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star wars - leia hair evolution by shorelle star wars - leia hair evolution by shorelle
Some of Princess Leia's iconic hairstyles throughout the original trilogy :D

ahhh I'm sorry I haven't been very active recently... (I've been off the computer and trying to practice drawing traditionally, with... mixed results .__." it's very refreshing though!) - but missed Painter and Star Wars, and felt like sketching some quick hair studies so... :)

I know Leia's ANH buns are by far the most famous, but she has a lot of distinctive and interesting looks throughout the trilogy! (I've only picked one from each movie here, but I love them all~ :love:)

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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are all lovely although I think I liked the one in Cloud City even better. But Leia has such an interesting variety in hair styles for those different occasions and they are all really pretty.
I like the different colored backgrounds btw. I'd have switched the colors for ANH and ESB (because I associate blue more with Hoth's climate) but they work just as well the way you did them. :)

At least in the PT Anakin and Obi-Wan have a bit variety in their hairstyles (compared to the guys in the OT), too. I saw in a making of that they considered giving Anakin long hair in Episode III instead of the "Jedi mullet". That would have been interesting, I think.
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shorelle Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Leia's Cloud City hair too! She really does have a lot of great styles, it's why it's sort of a shame that she's always given the hairbuns by default (although I love the buns too!), I would love to see more of her other looks in graphics/fanworks :D

That's a good point about the colours, it was a bit arbitrary (apart from ROTJ which is just very green to me... it must be the scenes on Endor and Luke's new green lightsaber :)), I think I was more going for the red for a sense of danger/threat that is in a lot of ESB (while blue for ... new beginnings in ANH? I don't even know what I was thinking anymore haha XD)

Yep it's also great how Anakin and Obi-Wan have recognisably different hairstyles in each movie (I guess it helps keep track of time skips!). I've seen concept art of Anakin with longer hair, it looked pretty cool in the artwork! Ahh what could have been :P
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Steffel Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, about 90% of Leia fanart uses the hairbuns, I think. It's just too iconic for people to ignore.
But I wish there was more variety, too. Even though I'm doing little about. There's a gazillion fandoms I want to do fanart for and then I don't get anything done at all.

Oh well, maybe I'll do one of long haired Anakin one day. Or Luke with the Jedi mullet. Or you do it because I just don't follow through on anything. ;P
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shorelle Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww I hope you get to draw some SW fanart sometime (especially of long haired Anakin!) I would love to see it! :la: I know how you feel about having too many fandoms/ideas to draw for and hardly doing anything though ;_;
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Steffel Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, now I have to do at least that. *kicks her lazy bum into drawing again*
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Papineau Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice observation, I never really though about it
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shorelle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
My favorite hair style has always been her hair from Empire. When my hair was super long it was how I put it up most of the time. (much easier than the buns! Lol) 
I love how you draw hair! It's so soft! 

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shorelle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that would have been awesome! Her Empire hair is one of my faves too, though I also like her long hair out just because it was such a surprise in ROTJ! :) I sorta wish I had long hair again so I could try braiding it... but I was always too lazy even when I had it ahaha :cries: ONE DAYYY~

And thank youuu! ;_; :huggle:
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
It was!! And so pretty!! 
My mom braid my hair for me all the time, but when she couldn't I just put a hat on and left it as is lol

You're welcome!! <3 <3
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