As far as my inspiration, I'm sure you'll laugh, but I was trying to capture where I think he would be at middle age. As I've gotten older, I have had things that I thought were part of who I was eroded by the ever pounding shoreline of time.
Now I'm thinking, what would he be thinking? Would he have realized he had made a mistake, and why he was constantly searching for an apprentice, to overthrow The Emperor? Would it be to make up for his actions, or because he just felt he could be more efficient? Did his hatred towards Obi Wan dissipate, only to be replaced by his hatred of self? Did he mask his sorrow with hatred for himself when speaking to The Emperor?
However, I think one of the most coveted things I have gained via rotations on this planet is an intense sense of when I am being lied to.
As Anakin grew wiser, did he carry with him a rage, KNOWING he lost everything for a lie? That he had been turned into just another weapon under The Emperor's command?
So this Vader is confident only in his hatred and uses it to channel an iron will that will see the Galaxy recreated in his vision. One day.
Or I just wanted to take a cool Vader shot.
Probably a little of both.
I used my Canon Rebel Ti5, with my microlens/Tripod. The lighting seen here is the Nova Ubiquitous set to red, with a light diffuser umbrella off to the right.
From there into Lightroom to give the RAW file some life, then finally effects in Photoshop as well as optimization.
Extremely impressed at the level of craftsmanship and the seamlessness in which it integrated with the Figuarts figure.