I've already posted other drawings of Darth Vader, but he's a popular character - and I like drawing him - so I thought it was time to do another!
I'd also been wanting to draw some TIE Fighter Pilots and thought up an idea so that I could include them with Vader in the same piece...
If you've seen the original Star Wars movie - you might remember the scene where Vader gets a couple of pilots to follow him into battle against the rebels. I couldn't help think that they took it a little too leisurely as they marched off round the corner like they were heading straight to the fridge for a snack. What they needed was a red flashing emergency light to generate some urgency! So here they are - red light on - and whadya know - they're all running to their ships now!
In reality I just made that up because I wanted to draw the characters in a dynamic pose - and with some red highlights (which always looks good against black). But I hope my little backstory helps sell the idea!
This is an original depiction of George Lucas's characters - drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. I might put up a work-in-progress of this if anyone's interested because I took a couple of screenshots at various stages. You might also find it interesting that I used Google Sketchup to create a 3D model of the background to ensure that the perspective is right (after having sketched it out freehand first). This is a reduced resolution version of the original which is 600dpi.
Most of my portfolio of Star Wars art features the popular characters like Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Stormtroopers, but I wanted to show that I can also draw the less well-known alien characters. And I thought where better to start than with one of Jabba the Hutt's Gamorrean Guards, aka 'Pig Guards'!
When Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, Dungeons and Dragons was very popular and I think they tapped into that 'swords and sorcery' look with these characters. In the movie, the Gamorrean Guards are brought to life by actors wearing 'fat suits' which must have limited their maneuverability - so I've tried to make my depiction look a little more dynamic and menacing.
This is a compressed version of the original that was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Star Wars and its characters are copyright of Disney - this is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction.
I like the design of the Shock Troopers from Revenge of the Sith... so I thought I'd draw some - and this is the result.
When I started this I also drew the Emperor in the background with his arms raised up to the sky shooting force lightning - as I'd imagined this scene taking place after they'd landed on Mustafar (the volcanic planet) - with him commanding the troops to "find Lord Vader". But... it kind of distracted from the Shock Troopers so I left him out. And I think the piece is better for it.
This is a low-res version of my drawing which I sketched on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and finished on my desktop PC using Photoshop and a Wacom pad. It's an original depiction of George Lucas’s / Disney’s copyright characters – intended solely to show my artistic ability. I’m not a professional – this is fan art – and none of my work is for sale or available for reproduction.
Last month I entered into some shameless self promotion by sending my ‘Star Wars 7’ picture to the Star Wars fan site ‘Jedi News’. Turns out that was an inspired move because Mark Newbold from the site contacted me recently to draw a cover image for his ‘Quest for Freedom’ comic strip.
Mark described an action packed scene with his character ‘Commader Garven Kings’ taking on a room full of Stormtroopers having infiltrated a Super Star Destroyer. I sent Mark three thumbnail sketches showing three very different possible ways to depict the scene – and what you see here is the final version of the one that we agreed on for the cover image.
I thought it would make for an iconic image to use the helmet’s visor to show the reflection of the oncoming Stormtroopers, whilst also showing the emotion on the Commander’s face and hinting at the mayhem going on around him in the background.
This is a low-res version – drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. It's fan art intended solely to show my artistic ability. I’m not a professional and the image isn’t for sale or available for reproduction.