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Learn to draw a Mandalorian by Daennika Learn to draw a Mandalorian by Daennika
To the general demand and unspoken envy I give you my own tutorial to help all of you fandalorians in need of drawing your favorite character(s)!

This shows easy steps for drawing without shaming you with my super powers; well, maybe you might need some practice getting the proportions right at first. The head is supposed to be that big, it's a freaking helmet, ok? And the armor plates don't have to be the way I made them. If you can come up with a different shape and design it's a plus.

I wish you all the best luck and creativity while trying out this tutorial! And please upload your work and show it to me, my young apprentice.

A few basic pencil drawing instructions:
- take a few minutes to practice with straight lines and nice circles in 1 stroke
- put very little pressure on the tip when doing your construction lines to be able to erase them later on
- pay attention to proportion, for example: upper arm = shoulder length = torso length
- sharpen your pencil and insist on the final outlines and details
- take a step back every 5 minutes to look at what you're doing & try not to copy what you're seeing on the screen, it has to look right in your own drawing

Secrets for drawing a cool character:
1) the most important part of your drawing is the spirit: it needs to speak with what it shows
2) research and inspiration are the key to an awesome drawing, I spend at least 2 days fine-tuning my idea before I start doodling a sketch (I feed on pictures and photos)
3) always keep in mind what the final result is supposed to look like and work up to that. If you stop mid-sketch and suddenly feel like you're drifting off, erase and restart. Don't ever draw with your face 2 inches away from the paper, that's just... freaky.
4) and finally, don't ever, ever make your character take a Marvel Comics hero pause. It will make him/her look full of douche.
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:iconmandoade97:
Mandoade97 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help
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:iconxsaicuji:
xSaicuji Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
this is pretty useful man, thanks :D
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:icondog-lover9:
Dog-Lover9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
who looks easy but to much writting oh
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:iconnelgund:
Nelgund Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
awesome tutorial, mine still look terrible but 30th time is the charm right? ;)
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:iconkr-51:
KR-51 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
TORtester is appreciative of this tutorial.

Awesome tutorial is awesome.
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:icondystopian-keiga:
Dystopian-Keiga Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I approve of this, because Mandos don't get enough love.


Now I have an excuse to doodle some *glee*
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:icon1010100100101:
1010100100101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Ohhh yeah!
Thank you, nice done! :D
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:iconcrazydrawingman:
CrazyDrawingMan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student
THANK YOU!
I've started a female mando sketch using this tutorial and she looks AWESOME! I'll post a link when i upload it. :D
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Cool! Can't wait to see that ;)
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:iconcrazydrawingman:
CrazyDrawingMan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student
Here's the [link]!
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:icondarth-millenium:
Darth-Millenium Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
the hand part is gonna help me loads, thanks!

use the force and by that i mean your common sense lol
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:iconanticia:
anticia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Hahah it is AWESOME!
Defenitely what I need! I'm terrible in mecha and armor stuffs and my mom just loves these guys... :D
haha it looks so easy..I give it a try. Thank you VERY much. ^^
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:iconmarine-animal:
Marine-Animal Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Writer
This is SO helpful! Thank you SO much for putting this up! Now I can acctually draw Mandos that acctually LOOK like a Mando!
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Glad I helped!!! :D :D :D
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:iconmarine-animal:
Marine-Animal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   Writer
Thanks, me too! XD Kandosii again! =D
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:icontamakireiko:
TamakiReiko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
That's a very good, easy to follow tutorial! It's fun, too! I...is that gun barrel smiling at me? :noes:

There's a new club for Mandalorian supporters, ~Mando-ade if you're interested. :aww:
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
NEVER LOOK INTO THE MUZZLE

Haha thanks for that link :)
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:icontamakireiko:
TamakiReiko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
So that's what happened to my ancestors...

:aww: Glad I wasn't a bother.
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:iconfettfan79:
FettFan79 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I need to check out some of these Marvel poses you speak of...
:D
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:iconvelox-mortis:
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconnemonus:
Nemonus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
"Use the Force! And by that I mean common sense."
LOL.
The hands part is what will be really useful for me. ^_^ Thanks.
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Hands are important, I love sexy hands they turn me on.
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:iconkray-of-minor-renown:
Kray-of-Minor-Renown Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thanks so much for making this! This'll help me out a lot; now I just need some way to get my art/doodles to a computer.
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Take pictures if you don't have a scanner - that's how I started.
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:iconfettfan79:
FettFan79 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That's what I did, too , until I got a scanner ;)
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:icongarethlorn:
GarethLorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
:D

Thank you, very much! this is most spiffy. I shall attempt to make a Mandalorian at some point in the nearish future.
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Apparently you're already good with stick figures. It would be totally cool if this tutorial taught you how to draw people with flesh and clothing too :D
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:icongarethlorn:
GarethLorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Psh.

My stick figures kick your artwork's ass from her to the Outer Rim.

>_>

<_<

*cries to sleep*
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Technically we are in the Outer Rim in this galaxy.

;P
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:icongarethlorn:
GarethLorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I could argue Mid Rim...
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:iconweaponprime:
WeApOnPrImE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009   Writer
Awesome!
Now... I just need a scanner...
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Or do it with the pen tablet on Photoshop, that's what I did there.
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:iconweaponprime:
WeApOnPrImE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009   Writer
Make you a deal.
I'll try as a big thank you for all the help you've given me :)
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:icontakeonefortheteam:
TakeOneFortheTeam Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Student Writer
YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY! :(

I think I might try to doodle a Mando. And just to be annoying, he's going to be in a Marvel hero pose. Because he is a douche.

Great job with this tutorial!
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:icondaennika:
Daennika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Don't be afraid to douche-out on the first attempts!

And it is easy once you're comfortable enough with scribbling lots of straight lines and circles.
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:icontakeonefortheteam:
TakeOneFortheTeam Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student Writer
[link]

The guffaw-worthy first sketches! :D Rip them a new one, if you so please.
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