I may just have to commision you someday hopefully if you're accepting them. :)

ssshh don't tell anyone but I have my own fanfic about a sith empress 800 years after darth krayt and I have a vision of her. :paranoid:
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Naeran Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never been really into Star Wars but this work really impressed me! :clap:
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thanks! I'm always happy to share the Star Wars fandom. :)
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ArsenalDarkness88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Hey, you ever though about drawing up Vitiate? They even got a picture of him.
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Yes, he'll be coming up later, after Darth Nihilus. I'll be using the comic book appearance as a reference; I don't like his in-game appearance.
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ArsenalDarkness88 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
In game apperance? I never heard of his in game apperance. Does he look like a tan colored Sith Pureblood?
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
No, if you've read the Revan novel, you've learned that the Sith Emperor is no longer a part of the Sith species due to some very unique circumstances. His in-game appearance is an all-black robe based off of one of the generic Inquisitor designs, the same as his apprentice, Exal Kressh. Lazy for them not to give him his own unique design if you ask me.
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ArsenalDarkness88 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
How do you know what he looks like in the game? I heard something about a boss battle, but I'm having trouble finding it. Can you give a link to the video?
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
The swtor wiki has posted some images of him. They seem to be authentic... sadly. Here`s the [link]
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crimsonthunder1995 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
looks extremely cool =)
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Terror-From-Beyond Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think his face looks a little two dimensional somehow. I'm not saying I could do better but his chin almost seems even with his neck.
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Right... well I guess there's still room for improvement.
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Carshthang Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Can't find the words to qualify such an orgasmic awesomeness . Sorry.
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EverAqua Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Very cool. Any chance of seeing Exar Kun in the future ? :)
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
All names of Sith written in CAPS make an appearance in this series. You can also check my journal for the names of the next ten guaranteed entries. So the answer is yes, we will definitely be seeing Exar Kun in the future. :)
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Calithlin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Excellent as usual!!!
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thanks, man :)
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Binum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on the textures and the overall colors!
The blade seems kind of wide though :P
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I think it's just to compensate for it's short length given the size of the one wielding it.
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awsome! some-what sauron like mixed with samurai armor. very very awesome!
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UlitmaSephiroth Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
reminds me of the norse gods
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Hmmm yes, I do see the resemblance. The colors and such. Very Thor-like.
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UlitmaSephiroth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
yeah. Thats so cool now that I think about it NORSE JEDI!! The saber would be like a fusion between a hammer and the lightsaber albeit an awkward one. They would be all gung ho on fighting and stuff.The Norse jedi would be an offshoot of the temple and would lay down the lay like badass vigilantes
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VavierDomi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is fucking sweet. Very well done, sir.
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Aquarius79 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awseome!!
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Arnavon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
No words, this is just amazing..
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you, I did what I could :)
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