Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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

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Tie Fighter & the First Ever Sketch Wars Drawing Club

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.
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This TIE Fighter was drawn digitally and then colored using Copic Markers.

Illustrations for X-Wing Interviews

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.

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Red Three Standing By: Garrick Hagon is Biggs Darklighter

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First Real Attempt at Digital Art

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.

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Sketch Wars Revisited

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:

 

The Force Cult Podcast

This past week I had the absolute pleasure of being on one of the finest Star Wars, nah, one of the finest Podcasts period

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The Force Cult podcast is hosted by Travis English, Jeordie White, Jenmarie, and Jip Hubbard. And it was super cool to get to know them a little better. Continue reading The Force Cult Podcast

‘Space Opera’ Prints

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.

Your Star Wars: A New Hope print is waiting for you in my lovely shop. Like always 20% of the profits will go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Only $12.50!

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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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[ Lumberjack Nick’s Shop ] <— be the cool guy/gal and buy a print(s). Thanks! ✖

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars!

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.

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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.
-Nick 

Commission Brazil

Last week I had the pleasure of doing not one, but two commissions for Marcio Filho from Brazil.

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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

Trench: Rebel Admiral

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:

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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?