Friday, February 16, 2007

You Can Draw: Star Wars

Learning to draw impressive Jedi battles or the intricate details on the Death Star just got a lot easier with the new book You Can Draw: Star Wars from DK Publishing. Written by Lucasfilm employee and author Bonnie Burton and illustrated by Star Wars artists Matt Busch and Tom Hodges, You Can Draw: Star Wars has something for all fans and artists alike.

The book features tutorials on how to draw major characters from the entire saga including Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala, Princess Leia, Emperor Palpatine, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, C-3PO and R2-D2 -- just to name a few. Other droids, characters and creatures such as a Gonk power droid, Bib Fortuna, the Sarlacc, Watto and Tion Medon are also included. For fans who love to sketch space battles, the book also offers tips on how to draw the Millennium Falcon, Slave I, X-wings, TIE fighters, Podracers and other vehicles and starships. Various weapons including blasters and signature lightsabers are also featured.

The book is organized by easy-to-read sections about drawing characters and vehicles from start to finish. Learn to develop drawing skills using step-by-step instructions, trace overlays, foldout pages and stencils. Discover how to draw clothing and weapons for your characters. Get the same penciling, inking and coloring techniques professional comic book artists use. Plus get useful tips on how to make your own comic book!

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