Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Sithmas - Kylo Ren


Here's the final one in the set, featuring Kylo Ren (that's right, I can beat a joke into the ground with the best of 'em).  And, yes, I saw the movie on opening day... I would have lost all my precious, precious nerd cred if I hadn't, and they would have made me turn in my badge and secret decoder ring, no doubt.  :-)

I won't spoil anything other than to say if you like the Original Trilogy, you will probably like Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  (SPOILERS!  There is a new "Star Wars" movie out!)

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STEP ONE:  Again, I used actual pencils on copy paper for the under drawing and extended the drawing (and holly) digitally.  I did a half-image, then duplicated and flipped it horizontally to save some time and to make sure it stayed symmetrical.  The image is 900px x 1260px.

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STEP TWO:  The image was then inked digitally using a 5px brush for the most part.

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STEP THREE:  I created a MULTIPLY Layer to colorize the drawing, and then added the lettering.  I also used the animated tab to create the animated, blinking stars in the .gif, above.

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Done digitally in Photoshop.



  1. I like it.

    Would you believe I haven't seen the movie yet? I'm expecting a knock on my door from the nerd police at any time.

    1. GASP! :-O

      Well, the good thing is that the nerd re-education camp they take you to will probably be playing "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens" on a loop, so you should be able to see it, then.