Lego Tatooine

I cleared some space and set up my Lego Tatooine diorama again.

img_4527Desert Skiff (9496), including the Han figure from Jabba’s Palace (9516).

img_4528Jabba’s Sail Barge (75020). The Boba Fett figure is from the Skiff set.

img_4529Droid Escape Pod (75136) with Sandtrooper & Dewback from the Mos Eisley set (75052).

img_4533A better look at the Sandtrooper & Dewback.

img_4536 img_4534Mos Eisley. The Jawa is from the Escape Pod set, and the Tusken Raider is from the T-16.

img_4537T-16 Skyhopper (75081). I need to get some clear pieces and build a stand for it, so I can display it with the wings in flight mode (same with Krennic’s Shuttle and, when I get them, the Tydirium and Kylo Ren’s shuttle).

img_4538 img_4539Jabba’s Palace (9516) and the Rancor Pit (75005). At some point I’d like to get a bunch of brown and tan bricks and build a proper desert landscape for this diorama. I’d build the Palace into a cliff, so that the front door is no longer hanging in the air, and the Rancor Pit will be “underground.” Also might build a little pit for the Lars Homestead, if I get really ambitious.

This is all in preparation for next weekend’s big build …

cuxv9pavmaijhhdOh. Fucking. Yeah.

Construction zone

And here’s tonight’s effort. Trying to get the proportions of the face down. I’m going off of Andrew Loomis’s book Drawing the Head and Hands, and this video simplifying it.


I’m … kinda getting there? More or less? I’m okay on the vertical axis; it’s the horizontal that’s giving me trouble.

Incidentally, 30 minutes is just the right length of time for me right now. Any longer and I start getting bored and frustrated, to say nothing of the pain in my hand from gripping the stylus. Gotta build up those … hand muscles, I guess (I see the joke you’re about to make; it’s okay. You don’t have to make it.).

Learning to draw: part 1 of 765,878,744,634,762,903,741,741

2016-06-24 (4)Comic books are a medium I’m excited by, and would enjoy writing for. I don’t have the money to hire an artist, though. I could try and convince an artist to work with me gratis, with the understanding that we’d share ownership and any (hypothetical) profits down the line, but without a portfolio of completed comics, showcasing what a breathtakingly amazing writer I am, I’m not sure anyone would go for that.

Obviously, the solution is to draw them myself. And to do that, I’m gonna have to learn how to draw.

The goal is to start practicing drawing for 30 minutes each day (hopefully increasing that to 60 minutes after a little while). To keep myself accountable (and for your amusement), I’ll be posting some of my practice sessions on this blog.

So here’s my first session (from yesterday): Continue reading