Drawing Count Han Solo
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 Nicole Falk explains with these easy-to-follow steps how to draw a vampire version of Han Solo just in time for Halloween.
Steps 1-4 are to be drawn lightly with a pencil. Finished lines and details will come at the end.
Draw lightly with pencil all the basic shapes that make up Count Han Solo, the vampire! Draw in the oval for the head, the body line for the basic pose and the outline of the cloak. This is where you decide the outline for your pose.
Next, draw a little bit more detail in the form. Make the pencil marks nice and light so you can erase and draw them again if you want to change anything. Since this is a Star Wars Monster Mash up, you can decide which parts of Han Solo you would like to keep and which parts of Count Dracula you would like to use.
Now we’re really going to start making the drawing come alive! I decided to keep Han’s basic outfit underneath and a vampire cloak on top. I added some vampire hair (keeping his sideburns of course) and the Dracula medallion. What details of Dracula or a vampire would you like to use?
Here is where you can add in more details. Draw in his eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth (most likely smirking). Detail in the belt and the medallion. Don’t forget the fangs! That’s a vampire essential!
Is our Count Solo looking vampirific enough? Then you can go over the pencil with some dark pencil or ink. Use a pen, a dark-colored pencil or a fine tip marker. Be careful, stay on those lines, after all your hard work, keep this part clean! And since you did such nice work on Count Solo, we should get him more comfortable, let’s set up his Carbonite coffin in case he gets tired.
Place him in a creepy stone castle!
Always remember you can use your own imagination too. That is the fun part of the drawing, it can be anything you want! Where would you put him? On the Millennium Falcon? In a haunted house? Or at a Halloween Party?
Now you can color your drawing any way you want. You can use colored pencils or crayons, watercolors or markers. You can even color it the computer. It’s completely up to you. Have a spectacular and spooky Halloween!