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#1134460
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I didn’t think it was possible, but someone actually managed to make Max Rebo look cool.

Thanks! I guess [post-]apocalypse has that effect on characters.

ray_afraid said:

Mad Max Rebo. I love it!
I can’t quite put my finger on the crossover with Lando though… And somethin’ tells me I’ll feel silly when it’s pointed out…

DE and Valheru guessed right, it’s a homage to Jim Lee (why I added the “after Jim lee” at the bottom):
Jim Lee Batman/Superman
Lando being the main man of Cloud City, this seemed appropriate.

Anyways, here’s an update for November 18th-November 23rd:

N - NUTE GUNRAY

O - OBI-WAN KENOBI

P - PRINCESS LEIA

Q - QUI-GON JINN

R - RANCOR

S - STORMTROOPERS

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#1131878
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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ZigZig said:

I dream to read one day a comic book (Legends or Canon) that you will have drawn!

Very inspiring to hear this. Thank you. If I ever get that gig, I’ll draw you as a character in the background.

As for the alphabet - a little late, but still on time for my time zone, here’s letter M (also added L for Lando, forgot to add it here as well; it was on Twitter/Instagram yesterday):

L - LANDO

M - MAX REBO

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#1130028
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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Slavicuss said:

How about some of the less well-known, background characters - like the giant grasshopper/praying mantis in the cantina?

I did consider going completely obscure, but it became a little too burdensome cause of a lack of reference. Just did IG-88, for example - relatively known character - used google images and severely inaccurate toys as reference and ended up fudging most of it. Not a very accurate drawing, but here it is:

I - IG-88

Good news, though, is that Star Wars characters are fun to draw and since the brand is becoming so popular - even lesser known characters getting more and more fleshed out - I’m sure I’ll tackle guys like Wioslea at some point in the future.

By the way, the Bossk and IG-88 images are interconnected and in reference to this:

Lethal Weapon

It’s supposed to be Boba Fett in the background. Slight jab at him, I guess, wanted other bounty hunters to get some spotlight for a change.

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#1129440
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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oojason said:

Like that a lot - a different perspective to the usual views of Tarkin, and still captured his thoughtful menace - nice one 😃

ScruffyNerfHerder said:

Great stuff! Have you ever thought of uploading a speedpaint video of some of your Star Wars work to Youtube? I always enjoy watching people draw. 😃

Thank you, guys!

Not sure if this makes sense, but because of his jaw & chin, Tarkin’s face always seems like it’s pointing to a vanishing point underneath him. At least when it’s broken down like a caricature. So it kind of set me up for a top down composition.

SketchMoff

Recording a speed painting video is a great idea, actually. Something to consider. Maybe for the next project, where I’ll begin a new and do everything from scratch (cause, like I mentioned before, these SW drawings have all been sketched out already; inking is all that’s left). Watching me try and get the likenesses down would probably be hilarious… all the erasing and stuff… I do have a Youtube channel, though. Not much on it, but I plan on posting some more stuff soon: https://www.youtube.com/user/NoGuidancePictures/videos

Moving on to letter H:

H - HAN SOLO

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#1128091
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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m_s0 said:

The people are pleased.

Continue.

No, seriously, these are really, really good. You seem to have a strong angle preference - not that there’s anything wrong with that considering how well you’ve been using it thus far 😃 C3PO is my favorite - wouldn’t mind hanging that piece on my wall.

Is the uniform color palette intentional, or is it a byproduct of how (/how quickly) you’re doing these?

It’d be an honor to have my art on somebody’s wall. I’ll see if there are any print shops near by, when this is done maybe I can ship some out for those who really want one.

Yes, the blue tint is to add some more life to the project and give it a sense of unity. It’s also creeping me out a little how it looks, lol. Other colors didn’t seem to quite fit the Star Wars theme. Red usually fits everything, but when you get into halftones and things like that - it turns pink all over the place and makes the image look like a twisted Valentine’s Day card.

Back to the alphabet, here’s letter E:

E - EV-9D9

E - EV-9D9

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#1127779
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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D - DELTA SQUAD

C - C-3PO

Hey, it worked! Thanks, guys! I’ll add full images as replies and keep posting links in the original post, so that it’s not a burden to scroll through to get to tho conversation.

GlastoEls said:

These are really good.

What are you doing with them?

Thanks! I’m just using them as a way to come out of the closet as an artist and see how people react to my work.

dahmage said:

do you draw on paper and then scan it, or do you use a stylus / pad etc? just curious what your tools are.

For the most part, all of these are done in Manga Studio (a.k.a. Clip Studio Paint) with a basic Wacom (CTL-470) tablet I’ve owned since 2012. Inktober was, of course, done fully traditionally and I prefer photoshop for freelance illustration work, but Clip Studio Paint is such a lightweight program built specifically for drawing - this project is partly an excuse to get to know it more.

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#1126936
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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Thanks, guys!
Embedding is a good idea! How do I do it, though? When I paste in the embedded tweet it shows up here as gibberish in the preview.

SilverWook - that would’ve been a better, more deep cuts character to draw. Unfortunately, I’ve already sketched out the entire alphabet, not much room left for alterations. Mostly cause of work and real life responsibilities, time is valuable. But, again, that’s way more original than what I picked. Still, I hope you’ll enjoy the selections I made.

Anyways, C for C-3PO is up!

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#1126604
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I'm drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November.
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Hey, everyone! Lat month I participated in Inktober (art challenge in which you do an ink drawing every day for the entire month of October) and it got me on the right foot to want to draw more personal projects. One of which was a Star Wars Alphabet (posted Ackbar yesterday; today was Bossk). So from November 5th till November 30th I’ll be doing 26 drawings of Star Wars characters in an alphabetical order.

Now, I will be taking some creative liberties and adding my sense of humor to them, so…don’t expect anything great. Also, I won’t be discriminating against the new films, prequels or EU.

You can find my artwork on Twitter https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haralds_baumanis/, but I’ll be posting direct links to the drawings here as well, in case you don’t want to follow me.

Thank you to whoever is interested in this and any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

STAR WARS Alphabet:
A - ACKBAR: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/927301137723805696
B - BOSSK: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/927514578132586496
C - C-3PO: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/927708241211076608
D - DELTA SQUAD: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/928260595081674752
E - EV-9D9: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/928611042598576128
F - FIGRIN D’AN: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/928987346338504704
G - GRAND MOFF TARKIN: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/929342961908965376
H - HAN SOLO: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/929685381842337792
I - IG-88: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/930064319198453760
J - JABBA: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/930393500742488064
K - KIT FISTO: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/930757949009616896
L - LANDO: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/931146864975597569
M - MAX REBO: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/931630711748120576
N - NUTE GUNRAY: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/931921663645667334
O - OBI-WAN KENOBI: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/932332768595513345
P - PRINCESS LEIA: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/932794527139663872
Q - QUI-GON JINN: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/932974503575027712
R - RANCOR: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/933320597936988160
S - STORMTROOPERS: https://twitter.com/HaraldsBaumanis/status/933708352806424576

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#998323
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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Got my money back. And they said they’re looking into it:

“My team is currently working with the Campaign Organizer to determine the legitimacy of this campaign. In the meantime, I have issued a refund for your $15 donation…”

Gotta say, I’m impressed by GoFundMe’s client service. Very efficient, very quick, clear and friendly. I’m now kind of confident in them figuring out weather this was a scam or not.

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#998110
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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adywan said:

haraldo23 said:

Contacted the site, will keep you guys posted.

But, man, the heck did I get myself into here. Finally decide to donate to a campaign and try and do something good and it turns out to be a potential scam, and the person in question turns out isn’t very nice himself (though, I’m not judging anybody here).

Should’ve just minded my own business (unless it’s a legit campaign).

Things like this happen though. I helped someone I knew out through his gofundme campaign a few years ago after he was posting that he was about to be evicted because the unemployment benefits had been cut and were no longer covering all of his rent and he had gone into arrears. Sent him £20. Imagine how pissed i was when i saw a few weeks later that he was posting pictures of his latest haul of vintage star wars figures. Total scam.

That’s insane. How does he live with himself? Every time you look at those toys, you’re reminded you’re a fraud.

Well, good news is - GoFundMe just contacted me again and said they’ll issue a refund within 2-5 business days. But I only really wanna know if it’s a fake campaign. Cause if it’s fake, I’ll contact manlymovie.net as well, so that they’re not accidentally promoting a scam.

Also, Adywan, your link helped me provide them with more information (one that states Sonny was in an accident in 2006; makes all this very suspicious). So thanks for that and I apologize again for bringing this to everyone’s attention in the first place.

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#998092
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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Ahw Jeez, guys, come on… Gonna get roasted here on top of everything.

Well, anyways, I contacted GoFundMe, they responded saying that I should straight up scroll down the page and report it, so I did. Then an email came back saying they’ll look into.

Now, knowing my luck, what worries me is that this was in fact a legit campaign and somehow my report will get those people in trouble and their campaign dismantled. Man…

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#998077
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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Contacted the site, will keep you guys posted.

But, man, the heck did I get myself into here. Finally decide to donate to a campaign and try and do something good and it turns out to be a potential scam, and the person in question turns out isn’t very nice himself (though, I’m not judging anybody here).

Should’ve just minded my own business (unless it’s a legit campaign).

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#998067
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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TV’s Frink said:

haraldo23 said:

The dude who’s running the campaign hasn’t answered me yet. If this is a scam, then I just lost some dough cause GoFundMe doesn’t have a real return policy.

https://pages.gofundme.com/guarantee-faq/

If GoFundMe investigates the campaign and confirms that there has been misuse, then we will refund your donation up to $1,000 per campaign.

I would contact them.

Hey, thanks! This link here - https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/204150420-How-can-I-get-my-donation-refunded- gave the impression that there’s no shot. Will try and contact the site.

The amount wasn’t much, just 15 bucks, but having a fake campaign up like this (if it’s fake) isn’t cool either way.

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#998050
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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The dude who’s running the campaign hasn’t answered me yet. If this is a scam, then I just lost some dough cause GoFundMe doesn’t have a real return policy. I don’t know anything about Sonny’s personal life (or that he ran for the office, even), I just watch Predator 20 times a year and felt compelled to do something when I read this online.

Should’ve done more research. Will edit the original post with a warning.

Apologies if I messed up.

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#997928
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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Yeah, I don’t know. At first it seemed like people just don’t care or maybe he’s not one to share his pain, or doesn’t have any social media-savvy people around him. I already threw a few bucks in, but it is definitely strange.

Sent the campaign maker a message:

_"Hey, Michael!

I have a question - I donated to the campaign, spread the word on social media and simply wish you guys the best - but some people, including myself, are wondering how come this isn’t making any news? I read about your campaign on manlymovie.net who got their info from KCCondifential.com, but, other than that - there’s nothing on google news or anything. Not trying to imply anything, just find it shocking and am curious as to why this isn’t making any news. I hope you understand.

Thanks and good luck!"_

Will see what he replies. I’m a huge Predator fan, watch that movie often - could very well be the greatest action flick ever made. Idea of seeing this dude in it again, knowing I didn’t do shit, didn’t even spread the word, would just bother me. But, yeah, now that the shock has worn off, I do have some more questions as well.

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#997910
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Actor SONNY LANDHAM from PREDATOR (1987) has lost his legs in a car accident. HELP NEEDED.
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EDITED: That GoFundMe campaign is suspicious and, after a potentially dumb impulse donation on my part, I contacted the campaign maker for more information. DON’T DONATE ANYTHING until I hear something solid back from him. This could be a scam.


Only now found out about this: http://www.manlymovie.net/2016/10/sonny-landham-loses-legs-needs-help.html.

Here’s the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/2seeyfg.

Chime in, if you can, if not - share the link around. Tweet it to Arnold, maybe.

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#740288
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New Star Wars comics
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 I don't know what's going on behind the scenes, but it almost feels like artists working on these are being forced to draw in a certain style. That stiff, lifeless, traced-photography look... It's as if getting the resemblance right comes before the storytelling.

Now, I realize how hard it is to draw comics, so I'm not knocking these guys. The effort is appreciated. But I wish they'd hire artists with different, distinctive styles and just let them go nuts with it, interpret the characters (visually) the way they want.

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#739714
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Do the Star Wars movies contain evidence that Lucas makes it up as he goes?
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This reminds me of what Stephen King mentioned in his book "On Writing" (I'm pretty sure that's where I remember this from) - some writers like to structure things out, whereas others - like Stephen King himself - like to just plant a seed and see where it takes you, hope that the story evolves properly and finds its natural conclusion.

Basically, some writers are architects, while others are more like botanists. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, so there's no right or wrong approach.

In Lucas' case - dude just kind of rolled with it in both directions it seems (with more emphasis on botany). Till he accidentally cracked the biggest code in cinematic history...

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