Every so often a celebrity death occurs and it has a real impact on the individual; usually because that celebrity was a part of our collective childhood and it felt like we knew them.
Carrie Fisher was one of those actors for me. Princess Leia (played by Fisher in Star Wars) was the first strong female on screen character that I remember as a kid, she was as smart (or smarter?) as the male characters, as strong, as brave, as fearless and tough. Princess Leia, and the sensibilities lent to the character by Carrie Fisher made the character a role model; the original kick ass rebel princess.
This is my tribute to Carrie Fisher in the role that made me and thousands of other little girls realise that we could rescue ourselves, lead an army and save an empire and still get the man (if we wanted).
So proud of myself, for the first time I ever I completed 31 ink drawings for a full month of October- Inktober. Used pen and ink on a variety of paper types and used the theme of World of Warcraft pets to guide my drawing everyday.
It was great practice and using pen and ink, rather than pencil or digital meant that I had to be sure and confident of line placement. The drawings are saved below: