I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. It’s an older Legends journal that you can use on your own (though, of course I can’t bring myself to dare write in mine, because IT IS TOO PRECIOUS) where Anakin has doodled down some drawings and thoughts on the pages and I love how cute and funny and sweet it is.
I love the idea of Anakin journaling and sketching, using art to work through his feelings, both the good ones and the bad ones, I love that of course he has a safe space to express the frustration he feels with Obi-Wan–THE OGRE DRAWING IS THE MOST HILARIOUS THING–or how he feels like he’s not going fast enough to learn everything as a Jedi, how he is still thinking of Padme even years later, but also how there’s all this wonder of the Jedi Temple.
Seeing other Jedi meditating, the drawings of the fountains, the doodles of the other Padawans he’s met or other Masters he’s met, the sense of detail given to these drawings lets us know that a real impression was made on them, like some of those drawings of Obi-Wan or Padme are BEAUTIFUL, you know that Anakin keeps coming back to them because they’re such important figures for him, I love that not only do we get to see Anakin Skywalker: ARTISTE, but that each piece conveys a feeling.
IT’S SUCH A FUN BOOK AND I’M REALLY IN LOVE WITH THE IDEA OF ANAKIN AS AN ARTIST, THAT HE HAD A BUNCH OF ART NOTEBOOKS SCATTERED ALL ACROSS HIS ROOM AT THE JEDI TEMPLE.