Friday, January 26, 2007

Princess Leia

This week's Toon Club topic was Star Wars... an overwhelming topic... so many great characters. I drew a handfull of Yoda sketches, but they all looked terrible compared to Genndy Tartokovsky's Clone Wars designs. So I went with the obvious next choice... Princess Leia and the metal bikini. The legs are a little messed up... oh well.

I'd like to thank Princess Leia, Womder Woman, and Sandy (from Grease) for introducing me to my heterosexuality. And I also want to thank Jabba the Hutt and George Lucas for providing the princess with her prison attire.

10 comments:

Bloop Bloop Bleep Bleep said...

She's gorgeous...must be based at least loosely on your wife, right? :-) Just kidding. If I could only look so good in a metal bikini...well I'd...still not wear one. I imagine they're quite frustrating to swim in - what with all the rusting...and not to mention the weight that could possibly sink you to the bottom. Perverted? Perhaps it was - Practical? Certainly not.

Adrian Ropp said...

I agree with "random person on the street" bloop bloop bleep bleep that this is a decidedly gorgeous Princess Leia.

Such nice line work and coloring, and a wonderful animated adaption. You are as skillful as those wizards at ILM, old man.

Ms. Baboon said...

Don't worry Shane, you are not alone! Adrian also has a thing for the famous metal bikini! He also likes Xena the Warrior Princess, hmm, I wonder if there is any connection? Anyway, nice job. I like the rich colors and the detail on the bikini. Good job!

Adrian Ropp said...

D'oh!

Anonymous said...

I actually think this cartoon Leia is hotter than the real life one! Once again, you make real life seem lame in comparison to "cartoon" life

Penelope Crackers said...

This is too funny. I really enjoy this post and the comments as well. I agree that your drawing of her is a prettier Leia than the movie. :) I have always wanted a metal bikini! Honestly! I remember when I was a kid watching Star Wars and thinking Princess Leia had a boring white dress, but she was still my hero. Then in the next movie she wore THIS great outfit and I was pretty sure that's what I wanted to be for Halloween. My parents had different ideas. Luckily I didn't still want to dress like that out in public as a teenager or that probably would have got me in a whole mess of trouble.
P.S. Seth didn't ever cut out his fish because the perfectionist fella was frustrated with how his color tissues ended up blending in a different way than he wanted and Kendyl didn't want to cut out any shape because she liked her square piece of colored tissue paper. :) But we all had fun making a mess all over the table.

KEVSU said...

Do you mind if I take her out? I mean, I'll put a bib on her and she'll come home cleaner than when I first picked her up.

Seth Hippen said...

Ay carumba! If only Carrie Fisher knew what she did to the collective male population of 1983! Can Return of the Jedi be considered a "coming of age" film if the "coming of age" happened to the audience? You've done a lovely job, Shane. She's mighty purty.

Jedulous said...

what? that was your first lesson in chicks too?

awesome.

I cracked up when I read this, Shane.

Joshua said...

Very nice work. I imagine it wasn't too hard finding the time to "work" on this piece. Very easy on the eyes...