So way back in the day I got this sudden urge to do a piece in illustrator with a Stormtrooper theme. When I started I immediately got myself into trouble. So I had to cheat. . . a LOT to get the effect of I wanted. The from below angle wasn't easily drawn as I am not very good at figure drawing but I persevered and I got it the way I wanted. It was definitely a learning experience.
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...
My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...
Before the Emperor, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of this glorious Galactic Empire. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is the Empire's and there is no enemy, but peace!
Sketches, drawings and reference pics