Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to do some character drawings from the upcoming blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi for MakingStarWars.net
One of my goals with my Sketch Wars project is to encourage others to draw and to draw often. After finding several other drawing clubs on Instagram I decide to start my own!
I’ll be posting drawing prompts from time to time on my Instagram and Twitter.
First up we did drawings of TIE Fighters as I’ve wanted to draw a TIE Fighter for a really long time.
You can view the other amazing entries under the hashtag #SketchWarsDrawingClub on both Instagram and Twitter.
This TIE Fighter was drawn digitally and then colored using Copic Markers.
Recently John Bishop of MakingStarWars.net got the opportunity to interview some of the actors who portrayed various X-Wing pilots from various Star Wars films. To accompany his interviews he asked me to draw the corresponding helmet.
I took this opportunity to continue to hone my digital art skills. Below are the first four helmets with links to John’s interview.
For years I’ve turned my nose up at it, but after talking to my storyboard mentor it turns out that digital art is the industry’s standard.
So I created my iPad mini and decided to give digital art a real college try. Below is a 332nd clone trooper helmet done completely digitally using the first iPad version of SketchBook.
Let me know what you think the comments below.
This past year I’ve gone back into the archives and dug out some of my favorite character drawings that I did for my Countdown to Episode VII and decided to give them a bit of an update.
The purpose for the countdown was to help improve my drawing skills, so Sketch Wars: Revisited is a way to test if I’ve actually made progress. Below are the original character drawing with the new version. Let me know if you think I’ve made progress or not in the comments below:
A week or so ago I finished my Second Star Wars Collage in what will certainly be an unending series of collages (if Disney has anything to do with it…meaning they’re going to be making Star Wars movies until the end of time…and therefore I’ll be making collages based on them for just as long.)
Anyway, please forgive the exposition and free your pockets of those unwanted dolla’, dolla’ bills.
For a limited time, I’ve also included an option that will let you purchase both the A New Hope, and Rogue One print together for only $18.50! This option is only for cool folks though.
If you’re beyond cool, then there’s also a pre-order option for my upcoming Empire Strikes Back print. If you pre-order I’ll send you exclusive updates as I work on it.
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Monomania | mänə’mānēə | – Exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing.
40 years ago today the world traveled to a far, far away galaxy for the very first time. To celebrate my monomania of Star Wars, I drew my next collage based on a 40 year old movie that the world still hasn’t gotten over.
To celebrate I’m giving away 3 prints of the above collage. For your chance to win just share this post on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook with the hashtag: #SketchWarsANH
And remember, the Force will be with you, always.
Last week I had the pleasure of doing not one, but two commissions for Marcio Filho from Brazil.
These were fun commissions to do as Plo Koon is my favorite Jedi, and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at doing more vehicles. (TIE Fighter next?)
Let me know what vehicles you’d like me to try my hand at, and also let me know who your favorite Jedi is in the comments below ✖
I always have the desire to do non-Star Wars drawings, but for some reason I rarely do them. Something I would like to change.
On Instagram, @LifeForm.co has a weekly drawing club based on a key word. Last week that key word was: He-Man, so I thought it would be fun to participate.
The concept is obvious. He-Man holding Skeletor’s head like Hamlet holds the skull during his famous soliloquy. To solidify the idea, the text, “To be or…Whatever” is placed at the top. That phrase just popped into my head while drawing. Not sure if it ultimately belongs, but the drawing just looked empty without it. Maybe it’s Skeletor saying it, rather than He-Man?
What do you think?
[Copic Sketch Markers and Pigma Pens on Cardstock ]
A few weeks ago I was commissioned to draw Admiral Trench (from The Clone Wars series), but with a TWIST.
As you may know, Trench gets seemingly killed off several times in the series, but always seems to turn back up. So, what if Trench ultimately survived the Clone Wars, and went on to fight with the good guys for once as an Admiral in the Rebel Alliance? Below is what that might have looked like:
I gave him a jacket similar to General Dodonna’s, his arms are made out of droid parts, and he’s a little bit more raggedy, and a lot more unhinged after being blown-up so many times. Wouldn’t you love to see him show up on Rebels? ✖