Droids Custom Lando Skiff: Colors finished!!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-12-04, 07:20:00

I did what I set out to do over the holiday - I completed coloring my Lando art. After a bit of experimenting, I figured out a nice way to simulate a rough plaster texture that matched the source photo. That photo ended up being absolutely invaluable. Check out the ...

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Droids Custom Lando Skiff: More colors!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-11-27, 07:43:41

My next task was to color Jess. But before I could get to that, I had a problem to address. I was pretty happy with my initial pencils on her, but disappointed with how the inks turned out, particularly on her face. And the problems seemed even more pronounced the more I looked at them.

See, here's the thing... I rarely like my art. All I ever see when I look at it are the flaws. That's why I can never take seriously suggestions that I do this professionally. When I look at work by professional artists, those glaring flaws that ruin my art aren't there. And I know anyone in the industry who would sign a paycheck would be able to see the flaws.

So anyway... I had to fix her face. And through the magic of Photoshop, I was able to make myself slightly happier. Check out the before and after:

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With that done, I shaded and toned her skin and outfit, and was done with the last of the three characters:

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I don't have a ton planned this weekend, so I fully expect I'll finish the colors and maybe even get to some printing or coin painting before next week's update. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!!



Your semi-regular Greedo Sipping

by Bill Cable
on 2019-11-27, 07:41:18

I felt bad for people Friday.

Not the total A-HOLES who started sharing The Mandalorian spoilers on Facebook before the sun even rose... no I felt bad for cosplayers.

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Perhaps you too occasionally feel something. You can make a meme about it:

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We're Thankful for Black Friday Deals coming to Regal Robot!

by Darth Danno
on 2019-11-27, 07:39:57

Regal Robot has some amazing deals coming up this weekend that you don't want to miss out on. Personally, I'm still waiting on the autographed Tom Spina 8x10's to go up on the website, but that's just me. Would love to see Regal Robot show up at "Empire Con" ...

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Droids Custom Lando Skiff: Colors!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-11-20, 06:54:02

I started (and completed!) blocking out the base colors for my Lando Skiff art. If you've been around a while, you know the deal. I started with the background image I used for mapping out the architecture in the drawing...

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I pulled colors from that to fill in the areas of my own art. One thing I'll be doing different though... I'm gonna make the main room much brighter. Having the character all heavily back-lit really wouldn't match the Droids card aesthetic. Still, they're a good starting point...

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And now I'm working on all the finer details in the colors. I've pretty much finished Bib so far. Maybe I'll have the art all finished by the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. What do you think - do you want these in time for Christmas??



Galaxy's Edge - Droid Depot

by Darth Danno
on 2019-11-20, 06:52:00

Many thanks to "ZiggyKnowsDisney.com" for supplying much of the information contained therein.

The Droid Depot is of course, where you can build your own functional, remote-controlled Droid. However, there are different types of droids you can build. From model kits to pre-made droids all the way up to premium droids, ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers — Pain in the Aft

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2019-11-16, 16:00:21

MISSED THE BOAT

Sometimes, I’m amazed at how well these AF&TB pairings work out. This one is — to me, at least — a fun story that comes together like one of Hannibal’s plans from The A-Team. Or maybe a more apt simile would be like one of Wile E. Coyote’s ...

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Galaxy's Edge - Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities

by Darth Danno
on 2019-11-14, 07:29:56

Now Dok Ondar's has a lot of different items for sale that you can purchase, far too many to list them all here, and so I'm not going to go through each and every single item. I'm going to stick to the highlights, and according to me, there are 3.

THE ...

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Droids Custom Yak Face: Wrap-up!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-11-13, 06:52:35

I received my own Droids Custom Yak Face back from Matt Brookins last Friday. So I went ahead an took a couple glamour shots of it for my personal records.

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We sold out of the entire run in just about 2 hours, which is amazing for my largest custom run ever. On top of that, we were paid for all of them almost immediately.

Thanks to everyone who supported this project, and a special thank you to Matt for proposing the idea and being a supportive partner throughout! I think we're gonna need to do something like this again sometime...



Droids Custom Lando Skiff: Inks!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-11-13, 06:51:11

I pulled out the ol' quill over the weekend, and got to work on inking my next custom. Before I started, I was not super happy with how the ink flowed on my Yak Face. Too many instances of it getting stuck on the nib and not doing anything. And it's been doing that for the last four or five customs. So I figured, the ink bottle is only about a quarter full. I'm gonna water down the crap out of it and see what happens. I probably added about a teaspoon full of water directly to the bottle.

And oh my God it was FANTASTIC! I was getting consistent, even inkflow for the first time since I probably switched to this ink. With no degradation in opacity. A total win. As a result, I crushed it!

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Inks done! Now on to colors!



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