"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…
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
And, as you say, nobody talks about Luke even HAVING a mother for three whole movies.
Plus Leia never even mentions being adopted until halfway through Return of the Jedi when Luke talks about it as if the audience already knew... If I didn't know better (ahem) I'd say that it had the air of a plot point they made up at the last minute
Sorry, SW on my mind at the moment.... i do love the pictures!
-Luke Skywalker Return of the Jedi
May angels lead you in...
Beautiful work, luv. MTFBWY...always
Thanks so much!
This is beautiful wish fulfillment.
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."
(that's a beautiful idea for a collage, too!)
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 ;-;
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!
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.