Sketching the Stars

Karen Hinson with Star Wars Sketch Card cmyk webBy Karen Hinson

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to draw.  However, when my sister introduced me to Star Wars at about age six, it forever changed the direction of my artwork.  I suppose it was something about the strange planets, cool costumes and great characters that caught my interest.  That’s why I was so excited last year when Topps invited me to draw on some of their Star Wars card sets.  It was a dream come true.  So far, I’ve been honored to be a part of five different card sets with my latest being the Star Wars Chrome Perspectives 2.

In addition to Star Wars, I also like to draw fan art from Indiana Jones, Marvel, DC, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and other such movies.  I still consider myself as a hobby artist as I spend most of my day hours doing accounting and payroll work.

I’ve never had any formal artistic training, but have had many kind people along the way share some of their artistic tips with me.  Whatever talent I might have, I give God all the credit.  My primary tools of the trade are smooth Bristol board by Strathmore with Kimberly or Staedtler graphite pencils.

Most of my artwork can be found at khinson.deviantart.com or Karen Hinson Artwork on Facebook.

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