Sigh. It’s hard to believe Carrie Fisher is really gone…
I use my iPad as a way to display the source photo I’m drawing so I can look at the image and then try to replicate it on the paper nearby (by eyeballing it). Anyway, I keep a folder of images I like that I’d like to possibly draw someday and this was one that was in it for quite a while. Well… with Carrie’s passing, I thought it was time to try it. (Freehand colored pencil)
It now hangs in our dining room.
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I loved Star Wars: Rogue One and wanted to do a portrait of Cassian. This was definitely a tricky one to work on. (Freehand colored pencil)
This one was really fun. I decided to draw Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso to get ahead of the upcoming film (which I’m super stoked for!), and as I worked on her portrait in colored pencil, I decided to abandon the original background for Darth Vader. And then it just felt right to add in the Death Star… Both Vader and the Death Star are graphite while Jyn is in colored pencil. (All freehand)
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While talking to a coworker about this drawing, we wondered why I never just drew the part of his gun that was cut off in the original drawing and put them together for the prints made of it. … so I went home that night and did just that (and reworked his face a little bit and some of the other details). It was kind of fun, and it was satisfying to have fixed it.
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After Rey and Han, I decided to work on Finn… the source was another poster art image, but I decided to give him the Starkiller Base background with snow — as if Finn was engaging with – or about to – Kylo Ren. This one took a bit longer, but it was still fun. It’s done with all colored pencil (Faber-Castell, Prismacolor) on Strathmore Vellum Bristol paper (Which was actually an accident for this drawing. I didn’t notice it was Vellum and not smooth till I was too far into the drawing).
Etsy link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/267219308/full-color-drawing-print-of-colored
After drawing Han in all color – and liking the result (and process), I decided to revisit Rey already and give her a proper color drawing. The source image is just about perfect, with TIE fighters in the distance, but I didn’t want to just replicate it exactly, so I figured removing them and adding a wandering BB-8 would be enough to make it different.
After having drawn a colored pencil / pencil hybrid of Han, I decided I wanted to try my hand at a fully colored pencil Han Solo — with full intentions of hanging it in my basement, where I do all my drawing. So I ended up doing my best to push myself with the detail and color and really try to make myself satisfied with the end result (which is a rarity). For the most part, I’m pretty happy with how Han turned out. 🙂 … and he currently hangs above my TV in the basement. 🙂
Etsy link for prints: https://www.etsy.com/listing/264322064/drawing-print-of-colored-pencil-drawing
With Han Solo being my favorite Star Wars character of all the films and extended canon, The Force Awakens definitely hit a sweet spot, so to speak. I loved seeing Han again, but it also left me with a need for closure. Ha… so this was my first homage to Han… but I wasn’t totally content with it….
Etsy link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/262447145/drawing-print-of-colored-pencil-graphite
With the excitement of the release of the 7th Star Wars film, and after having seen it and loved it, I felt inspired to work on some Force Awakens art. This one of Rey with BB-8 is all graphite except for some colored pencil accents here and there.
Etsy link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/261295578/drawing-print-of-colored-pencil-graphite
I decided to do a Boba Fett colored pencil drawing, but I didn’t want to do just the usual piece, because so many have drawn him before me. I used what I think was simply a Hot Toys figure promo image as inspiration and wanted to incorporate the Sarlacc and the Pit of Karkoon into the background. But for the few who might not like prints of the drawing with a background, I made sure to scan it into the computer without a background first before finishing it off. I laid it out in pencil but finished it in colored pencil. (All freehand)
and with no background: