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Here it is….my drawing of Vader’s Fist, the 501st Legion. I had stated this drawing this picture a few weeks ago. I took a week off from drawing it and finished it this weekend. I had a lot of fun with this drawing. I usually draw comic book stuff, but I felt like changing it up. I’ve never really drawn a Stormtrooper from Star Wars before, so I decided to draw a bunch. I choose the 501 because they aren’t just any legion of Stromtroopers. They are the Elite in the Empire and Darth Vader’s personal legion and later Grand Admiral Thrawns too. Check out this article at Wookipedia to learn more about them.

This pencil drawing was done on 11″x17″ Bristol board paper. Comic book art paper to be exact. I used an HB woodless pencil to sketch it out, then used an HB mechanical pencil to darken the lines I liked. I used little x’s to show where the solid black area would be. When I finished with the darkening of the final lines,  I used a 4B woodless pencil to fill in the black ares. To see the beginning stages of this drawing check out my blog post ” Star Wars – Vader’s Fist – Beginning Drawing

I’m planning on digitally inking this pencil drawing in illustrator. I like inking digitally with Illustrator because vector images are alwats perfect no mater how you resize them. I haven’t decided if I’m going to color it in Photoshop or in Illustator though.