"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
I wholeheartedly agree with there being much more of her in the series, I wish there was more art of these two with their Mother !
In the end, it all boils down to the choices the two made. Luke was always meant to be a Jedi and he was always mean to help his father fulfill his destiny. The Empire gave him a push in the right direction when they killed his only ties to his Tatooine home, Owen and Beru. Leia has shown that the well-being of the galaxy means more to her than getting in touch with her Skywalker roots and learning the ways of the Force.
Their choices and experiences definitely had something to do with it. That's why I think it's such a shame that Leia never really had the chance to be trained like her brother. Obi-Wan watched over Luke and trained him when he needed it while no one watched over Leia and trained her when the time came (I like the AU idea where Ahoska trains Leia like Obi-Wan trains Luke.) I think the Jedi even knew that Leia was force-sensitive like her brother but didn't bother to train her (they could've at least told Luke to train his sister), which isn't very smart on the Jedi's part, especially since she could be trained by the Empire as a Sith, like Vader said about having Leia join him if Luke didn't.
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!