how to draw chewbacca the wookie

How to Draw Chewbacca the Wookie

Step 1.

Like all figure lessons you will draw out the guidelines and shapes to make a frame when learning how to draw a Wookie like Chewbacca. Start with a circle for the head and then add the facial guidelines. Next, draw out the torso shape and then connect the body's lines of position for the hips, arms, and legs.

Step 2.

Now that you have a mannequin like frame to work with you can start sketching in his fury body shape. Chewbacca is one hundred percent fur, so you will have to sketch his body like you are drawing out a person’s hair style. Once his arms and torso are drawn out you will draw Chewbacca's eye, nose and mouth shapes and lines. Don't forget to add hair sketching lining for his legs as well.

Step 3.

You will start sketching out all the hair and fur to fill in his body structure. The arm hair lines should be sketched out outward from his body and his head fur should be sketched like he just combed his hair back with gel. Continue to sketch out his fur covered body and then draw out the shape of his mouth. You will leave a spot empty for his belt strap that goes over his right shoulder as seen here. Lastly sketch out the shape of his legs as well and then move to the next step.

Step 4.

This is your last drawing step. Before you finish off his fur covered body, you will learn how to draw Chewbacca's utility torso strap belt. There is like six squared pouches to draw out and detail as well as a pocket pouch on his left hip. Finish off this step by sketching out the remaining hair or fur this time in down ward strokes. If there is any visible guidelines and shapes from step one you can go ahead and start erasing those to clean up your drawing.

Step 5.

Once you are finished you should have a Wookie that looks like the one you see before you here. Color him his natural shade of brown and grayish black and you have just completed this lesson on how to draw Chewbacca the Wookie from Star Wars step by step.

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Uploaded: April 10, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: April 10, 2009
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So how did you guys like the latest tutorial that I submitted on how to draw the Millennium Falcon? It came out pretty cool huh? Okay, so far DragoArt has Han Solo, R2-D2, and the Falcon starship right? Well there is another character from the saga that is missing and he is the shipmate of Solo. I think it is time to submit a lesson on how to draw Chewbacca the Wookie from Star Wars step by step. Commonly called Chewy; he is a Wookie with a lot of character and style even if he can’t speak in our tongue. Chewbacca is one of my favorite characters from Star Wars and is the best friend of Han Solo. Wookies are covered from head to toe in long shaggy looking fur. Even though he and his kind are covered with thick amounts of hair, they are loyal warriors. Chewbacca comes from a place called Kashyyyk. He is a very wise and skilled starship pilot that has extensive experience with repairing ships. Although we may only remember him in the first three movies by George Lucas that was released back in the late seventies and early eighties, he originally served as a warrior for the Clone Wars. Some still ask the age old question that arises whenever Chewbacca makes an appearance on the big screen; “how tall is he”? The answer to that question is quite simple; he is seven feet and three quarter inches tall. So you’re talking about almost seven and a half feet of pure Wookie. Imagine standing next to a hairy giant like that? Now because Wookies were incredibly strong and had excellent technical skills, they were often enslaved by the Empire to be used as labor workers. Before he meet his starship mate, Chewy was a slave for quite a bit of time. It was an Imperial cadet named Han Solo that decided to free the big lug. Soon after Solo was thrown from the military and because he freed Chewbacca, the Wookie made an oath to forever stay loyal to his now good friend. Now that the two had each other, they became partners in thieving crime. And who would want to approach an enormous creature like Chewbacca to dispute battles with? Nobody, that’s who. Anyways the character was well designed and created making him a character that will stain the sci-fi fantasy hall of fame for all time greatest characters. This tutorial will show you how to draw Chewbacca the Wookie from Star Wars step by step. I know you will have a blast because I had a lot of fun drawing him out and coloring him in. There is so much more on the way so please stay tuned. Remember to rate and comment tutorials even if they are not mine. Peace out people!