In Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt held Han Solo captive – frozen in carbonite, in his palace on the planet Tatooine. In one of the most memorable cinematic battles of all time – it was up to Luke, Leia, Lando, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 – to free him.
Here, let’s tackle this slug-like alien from the Star Wars universe, in the form of a simple ‘likeness-oriented’ drawing lesson!
First Step – A Box and Two Triangles
His form can be simplified into three basic shapes – a square for the core part of his body, and two triangles – one for his head, the other to mark of his long – squirmy tail. Below, I’ve come up with a simple design to help keep that likeness to the original character when drawing him.
Here’s it is…
Pretty straight forward – and actually, he’s quite easy to draw due to the overall simplicity of his body.
That said – let’s continue on to the drawing part!
Second Step – Draw Jabba the Hutt
OK – now for the fun part! Drawing a likeness to this character is best accomplished by beginning with the head/eyes area. Of course, this is much the same with any sentient cartoon drawing.
Step by step, here’s how the lesson unfolds…
And there he is… the Hutt himself- in the flesh – er – lines! Notice the simplest and subtle-most details (well-placed lines) that once added, really bring the character into view. That plus the coloring job, and you’ve got quite the neat-looking likeness to the original character.
So what now? Hmmm… how about sketching in a mini ‘Salacious Crumb’ sitting on the end of his tail!
Congrats on a job well drawn. 🙂