In this Star Wars drawing lesson, let’s learn how to draw Yoda – supreme Jedi Master, and teacher to many padawans including Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus), Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn.
Interesting to know, Yoda is thought to be of the ‘Whills’ species – beings that George Lucas included while developing Episode IV. Yaddle, a member of the Jedi council, is also thought to be of this species. Still, George Lucas denies this association – and to this day, it’s yet to be learned as to what kind of being/creature Yoda truly is.
Ready we are. Draw Master Yoda we will.
First Step – How to Draw Yoda — A Simple Guide
Yoda – clearly – is one of the most popular Star Wars characters. So in tackling this lesson, I wanted to make sure he was very easy to draw for everyone. One thing that can really help to make this possible, is to use a simple guideline.
Just like this one…
Much of our drawing of Yoda will consist of his clothing (cloak and undergarment). The key features that most ‘stick out’ are brought out in the framework you see above. The circles for Yoda’s hands are positioned about the centerline as one will hold his lightsaber — the other poised at his side.
Moving forward we are.
Second Step – How to Draw Yoda’s Head & Hands
OK, let’s go ahead now and begin drawing Yoda. Much the same with any other character, it helps to begin with the head – and better yet — the eyes. Here’s how these parts take shape, head and hands included…
Notice how simple Yoda’s face looks up to this point. The hands too. It’s true, Yoda’s got tons more detail – and also, there are sharp little claws at the ends of his fingers. But of course, in the spirit of creating simplified cartoon drawings, I’ve gone ahead and reduced the amount of lines and detail at first, so that it’s easier for you to draw.
Later if you like, you can add in a lot more detail. Or also, you can go through the lesson a second time, making the necessary changes as you progress.
Continue, we will.
Final Step – How to Draw the Rest of Yoda
Up to this point, we’ve pretty much taken care of the most important parts of our character. About the centerline (if it helps you out)… drawing Yoda’s body will be a whole lot simpler. Beginning with the ‘blade’ of his lightsaber… here’s how to draw the rest of Yoda!…
Lots of fun isn’t it! And if you compare the last two steps above, you can really see what I mean about adding simple details to make up for the simplicity established earlier on. In this way, the lesson is quite simple for the beginner, but if you like… you can really spice things up with some added details.
Oh, and as for the added fibers coming out all over Yoda’s cloak… I did this to give him a sort of ‘worn out look’ – a Jedi who’s been through many battles. And yes – in all of Yoda’s 900 years in the galaxy, he’s most definitely had his fair share.
And that’s how to draw Yoda.
Improved at drawing you have become, the desire to continue creating I sense in you.