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Drawing Todo 360
Ever wanted to draw Star Wars characters and vehicles just like the professional comic book artists? In this step-by-step series, Star Wars artists and illustrators show you how to draw some of the most beloved characters in the saga.
Star Wars illustrator Jessica Hickman explains with these easy-to-follow steps how to draw Cad Bane’s techno-service droid, Todo 360, from Season Two of The Clone Wars.
Steps 1-3 are drawn lightly with pencil. No pen, no dark lines. Finished lines and details will come at the end.
First draw the basic shapes for Todo’s body. The head is basically a box, with a smaller box for the upper body, and circles for the lower body and feet.
Next put in the placement of Todo’s eyes, arms and legs. The perspective of the head can be a bit challenging, so take your time and don’t get frustrated. If you have some boxes at home, look at those for reference. Looking at tires on your family car or on toys are good references for Todo’s feet too. Keep your pencil marks light so you can erase any mistakes you make.
Once you’re happy with the drawing, make sure to tighten up the lines in preparation for inking and coloring. I like to color with markers, but you can use anything you want — crayons, colored pencils, and even the computer. You can even make copies of your finished pencil drawing to practice using different coloring media.
Now we get to color! Todo is very easy in that he is a gray droid. I colored him with gray markers, and once the first layer dried, I went over it again in some parts to add shading and dimension. Don’t forget his yellow eyes. I wait until the markers are completely dry, then I go over it with black ink outlines and add some white highlights. Be sure to sign your artwork before you show it to family and friends!
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