I really was tempted to name this one Taco Head Padme, but thought I better not. I started this drawing in April, but stopped working on it to do another project for someone else. Hopefully Ill be able to post that drawing later on in the year. This is the first time since 2004 that Ive drawn Queen Amidala in the ceremonial face paint. I forgot how aggravating it was to shade her face like that! Also, the strange angle of her face added to the difficulty for me. Nonetheless I did enjoy working on this drawing.
This is on 9 x 12 Bristol board using 2H to 6B pencils, Kleenex, blending stumps and kneaded erasers. It took about 20 hours of actual drawing time.
Older drawing of this outfit: