Illustrator Russell Walks made his first Star Wars drawing – in ballpoint pen, on the back of an envelope – on the way home from the movie theater in 1977. It was a portrait of Luke Skywalker. Or it may’ve been Han Solo. Some areas around the chin looked sort of like Obi-Wan.
Luckily, lots and lots of practice helped, and in the years since that first drawing, he’s been lucky enough to create science-fiction based art for a variety of companies, including Random House, DC, Marvel, Topps, and Lucasfilm.
Currently, you can see his work in Walter Foster’s new “How To Draw Star Wars” series of books, (which he both wrote and illustrated), as well as in the brand-new “Autobiography of Captain Jean-Luc Picard” published by Titan Books.
This is his first appearance at Awesome Con.
Autobiography of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, How to Draw Star Wars
Russell Walks will be attending Awesome Con on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.