Mandalorian Inktober: Day 7

by Kendall Schroeder

Day 7 Prompt: Fancy

Day 7 Prompt FancyThe beauty of the Star Wars galaxy is that it looks lived-in. It’s dingy. It’s dirty. At least, that’s the secret to the original trilogy. The Emmy-award winning Disney + series, The Mandalorian, seems to be following that blueprint. Mando lives in a dark, dingy place. The Inktober prompt for today would not necessarily come to mind when watching episode after episode.

However, in Chapter 7: The Prisoner, the Mandalorian and a crew of mercenaries board a Republic prison ship and everything looks pristine. From the shiny floors to the spotless droids, this is a vastly different environment.

From Filthy to Fancy

Aboard this prison ship, one droid stood out—the R1-series droid. The last time this droid, named R1-G4, appeared in Star Wars it was on Tatooine when Luke Skywalker and his Uncle Owen were buying worker droids from the local jawas. A dingy, rusty bulkhead of a droid stood in the lineup, ultimately passed over for R2-D2 and C3PO.

R1-G4, Jawas, A New Hope

Now, 42 years later the R1 droid returns but in a much more “fancy” model. The droid appearing here is hovering and in beautiful condition. No other droid in The Mandalorian could be more fitting.

This drawing was sketched directly in Procreate and printed in a opaque yellow-orange. The final was inked by hand using a Zebra brush pen.

Fancy Print

Inking the Final

Inking Final
Final Fancy Drawing

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