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October 14, 2021
Serenity by BJPentecost
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Serenity

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Zbrush, Blender, CSP, sprinkles of Photoshop. Roughly 38hrs. Yes Frogé.


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Sailor Moon was a HUGE part of my childhood. If you give my gallery a glance-over, you'll probably notice little influences now that I mention it. So of course, when Sailor Moon Crystal popped up on Netflix, I had to give it a watch for nostalgia's sake. I didn't go in with high expectations because remakes these days are almost always just shameless corporate cash-grabs that shit allover the original material, add nothing new, and exist only to get attention because attention is currency and ultimately, it's easier to get attention with empty pointless spectacle than put in any actual effort or take risks.

I can say I wasn't disappointed..... Because I went in expecting shit and was not at all surprised when I got shit. See, if you just stop wanting things, you won't be disappointed when you don't get them. Just don't have expectations! It's a neat little Xennial survival trick. Listen up, Zoomers, learn it well!

I can enjoy media aimed at younger audiences if there's something that appeals to my nostalgia or my artistic palette. Case in point, I liked the new My Little Pony movie quite a lot. It was lovely, fun, funny, cute, poignant, and I liked the message. Sailor Moon Crystal, on the other hand, had very little that appealed to me and a lot that was frankly very unappealing.

You could say it wasn't aimed at my demographic and you wouldn't be wrong but the issue for me was that Crystal added very little and took away a lot of what made the original appealing. Also, the art wasn't great. Suffice it to say, I walked away with a bad taste in my mouth. In the very least, I would have hoped they'd get rid of some of the dodgier stuff but instead, they doubled down. Eghck.

Still, I loved Sailor Moon as an oblivious 13yo and there will always be a soft spot in my heart for it. So here's some long overdue fan art of Neo Queen Serenity.










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Looks very interesting

arteyfrustracion's avatar

muy buen trabajó 🤔👏

ff6celes's avatar

Wow, really beautiful!

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You're welcome!

KovoWolf's avatar

What a truly stunning piece <3 I absolutely love your style. So soft, so sharp, and stunning details!

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maybe now that youre featured youll get the money u need to take care of all that frustrating stuff thats happening in your life!! i really like this piece btw, she looks like shes piercing thru the darkness to save me from badguys

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Pft. I wish. I've been featured plenty of times. All it means is I get a handful of comments telling me I did nice work. What I really need is a lotto win or an extremely rich benefactor... or, ya know, to not live in a dystopia lacking such basic things as universal healthcare and thriving wages.

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Congratulations on getting featured 😊

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Congrats on your DD for this Stunning work!!! :love: :clap:

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Those are wise words. As much as our generation of furious reviewers love to use the word in their headlines, the new has no ability to "destroy" the old through its inferiority. Only succeed it as a worthy inheritor.


If that never happens, no loss. Seeing this, feel confident the Silver Millennium will reign forever.

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Amen to that. ^___^

runewuff's avatar

Was thinking "is it wrong this reminds me of sailor moon"? Then read the description. :)

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Neo Queen Serenity, so, yeah. Sailor Moon in the future. I love that aesthetic.

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Sailor Moon was a big part of my childhood too and still it is. Thanks for this amazing artwork of her!

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