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Defiance from Phobos Deimos
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Published: August 28, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 Delight046
Done with 75% watercolor, 15% Acrylic, 7% Colored pencil, and 3% panic/frustration/tears/regret

So finally 3 days after my sunday deadline, I finish my princess mars picture. I've had troublesome artworks before, but this one managed to get on my nerves more so than some. Mostly the fire part....it's one of my weaknesses and it came off fairly well, but the bottom portion of the "fire bending bow" just looks....bleh. Although the lava fire, is just pretty and I should have gone with that instead. Oh well. You live and learn.

On the flip side, I may have had a harder time with mars because she's one of the characters I like the least. She's pretty much the goddess of war, which enhances her fiery personality! Oh joy, let all the fire-related jokes commence! lol Well...that and having to use ORANGE, which is a color I detest because the planet mars is more of an orange red planet rather than red. So yeah thats probably why I dealt with problems. BUT ITS OVER! OH THANK GOD ITS OVER!

In the sailor moon manga, Phobos and Deimos castle is referred to, but never shown. So....I came up with my own version. Mars has two pet ravens (crows?) Phobos and Deimos so I incorporated that into the design as well (not to mention the symbol for mars). I didnt want to have the castle on just Phobos or Deimos, so I have it floating kinda between the two (although it's closer to Deimos rather than Phobos, cuz I have princess mars on Deimos).

Okay so why the Lava? Refer back to my comment on Mar's fiery personality: It's EXPLOSIVE. Not like fireworks, more like molten lava. LOOK OUT! RUN! OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD...RUN! Also Princess Mars could totally thrive on a planet like that for archery practice. >_>

If you haven't already, please check out my other princesses! (more to come in the upcoming weeks!)
Mirage from Mariner by Delight046 Reverie from Magellan by Delight046 Tempest from Io by Delight046 
Image size
3000x4000px 2.82 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3000
Shutter Speed
10/100 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 27, 2014, 5:50:22 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
I love Mars, because not only is she fierce, she's very sophisticated. :D


And you're right, she could thrive on the planet. :D
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HRHAzureFairyGodmom's avatar
I'm only just seeing these but the image for this one is broken. :(
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Delight046's avatar
Delight046|Professional General Artist
Odd. It works for me on mobile....

I'll check on my regular laptop when I get home....
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HRHAzureFairyGodmom's avatar
Ugh! And now it's working ! NM! XD
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madamxaela|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can you not love Mars? I LOVE Mars. She is such a bad ass! xD 
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
I just....dont love mars. XD I think it's because the 90's dubbed version of sailor moon tainted my perception of her---that she's in competition with Usagi over Mamoru. I think now I can like mars as she is *coughfabulousinherownwaycough*, rather than think "she's a bitch". XD

Theres this little sailor moon personality chart that may explain things better. I tend to fall on the line of an EFNJ and IFNJ (Chibiusa and Hotaru), whereas mars is a ENTJ which is much more outgoing and confident than I am. >_>
41.media.tumblr.com/99ba6ec1e0…
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madamxaela|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I took a test like that once. I'm an ISFJ, Pluto. Which is funny because Pluto is one of my least favorite characters. 
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Well to each thier own I guess.

I promise I'll stop hatin' on Rei so much. XD I am actually working on another princess mars picture, and it's gonna be epic! :D
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If you are planning to re-design Mars' Phobos-Deimos Castle, I'd keep most of the shape you've done there, but it might be a good idea to remove the two Raven-esq apparitions in the sphere on the top, and put flame-motif structures, like the Firebending Symbol ( img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… & avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Firebend… ) from the Avatar franchise:  What do you think? 

:)
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Aha, yes I've seen Avatar (I stopped with Korra after the first book because I do not like waiting for the next episode), and I get what you mean.

The reason why I had the Raven-esq apparations is because of Mar's two Raven pets are also named Phobos, and Deimos. I think the real problem with my castle design was that I was trying to make it like the Mar's symbol (shape wise), rather than being creative. Probably a shrine/temple would suit as a castle. Such as community.japanese-castle-expl…
or wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/…
or syaronteh.com/wp-content/uploa…
or www.widewallpapershd.info/file…
or The Golden Pavilion by Delight046  
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
RE:  Phobos-Deimos Castle Re-design. 

It's maybe worth a try. 

Then maybe the flame-motif structures, like the Firebending Symbol ( img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… & avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Firebend… ) from the Avatar franchise, might make for a good idea for Sailor Vesta's Castle, if you decide to go with including the Asteroid Senshi into you "Senshi Royalty Project"? 

P.S.  I apologise for having taken so long to respond, my old laptop's been misbehaving again, (bad laptop, bad). 

:)
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
I meant to mention, Princess Mars has Red-coloured hair: 
* static.minitokyo.net/downloads…
* gallery.minitokyo.net/view/466…
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
Sunce you've said your planning on re-doing this one, I feel I should let you know that Mars' Castle is called "Phobos-Deimos" Castle, not "Phobos and Deimos" Castle.

:)
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
I was certain that it was called Phobos and Deimos castle in the manga....but I could be mistaken. o___o;;; I'll have to look it up when my other computer is up and running (this one goes a little on the slow side on the interwebs. D:)
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xtessa1's avatar
Awesome!
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digipinky75910's avatar
THANK YOU!  I've been looking for epic Princess arts like this!  Finally!  YES!
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Dawwww! Thank you for such a lovely comment! :3

Actually to be completely honest, this comment really brightened my day. x3 I'll keep working hard to provide more princess arts for your viewing pleasure! :D
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UniMieli's avatar
Looks very good :)
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Thanks for saying so.

Although I probably will re-do it later. :/ It just looks kinda clunky to me...
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UniMieli's avatar
You are welcome :) 

If you feel so, re-do it then. But I like this version too
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