I seem to make a lot of rules for myself when I working on sketches. One I’ve been holding more dear is that I have to at least watched/read the characters I’m drawing in some context. As much as many people had done sketches and art of The Force Awakens before the movie came out I wanted to hold out until after.
I know my perspective on the cast and who the draw would completely change just by seeing it. I know there was an awesome fan art I had spotted previous to the movie release that had Rey with an other R2-D2 style droid. Also, if I had drawn this previously to seeing The Force Awakens, I would have omitted Poe Dameron since I didn’t see him much in the promotional materials, and I wouldn’t have drawn the cool Stormtrooper that Finn has an encounter with. Similarly Captain Phamsa was promoted as a large part of the movies and is almost completely absent. I was going to leave her out, but I wanted to have 7 characters in the group. Rey having the lightsaber was also a choice post movie, and might be considered a spoiler. Oops.
I know I could have featured some of the older characters from the original movies, but I’ve previously covered them in the Star Wars Rebels print.
Included in The Force Awakens print are Poe Dameron, BB8, Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, TR8R Stormtrooper.