July 26, 2006
Ever wanted to draw Star Wars characters and vehicles just like the professional comic book artists? In this step-by-step series, Star Wars artists and illustrators show you how to draw some of the most beloved characters in the saga. Lieutenant Porkins, otherwise known as the Rebel starfighter pilot Red Six, found himself useful during the Battle of Yavin, but unfortunately had a mechanical malfunction on his X-wing fighter, which led to a crash after being hit by Imperial forces. Star Wars illustrator Randy Martinez explains with these easy-to-follow steps on how to draw a funny caricature portrait of Jek Porkins.
"One of the greatest things about drawing is that you can express your ideas, or how you see things anyway you want," Martinez explains. "I love to draw caricatures, which are humorous portraits with exaggerated features. Caricatures are fun because they make people laugh, and it lets me express my silly side."
To do a caricature, you'll need a reference picture like the one here.
Try to point out his most distinctive characteristics. Keep them in mind, or even write them down if you like. Caricature is no different than any other kind of drawing. It is very important to build up from the guides and keep your sketching loose. Steps 1-8 are to be drawn lightly with a pencil. No pen, no dark lines. Finished lines and details will come at the end.
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