Strong Daughters

1-7 January 2017


The image of the strong-willed young lady who decided to sail away from her home in attempt to save her community was still fresh in my mind when I started to work on a new practice artwork.

I was determined to keep my pace and improve. Better yet, I also hope to reach out to a wider audience.

After completing artwork, I immediately thought of what, or who to draw next.

generalleiaorganasoloRecalling the death of actress Carrie Fisher before 2016 ended, I picked General Leia Organa Solo as my next practice artwork. And for the day after, Sariatu, the mother of the main protagonist and titular character from the 3-D stop motion film, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Over the weekend, I thought of how to link together these three characters. The three are from different kinds of films with somewhat different themes. One is a 3D animated film created with the bright Disney feel. The other is a sci-fi adventure. And the last is a 3D stop motion fantasy film with a rather dark feel.


One thing I find in common among the three is that they are all daughters – strong young ladies who went against their fathers or what they father believes in. All three decided to carve their own destiny may it be to save a community, overthrow evil or for the sake of love.

The world has been filled with strong masculine heroes. And it’s great to see more strong females portrayed in books, films and television.

The artworks are made using Sakura Koi Watercolors and Unipin Fine Line pens (0.05,0.1, 0.3, and 0.5) on Monologue soft sketchbook.


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