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Artist Some sketches by Thumper (updated 8/16/13)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Thumper09, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. Thumper09 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2001
    star 4
    Hi, everyone. :)

    I've contemplated making a thread here for a while and finally decided to go ahead and do it. Sketching is a hobby for me, but I'm always trying to improve, and many of my subjects end up coming from the Original Trilogy era. Pencil is my preferred medium, though I mess around with ink and colored pencils every so often when I'm feeling really brave.

    This one I just finished last week. A Gran X-wing pilot:

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/maptoo01a.jpg


    A Rebel pilot's homecoming:

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/reunion03a.jpg

    Thanks for looking! :)
    Last edited by Thumper09, Aug 16, 2013
  2. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    welcome to fanart and your sketches are excellent=D=
  3. Jedi_Perigrine Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2008
    star 4
    Great stuff, Thumps! Where's my "like" button?
  4. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    The texturing on that Gran's face was done quite well. On average, how long does it take you to do a sketch?
  5. Thumper09 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2001
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    Earlybird and Peri: Thank you! I appreciate it. :)

    TrakNar: Thank you! :) I hadn't realized how much texture a Gran's skin has until I started trying to draw it, but it was fun to work on. The Gran took probably about 8-10 hours to draw, though it was spread out over several weeks. Humans take me a bit longer on average because they're harder for me.
  6. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Welcome to Fan Art!! :)

    I really love the texture and shading!! You make the figures look very realistic :)
  7. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    NYCitygurl: Thank you on both counts! My drawing teacher has been helping me a lot with shading. It's still hard for me, but I'm getting more used to it.

    In drawing class today I used an electric eraser for the first time. Very nifty. I'm seriously considering getting one.

    Here are a couple more sketches.

    Rodian X-wing pilot (If I'm remembering correctly, the reference photo is Greedo, p. 215 of the WEG Star Wars Roleplaying Game sourcebook).

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/kalre01.jpg


    Rebel commando:

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/troy02.jpg
    Last edited by Thumper09, Aug 16, 2013
  8. Jedi_Perigrine Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    Holy CRAP Thumps, your Rodian was amazing! That's something better than any comic book Rodian I've ever seen, very lifelike. He looks like he could start to shoot at any moment. The eyes are perfect, the spines and antennae are great; skin texture is awesome.

    Your Soldier was also very good, but he lacks the authentic punch that your pilot had. It's like you're more intimately familiar with Rodians than humans. Is there something I need to know? :D
  9. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    Love the Rodian. A great pilot and one of your characters?

    and the rebel=D=
  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Very nice! I especially like Greedo; he's very detailed :)
  11. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
    star 6
    You are one of those pencil wizard who can really put a deeper meaning into features. Even alien ones. Your characters look alive.
  12. AricaBolts Jedi Knight

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    May 20, 2011
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    You're pictures are amazing Thumper09! keep up the great work!
  13. Thumper09 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2001
    star 4
    Oops, sorry, I meant to reply to this sooner. [face_blush]

    Peri: Thank you! Heh, actually, I do know this Rodian better than this human. ;) Numerous stories versus only two and a half, LOL. The commando sketch could be better, but it was one of the fastest ones I've ever done, especially compared to the Rodian which took me a long time.

    Earlybird: Thanks! :) Yup, the Rodian is one of my fic characters, Kalre. He and the Gran above are part of my ongoing project to make portraits of each of my main characters.

    NYCitygurl: Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)

    AzureAngel: Thanks! [face_blush] For some reason I've always been fascinated by pencil drawings. I just started a pastel drawing tonight, and all the colors on it are intimidating me after I've gotten comfortable with only shades of grey.

    AricaBolts: Thank you! I appreciate it. :)
  14. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    And I am always afraid that I am not that good with just a pencil as my medium. I express myself best when using tons of colours.

    [:D]
  15. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    I'm running out of completed drawings of mine that have an obvious Star Wars aspect to them, so this might be the last batch for a while.

    TIE Fighter, ink (with a touch of watercolor). I think the reference picture was in the WEG Star Wars Roleplaying Game Sourcebook.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/tie-inking01.jpg


    Rebel pilots wearing my take on the Rebel pilot Ground/General Duty Uniform shown in the WEG Rebel Alliance Sourcebook. Pencil.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/trio-sketch03b.jpg


    X-wings, scratchboard. More of a "doodle" without the ability to fix mistakes, LOL. I think the reference picture was also in the WEG SW RPG Sourcebook.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/xwingscratchboard01.jpg


    Cracian Thumper, pencil. Based heavily on the picture on p. 109 of the WEG RA Sourcebook. And I know this is a total long shot, but if anyone has any information on how a random person in the general public like me could contact Allen Nunis, the artist of that picture in the RA Sourcebook, I'd be most appreciative. :D It's nothing bad, I promise. I simply want to pass along a compliment and a question.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/thumpersketch03.jpg


    Finally, here's the non-SW picture in color I've been working on that I just finished tonight. STS-96 Space Shuttle launch, pastel. Reference photo courtesy of NASA.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/P9120059a.jpg
    Last edited by Thumper09, Aug 16, 2013
  16. SilSolo Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 5, 2004
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    I like the last one and all of the pencil drawings.
  17. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    Love your new work and the shuttle launch=D=
  18. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    That twister is so powerful. The way that you used the colours, wow!
  19. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    SilSolo: Thank you! :) Pencil is definitely my comfort zone.

    Earlybird: Thanks! I'm glad you like them. :)

    AzureAngel: Thank you! :) Actually the colors on the reference picture look a lot neater, LOL. It was tricky to get them swirled and blended right.
  20. SITH_MAYO Jedi Master

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    Sep 3, 2005
    star 4
    I love your sketches!
    My fav so far is the Rebel commando.
    Keep up the good work! :)

    S_M
  21. Thumper09 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2001
    star 4
    Thank you, Sith_Mayo! Sorry it's been so long. [face_blush]

    I'm dusting off this old thread. I've been trying to learn colored pencil since late last year in the hopes of branching out a bit, but I'm still in the beginning stages of that. In the meantime, I have two other SW drawings I've done.

    Rebel pilot portrait. Graphite on Bristol, from about a year ago.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/pellicer01_zpse609b1f3.jpg


    "Lost in Work". A Rebel pilot, his R5 droid, and his X-wing. Graphite on Bristol. I just completed it today.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/chrononaut67/sketches/lostinwork_zps58d6745e.jpg

    Thanks for looking!
  22. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    Great details and an excellent scene on the pilot, droid and X-wing

    Love the portrait
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