Thursday, May 19, 2011

You Can Draw Star Wars

9780756623432HYou Can Draw Star Wars
Published at DK Canada

About the book

From droids and wookies to Darth Vader, this step-by-step guide teaches budding artists everything they need to know to draw characters from the amazing world of Star Wars.

  • Helps readers master the comic book skills of penciling, inking, and coloring
  • Features overlays, fold-out pages, and stencils
  • Shows how to draw vehicles, clothing, weapons, and equipment

Ages 8-17 years old.

Our Thoughts

I originally asked for this book because my 7 years old loves to draw.   But it quickly became a favorite for my oldest son and myself as well.   Should I mentioned that our family are big fans of everything Star Wars related?  *grin*  I didn’t think so…

The book will explain how you can draw Star Wars characters and the techniques involved.

The first chapter will explain how to draw with a pencils.   It will demonstrate everything from equipment, basic shapes, male/female figures, battle, muscle, shading and light, droids, aliens, action, perspective and so on.   The second chapter is all about inking and coloring. and the last chapter will show you how you can create a comic with shots and angles, script, and layout.

Throughout the book you will also get some Master Classes where you can learn to draw Anakin, Darth Vader, the Millennium Falcon and Yoda.

So after going through the book, I selected my own character to draw.   And I picked the famous Yoda.   I just love this character and his wisdom.     I based myself on the trace overlay found in the Master Class on Yoda and proceed from there.   I takes time to draw.  I need to remind myself that I am a mom of four, an homeschooler and a student (I am taking two courses at Algonquin college these days) just not to be discourage because I can’t seem to have time to finish him.    I wish I had more downtime to be able to finish my Yoda.  But so far, here’s what I got.

5-19-2011 3;09;52 PM

Alexandre,  almost 10, has decided to draw one of the spaceships… The T-65 X-wing to be exact.

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He also decided to draw one of the lightsabers.  (I think he told me this one was Obi Wan’s!)

5-19-2011 3;14;46 PM

Dominic, age 7,  tried to draw an hand.  And to be honest for a 7 years old, I think he did pretty good…

5-19-2011 3;12;06 PM

There is plenty of vehicles, space ships, characters, that they can try to draw in this book.

If you have a child who loves Star Wars and enjoy drawing, I would suggest that you check out the You Can Draw Star Wars.  

You Can Draw Star Wars is available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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