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star wars - the mother we share by shorelle star wars - the mother we share by shorelle

"She was very beautiful. Kind... but sad."

A couple of missing moments between Padme, Luke and Leia. One of the things I noticed about the original Star Wars storyline was how little mention was made of Luke and Leia’s mother, in comparison to the mystery of their father – which I understand, given Anakin/Vader’s huge role in the story, but. it still makes me sad that the twins would never know their mother, and Padme would never be able to see her children through the Force… :cries:

So, forever-unfinished wish fulfilment drawings! (they deserve a lot better, I’m sorry T_T I was trying to do a potential print but need to retry the colours completely...)

Inspired by "The Mother We Share" by CHVRCHES and "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World, both beautiful and sad songs.

Star Wars © George Lucas
Wacom Intuos4, Photoshop CS5

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FalconFan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Ohhh... I found this in another user's favorites and just had to stop in and gush!  Lovely concept, and a beautiful style--I love it when we get to see moments like this that should have happened at some point or other.  The emotion you've captured here is wonderful: a mother's forever love, the upheaval of emotion in the twins...  It really gets me "teary!"  I agree that Luke and Leia needed to know more about their mother, to develop more of a connection to her, or at least to the memory of her...  Just beautiful! :+fav:

shorelle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you so so much for your kind comment, and I'm glad that you feel that way too about what could've been, if Luke and Leia had known more about their mother. ;-; I suppose, we'll always have fanworks to make up for it! :)
Evviela Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
*gross sobbing*
This is beautiful wish fulfillment.
shorelle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
atwojay Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous. I'm just... ouch. 
stclair Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is - these are - absolutely beautiful.  Thank you.

I'm no good at this sort of thing, my art is words... but for a while, I've had the idea of a collage of her from Episodes I-III, with the dialogue of that scene overlaid.

"Just images, mostly.  Feelings."
"Tell me?"
shorelle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback! :huggle:

(that's a beautiful idea for a collage, too!)
9-angel-eyes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so sweet! and sad...
shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I scour the net for twins learning of their mother pics/fanfics. This one's great!
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