Friday, April 29, 2011

Scott: VADER and YODA


I find your lack of faith disturbing. 9"x12", cell vinyl on watercolor paper. $250 US, $275 international. E-MAIL if you know what happened to the plans they sent you. First come, first served.


Do or Do Not. There is no Try. 9"x12", cell vinyl on watercolor paper. $250 US, $275 international. E-MAIL if all your life you've looked away, to the future, to the horizon. First come, first served.

Skottie: Yoda

I loved the swamp Yoda. Seeing Yoda walk around in the new movies had it's charm but it never felt the same as the wise, old master living in the wilderness of the swamp.

9x12 Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. 


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scott: Dagobah

Poor R2, always on the outside looking in. 9"x12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $150 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if there's something familiar about this place...first come, first served.

Skottie: Dagobah

I love drawing swamps because there are no rules and everything is different. The Dagobah scenes were my favorite parts of Empire Strikes Back.

9x12 ink on bristol. Tones in photoshop.

If you want to buy this EMAIL me with the subject line DAGOBAH and I'll pick a name at random. $106 us or $115 international.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


And it's about time, too. Sorry everyone. Vader's still missing, but he'll rear his ugly head soon enough. In the meantime, enjoy my missing days:

Take that, AT-AT. I love how dog-like these things are begging to be. And I love the idea of Snow Troopers being hurtled through the air. 9" x 12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $150 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if you need Imperial Troops to enter your base, first come first served.
You know the rebels took these bad boys out for races. Han always won.  9" x 12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $150 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if you're into scruffy looking nerf herders, first come first served.

Over on the far side of Hoth there lived another Wampa, who discovered one of the other Imperial Probe Droids, and it was love at first sight. I like thinking of this guy as a kind of snowy Totoro. The probot doesn't like the thought of him at all.  9" x 12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $150 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if you need some Wampa snuggles, first come, first served.
One of my favorite things about Chewie is how articulate his is with huge hairy mitts. I figure he was into model building as a hobby, especially being first mate and all. He'd set up little scenes and figure out the best moves. Oh, wait...that was me.  9" x 12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $150 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if you're known to pull the arms off a droid if you lose, first come first served.

Skottie: AT-AT

I feel for the poor Rebel soldier that thought it would be ok to take a break and do some fishing when the sh*t was about to go down.

9x12 ink on bristol. Tones in photoshop


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Skottie: Han and his Taun Taun

I still can't believe the toy version of the Tuan Taun's has a hollow belly so you could put Luke inside. How morbid is that.

9x12 ink, white ink on bristol


Monday, April 25, 2011

Down for the count...

Sorry everyone, I was out for a family Spring Break vacation last week, and today was incredibly sick. Fever just broke, though, so playing catch-up will happen pronto! Expect CHEWIE, VADER, and the WAMPA tomorrow...I hope...

Skottie: Wampa

We're entering out 3rd week of Star Wars sketches and that means we've made it to Empire Strikes Back. We're kicking off with the Wampa. This character scared me as a kid but I LOVED the toy. I was so mad one day when I realized I left him standing on top of an old stove type heater we had in our old house. I caught it quick enough that only part of one of his feet had melted. But I was still mad as hell.

9x12 ink on bristol.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Eisner Voting Open

The 2011 Eisner Award voting has been opened up to the comic industry folks. Drop by and vote for Marvelous Land of OZ in the BEST ADAPTATION and for me, Skottie Young in BEST PENCILER/INKER. Thanks for all the support here and at the stores. You all are amazing!!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Skottie: Darth Vader

Ok, it's the Vader kid from the car ad. I couldn't help myself. That commercial is so funny and cute. I figured we'll have a few more Vader days thru out the rest of the 4 weeks that I could get away with one day of reaching into modern pop culture and having some fun.

I got a few requests to see the sketch before I take inks to it so I may start showing those from time to time. I basically just do a quick 10-15 minute rough digitally in SketchBook Pro and then print that out in light blue and ink over it.

9x12, ink on bristol


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Break

Hey all, I'm taking a coupla days away from SkottieScott for some family time. I'll catch up with a bang early next week with all the characters Skottie rocks in my absence! See you soon...

Skottie: Chewbacca

I spend hours just flipping thru pages of art books, comics, etc. just to study and soak in as much art as possible. It's like if I keep looking long enough it will just absorb into my brain and I'll have it all figured out. That's why I imagine Chewie does with all that time spent flying between jobs. Just studying the Holochess board and hoping that he'll magically be the best at it some day.

I've been having fun with adding a bit of photoshop to the sketches after and from time to time I will still do it. But for now, I'm going to be sticking to more straight up black and white sketches. Trying to push myself to not rely on color to finish these off. We'll see what happens.

9x12 bristol, ink and whitout pen


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Scoundrel? I like the sound of that.

9"x12", cell vinyl on watercolor paper. $210 US, $225 international. Another crappy iPhone photo...sorry, the scanner's hurting. E-MAIL if you're looking to make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

Skottie: Han Solo

This is basically how I see Han Solo. He sends Chewie off to do the work while he plays the cool guy out on the edge. Is that how he really is? I don't know, but that's how I always saw him.

9x12 ink on bristol


Tuesday, April 19, 2011



These guys really were idiots. I love their guns, though, and their disco shoes. I love how they'd take a shot to the chest and lay there with the blaster hole still flickering with a little flame. Ah, Stormtroopers.

9"x12", cell vinyl on watercolor paper, $250 US, $275 international. You get this guy AND yesterday's Leia for that price. Score!  This is an iPhone pic, the scanner's acting up, but it's pretty accurate. E-MAIL if you're set for stun.

Skottie: Stormtrooper

The Stormtrooper toys were always my favorite. I cant' really pinpoint why. I think I liked any figure from Star Wars that had a helmet. They all looked so menacing, even though in the movies they're pretty much the most incompetent force ever. Any one of any size could pull one over on them or just straight up kill them.

Ink and whiteout pen on 8.5x11 chipboard.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Scott: Leia


Hey, w--wait a minute! Play her back!

I love the hologram. I wish this was how we sent text messages these days, and I'm sure one of these days it's exactly how it'll happen. This was a pretty quick 25 minute job... 9"x12", cell vinyl on watercolor paper, $125 US, $140 international. E-MAIL if you want her!

Skottie: Princess Leia

I'm in a good mood 364 days a year. Tax day is the one day that breaks the perfect year. So, got a late start this morning and threw this together. Enjoy as we roll into our second week of our six week so Star Wars.

9x12 brush and ink on bristol


Friday, April 15, 2011

Scott: Old Ben


"I'm getting too old for this sort of thing."

I love that strange old hermit, Ben. Alec Guiness had this look, this kind of non-plussed, "oh, all right" kind of feigned enthusiasm. It really sold him as the weather-worn Jedi Knight he needed to be.

9"x12", cell vinyl on watercolor paper. This took maybe 45 minutes, and some process shots are below. $250 US, $275 international. E-MAIL if your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it.

Skottie: Obi Wan Kenobi

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a talker, but I'm finding that I have nothing to say about these Star Wars pieces. The classic Star Wars movies say it all themselves and we all know them. I can add nothing clever or insightful. I can just have fun drawing things from them and hope you enjoy them.

9x12 bristol, brush and ink. Color study in Photoshop


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scott: Out Beyond the Dune Sea


Out beyond the dune sea is the best place to kick it old school with a bucket and a shovel. Of course, the sand doesn't really clump very well ANYWHERE on Tatooine so you just need to be patient with it.

9"x12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $125 US, $140 international. E-MAIL if you want these guys, first come, first served on my stuff. And remember, if you want to get in the drawing for SKOTTIE'S piece, e-mail him in HIS LINK below! He killed it today...scary.

Skottie: Tusken Raider

The Sand People are a creepy group. 9x12 brush and ink on bristol. Quick photoshop color.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Skottie: Cantina Band

Instead of doing a scene that we know, I thought I'd play with an idea outside of one of the scenes. Today's subject was the Cantina Band. I couldn't help but start thinking of the small town, country boy who wants to make it as a musician and stands out in the desert waiting for the Speeder Bus to take him into the city where he'll play for peanuts just to get noticed. Even the Cantina Band started somewhere.

9x12 brush and ink, with ink wash on bristol


Scott: Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes


Dig it, baby. This is how you lay it down after you're done laying it down to a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Sweet talk the ladies. Nurse a small glass poured from a big bottle. Line up the next gig and wait for the world to discover you.

9"x12", pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper, $125 US, $140 international. E-MAIL if you dig it, baby.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011



It was a good thing that "bring your kid to work day" was the day BEFORE Han and Chewie showed up at Mos Eisley.

9"x12", pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper. $160 US, $175 international. E-MAIL me if you want to rock these Rodians.

Skottie: Greedo

Nothing really to say. Greedo got dealt with!

Brush and ink on 9x12 bristol. Quick color pass in Photoshop

I'm very happy with how this one came out so you'll have to put up a bit more to tear it from my loving hands.. haha. $206 us or $215 international


Monday, April 11, 2011

Scott: JAWAS!


You heard it right, 6 weeks of STAR WARS episodes 4-6. The real deal. Han shot first and all of that. You're in for it.

These little desert rats are ripe for fun. These two in particular have boosted a land speeder and blasted their way through the local droid factory. Look out.

7" x 12.5", watercolor and pencil on heavy ply cold press illustration board. $106 US, $115 International. Ooh Tee Dee! E-MAIL if you need these guys on your wall...

Skottie: Jawas

It had to happen. SkottieScott is entering into a epic 6 WEEK long journey thru the classic Star Wars Trilogy. We'll be giving 2 weeks to each of the original episodes A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. There is just too much material to try and cover it one week. So, buckle up and and let's do this.

We're kicking things off with the Jawas. I love these little guys. I'm also a HUGE fan of playing with negative space. There's something very cool about using hardly any of the actual space but it still feeling full and right. So fun.

Brush and ink on 9x12 Bristol


Friday, April 8, 2011

Scott: Hellboy


Yep. The big guy kicks butt on every level. The progress shots I posted in real time on Twitter are below so you can see the evolution of the painting. Took about 45 minutes, I guess. He's big and more detailed than a regular"sketch, but this is still an indicator of how I work, just pushing paint around and finding it as I go. I had to do it up proper to pay, I was out of smaller paper. So he's 12"x16", cell vinyl on cold press watercolor block paper, $300 US, $325 international. E-MAIL if you need this big ol' painting in your collection!

And hey, CONGRATS TO SKOTTIE! He's up for some Eisner Awards and we're hoping he brings 'em all home.

Skottie: Hellboy

This may sound odd, but my favorite parts of Hellboy are when he's just wandering through the lands. I love journey tales and there's something powerful to me about the search for where ever you are going. So, I left the action behind and just focused on the walk.

Ink and water color on 9x11.5 watercolor paper


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scott: Rasputin


Rasputin's a creep.

I always keep old brushes around for effects. This one got a little crazy with the frayed end of a flat brush. 9"x12", pencil, sumi ink, and watercolor on ledger paper. $160 US, $175 international E-MAIL if you want these guys!

Skottie: Rasputin

I decided to go with a bit more of a sketchy pen style today. Some day I'll do a book like this.

9x12 Pen on bristol.