On March 3rd Emilia “Emi” May Diak came into the world and fell immediately into my heart.
The past few months I’ve spent getting to know her, and figuring out this new life of being a father. Let me tell you, baby’s are no joke, but they are sooo worth it! I can be so frustrated with her, and then she can give me a little smile and all of the frustration just melts away.
There’s been a lot going on in my life the past few months. Selling a house, getting ready for a baby.
I’ve also been putting a lot of thought into where I want to take my career as an artist. With the baby coming my art time is going to be of high value. Forever seeing that the perpetual glass is half-full, I see this has a great opportunity to really focus on what needs to get done, and where I want to go.
Comics have always been a direction I’ve wanted to move towards, and I think this year might be the year where I actually start putting pen to panel.
Regarding this past month, with most of my commissions and fall/winter projects finished, I’ve been able to do some pieces just for fun. Let me know what you think in the comments:
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Inspired by my hero Chris Schweizer (whom lives my dream of being a true life lumberjack artist) I want to start doing series of paper figures based on Star Wars characters. Once I have a bunch made I’ll post them for download here at LumberjackNick.com.
Below is the most recent one I’ve done. Shredded Kylo Ren:
Just right click on the image above, save, print, and cut!
The above paper figure does take the following stands to….stand. But I’m looking into an alternative version that doesn’t need stands.
UPDATE: I made a page with printable versions of my current Paper Figures. Click HERE, or on the Menu Bar above
Ever since I first started posting drawings on social media, I always wanted to do one of those “#meettheartist” things. After several years of wanting to do one, I finally got around to actually doing one. So here it is! Let me know what you think.
In November of 2013 I had the crazy idea to draw one Star Wars character a day counting down the 760 days that remained until the release of Episode VII. The catalyst for this idea was simple enough: To learn to draw better.
The quest was soon after christened: Sketch Wars.
Once December 15th 2015 arrived and I had completed my quest, I began to wonder what the future of Sketch Wars should be. It took me two years of wondering but to make a long story short I decided to transition Sketch Wars from a platform that encourages myself to grow as an artist into a platform that encourages others to grow as artists. And so the Sketch Wars Drawing Club is born.
Here’s how it works is: I post a drawing prompt onto my Instagram and Twitter accounts, then participants throughout the week complete and post a drawing based on the prompt. They then post their artwork onto their personal Instagram and Twitter accounts with the tag #sketchwarsdrawingclub.
Last week, I wrote about the Jack Marshall comic strips I’ve been working on. This week, I’d like to share with you a couple of pieces that I’ve done recently just for fun.
First up, I’ve been waiting to do more Star Wars: The Last Jedi related drawings, but since I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time. I really like my design of Chewy in my “HOPE” collage so I thought I’d do a Chewy focused piece. Add in a few porgs and…presto! Ya got a The Last Jedi tie-in drawing!
Next up, the AT-ST Walker.
Over the past month I’ve been wildly busy with projects that I’ve barely been able to keep up with it! I’ll be posting updates over the next few days of what some of those projects have been (Note: Some are still under wraps so I can’t say anything about them yet).
Firstly, I’ve continued my work with Screen14 Pictures’ Jack Marshall Can’t Do This which is a transmedia webseries. One of the characters, Donni Lawrence, draws comics and posts them on her Instagram. Below are same of my favorite I’ve done so far (keep in mind a lot of the humor comes from in-jokes from the show). They are drawn by me, and written by Grant & Victoria Hansen.
A few months ago I had the opportunity to do some drawings of X-Wing Pilot Helmets to accompany John Bishops’ interviews of actors who’ve portrayed various X-Wing/Y-Wing pilots in various Star Wars films.
Instead of interviews this time around, John has written up some biography-esque articles about two of Star Wars most memorable late, pilot actors. Follow the links provided to read all about Porkins and Rogue Two (aka the man with the most boring but easiest to draw X-Wing helmet in history)
Remembering Red Six: Bill Hootkins Was Jek Porkins
This fall I have the awesome opportunity of being part of Screen14 Pictures’ webseries, Jack Marshall Can’t Do This.
The show is a transmedia project as it spills out from the show itself and into social media. Donni, who is one of the characters, posts comics satirizing the events of each episode on her Instagram – @donnionthego. I’ve been tasked with ghost drawing these comics for her.
Below is the first comic that I did for the series. The rest can be found under the Comics part of this here website, or by visiting Donni’s Facebook or Instagram
[ Comics ]
Recently a friend of mine lost his brother. Since only few weeks ago he told me that his favorite character was Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story, I decided to gift him with a drawing of his favorite character.
I didn’t know much about Twisty and was surprised to discover that, even though he’s absolutely terrifying, he’s actually a pretty sympathetic character.
(Drawn and colored digitally)