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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.

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Star Wars © George Lucas
Wacom Intuos4, Photoshop CS5

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scheemy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
The scene that reallly brokes my heart in the EP III is Padme when she talks with Anakin and wants to be in Naboo to prepare the childs' room :( she was really excited about the babies
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skyguypat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
I never said thank you for that, now I'll never have a chance...
May angels lead you in... :tears:

Beautiful work, luv. MTFBWY...always :heart:
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, the lyrics from this song still make me tear up.

Thanks so much! :)
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skyguypat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Ah, totally...saaame hear. Some friends and I saw them on the "Invented" tour when they came through our area and of course they played this song...and of course I had tears running down my face, lol. Smh Such a powerful band to see live, though...sound-wise and the emotion of the performance...considering they play smaller venues (around here, anyways). Awesomeness! :thumbsup:
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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
My feels have just stabbed me in the heart for the thousandth time
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shorelle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
**sends hugs** :huggle:
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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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GoldenFreddy1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Padme is love, Padme is life.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed! :love:
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GoldenFreddy1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
She was pretty yet sad.
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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:

FF
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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! :)
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Evviela Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
*gross sobbing*
This is beautiful wish fulfillment.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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atwojay Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous. I'm just... ouch. 
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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?"
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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!)
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9-angel-eyes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so sweet! and sad...
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shorelle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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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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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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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 ;-;
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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:
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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. 
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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...)
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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:
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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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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :hug:
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B15works Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwww.Sweating a little...  So darn cute!! Both so very beautiful! Great job!!!Clap 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :glomp:
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Pied-Wagtail Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Your Star Wars fanart is always so beautiful and full of emotion! I really love the way you draw and it made my day to see a new drawing from you. C :
I wish that they would have mentioned Padme more than once in the original movies. I like Padme a lot and it's sad that she wasn't in the final scene with Obi-wan, Yoda and Anakin. : /
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so so much for your kind words! It really means a lot :huggle: I wish Padme had been mentioned more too (or at least the concept of her, if they hadn't quite figured out the complete backstory when the OT was made...) The sadness of being a non-Force sensitive :(
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Pied-Wagtail Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
No problem! :hug:
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DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, these are beautiful!!! T^T
I especially like the one of Luke and Padme.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you so so much! :huggle:
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DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! =D
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darthfomalhaut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I would have loved to see Padme as a Force Ghost in ROTJ, but seeing as how she wasn't Force Sensitive, that probably wouldn't have happened.  Plus, someone would expect Luke's reaction to change.  Still, I can dream, can't I?

As for that quote, at first I thought Leia was talking about Bail Organa's wife, but George Lucas confirmed that she was talking about Padme, which I thought, "How does that work?"  

But nitpicking aside, I would have loved to have seen a lot more interaction between Padme and her children.  I bet she would have loved them very, very much, and they would have loved her as well.  :cries:
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, this is just my headcanon dream too :la: At first I was also confused when Leia said that line, since she'd been raised by Bail Organa and I assumed she was referring to her adoptive mother, because I knew Padme had died in ROTS so it couldn't have been her... but then apparently it was explained as a Force-connection or impression she had of Padme? (so maybe the twins can communicate or get impressions of her after all... if only xD)

And yes, I wish this too because I'm very sure that this would have been the case :cries:
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Kaori-Chan93 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Well, remember what Yoda said in ESB: Through the Force, you can see the past, the future, many places far away, and people who you didn't ever know. That, combined that the ROTS novel states that Leia was born with her eyes wide open (in contrast to Luke's, whose eyes were shut during his birth) and directly stared to his mother as if she wanted to memorize her face. It gives me the impression that Leia may really had Force visions of Padmé and she confusses them with memories.
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BrainlessGenie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah so true what you say about padme, there's too much spotlight on vader.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed it! – I'm a big fan of Vader too, but I would love to see more of Padme in general.
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BrainlessGenie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i agree
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She-WolfOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This made me tear up a little, not gonna lie. Another wonderful piece of artwork. Well done.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much! :huggle:
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She-WolfOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're Welcome. 😊
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GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Talicor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FEEEEEEEEEELLSSSSSSS!!!!

GAH! Shorelle!! I have missed being able to see your work on a regular basis! (My DA had issues for over a MONTH!)

But this.

This was worth the frustration of getting back here! The emotions you bring... They just... They leave me in awe..
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shorelle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much! :glomp: You are just the sweetest, as always!

I'm sorry you were having DA issues and am glad that you are back too!! :love:
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