Impact X Patreon: Imperial March

Here is my third collaboration with Nicholas Freeman of Impact X of the alt art card he’s having print for his Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/posts/25356080)

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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Work from the Past Few Weeks

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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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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Two More X-Wing Interviews

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)

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Remembering Red Six: Bill Hootkins Was Jek Porkins

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BB-8 for my BB-Mate

Today is my 5th Wedding Anniversary. Below is a card I made for my amazing wife. Her favorite Star Wars character is BB-8 and so I had the Sketch Wars Drawing Club unknowingly draw her a bunch of BB-8s

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This drawing was done completely digitally.

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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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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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