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Sailor Moons by skimlines Sailor Moons by skimlines
... I'm done a day earlier than planned.

This was drawn for this contest: [link]
They are voting to determine the winners :) [link]

I was going to go for a three dimensional type of cell shading, but it would had looked too busy with all the other details. Therefore I chose a simpler method of only shading a few things (red gradients in the skin and other parts, but very minimal) so that the characters would "pop" from the busy background.

I think that, considering Takeuchi's treatment of her characters in the artbooks, cell shading would have looked strange anyway. For her illustrations it looks like a lot of care is put into the treatment of the skin. Cell-shading is typically done when there is limited time and resources (most anime is created based on limited time and resources to create the most cheaply and easily reproducible product afterall) so I think a gentle gradient works better.



This is the largest drawing I have done to date. (I think it also has the most people in it too). It's also my largest photoshop file (Oww, why is it 621MB?).

WIP ss: [link]


My favorite season was SuperS because Sailor Moon demonstrated the most courage in that season (jumping off a building to save someone else? Reckless, but brave), but I also like the other seasons for their display of friendship and companionship. I guess if I had to choose a second, it'd be Super for using the biggest variety of characters. But really, I kind of like every version of Sailor Moon: Each season there's something to like about the show, so it's hard to really pick a favorite and stick with it.

It seems to me that each version of Sailor Moon is likable because of the version before it (and after it).

I could not figure out a way to include the Moon scepter D:
Let's just assume that it was left out because it isn't canon based on the manga.

I completed a Q&A with the contest holders. [link]
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:iconfangirljane:
Fangirljane Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I bought this poster at Youmacon.:iconheplz:
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:iconskimlines:
skimlines Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Thank you :D
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:iconikzan:
ikzan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa.....Thats a lot a cute:)
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YHHSulami Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with this! It's so beautiful!
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onememory Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
My sister bought me a print of this recently, and I just now noticed your deviantart on the side. I just wanted to comment to say that love, love, love it. 
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skimlines Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
:D I'm glad it makes you happy!
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well for I recently started reading the Manga, and I have to say.
Despite feeling a bit corny by today's standard, it picked up steam
as it went along.
But it got me thinking why can't they have a antagonist who tests the
mental rather than physical limits.
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byCypherr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
got the print at anime boston 2014 so happy with it 
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:iconskimlines:
skimlines Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
thank you! I'm glad I could make you happy :D
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:iconisaangie:
Isaangie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
So beautiful :-)!!
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:iconniarahime:
Niarahime Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This is amazingly done! Great work on it!
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:icondesignsbysloan:
DesignsBySloan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is really awesome... *_*
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webkinzspongebob Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Super Sailor Moon is my favorite form
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Iridescent-Princess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! :) I also liked how you made Usagi look a bit more childish for her first Sailor fuku, and how she looks a little more mature as her Sailor fuku changes.
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Ragetti Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
This is so great!! I love how you can clearly see how much she's matured as each new version. :]
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:iconusagichan91:
usagichan91 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Lovely!
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:iconrazvan-sedekiah:
Razvan-Sedekiah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Omz! So cute!
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:iconconejita-de-la-luna:
Conejita-de-la-Luna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I love it!!!
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:iconminakostarpower:
MinakoStarPower Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconapple-shinigami:
Apple-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is definitely some of the the best Sailor Moon fan art I've seen.
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:iconlilyrulz:
LilyRulz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing :D
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:iconsk8trgrl:
sk8trgrl Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Woooooooww!! So clean and pretty. I love it. Wonderful job!
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:iconleoruby08:
leoruby08 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
This is sooo awesome!
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:iconssjnaomi:
ssjnaomi Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Awesome! All of her forms together in one place!
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:iconmaraqua:
Maraqua Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo! Unique concept. :)
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Pikachuvirus1996 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow:O
amazing:)
and i dont even watch sailor moon XD
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ser-comixmann Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
:jawdop:
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:iconeffulgent-smile:
effulgent-smile Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, her expression is so adorable!
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KoriStarfire Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really adore how you made Usagi's expression a little older and wiser with each incarnation of her. You do an excellent jo showing how she grows up a lot in the series.
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chibijax Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Love this.
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LillyJapan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
i love !!!!!!!
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sephirothgal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I love this pic. I feel like I can see Usagi mature with each transformation <3
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Akatsuki-no-Aiko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
ow! nice job! I really love it: the colours look lovely and I like the poses and Serenity *__*!
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NaturesRose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! Lovely work indeed :) .
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PrincessPJ1990 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
The many faces of Sailor Moon
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silvermoonmagic Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Stunning artwork!!:heart:
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blknblupanther Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for the moon scepter (this is just what i would have done with it) I would have incorporated a close up on serena (no effects just a naked bust of her collar bone and up) in the background behind serenity. It would just be a big head shot that would mainly show Serena's eyes (closed eyes) and a bit of her hand grasping the scepter. Towards the bottom of the close-up it would just fade into the pink mist-like part of the background behind sailor moon 1 :)
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Deathsealer Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make me remember my childhood :'D
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OuttaTheBLAM Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Oh jeez, Usagi looks impossibly cute in every form :3

I liked the SuperS costume the best for sure. A lot of people don't like that season, but I loved the finale (Usagi's great dive, of course :) ha)

Such a cute image here! I feel so nostalgic now ;~;
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izzeroo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I love her transformation from an immature brat to a true Sailor Scout. I also love the way you drew her face! Noce job!!
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courtneygodbey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful! Really nicely done :)
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
kaAKUsbfafsan You have no idea how much I adore this picture! :crying:
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:iconravenlael:
ravenlael Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
i miss all of her.. XD
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iPeony Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is like, so amazing. i love it . The ONLY issue i have is that super sailor moon's tiara should have a moon on it ^.^().
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AbnormalChemistry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
I... don't know how togo into complimenting this... wow <3
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
This is awesome! I love the inclusion of the different seasons!
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mooncats5 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very art nouveu in a way - I absolutely love the lines and colors! Plus her different faces are great. Excellent job!
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OrgelFantasia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
i love seeing all the sailor moons together!! good job
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:iconauruka-sunshine:
Auruka-Sunshine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
This looks great!~ I love the way you drew her face, it's very lovely. :D
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Satsuki-fujin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very adorable! You've a nice style of drawing. I also love how you have all of her forms in one picture!!! It's fun to see!
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