While Spencer Nugent's ID-Sketching-style Millennium Falcon video was presented in time-lapse, absent any explanation, those of you still learning to sketch might benefit from more detailed instruction. Well, fear not: In the following video, Nugent shoots—and narrates—in real time, providing you with a step-by-step breakdown of his process.
Among other things, here Nugent covers the use of overlays, thinking in cross-section, different ways to hold the pencil, mapping out the imaginary light source, and the sometimes-tricky business of shading an all-white or all-black surface. Watch, learn, and/or sketch along with him if you can:
Some of you might be wondering: Why is Stormtrooper armor white? What designer or client would possibly green-light a combat uniform in the color that most easily shows dirt and scuff-marks? Core77 has gone to great lengths to determine the answer, and we're going to provide it in the next entry.