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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by TrakNar, Apr 22, 2011.

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  1. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    I've actually never taken any advanced art classes. XD I wish I had, as I would've learned lots of nice tricks, but I'm mostly self-taught.

    Anywho, thank you! You wouldn't believe how long Han has been driving me nuts! I was using some offline references from Star Wars Insider #127. It's just easier to draw away from the computer, on a table, rather than try and draw at a very small desk, with my sketchbook on my lap. I'll try those other tricks and see if I can't hammer out the likeness some more.

    In the meantime, here's some freshly-drawn and freshly-scanned sketches.

    [image=http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4990/aurraobisketches.jpg]

    First ever sketch of young Obi-Wan and of Aurra Sing.

    [image=http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/8847/babybobaknowskungfu.jpg]

    "I know kung fu!"

    First ever sketch of baby Boba... who knows kung fu.
  2. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    May 11, 2011
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    LMFAO at that first image! :D :p

    Your artwork never ceases to amaze. Even lil Boba manages to look cute...
  3. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Self taught =D=

    Just like me:)

    And I really like your sketches and other stuff
  4. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Thanks. The only problem with being self-taught is that one misses out on the additional knowledge and instruction that only a formal class can bring. I have to learn my figure drawing from books and the Internet, but I benefit more from live models. Whenever I can, I ask people to model for me (clothed). Live models allow me to see how muscle groups work in concert, which is something I miss out on in a book, because I cannot see the person actually move. I would really like to some day take a figure drawing class, without having to shell out cash for a four-year hitch just for one single class.

    In the meantime, here are a couple of sketches.

    I haven't drawn Jar Jar since high school.

    [image=http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6539/jarjarpizza.jpg]

    My reference was holding a spear, but I changed it to pizza. Then, he looked like he was cussing.

    And if you've read the Shadows of the Empire comic, then you may remember when Fett used Zuckuss as a decoy.

    Here are Zuckuss's thoughts on the matter:

    [image=http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4066/zuckussmandoarmor.jpg]
  5. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    With classes, what you get out of it and your enjoyment levels does also depends on who your instructor is and their background. Using live models/maquettes does so much more than with a still reference, especially with lighting conditions. You have the construction process down pat and your model sheets and artworks do look professional.

    Regarding the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, with your drawing, I can imagine how that scene might had played out between Zuckuss and Fett. I know the book, N64 game and soundtrack well but I have yet to read the comics and been trying to get my hands on them.
  6. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    love your comic sketches. Jar Jar and Pizza[face_laugh][face_laugh]

    I use pictures for references to draw my characters
  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    The comics are pretty good. You could probably pick the SOTE tpb up on Amazon. That's how I got mine.
  8. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    I'll have to do that so I can get a more complete story of that period. The comics deals more with the bounty hunters side of things and Evolutions is kinda a sequel, right? The game was fun, I do wish they allow it to be on the Wii Virtual Console or be reimagines/remade for current platforms.
  9. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Yeah - the SOTE comic deals with Fett's trip taking Han to Jabba. Evolutions is more about Guri. It's not a bad read - I liked it.
  10. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    Get the SotE omnibus, that way your comics won't be in back-order hell. That's where Evolutions was for a month. [face_plain]

    Anywho, a Lando sketch! Third sketch, third time's the charm.

    [image=http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/323/landosketch03.jpg]

    And a sketch for my Dear Diary Challenge, Wasting the Day in Bedlam:

    [image=http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7397/cellextraction.jpg]

    When I post to corresponding entry, I'll dump it into the diary topic.

  11. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I forgot about the Omnibus. That would be the way to go if you want to get both.

    There's also a pop-up book that uses some of the art from the SOTE comic. I've got it - it's not bad.
  12. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    I am following your diaries and the fanart. Both are nice and exciting
  13. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    I love your Lando sketch. It looks like he is up to something...like he is ready to put his smooth moves on some lady.
  14. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Heh, thanks. My prior Lando drawings, while one had his likeness, they just lacked his smooth and sexiness. I drew that one from a reference on my computer, something I don't often do, as I prefer that my references are printed out. My desk doesn't permit much drawing room, so I often have to draw on my lap. I prefer to draw out in the kitchen, on the table, where I have better lighting.

    Anywho, got some sketches from my two Dear Diary fics.

    From Recruitment Must Be Low:

    [image=http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1529/welcometotherebellion.jpg]

    My reference for Madine was from the New Essential Guide to Characters, and thus quite an awful reference. I have another reference now, a better one, that has a better likeness at a better angle. I don't like using the NEGtC for referencing, as quite often, the likenesses are off. :/

    From Wasting the Day in Bedlam:

    [image=http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8236/treatmentdiscussion.jpg]

    Pose reference was Irving Kershner discussing a scene with Carrie Fisher. The postures and layout were exactly what I was looking for, so I used them, with some minor tweaks to the body shapes. Though, for poses such as this, I would prefer to use live models.
  15. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Great scenes and great to go with your diaries
  16. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    I enjoy your art work as much as your fanfic stories. So much suspense!

    =D=
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I love your drawings! Nice shading technique :D
  18. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Thanks. The Dear Diary Challenge has been quite fun so far and right now I'm hoping I don't run out of story!

    And speaking of art for that, I decided to get into character and paint something for my "Wasting the Day in Bedlam" diary chellenge: Zuckuss's interpretation of himself.

    [image=http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5217/zuckussselfportrait.jpg]

    Thinking differently in order to alter my style to match the character personalities was an interesting challenge. I'm pretty happy with the result. And, when I post the pic in the Dear Diary thread, I'll make sure to include an over-analysis of the painting, courtesy of Zuckuss's psychiatrist.
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Very nice! I like the split image :)
  20. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    I like that and looking forward to his diary entry
  21. morrison85 Force Ghost

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    May 13, 2005
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    Wow you have got a great style :) I am living it :D Really clean cut comic style :) also like your latest one with colours. is it the same species as plo kloon?
  22. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    Zuckuss is a Gand, whereas Plo Koon is a Kel Dor. Both species are not oxygen breathers, which is why they wear respirators. But, Gands are very different from Kel Dors.

    Hm... I should draw Plo Koon some day, round out my species drawing...
  23. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    Just a character sketch for another Dear Diary challenge.

    [image=http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1200/chakravartin.jpg]

    Chak Ravartin, from Goodwood's Silver Swarms diary. His facial features were based on a nameless (as in, I haven't yet located the article on Wookieepedia) Hoth Rebel soldier from the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, his hair styled after a Dogma-era Matt Damon, and he ended up looking like Leonardo DiCaprio. :p
  24. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    love your sharp drawings and those accompanying your diary
  25. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    And here's a silver scarab!

    [image=http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7956/silverscarab.jpg]
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