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