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Welcome to BestOfOtakuSenshi!

:star: Mission Statement :star:
The goal for this group is to share and promote the best artwork of Sailormoon fan characters on DeviantArt. The artwork that is accepted to this group will be refined artwork that meets requirements of quality which are explained in the Submission Guidelines below. We want to bring together the most beautiful images of fan senshi that can be found on this site, as well as inspire artists to achieve more with their fanart. We hope you will enjoy seeing our collection in your inbox!

:bulletyellow: Overview :bulletyellow:
The bar we are setting for this group is high.
There are many groups on DA that accept artwork of fan senshi - this group is for those watchers and artists who want to filter the strongest of those works to their inbox.

There are two people running this club. They are SarahsPlushNStuff and runesael Our opinions are what will guide the submissions that are accepted or declined into this group. We will do our best to be consistent and fair, but artwork will be declined from this group if we do not feel it is the best DA has to offer.

This is a group for fan created Sailor Senshi as well as fan forms of canon senshi. This group is currently for 2D work only. Members can submit one image per week.

:bulletyellow: Submission Guidelines :bulletyellow:
We will be using these 5 categories when considering submissions:

1. Lineart - We will be looking for clean, intentional lines.

2. Coloring or Shading - While shading and coloring are dependent on style, we will be looking for art that clearly demonstrates a strong grasp of color theory. Coloring should be consistent in style and fit with the overall theme of the image.

3. Anatomy & Proportion - Characters come in all shapes and sizes; artists draw in many styles. However, we will be looking for work that is consistent with its own proportions and shows a knowledge of human anatomy.

4. Outfit Design - The design of the character should be clearly thought out with consideration for color (when applicable) and show degrees of originality. Please note that this does not mean that simply designed or Sol senshi will be excluded.

5. Composition & Presentation - Work must follow basic fundamentals of art regarding composition and should be presented free of distraction.

Every image will be judged on a case-by-case basis. This is important: just because we have accepted one image from an artist does not mean we will accept the next one just because. Each image must stand on its own merits. We reserve the right to reject any art that we feel does not meet our standards and our standards are going to be professional. Please do not submit to this group if you are not prepared for your work to be declined based on our strict opinions. If your work is declined it is not personal; it is professional. We may personally enjoy your art but still might not feel that it meets the guidelines we have set up for this group.

:bulletyellow: Additional Notes: :bulletyellow:
Categories of art that we will NOT accept:
:bulletblack: sketches and works in progress
:bulletblack: unshaded or uncolored line art
:bulletblack: anything on lined or graph paper
:bulletblack: character sheets
:bulletblack: images of characters mostly nude or in street/ordinary civilian clothing (we will consider royal/formal forms)
:bulletblack: anything made from blanks or doll makers
:bulletblack: work that overly relies on canonical compositions

Categories of art that we will consider for acceptance:
:bulletblack: refined grey-scale art
:bulletblack: characters drawn in negative space (no background)
:bulletblack: pixel art on original bases and adopted bases with credit

:bulletyellow: Please remember: :bulletyellow:
Work will be declined from this group. Some of our own work would be declined from this group. If your work is declined then there are specific reasons in relation to that work of art. Please do not take a decline personally; instead consider it a challenge to continue to develop your art. If the artist is interested in critique, we will do our absolute best to offer respectful and helpful ways to improve on each artwork we reject. :heart:


UPDATE: All the messages should now be sent! Let me know if you didn't get a message or if you have any questions or need more references! :D Looking forward to seeing your art! Feel free to share it in the comments below when it's complete!

I have decided to be crazy and run a massive art trade ring for the end of the year! :happybounce:

This particular Secret Sailor is for Sailor Guardian OCs in their Guardian or "Sailor" form only. Male and collarless sailors are okay, too.

Everyone that signs up will get a message about the character and person for whom they are to make art. You must commit to making a full body, full color image for the person who's character you are assigned.  Digital or traditional art are both accepted. Doll makers can be used so long as you edit them sufficiently to match the character's design.

If you cannot commit to this type of art in the timeframe set, please do NOT sign up! Failure to complete your part of the trade causes unneeded complications. (Though I realize sometimes emergencies crop up! Please notify me at least a week in advance if you will miss the deadline!)

You do not need to have a DeviantART account to participate, but you will have to provide a link to your artwork.

The important dates are:
:bulletblack: Sign up by October 25th.
:bulletblack: Assignments will go out on or around November 1st.
:bulletblack: Art is due by the end of the year, December 31st.

If you have any questions, please let me know by leaving a comment, tweet, or email.

Q: Can I list more than one Sailor and let the artist choose which one?
A: Yes, so long as they all have full body, full color references.
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Group Info

Best of Otaku Senshi is a group for the absolute best Sailormoon fan character fanart that we can find. The gallery's focus is on quality art and design as well as encouraging artists to push their abilities to display their fan creations!
Founded 8 Years ago
Dec 28, 2010


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thanomluk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you very much for request :D (Big Grin)
CrownFoxStar Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Do you mind posting this journal?

It's very important for the sailor moon fans!^^
Cientifica Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for add my work!! n_n
ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for featuring my art! :love:
runesael Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sihi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did joined the group the other day but only had time to read the rules now. After doing it I realized that I'm not sure if my art is good enough to submit here :confused:
SarahsPlushNStuff Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You can make a submission and we will discuss and vote on it. If you want feedback on your work we'd be happy to provide it, but please know it will be a through critique. ^_^
sihi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay, thank you :hug:
Hinderence Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I got a request to add my Sailor Comet Nouveau lineart to go into this group, I accepted and checked out the rules. It says no lineart XD; Uhmmm should i remove it?
SarahsPlushNStuff Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! Yeah that was an oversight, sorry about that. I removed it, but it's a beautiful image and we love it. If you ever get around to coloring it, please submit it for us. :heart:
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