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Jedi Master Yoda by DutchOrca Jedi Master Yoda by DutchOrca
"At an end your rule is and not short enough it was"

This drawing of Jedi Master Yoda took me about six hours spread over four days.

My most challenging project to date and I'm very pleased with it.
I used a photo as reference for the pose and other photos to get a better look at some details, because the pose-reference wasn't very clear.

This project gave me enough confidence to attempt a drawing of a human being. So Master Kenobi is next!
Click here to take a look:

As always, comments, critique, advice, suggestions etc are appreciated.

Drawn on standard white drawing paper, using only 3H and 4B pencils, an eraser and french stumps.


Yoda is of course the property of George Lucas and Lucasfilm.

EDIT 18-02-2010: I re-scanned the original drawing with a better quality scanner and uploaded a version with much better contrast.
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:iconelderxchildx6:
ElderxChildx6 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YODA!!:squee: Awesome work.=3 I love it.
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yoda is great! My favorite SW character ;)
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:iconelderxchildx6:
ElderxChildx6 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I KNOW!!!:dummy: He's my favorite, too!
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:icongloomy-mushroom:
Gloomy-mushroom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, it's Yoda...:iconyodaplz:
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't he adorable?
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:iconmordial33:
Mordial33 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes he is!

And by the way, I did not realize that the Yoda emote I put up actually said anything, and I certainly did not expect that he would say what he did! I'm sorry if he offended you at all as that was not my intention.
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha,
I didn't notice until you said anything. So no worries ;)
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Wills36 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
A most excellent drawing is this.
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you I do!
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Beautiful-He IS!!! Oh Wow, your Yoda fanart is Amazing! :clap:
:wave: from tarp
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, this turned out very well!

Your comment reminds to do a Yoda sketchcard ;)
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Cool! Yoda! :clap:
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's on THE to-do list ;)
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Cool! Everyone love The Jedi Master!!!!
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dancingwithrobots Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love this! Yoda was always my favourite from the series. your shading technique is brilliant! well done, keep it up! :heart:
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I love Yoda as well.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Wonderful! Yoda, to my thinking, is a VERY difficult little subject: so many creases and wrinkles, so much expression in his grizzled little face...all the fine hair on his head...all of it! You've done a masterful job with him here, capturing not just his appearance, but his fiery personality, as well! Great work with the fabric and drapery, great handling of the light. Excellent work! :+fav:

FF
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed comment.
And I agree, Yoda was hard to draw but very satisfying in the end because it turned out well.

I plan to draw him again in the future, I love the little green guy ;)
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Rane22 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
this is awesome!
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it!
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ZanaSoul Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Hi, i have featured your work here: [link]
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! :hug:
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:iconircss:
IRCSS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow cool so much details; wish you color it in ps.
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, maybe I will one day ;)
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FlameCell Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
This is epic! Amazing drawing!
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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FlameCell Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
NP, best yoda i have ever seen
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:iconthestoneycoyote:
thestoneycoyote Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, you really captured him in this drawing. awesome work.
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, really happy with how this turned out!
Glad you like it :)
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urielbeaupre Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
nice one
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhimank:
himank Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow nice work
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhimank:
himank Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
your most welcome ... :D
please do check out my gallery too :)
hopefully you'll like it :eager:
:heart:
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your digital paintings are very impressive!
keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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:iconhimank:
himank Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanQ so much :)
really appreciate this :)
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:iconandrewcurtis:
AndrewCurtis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
he has some serious skill, he does =]
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He does indeed!
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:iconkatanear:
Katanear Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Hahaha! Nice expression and hand gest. :D
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I love this scene in the movie.
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:iconkatanear:
Katanear Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Your'e welcome. :)
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:iconvashler:
vashler Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
pretty awsome!
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvashler:
vashler Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
thats cool
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:icondutchorca:
DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Den2Cypher Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
This looks great :D You should use softer pencils to add darker shades to it. :) It adds a really good impact to the drawing and it makes a difference, trust me. :D
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TheOtherSarshi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
:D I love his expression.
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