Fan Art Friday: Queen of Naboo

What better way to continue celebrating the new year than with a Star Wars coloring book page?  This month, we are showing the prequels some love, having colored Queen Amidala of Naboo from Episode I.

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As usual, I started with Amidala, then filled in the rest in the background.  I had to sharpen my red pencil in the middle of this haha.  Amidala’s outfits are one of the highlights of the prequels for me, and this one is so iconic.

I had a lot of fun combining colors to make different shades.  For example, I added some orange to dark yellow to make the gold on Amidala’s outfit and the borders.  I added dark brown to mahogany for the pillar scrollwork.

I discovered while coloring this that Naboo actually has three moons; I think the one pictured is Rori, which looks visually similar to Naboo.

The gold decorations down her front took the longest, but were strangely fun to do.  Here it is in progress (before I layered the orange on the swirly parts):

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At first I was going to color the whole Theed palace all in green, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it because it wasn’t accurate.  So I did a cool gradient thing with the rocks instead.  It’s probably my favorite part of the picture, but I still feel like the picture as a whole would be better if I’d gone with my original plan (stronger contrasts).

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Kiri was too busy to join in this month, but hopefully we’ll see her version over at Star Wars Anonymous soon.   We’ll be back with another picture next month! 

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6 thoughts on “Fan Art Friday: Queen of Naboo

  1. starwarsanon January 13, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    How did you not know Naboo had 3 moons??? Just kidding. Interesting fact, I didn’t know that either.

    I love what you did with it. It’s beautiful. Theed looks great as well. Those Threepios are so random though. I remember thinking that when I saw the picture. Like….he was on Tatooine….half naked…

    Anywho, I’m serious, pick another one for next month and I won’t be a slacker this time. The holidays drove it completely from my mind!

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    • Mei-Mei January 14, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      I didn’t know Naboo had any moons at all! Haha. The Threepios are pretty random; I didn’t know quite what to do with them.

      I want to do a Leia one for next time in memory of Carrie Fisher. I’ll look this weekend and pick one soon.

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    • Mei-Mei January 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks! I had to sharpen the red pencil halfway through haha

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