Thursday, April 16, 2009
I did this drawing while my family stayed for a week on Fire Island, during the Summer of 1979, which would make me eleven years old when I drew it. I copied it from a book on how to draw horses by Walter Foster, which I still have. Walter Foster published a great series of 'how to draw' books, covering all kinds of areas, from painting humans to animals and working realistically to cartooning. And most of them were only $2!! They were oversized, paperback books, almost portfolio sized and each page was filled with great art and tips. They still publish lots of art books, though the books I had as a kid are no longer in print. The new books are also a lot more expensive!
One of my first Star Wars drawings, I remember doing this at my friend Marcos' house...my memory is of drawing it outside one day, but maybe my memory is wrong...who knows...it was so many years ago. I'm figuring I was around ten when I drew it, likely sometime in 1978. I've got a few drawings that all seem to be from this same time period (1977-78). The main identifying trademark among them is that I signed all of them with just the underlined 'L.'....a bit later I started signing my full name. (and more often than not, the date).