Anakin Skywalker will be the last of my Clone Wars characters. Now that I am caught up, I will be focusing on the original trilogy again.
I tried to remove the "pissy" from him in this drawing but it is just so hard to do without shoving a mask on his face. I changed facial features and added thick linework but the pissiness remained.
On that note, I am up to date and tomorrows drawing will be a phoned in mess because of it. Enjoy.
Dear George Lucas,
Thank you for making a television show so I could see more of this character that kicked so much ass in the Clone Wars animated series from 2003 but then you made a giant disappointment in that movie where Hayden Christensen plays a mass murderer and Samuel L Jackson melts some old guy's face. It has given me a chance to see more of a great villain who died too early. I guess you learned from past mistakes such as killing off the best part of Phantom Shit leaving me enraged and not at all excited too see the next one. That was until I saw previews of Jango Fett. Then I was back to being interested again. Then you killed him too and you can pretty much guess what my response was. For the third one I knew this fellow was going to die. You weren't creative enough to find a way to let him live without fucking up continuity but I figured I was in for a show. Sadly the whole time he ran away from danger and coughed a lot. This was pretty confusing seeing as how he was constantly killing Jedi in the cartoon and collecting their lightsabers. But no, a blast to the chest kills him and I wasn't even given a thrilling battle. Just Obi Wan riding a mop dinosaur and Grevious being a coward suffering from Tuberculoses.
But now I have a second chance to see Grevious in action. He is not as kick ass as he was in the 2003 cartoon, but I understand you are old and set in your ways, unwilling to heed anyone's advice even though everyone in the entire world thinks most of the shit you come up with now is insane. Of course, not having one of the most menacing looking characters of all time being a cowardly asthmatic is a good idea. Everyone thinks its lame but you know best, isn't that right George. Maybe just a bit got through and you allowed the writers of The Clone Wars to make Grevious less of a pussy, but thats the limit that you are willing to go. You can only offer small concessions such as having Han and Greedo shoot at the same time or not replacing Mark Hamill with a CGI version of mark Hamill in the newest "special edition" or making Revenge of the Sith suck just a tad less than Attack of the Clones.
As much as I love you, George, sometimes I fucking hate you.
That is it for today, folks. I will be bringing us up to speed totally tomorrow. I figured I would like to end on a high(ish) note.
This is my first drawing where i only used markers. I think it turned out okay. Also, I remember earlier i stated that I wouldn't draw anyone from the new movies because I think the new ones are made of barf and anger. Since I have gotten into the new TV show I will lift that ban as long as the characters were in the Clone Wars series. See this dick for an example of that ban being lifted.
Well, folks, I just realized that I am going to run out of pages in my sketch book before I get to 106. At least I think i will. My counting abilities are not too good due to my fear of vampires. --If you get my reference it is clear we are meant to be friends. Anyway, if I do not catch up today, I will tomorrow since my job tomorrow consists of sitting for 10 hours and I can buy a new sketch book.
Aurra Sing is deadly.
Cad Bane is a shit pile of awesomeness. This stems from the fact that his character was modeled after Lee Van Cleef in his gritty, non-Master Ninja, roles and one of my favorite movies of all time is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. He is almost better than Van Cleef because Lee didn't have tubes coming out of his face.
The fact that Aayla is of the same race as Bib Fortuna seems kind of astounding. That is, until you realize that james Carville is the same race as Sherilyn Fenn.
I know using Sherilyn Fenn as an example of beauty may seem a little dated but I seriously cannot think of a more beautiful woman. And yes, I am aware that this will probably piss off my wife.
The woman who plays Luminara is a pretty common fixture at comic book conventions. He line is very small. That was not meant to be an insult to her but about the greatness of Lou Ferrigno. People just don't have time to see them both, so of course they pick the asshole who won't even look at you unless you pay him 20 bucks while his fat wife tries to hustle you into buying some cheap snapshot of the deaf prick covered in green make-up. All you wanted was a quick picture with the guy, but no 20 bucks for that too. At least the guy who played Ralph Malph shot the shit with me before he turned down my request for a picture. Damn, I hate Lou Ferrigno.
More Clone Wars fellows. The IG-100 MagnaGuard, or Self-Motivating Heuristically Programmed Combat Droid, was an advanced type of battle droid that was manufactured by Holowan Mechanicals and used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. Ordered by Count Dooku, the MagnaGuards were designed to be General Grievous's personal bodyguards, although they were sometimes seen serving Dooku himself.
I drew this one with a hood thing and a scarf/cape thing because the picture I found had thiese things wearing them. However subsequent trips to wookieepedia.org have provided pictures of noncloaked MagnaGuards. This make my joke about robots wearing hoods moot.
Okay, so I did not really intend to make this Nebit but since there are so few Jawas of note, it turned into Nebit.
I will let wookieepedia explain Nebit:
Nebit's tribe captured droids for trading, and his sandcrawler boasted a large stock of varied makes and models at the time they carried the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, who were fugitives from the Empire. His tribe sold the droid counterparts to Owen Lars, the uncle of Luke Skywalker, future Rebel Alliance hero and Jedi Knight. While negotiating with Lars, Nebit adopted a Jawa "business dialect".
Isn't the shit they write hilarious?
According to my math, today should be day 106 of 365. I am going to see if I can get caught up by midnight tonight. I bet you I can since I made a ton of drawings today.
First, here is Wat Tambour. He is a character I was super excited to draw but then I drew him and he came out slightly retarded looking. I am putting him at the beginning where I will be putting all the lesser drawings, saving the great ones for the top. Wat Tambor's appeal seems to be limited to his character design and I base that solely on the fact that I could not get through the introductory paragraph on wookieepedia.org. There was mention of a techno union or something but the rest read like something out of a U.N. briefing.
On to the next one!
Ahsoka Tano is, in my opinion, the weak spot in the Clone Wars series. Her character design is off putting and her voice actor makes her sound far too vapid for a Jedi apprentice. She seems like the cliche tv character whose whole purpose is to roll their eyes and say "Here we go again." whenever the far better character is doing something awesome involving alligators or dynamite. Plus she is a floating head which is just weird. Just kidding, I did that because I have trouble drawing spindly arms and shoulders.
On an off note, what do hairless padawans grow out instead of a (lame)braid? If you saw the first Clone Wars cartoon, volume two, you would see that the cutting off of the (stupid)braid was a main part of the crazy "you're a Jedi" ceremony. It was like a hair circumcision minus the super horror of the penis variety circumcision.
How many days have I missed total? Can someone do the math for me so I can get my shit caught up? If you do I will grant you a wish just as long as your wish is for me to never punch you in the head. Do we got a deal?
This fine lady is Asajj Ventress. She is from the Clone Wars animated series. Both of them actually. While kind of sucking and being way too snake like in the first series, she has become far more awesome in the new series. Speaking of awesome, the Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network is awesome. It just shows what people can do with Star Wars as long as George Lucas keeps away from writing or directing.
Iasa was a Jawa. When Luke Skywalker arrived at Chalmun's Cantina with Ben Kenobi, R2-D2 and C-3PO in 0 BBY, Iasa approached Luke Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder but was shooed away by the young Skywalker. This riviting scene set up the often quoted "I can't abide those Jawas! Disgusting creatures!"
C-3PO is a racist.
Many thanks to my mother, who took the time to take a picture of this so I didn't have to do a drawing today. You see, I have arthritis, which is the worst thing for an artist to have and certain days its pretty damn painful to do a drawing. This week has been one of those days.
This is the guy (guy?) who shot R2D2 at the beginning of New Hope when Artoo was wandering through the desert. If it wasn't for this fellow, Luke would have never been hooked up with Old Ben. At least not in a way that would be appealing to movie goers.
Kit Fisto is great. Actually he was great even before I knew who he was. Why is this? Because his name is Kit Fisto. This name falls into the awesome category of Star Wars names. It is up there with Pote Snitkin, Lobot, Salacious B Crumb and Lando in terms of its awesomeness.
Jabba's pet thing that would lick people. Its like a slug with a tongue.
Again, more filler characters.
So who do you guys want to see? Let me know, I will draw them. Try to stay away from the Hans, Lukes, Vaders, etc as I need some treats as time goes on. Also, try to stay within the original trilogy as most characters from the new trilogy fill me with rage.
To answer the two word question I posed in the subject: Sort of.
You see, Bea Arthur is worthy of being drawn and place on this blog as an April Fool's joke but this is not a complete "fool". Bea Arthur actually was in a Star Wars related... well... "special"
See @ 1:27:
She plays Ackmena. She was a favorite personage of the regular patrons there. Unlike Wuher, the dayshift bartender, Ackmena's friendliness and open personality livened the atmosphere of the room immensely. She would routinely lend money to needy patrons and offer free drinks on special occasions. Assisting her at the bar was a diminutive female barmaid (name unknown), and a tall, blue-faced bouncer named Tork.
Happy April Fool's Day, Assholes.