Book Review: You Can Draw Star Wars by Bonnie Burton

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You Can Draw Star Wars by Bonnie Burton

Book Page – Link.

Bonnie Burton’s Web Site – Link.

As a kid I was always taught the importance of picking up a pencil to draw. You Can Draw Star Wars by Bonnie Burton is a new book that’s refreshed my memory about the art of drawing and makes it more even more fun by learning how to draw all the Star Wars characters. You’ll learn the important foundations of illustration, most especially form and proportion which is reinforced throughout the book. Each character or spaceship, includes a vellum overlay of a rough pencil drawing sketch over the finish piece so you can see how they come together. Illustrators Matt Busch and Tom Hodges do an amazing job of inspiring you with detailed imagery, yet also draw out all the simple steps you need to do to get there. There are also basic design principles that are taught such as color basics, shading and light, perspective, and more. There’s also lots of fun trivia in the book such as the design of the Millennium Falcon is based on a hamburger! Who knew! This is the perfect book for anyone, young or old to be inspired and pick up a pencil to learn how to draw Star Wars.

About the Author:
Bonnie Burton is an avid crafter and works on the Star Wars Kids site creating some super cute Star Wars kids craft projects, such as her famous Yoda doll project. Come and meet Bonnie at the Maker Faire, May 19-20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds where she’ll be teaching some cool Star Wars kids crafts!

  • Read more about You Can Draw Star Wars via the Star Wars site – Link.
  • Video on Drawing Star Wars by Illustrator Matt Busch – Link.
  • Listen to a Boing Boing podcast interview with the author, Bonnie Burton – Link.
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