Book Review: You can draw Star Wars

You Can Draw Star WarsSo Bonnie Burton (of StarWars.com fame) put together her first Star Wars book (although not her first book) on how to draw Star Wars called You Can Draw Star Wars. It’s from a series called “You can draw…”. So I decided to see if the claim held true.

Y’see. I can’t draw. I’m fairly limited to stick fingers or flowers. (Really ugly flowers.) So I pulled together a couple of friends (some of whom have actual talent) to see if we could follow along with the instructions.

I’m pleased to say that despite ignoring all the real artistic instruction included in the book, we were able to dive in and attempt Yoda. And even though mine came out looking like a wax figure left too close to the fire, you could honestly say that all of our attempts looked like Yoda.

Even if you’re not into drawing, the book is a pleasant read for the various facts and thoughts about Star Wars art. You’ll need to be diligent in finding it on the bookstore shelves, though. The drawing sections of most bookstores are usually a bit of a mess and it took me and two sales people to figure out where her book was. But it was worth it!

2 thoughts on “Book Review: You can draw Star Wars

  1. bonnie

    Hey thanks for the great review of my book! ;-)

    I’m glad you and your friends liked it. And of course, I’m glad it helped you draw Yoda! Of course, with all skills you have to really practice to do well at it. Trust me, I wasn’t much of an artist either and my R2-D2 looked a lot like baked potatoes on wheels, so you’re not alone.

    I hope your readers will ask their favorite book store and comic book stores to carry the book. But for those who want to buy it online, they can also find it at StarWarsShop.com here:
    http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=405761;category_id=301

    Thanks again! ;-)
    It’s an honor to be reviewed on one of my favorite sites! ;-)

    - Bonnie Burton

  2. Paula

    Well, I can tell you with all certainty that each Barnes&Noble in the Atlanta area ordered two for their shelves. So folks can go clean them out and make them order more! :)

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