I know. It shouldn’t be a big deal. It probably isn’t one for you. It is for me. As I’m learning to draw, I decided it was time for me to tackle the fan favorite saga.
It all started (as it’s often the case) by a stupid idea. I’ve seen people going crazy over the BB-8 figure, the one you can control with your phone. I don’t want to be disrespectful to all the people who queued for that toy (I have good friends who did), but it’s not for me. And as cool as BB-8 maybe, it’ll never be R2-D2 in my heart (I’m old, I know, don’t judge).
So I imagined something really goofy. A few days ago, I read an article on Jorge Perez Higuera’s The Other Side series where Stormtroopers are shown in everyday life (read it here). But there are other situations where we could picture the Soldiers of the Empire. I scratched my head and the idea came: BOWLING!
BB-8 being a round fella, it was perfect as the ball! Just had to draw the First Order troopers instead of the Empire Ones. Et voilà !
I drew the piece in about 2 hrs. I’m pretty happy with it and considering making it a print. Who wants one?
To be continued…