Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club, where Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous and I color the same image every month to compare and contrast. We’ve been doing this since 2016 and still haven’t run out of pictures to color!
I just got a new set of colored pencils for Christmas, so I was eager to try out all the new colors. It was nice to be able to have a different color palette, but I felt like I did a lot of blending to get it to look closer to how I wanted it. The new pencils are really nice to color with though!
This isn’t the best picture because I had bad lighting and had to do some photo editing to make it look better. The background is actually shaded with a light blue though it doesn’t show up well here.
ETA: Here is a slightly better picture, though I left the original for posterity 😀
I picked shades of pink and purple for the flowers for a couple reasons. First, these feminine colors seemed appropriate for Leia here. Although she didn’t have any agency in choosing this outfit (ugh), Leia does show that it is possible to be feminine and badass at the same time. Remember, she kills Jabba while wearing this bikini! Femininity can be powerful.
Second, these flowers look like Forget-me-Nots to me, which can be pink, purple, and blue. I thought this was also appropriate as a tribute to Leia as well as the actress that played her, Carrie Fisher. I was so pleased with how they were able to include her character in The Rise of Skywalker in order to give her a fitting send off. The use of previous footage and visual effects worked so seamlessly, and it was wonderful to see Leia as “Master Skywalker,” even if just for a bit.