As a follow-up to the original series of tutorial videos that found limited release on DVD in 2007, Lucasfilm Ltd. has authorized a new DVD from DK Publishing: You Can Draw: Star Wars – Vol. 2. Hosted by artist Matt Busch, the DVD will collect all 7 episodes from Season 2 released this year.
The first series chronicled the entire creation of a 30th Anniversary poster, whereas Season 2 includes the creation of the Revenge of the Sith Style D One Sheet, but also spreads focus to areas such as drawing on the road, storyboarding for film and animation, and comic books. Each chapter includes comical skits, including a few where Busch parodies Indiana Jones.
The tutorials began as a side promotion for the book of the same name from DK Publishing, written by Lucasfilm’s Bonnie Burton and to which Busch produced nearly 400 illustrations along with fellow artist Tom Hodges. Before released on DVD, all videos can first be seen on StarWars.com and KidDK.com.
“It’s awesome that these are available on DVD,” Busch says, “for the dedicated aspiring artist, to be able to experience the details at four times the resolution is wonderful.”
Busch will be attending the upcoming Celebration Japan next week in Tokyo with a brand new limited edition poster. The following week, you can catch Busch as a featured Special Guest at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Volume Two DVD will debut at Comic-Con as well.
To find out how to get your hands on a copy for free, check out Busch’s Spotlight panel on Saturday, July 26 from 11:30-12:30pm in Room 30CDE at Comic-Con. Also stop by the DK booth (in the Lucasfilm
pavilion) on Sunday, July 27 from 10am to 11am where you can also meet author Bonnie Burton and artists Matt Busch and Tom Hodges. The crew will be more than happy to sign and doodle in your You Can Draw: Star Wars books, and give away free DVDs while supplies last!