Star Wars

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Negative Space Sharpie Drawing of Darth Vader

Negative Space Drawing of Darth Vader
Negative Space Drawing of Darth Vader

What can I say? I can hardly hold back my excitement for the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens to release on December 18th, 2015. The closer it gets, the more I want to add an abundance of Star Wars related artwork to my website and YouTube channel. This drawing is an example of my over-excitement.

The inspiration for this drawing was mostly due to the fantastic Star Wars car mats my family gave me for Christmas (which are already in use). The car mats have this image of Darth Vader embedded into them, which I found fascinating, and ultimately decided it must be drawn.

And thus a new Darth Vader drawing was born in only 30 seconds…. HA, just kidding. It took me TWO HOURS. It shouldn’t have taken me nearly as long as it did, but alas, twas mine own fault. If you watch the video I posted below, you’ll see how often I erase.. and redraw.. and then erase.. and redraw (etc…). But that’s just the first step. After I had it all penciled out, I used some Micron pens to trace over the lines multiple times, starting small and working my way up to a sharpie to fill..

TWO HOURS… *sigh*

But it’s ok. I was “in the moment”, so I wouldn’t have known how long it had taken me if I hadn’t looked at the recorded time. And besides, I’m excited about how it turned out. In my opinion, Operation “Draw negative space which tricks your mind into thinking there’s an actual image of Darth Vader” was a success.

The Dark Lord – Drawing Darth Vader

Pencil Drawing of Darth Vader

In case you haven’t already figured it out, I’m somewhat of a Star Wars fan. This drawing was finished in May 2012 when I finally decided to put some time into doing a bit more than my daily doodle. Between school, work, maintaining any social life, and the very little sleep that any college student actually gets, this drawing took much longer than it should have.

The face on the drawing is a bit thin, which I hadn’t actually noticed until it was finished, but there wasn’t an easy fix now that all the shading had been done. The more I look at it, though, the more I’m ok with it. I’ll just title the image “Vader on a Diet” or something.

This drawing is unusual for me, since the core of my work has always been more abstract, such as many of the images you’ll see in the gallery. From time to time, though, i’ll be inspired to draw something outside of my usual abstractions. Let me know what you think about my Darth Vader drawing in the comment section below, and be sure to contact me if you have any questions, or even just to have a good conversation.