When new images or info are revealed about the next Star Wars movie, I know it’s only a matter of time until Michael Pasquale / @800lbproductions​ will have another incredibly kickass piece of artwork! With the fun reveal of Rey’s new hair-style from the toy packaging, plus confirmation that “The Last Jedi” is plural from the Spanish & French translations, it’s the first chance we’ve had to really visualize what she will look like in The Last Jedi!

So, here we are, 299 days until the next movie and let the fun begin!!!

823 Days until Episode IX

560 Days until the Han Solo Movie

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THE LAST JEDI

So before I made that digitally colored version of this picture, I wanted to color it traditionally with copics, but about halfway through I grew frustrated with it and gave up, coloring it digitally instead. On the next however I came back to this and thought it was worth finishing after all (:

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The never-ending ache of love and sorrow. Perhaps in some other life I could have refused, could have torn my hair and screamed, and made him face his choice alone. But not in this one. He would sail […] and I would follow, even into death. (insp.)

I just have to say, I love Daisy Ridley so much!  I admire her because she is talented, kind, and incredibly positive.  I love how passionate she is about the role of Rey and Star Wars in general.  I love that she promotes the movie in funny videos and connects with her fans.  I love that she acknowledges Reylo and has liked Reylo fanarts on social media in the past.

What I love most is seeing a woman who has serious illnesses that only affect women starring in a lead action role.  PCOS and Endometriosis are no joke…they can be incredibly painful, exhausting, and can cause an imbalance of hormones which can affect your physical and mental health.  If you have never experienced it, you can’t understand the toll it can take on your body.  Women have different experiences with PCOS and Endometriosis, different symptoms can occur in one woman that does not in another.   

I remember reading an article about Daisy having to eat so much of the bread Rey eats in that one scene in the movie.  She stated how exhausted she felt after eating so much of the bread which is an effect of the PCOS.  People with PCOS tend to produce too much insulin which in turn causes extreme exhaustion.  I’m not talking about I’m tired and I could use a nap, I’m talking about I could stay in bed and sleep for days and still feel exhausted.

It is amazing watching Daisy overcome both of these illnesses and rock the role of Rey, which is intense both physically and mentally.  I appreciate her candidness about her illnesses in the past, it has helped her fans who have to deal with these illnesses greatly.  

Daisy, you rock and I love you!  Thank you for being an amazing role model and inspiration to women everywhere including us who have PCOS.

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“So the idea here is that Kylo Ren’s gotten inside of Rey’s head, sees that she has seen the map and is now letting go of the droid as his goal, and focusing just on her. And clearly you think, well he must be able to just extract the information he wants now. But because he’s taken her, you get a sense that there might be something else going on here.” - JJ Abrams