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How To Draw Star Wars Characters

Apart from watching and enjoying the Star Wars movies on their screen, many fans enjoy drawing their favorite characters in the Star Wars series. For those that already have a talent for drawing, they won’t have any problem sketching their favorite Star Wars characters on a piece of paper. However, not everyone has a talent for drawing or has the skills for sketching beautiful images.

If you are interested in coming up with great sketches of your favorite Star Wars characters and don’t have the skills for drawing, you can still learn to draw portrait of your favorite Star Wars characters. You just have to devote some and put in some effort in order to learn the skills needed to sketch portraits of your favorite Star Wars characters.

Where to Start with Learning to Draw Characters

The drawing of Star Wars characters is similar to that of cartoons, or people with softer, more childlike features and rounded edges. Therefore, if you can learn skills needed to sketch cartoons, then you have also learned the skills needed to sketch the images of Star Wars characters. If you want to learn how to draw Star War characters, you should go and acquire the skills needed to sketch

How to Sketch Cartoons

1. Use a pencil to lightly mark 4 points on the east, west, south and north direction, which act as a guideline frame of your image on a sheet of paper.

2. Join the 4 dots together with a curve shape to come up with a circular shape. The circular shape is the head of the cartoon.

3. Draw up a vertical line in the middle of the circle; attach a horizontal line to the bottom of the vertical line. Both the vertical and horizontal lines will be the body of the cartoon.

4. Draw a cross on the interior of the circular shape; this cross will act as a guideline for facial features like eyes, nose, ears and mouth of the cartoon.

5. Draw a bow-tie shaped curve on lower side of the circular on both sides of the vertical line. You should ensure that one part of the curve touches the vertical line and the other part of the curve is attached to the lower side of the head of the cartoon.

6. Insert a circle on the right side of the bow-tie shaped curve.

7. Draw another bow-tie shaped curve immediately under the first bow-tie shaped curve. This time the curve should be on both sides of the vertical line and touches the upper bow-tie shape curved. The second bow-tie shaped curve represents underneath the arms of the cartoon.

8. Draw a line from the lower end of the second bow-tie shaped curve to the horizontal line that is at the end of the vertical line. You should draw this line on both sides of the vertical line. This line represents the legs and feet of the cartoon.

9. Draw two small circles at the mid-point of the head on either side of the vertical line in the head of the cartoon. These two small circles represent the eyes of the cartoon.

10. To draw the ears of the cartoon, draw two semi-circles at the mid-point at the outside of the head of the cartoon.

11. To sketch the nose, draw a 7-shaped mark between the two eyes.

12. To sketch the mouth, draw a small horizontal line immediately below the nose.

13. To sketch the arm, you should first draw a c-shaped curve at the middle of the right bow-tie shaped curve underneath the head of the cartoon. Next, draw line that looks like the number 7 extending from the middle of C-shaped curve to a point on the lower part of the head of the cartoon that corresponds to the midline of the right bow-tie shaped curve. Then draw a U-like line to join up the C-shaped curve and the line that resembles number 7. The C-shaped curve combines with number 7-like line and the U-like line to give you the sleeve of the right arm.

14. To sketch the hand of the cartoon, first draw a U-shaped curve to get the thumb, follow by m-shaped lines to come up with fingers of the cartoon. Then join up the bottom of the sleeve with the little finger and the upper part of the sleeves with the U-shaped curve in order to get the complete hand of the cartoon.

15. Repeat the same process to get the sleeve of the left arm, the left hand, the left thumb, and the left fingers of the cartoon.

16. To sketch the leg, draw two short curves extending from the lower part of the outermost line of the leg region of the cartoon to the midline of the leg region on both the left and right sides. To sketch the left foot, draw a wave-like line that connects the outermost line of the leg region to the midline of the leg region.

17. Repeat the same process for the right foot. Then, draw a line that extends from the innermost part of the left foot (that corresponds to the midline) up to the mid-point of the leg region of the cartoon; the upward end of this line should be slightly curved toward the right hand side of the midline.

18. To complete the shape of the cartoon, draw a curvy line that extends from the outermost part of foot to the part of the sleeve of the arm that corresponds to the elbow region. Draw this line on both sides of the cartoon.

Once you are through with these steps, you will discover that you have just sketched a cartoon.

Drawing Star Wars Characters

Like we have said before, drawing of Star Wars characters is similar to the sketching of cartoons. If you can master the art of sketching cartoons, then you can equally draw your favorite Star Wars characters. To build on your basic cartoon drawing skills and achieve a great drawing of your favorite Star Wars characters, grab an image of the character you want to draw and study the essential elements that make them who they are. If it's a Storm Trooper, examine the contours of their suit and equipment, if it's Darth Vader, focus on his recognizable helmet and cape; if it is Yoda, focus on the contours of his face and small body; if it's Princess Leia, focus on her signature hair and delicate face, and if it's Luke Skywalker, focus on his face as well as his body and signature clothing. Focus and practice on there elements and you will be able to draw a Star Wars character in no time.

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