This is my fan illustration of a Tusken Raider from Star Wars. Also referred to as Sand People they are indigenous to the planet Tatooine. Moreover, Sand People always ride single file to hide their numbers! In the Star Wars movies, Tusken Raiders are shown as being extremely xenophobic and territorial, often attacking the outskirts of small settlements.
Starting tomorrow, I am going to make a few drawings for Inktober. Inktober is an art challenge that asks participants to create an ink drawing every day for the month of October. I plan on making two drawings a week. One a day is out of my reach.
I made some Star Wars fan art in anticipation of The Last Jedi movie coming out this week. This is an illustration of a patrol on Hoth way out past the first marker of Echo Base. The small patrol is accompanied by a trusty Tauntaun. I loved the Kenner toy Tauntauns my brother and I owned when we were kids. The planet Hoth always resonates with me. Being from Michigan a world of snow and ice is abundantly familiar.
I illustrated one of the Pig Guards from Jabba the Hutt’s Palace in Return of the Jedi. These big pig men are called Gamorrean guards. My brother thinks they are out of place in the Star Wars universe. They look like they escaped from one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s books. I have to agree with him. However, they easily lend themselves to cartooning because they already look cartoonish. The Gamorrean guards are in Ralph McQuarrie’s wonderful original concept artwork for Return of the Jedi.
Here is another one of my Star Wars fan illustrations. This one is of a Tusken Raider. Also referred to as Sand People they are indigenous to the planet Tatooine. Moreover, Sand People always ride single file to hide their numbers. I’m looking forward to watching the new J.J. Abrams Episode VII later this week.