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“Empire” Sketchbook

WampaThis month marks 30 years since the release of The Empire Strikes Back,* and artist Dave Lowe is celebrating by producing from-memory sketches of some of the characters and critters from the movie.

I’m not going for movie accurate versions here, nor any intentional “re-imagining”. I’m just gonna have fun drawing and see what spills out in the sketchbook. Not to sound too arty, but they’ll be nerdy impressionistic interpretations. To challenge myself, I’m not using any reference at all. Not even taking a quick glace up at my action figure shelves.

It’s fun to see what he’s been coming up with, and to read his self-critiques on how well the sketches match up with the real (so to speak) characters.

*Why yes, I do feel old.

Posted in Movies & TV May 19th, 2010 by Chip
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