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STAR WARS Coloring Page – Boba Fett

When I first saw Return of the JediĀ I was upset that Boba Fett was killed off. Seriously? He is the best bounty hunter ever. Greedo? Cad Bane? Bossk? My favorite is Boba Fett.

In fact, I love this character so much, I decided to use him as the subject for my next inking video. I made a copy of this Boba Fett with basic inking and then I demonstrate how to use different line weight to change the look and mood. It should be good. I’m including a printable worksheet with it so stay tuned!

I’m working on a bunch of new videos and, of course, I’m getting the Guided Portfolio workbook ready. After the release of my Star Wars coloring pages, I’m getting back into the drawing tutorials.

In the meantime, May the Coloring Be With You!

Boba Fett Coloring page

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STAR WARS Coloring Page – Kylo Ren

Okay, I must admit when I heard about The Force Awakens, I was jazzed. The ORIGINAL three actors had agreed to come back: Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker. I was really looking forward to that movie and it didn’t disappoint me. I thought it was pretty good.

I’m back to the dark side, well not really because Kylo Ren isn’t really a sith lord. I’m not exactly sure who the Knights of Ren are but I’m sure we will all find out. Especially now that Kylo has killed Supreme Leader Snoke and is now the head honcho.

May the Coloring Be With You!

Kylo Ren Coloring page

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Stay tuned, I’m filming and editing some more “how-to” videos!


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STAR WARS Coloring Page – Yoda

After releasing two coloring pages of the Sith I needed to go back to the good side for awhile. I must say I prefer the puppetry of the Yoda in the earlier movies like The Empire Strikes Back. The CGI Yoda looked too different from the original.

He did move really well as a CGI character when he was fighting Count Dooku, though, which could never have been done with a puppet. Hmmm, maybe a mix of the two special effects would be best. Regardless, here is the next Star Wars release!

May the Coloring Be With You.

Yoda Coloring page

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Do you have an idea for a Star Wars character to color? Greedo? Cad Bane? Han Solo? Princess Leia? BB8? Let me know by leaving a comment.


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STAR WARS Coloring Page – Darth Vader

A few days ago I released Darth Maul who, I think, was a pretty awesome sith lord. The first, the best, the baddest, the sith lord to define all sith lord’s however, is Darth Vader! I think he was the best villain of the Star Wars franchise. I must qualify that statement and say that I liked episodes 4, 5, and 6. I think Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker could have been a little more powerful of a performance.

I must enjoy coloring on the dark side of the force because so far I’ve released two sith lords. Hmmm, maybe I need to find a Jedi master. Next, real

Until then, May the Coloring Be With You!

Darth Vader Coloring page

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Do you have an idea for a Star Wars character to color? Greedo? Cad Bane? Han Solo? Princess Leia? BB8? Let me know by leaving a comment.


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STAR WARS Coloring Page – Darth Maul

I was going to release this series of coloring pages all at once and then I decided, NOPE! It’s more fun to do it one-at-a-time. I’ve been looking at my style in these older drawings and I really have gotten better at my anatomy and posing. Since I’m updating my inventory it’s time to move out the old to make room for the new. I’m thinking of the droids, the bounty hunters, the rebels, and the empire. It’s hard to decide what to draw next!

My first Star Wars release, however, was easy to choose – Darth Maul!

Darth Maul Coloring page

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Do you have an idea for a Star Wars character to color? Greedo? Cad Bane? Han Solo? Princess Leia? BB8? Let me know by leaving a comment.


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Two Ways to Stay Motivated!

Two things that really help me to stay motivated in drawing is: 1) Don’t forget to use your strengths and 2) Schedule time to draw! It’s very easy to get discouraged or think that you aren’t improving if you don’t forget to fall back on what you are good at drawing. It also is a great help to plan time to draw so you can hone your skills.

Use Your Strengths to Stay Focused

I’m using a guided portfolio to teach myself how to draw women’s heads and, yes, I get frustrated with myself and I can’t concentrate. I try to make the images look the way I think they should look and do they? Not yet! Discouraging. Why not go back to what I do best, chibi! If you are trying to teach yourself how to draw and find yourself experiencing those same feelings, go back to something you are good at! Don’t think that you have to continue at something that is clearly getting frustrating. Step back. Breathe. Clear your head. Find something else that you are good at, and reward yourself with a success! Give yourself something positive to do so you can go back to your more challenging drawing with a more positive attitude and approach.

Since I started teaching myself a more fusion, comic-book style of drawing I have experienced a few set backs. So instead of continuing (which I will do, just not right now) I decided to draw a few chibi ideas. Why? I’m good at it and I need the pep talk!

ACreedI’ve been sketching originals to show at Dev Fare which is coming up next month! This is Ezio from Assassin’s Creed. I’ve gone back to the stuff I’m good at so I can treat myself to a success. A win! A positive thingy! Whatever you want to call it. Even though you may be challenging yourself to grow as an artist with developmental practice, don’t forget to go back to what you are good at and draw that! If you excel at landscapes, do a landscape, cartoons, do some cartoons, if you draw still-life really well, draw those. Don’t think you are locked into one type of drawing style or subject. Do what you do best so you can remind yourself that you are talented and can draw!

Finding Time?

Another thing that many people forget is that you don’t find time to draw, you make time to do it. Choose a time, maybe just 15 to 30 minutes a day, and draw. Try to pick a consistent time period and commit to drawing, like every day at 6:00 pm. It really doesn’t matter if it’s doodling for fun or serious developmental drawing like a guided portfolio, just draw!

I drew a Skeletor to match my He-Man coloring page that I released a few weeks ago. I decided to draw in chibi style using some of the ideas that I’ve been reading about in my research. I actually think this Skeletor turned out better than if I had drawn it my old way (which is to draw the head first instead of drawing the body first). I read that it’s easier to draw a more fluid and natural pose if you draw the torso first. So I did.

BUT, would I have discovered that if I didn’t draw on a regular basis? Maybe? I make an effort to draw at least 30 minutes, 4 times a week. After all, things do come up and you may not be able to put in the time. Plan for flexibility. Don’t set up an impossible schedule like every single day for four hours, make it reasonable. You are more likely to stick to a schedule if it’s manageable and practical. Always allow for a little wiggle room.

Skeletor

That’s it, those are my two big recommendations for staying motivated: draw to your strengths and make the time to draw.

Now the only thing is to find something to draw!

 

 

 

 

 


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Ideas for Prints?

These are the first 10 prints available online through our Etsy shop which means I have to come up with some new stuff.

So far I’ve gotten suggestions for a new Harley and Joker (although I already have Arkham Asylum Harley and Joker) those two are a hot item. I’ve also had a few requests for a new Aquaman. Do you have an idea for a new print? Let me know in the comments!

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