ALL 50+ Easy Star Wars Painting Ideas Upfront
Easy Star Wars Painting Ideas
STAR WARS CHARACTERS PAINTING IDEAS
#1 Darth Vader
#2 Darth Sidious (Palpatine, The Emperor)
Painting Palpatine is tricky: on one side he is all covered by a mantle which is just black, but his face is wrinkled and it can be challenging to paint for beginners. You can make only a silhouette in the darkness with electric lights coming out of his hands to simplify the task.
#3 Darth Maul
#4 Jedi Luke Skywalker
#5 Qui-Gon Jinn
#6 Obi-Wan Kenobi
#7 Princess Leia
For easy painting, you can choose to paint princess cartoon-style and JuneJenssen even created a Disney version of our Leia! If you struggle with painting faces, you can make a silhouette and fill it with a pattern or for ex., a galaxy, as Lezet did:
#8 Yoda Painting Ideas
Another crowd favorite – wise Yoda – master of Jedi for more than 800 years. He was crucial to the Clone Wars and the saga, as he trained Luke Skywalker. Painting Yoda requires a few supplies, but as he is old, we will have to carefully paint all his wrinkles (giving him an extra wise look).
Full tutorial on How to paint Yoda with acrylics by TheArtSherpa:
#10 Baby Yoda Grogu
Child of Yoda and Yaddlle – Grogu – melted the heart of everyone who ever saw him! He is an adorable, mischievous, cute, and great friend of another fan favorite – Mandalorian. Painting him is fun and easy – he is small, wears a robe, and is simply green! Easy star wars painting idea for adults and kids.
I found two tutorials for beginners and more advanced painters:
Most people paint the portraits of stormtroopers or their helmets. It is rare when I see a full-body stormtrooper painting yet it is absolutely possible! Again, you can paint it more realistic or cartoon-style – depending on your preferences and skills.
As usual, linking to talented people teaching you how to paint easy stormtroopers painting on Youtube:
Easy tutorial to paint Star Wars stormtrooper with your kids:
StarWars painting tutorial to paint stormtrooper for more advanced painters:
#12 Mandalorian Painting Ideas
Mandalorian has gained more fame and love with the release of the TV show and his friendship with baby Yoda. He is powerful, independent, intelligent and brave, and very loyal to his principles. A lot of fan art appeared online, so let’s eye shop for some Mandalorian painting ideas:
If you need a video tutorial, please consider watching this 2 hour live of Liesl painting Mandalorian:
#13 Boba Fett
#14 Kylo Ren
It is easy to recognize Kylo Ren by his mask, and it is quite easy to paint him as he is all covered by his mantle and his mask and has a red lightsaber. The easiest way to paint Kylo Ren is to make a portrait!
#15 Wookie Chewbacca
Easy Chewbacca by Kayleigh:
Easy tutorial by Gogh Studio:
#16 Porg from Ahch-To
Porgs and Chewie are often come together so Tracey Lawer had a great idea to paint (and sell) this amazing artwork:
If you want to paint just Porg, you can do it on canvas or even on some nice rocks using paints or markers.
Full video tutorial by Maxwell Hernandez on how to paint cute Porg:
#17 Han Solo Star Wars Painting Ideas
It is not easy to paint a realistic Han Solo portrait, yet you can make it simpler by using the idea of Michelle Anelli: paint a silhouette and avoid details, use one or a few bright opaque colors.
Video tutorials to draw Han Solo for kids and adults:
Try to paint with kids this cartoon-style Han Solo painting idea:
You can first draw Han Solo using this great tutorial and then paint it with acrylics:
#18 Ahsoka Tano Painting
Amazingly beautiful former Jedi Ahsoka Tano is a great choice for a Star Wars painting. You can paint her more realistic, as a full portrait, or make it look more cartoon-ish and thus easier to paint. I haven’t seen a really good youtube tutorial that will suit beginners, unfortunately!
Oola had a challenging life and yet is a gorgeous Twilek female from Star Wars Universe. It is so hard to find many art ideas for Oola, it’s unbelievable, that upsets me but well, we just need to paint more and publish them online! Please do!
#20 Padmé Amidala
Extraordinary gorgeous Padme Amidala will be a great challenging Star Wars painting idea – her splendid outfit has a lot of details that will take time to paint. The less detailed your painting is, the easier it will be for you to paint.
Absolutely fascinating tutorials are online on Youtube, I love this watercolor video:
Revan – a former Jedi Knight who became Dark Lord and was determined to defeat Mandalorians.
#22 Enfys Nest
Enfys Nest is rarely painted with acrylics, mostly digital art or costume for parties. Yet, we can get inspiration from digital art and movies, and try to create something similar with paints:
#23 Chirrut Îmwe
#24 Bastila Shan
#25 LEGO Star Wars Painting Ideas
Pick your favorite Star Wars character and style it as Lego! Easy and so much fun! In fact, people are selling their acrylic and oil paintings of Star Wars Lego characters for hundreds of dollars, ex. Raymond Logan makes amazingly detailed and stunning art!
Some ideas for Star Wars paintings:
Jawa is quite easy to paint as you don’t have to worry about painting the face – it is hidden in the hood. Their Sandcrawler is also quite straightforward to paint – it is a huge geometrical and simple construction 🙂
STAR WARS ART
#27 Death Star
#28 Lightsabers bookmarks
I love reading non-fiction books about how our brain or body works and I always need bookmarks! For Star Wars fans a lightsaber bookmark is just a must-have, lol. And it is super easy to paint. I would suggest you paint a few sabers first and then carefully cut them. Originally the idea came to Amanda and she has a full tutorial on how to make them!
Ultimately, it can be paper, cardboard, or even wooden sticks!
#29 Star Wars Galaxy Painting Ideas
The immense galaxy of star wars counted more than 400 billion stars and had a huge black hole in its center. You can get creative and simply imagine, how the Galaxy could look like or get inspiration from Star Wars fan archives:
Basically, the Galaxy can be anything you like and imagine – it is pure creativity. Look at this lady and her beautiful galaxy:
#30 Star Wars Quotes – Customize your clothes!
Some of my favorite quotes from Star Wars for painting ideas:
“May the Force be with you”
“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try” (Yoda)
“The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” —Yoda
“Your focus determines your reality.” Qui-Gon Jinn
“I’m a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.” Mando
“This is the way.” —Mando (Did you respond to anything with this quote after watching Mandalorian or it is just me?!)
“I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.” —Chirrut
“Women always figure out the truth. Always.” —Han Solo
“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” —Kylo Ren
#31 Star wars logo
The obvious, right! Paint the logo, it is easy to recognize, you only need two colors (black and white or black and yellow), and easy to paint! You can make it on any surface: from canvas to your fav shoes (if you are using the right paint).
#32 Star wars landscapes (Star Wars fan art)
The Galaxy is almost endless and you can create either a “real” landscape from movies or Wookieepedia or use your imagination. Amazon did a good job creating tons of epic scenes and landscapes for Star Wars fans.
And it is also absolutely possible to keep it simple to paint for all levels:
And this is a beautiful Youtube video for Star Wars Landscape painting:
#33 Star Wars War Scenes Painting
#34 Imperial Logo
#35 Star Wars symbols Painting ideas
Each fraction and order has its own symbol and logo, you can easily paint them in black or any color you like. Here are all symbols for Star Wars painting ideas nicely gathered by Geektastic:
#36 Replicate a poster of your favorite movie in the saga
All poster prints (and even some originals) are sold on Amazon or other marketplaces for private collections of true fans of Star Wars. If you feel confident and have some patience, you can try to replicate your favorite movie posters with acrylics – amazing Star Wars painting idea to decorate the wall or as a gift. Some of the episodes’ posters:
#37 Star Wars Characters styled like classic art
Isn’t a cool idea?! Whoever got it first was genius – you can be completely creative and style Darth Vader as an old officer or even Mona Lisa, or Star Wars landscape as a Van Gogh painting, or paint a character with a Santa Murte traditional makeup, and so much more painting ideas! Here are some awesome paintings I found:
#38 Easy Fan Art Star Wars Painting Ideas
#40 Pop art Star Wars Painting Ideas
Pop art Star Wars paintings are easier to make as they don’t require many details and you can be free with colors! You need to be very clear on the silhouette and some characteristic traits of each character though!
EASY STAR WARS TECH PAINTING IDEAS
#41 C-3PO Canvas Painting Ideas
#42 IG88 Canvas Painting Ideas
IG 88 assassin droid is quite hard to paint if we want to make it look realistic as it has lots of details. To make it easier we can rely on some digital drawings or watercolor and keep it simple:
#43 R2-D2 Canvas Painting Ideas
One of the fans’ favorites – the droid R2D2 is an excellent and easy Star Wars painting idea for beginners! Its shape is also perfect for rack painting!
And a super easy-to-copy the R2D2 tutorial by Betty:
#44 BB8 Canvas Painting Ideas
Cutest BB-8 and porg painting tutorial by Jamana:
#45 Imperial Walker, AT-AT Canvas Painting Ideas
To paint easy AT-AT painting, you can paint only its silhouette:
For a more realistic look you can paint a landscape or a war scene with AT-AT:
#46 Star Destroyer Ship Canvas Painting Ideas
The base shape for this ship is a triangle, so it is pretty easy to paint, however, the details you add will depend on your painting skills. To make it an easy Star Wars painting add a Star Destroyer ship as a black silhouette in the background, and paint it simply with only the main details.
#47 TIE Fighters Canvas Painting Ideas
As black silhouettes, TIE ships are super easy to paint and very recognizable! just check this:
As seen on Etsy, Pinterest and eBay here are some Tie fighter painting ideas:
#48 Landspeeders Canvas Painting Ideas
There are almost no painted landspeeders for reference but I found these images we can use to paint landspeeders, as always the fewer details we paint, the easier it will be:
#49 Millennium Falcon Canvas Painting Ideas
One of the most iconic Star Wars ships is Millennium Falcon! To paint it the main shape will be a circle and you will add lots of details to finish the painting.
#50 More Star Wars Ships Painting Ideas
More Star Wars painting ideas that I found easy and interesting to copy:
STAR WARS Planets PAINTING IDEAS
#51 Tatooine Painting Ideas
The best and easiest idea is to paint bright sunset on Tattoine like one of these:
And an amazing tutorial on how to paint Binary Sunset by Mkartisan:
#52 Kamino Paintings
Kamino’s hi-tech cities are built above the ocean and it is a very characteristic landscape of the planet.
#53 Bespin Paintings
Bespin – the Cloud city of Star Wars Universe. Very beautiful painting idea for fans. Popular among digital artists as well!
#54 Cato Neimoidia
Cato Neimoidia is an absolute luxury and natural beauty and it is pity artists don’t honor it! Here are some concept art to inspire you to paint this Star Wars painting:
Lush and amazingly breathtaking Kashyyyk planet is hot to Wookies! If you love detailed landscapes, try to replicate an art created based on the story.
The center of the galaxy – Coruscant – is practically a megapolis with skyscrapers, money, and crime. The upper levels look magnificent though!
There is an easy tutorial to paint this Star Wars painting idea made by Perception Paints:
One of the most beautiful, popular, and satisfying to paint Star Wars paintings – is this Naboo planet! Lots of green, blue and earth colors. Very good painting idea for beginners to practice landscapes.
Beautifully white, cold and inhabited by snow monsters – isolated Hoth planet can be a good Star Wars painting idea if you like both winter and the Star Wars series! Get white and blue colors, as you will add shades to snow with light blue. Add some mountains, AT-AT or stormtroopers to complete the painting.
Did you know that Hoth may be a real planet? A cold super-Earth was nicknamed Hoth and that’s minus 364 degrees F.
Here is a beautiful acrylic pouring idea for Hoth (I use these pour paints):
#59 Mustafar Painting Ideas
Red volcanic planet – Mustafar requires a lot of red and black paint! But he landscape or planet itself is quite easy to paint or do acrylic pouring.
STAR WARS Palaces PAINTING IDEAS
#60 Star Wars Palaces Paintings
If you love architecture more than landscapes you can paint one of the magnificent Star Wars palaces on canvas. Here are some painting ideas:
#61 Star Wars cities Painting Ideas
Apart from Coruscant there are so many amazing cities in the Galaxy you can paint! For example, Otoh Gunga, Mos Eisely, Ahto and so many more – they are great to paint as they are all different!
The Best order to watch all Star Wars Movies and TV shows
I’ve spend two weeks researching all Star Wars painting ideas and I still feel like I can add more! Definitely some fans will think of more and I’m sure in my article you have everything to get your imagination working! My plan would be: read my article (hehe), watch some movies or TV shows, and start painting!