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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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9-angel-eyes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so sweet! and sad...
shorelle Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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!
shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
Kiya-re Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
In my headcanon Padme can watch her children >.<

It bothers me, that even in the EU Padme is little mentioned.
(One thing I never get. Why don't understand so many people that Leia can remeber her mother? I mean a green little Alien hover a ship with the force. Luke hit a tiny hole with ropedo with the force. So Leia remebers trough the force. Why is it such a big deal?)

Nevertheless I still in love with you'r art and all the feels ;-;
shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this headcanon! :D

And yeah, I wish she had more screentime at all because she's an interesting character with so much potential! (and that's a really good point about how bizarre so much of the Force already is... so it really shouldn't be much of a stretch for Leia to remember Padme either, really.)

Thank you so much! :huggle:
WrittinInStone Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
This is freaking incredible!

And you're right, I've often thought about the fact that Padme was basically ignored in the original films. I remember asking my Dad who she was. It wasn't until later that she was even given a name, but this ... this is awesome. 
shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And yeah, I always did find that bizarre, although it was overlooked by most people... I'm glad that we learned more about her in prequels and that she had a significant role in story after all :) (and in my headcanon, the Skywalker twins find out about this after the end too...)
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always felt more than a little sad that Padme was never as big a part of the storyline in the original trilogy, too, and that she was never able to get to know her kids. These types of pics are always so bittersweet, but I love it when people do them. :iconawwwplz:
shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
((hugs)) Oh no, I feel the same way about these sorts of Star Wars pictures! This story is just full of bittersweet moments when you think about it :cries: Thank you so much!
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