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Fireflies from Titan
By Delight046   |   Watch
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Published: August 17, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 Delight046
96% Watercolor, 2% White Acrylic, and 2% Colored Pencils
Approximate Time: 6 hours maybe? I worked on this off and on this week.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED IN THE POLL! The votes were pretty even, except Saturn was ahead by one vote! So Saturn will be uploaded this week. However for the longest time this week Mars didnt get a vote (till maybe a few days ago). Sooooo because she was left out for so long, she will be the next Senshi Princess Project for NEXT Sunday (August 24th).

I wasn't sure if I was going to get this picture done in time for my Sunday deadline (it has to be done by the afternoon so I can take a picture of it in natural lighting), but I somehow managed to get it done in time. :3 I'm still not sure how I feel about "My Version of Titan Castle", considering it's based off of the symbol for Saturn with a ring around it. >_> I'll try to be more unique with the 3 other castles I have to make up for this senshi project series. XD

When I started this picture, I realized that planet saturn was going to stick out like a sore thumb if I didnt put something else that was yellow in the picture. Since Hotaru in Sailor Moon Supers loved stained glass lamps, and Hotaru in Japanese means firefly, I decided to add firefiles! PROBLEM SOLVED! :D

I had lots of fun with the complementary color scheme for this picture.  For those who are thinking "What the heck are complementary colors?!" they are basically two colors that fall on opposite sides of the color wheel (theworkingwardrobe.com/wp-cont…. In my painting classes, my teachers taught that complementary colors tend to "fight" each other for dominance if they are the same vibrance/strength. So by making the purple darker (heavier/stronger) and the yellow lighter (less heavy/weaker), it pushed the purple into the background, and the yellow fireflies forward. Which helped make the glowyness seem more brilliant. :)

Another useful feature of complementary colors, is that when they are mixed they make unique shades of brown. Which seems silly to most artists (why would you want brown?!), but it's SUPER useful when trying to dull down colors a little bit to make a unique shade. :3

There's your art lesson for the day! If that didnt make sense, please let me know and I'll try explaining it a different way. XD

EDIT: Here are the rest of the Outer Senshi Princesses:
 Contemplation from Miranda by Delight046 Lullaby from Triton by Delight046 Loneliness from Charon by Delight046 
Image size
3000x4000px 2.68 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3000
Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Aug 17, 2014, 4:16:33 PM
Software
COOLPIX S3000V1.1
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SailorUranusTruth's avatar
SailorUranusTruth|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful image of Saturn :)
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CapnDeek373's avatar
Featured... Titan :ahoy:
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moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
Ah~, this is terrific! :iconexcitedflirtplz:


Wouldn't it be cool if there were fireflies on Saturn? :)
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Angati|Hobbyist Artist
Very Gorgeous! I love the atmosphere and the fireflies! :D
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princesstootzee|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!  I'm currently working on Princess Saturn ('ve already done Princess Serenity, King Endymion and neo Queen Serenity) ... I was wondering if you would be interested in checking them out on my facebook art page? 
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Sure, just give me the link and I'll check it out. ;P

I did see your WIP pictures of saturn in your dev art gallery, and It looks great! Its kinda similar to the princess series im working on and off: heres my saturn pic
delight046.deviantart.com/art/…
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princesstootzee|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :3 Here's the link www.facebook.com/pages/Toja-Wi…
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Ashkanie2's avatar
Beautifull
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TarmaHartley|Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully done with such marvelous colours! WOW!

AWESOME WORK! :)

:+fav:
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Yaaay! Thanks for the fave and the watch! :D
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
Her Castle kind of looks like Diamond, doesn't it? In mythology, the blade Chronus was given by his mother was made of Diamond in some versions (or Flint in others).

:)
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
I dont really see the diamond. o__o I see the Symbol for Saturn, and a T....but thats about it. XD  Maybe the crystal pillars make it look like a diamond?
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
The crystal pillar in the center, yeah.

Yeay, Serendipity (lit. "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise").

:)
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SqueakyMcBeal's avatar
Very amazing!
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Writemanc's avatar
awesome! reminds me of the series Outlaw Star ^^
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Oh man, it's been forever since I've seen Outlaw Star. Now I want to watch it again. XD
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MistyPandora|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this drawing is absolutely gorgeous!!! FAAAAABULOUS 
I also love the various shades of purple that just work sooo well together. faint 
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :D

Purple is a fun color to play around with. Tee hee hee. :D
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MistyPandora|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely! i completely adore these type of drawings! xD
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SailorCosplayer|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Probably my favorite so far (although I may be just a BIT biased...) but the entire series is beautiful <3 I love your unique designs for the castles, I always wanted to see the other senshis castles in the series but unfortunately they never made it in :(
The fireflies are a beautiful touch, they really do give the whole peace a feeling of serenity. 
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
Lol, thats okay to be a bit biased. I know I tend to draw saturn and chibiusa more often out of all of the senshi, so I know exactly how you feel.

As for the castles, yeah I was bummed that not all the castles were released. :( I mean it makes sense because the inner senshi princesses lived on the moon during the silver millennium, but darn it, a princess needs her own castle! lol

Thank you for commenting! I'm glad you like the picture! :3
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LadyMimi101|Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so pretty~!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1]  And the fireflies were a nice touch!Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up 
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Delight046|Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :3
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