Now’s Your Chance to Grab a Piece of History!

I’m opening up the Sketch Wars vault and giving you access to all of my 760 drawings that I did for my crazy 2 1/2 year long project of drawing one Star Wars character a day counting down the release of The Force Awakens.

You’ll receive 1x drawing a month (or 2x every other month if you’re outside of the US) until the vault is drained!

You can also double up and receive both a mini print AND a one of a kind Sketch Wars drawing.

Check out my Patreon page for several tier options on how start your collection today!

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So I had a baby…

On March 3rd Emilia “Emi” May Diak came into the world and fell immediately into my heart.

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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.

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The New Sketch Wars

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.

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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.

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What I’ve been up too (Part 2)

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!

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Next up, the AT-ST Walker.

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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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‘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? 

Rogue One: A Story Wars Story

For opening weekend of Rogue One I had the pleasure of seeing the movie four times. If you couldn’t tell I was pretty excited for its release.

In my excitement I drew a collage drawing that contains most of the Rogue One cast. Though the movie fully met all of my expectations, my only disappoint with it is that my boy C2-B5 was like the Constable Zuvio of this film, but I prominently featured him here in my drawing.

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The piece above was created by drawing the initial pencils on a piece of 110lb card stock, then copied onto a piece of bristol board where I colored it using an assortment of Copic and PrismaColor markers. It was inked using various Micron Pens.

8.5×8.5 Prints can be bought at [ SketchWars.bigcartel.com ].

20% of the sells go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thanks for the support.