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Comics 101 for 01/27/2005
Designing Star Wars Aliens!

Episode Four: You must do what you feel is right of course.


For these illustrations, I obviously chose the 'comic book route' in terms of style and final color technique. I wanted to keep these characters faithful to their original Marvel Comics roots but at the same time use the current computer coloring techniques seen in most comic art these days to bring them abit more up to date.

The original artwork is penciled on 2 ply Bristol board with vellum surface. As opposed to the plate finish, I prefer the texture in vellum bristol since I like how the graphite of my pencil interacts with the fibers. Using my Hunt's 102 dip pen and Speedball India ink I begin inking them. The following set of drawings are the final inked line art.

Nomad Iskalonian

Nagai S Kyrti

Stenax Zentron

In next week's installment we'll take a look at the coloring process in Photoshop to create the final artwork of these Star Wars aliens to be published in Star Wars Gamer #1!

See ya next time!

-Joe

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