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How To Draw Star Wars by Lee J. Ames

November 22, 2014

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This afternoon I visited my local Wonder Book & Video which is never a disappointment. Today’s haul included this gem from 1984: How To Draw Star Wars Heroes, Creatures, Spaceships and other Fantastical Things by Lee J. Ames. (He’s the author of over 50 how-to-draw books, duh)

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Like every book of this nature, it breaks down the image into simple shapes for the younger artist to get a grasp on how to properly construct an image. And Lee isn’t a half bad artist either

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There are instructions oh how to draw almost 30 different things from R2 to the Dagobah Swamp. Since the book came out in 84, it covers most of the ships and characters from the original trilogy.

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The book covers all the human characters as well (Luke, Han, Leia, Lando) but the robots and ships are always the coolest to draw

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Careful drawing Akbar, he’s very “phallic” looking…

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Following the simple steps it’s impossible to draw these designs incorrectly

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Finally toward the end there are instructions and examples of shading

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James, Threepio and I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! Now get to drawing…

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