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Prayer From Crystal Tokyo
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By Delight046   |   Watch
Published: October 15, 2014
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Done with 95% Watercolor, 3% Acrylic, and 2%colored pencil

Chibiusa is finally done! Yaaaay! This project is nearing completion! :D I actually have a one (to three?) more drawings to do for this project and then it's DONE. I hope.... lol.

I actually had a crazy time trying to come up with a title for this picture. I kept looking up words like Peace, Hope, Wish, Dawn, Future, etc on Thesaurus.com (didnt want to use the words I listed), and finally I found the word Prayer. I know there are some people who are not motivated by religion, but to me a wish is a type of prayer for a good outcome (in this case, for future Tokyo to happen). :)

On terms of watercolor, I went a little crazy on the sky. So much of the time I'm so controlled and detailed, that I wanted to play around with watercolor effects for shitz and giggles.  I may do more areas of watercolor doing it's thing without me telling it to. :) The weakest part of this drawing is the background to the right side of Chibiusa (Yup I just pointed it out and It'll stick out like a sore thumb). XD I didnt add enough green over there to match the left side of the drawing. :/  BAAAAAAH Cityscapes.
Image size
3000x4000px 2.76 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3000
Shutter Speed
10/100 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Oct 15, 2014, 11:27:02 AM
Software
COOLPIX S3000V1.1
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moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
Aside from Crystal Tokyo happening, I bet she's praying for Helios to be her prince. :D
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Have you already seen this one?  Did I already forward it to you?:  idelle.deviantart.com/art/Prin…

:)
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Meztli72Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful ^^
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Delight046Professional General Artist
oooo Shiny! although I'm always conflicted about the placement of the round shoulder thingi's with the moon princesses' dresses. I prefer the manga version with them off the shoulders (Manga Coloring - Princess Serenity by Kiara-Genesis   ) rather than the anime version on the shoulders (media.tumblr.com/cfc27356cdf04… )
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The "round shoulder thingi's" are armbands--they are not attached to the dress--but most people mistakenly believe that they are sleeves at first glance.  I don't know if they are some kind of Ivory or stone perhaps... 
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Maybe embroidered fabric? I was under the impression that the arm bands are made from the same material as whatever the round circles on her bodice are made from. Something durable, light in weight, and comfortable.

I've tried cosplaying with armbands before (for a hatchune miku costume) and it's HARD to keep armbands (sleeves) on. D:
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
Naoko Takeuchi never specifiys about it, sadly.  (sob sob). 

:(
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Naoko was probably more concerned about costume design rather than trying to actually create it in real life costume. XD Let the fans attempt making the design a reality, and hopefully succeed.
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Apparently, she based Princess Serenity's dress off of a real-life weding dress:  40.media.tumblr.com/dbe886d39e… & silvermoon424.tumblr.com/tagge…

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Indeed! :D
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Delight046Professional General Artist
No I havent seen it.

It's pretty, but I'm not sure how I feel about the red outline. :/ still will add to faves tho. :P
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I thought you might like it.  Have you checked out the rest of Tyutya's Gallery, too? 

:)
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OpallyniaHobbyist General Artist
I have to say, this one has a color composition that pleases my eye very much. :heart: Wonderful work with all of them. :hug:
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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OpallyniaHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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HimeGabiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
She looks so sweet and young. I like the style, it reminds me of the water color shots they sometimes used in the show.  Inori is the japanese word for prayer and this looks like it fits the word to a T.
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :3

For a while I was dithering about calling it Kibou from Crystal Tokyo (because Kibou in Japanese means Hope), but I thought since I didnt do that with the rest of the pictures in the series I'm working on, that I would stick with English words. ^^;;
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Actually I was using www.soul-hunter.com/sailormoon… as my reference for this picture. ;D

Princess Serenity also does the same pose in this picture: www.soul-hunter.com/sailormoon…

Btw, I'm sorry that I havent been responding to your comments the past couple of days. I've been SUPER busy/worn out. D:
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It's just that her pigtails look thicker nearer her head than at the ends, like they do in the 4th Arc Anime episode, instead of the way they did in the Manga. 


And I understand about the lack of oppotunities to correspondence, I've been down with a stuffed-up head all of Last week, and a chesty cough and sniffles all of This week.  I've either been kept asleep by cold & flu medicine, or crashing from lack of sleep.  :(
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Ahhh, I get what you mean. Yeah I did do the pigtails thicker near her head than at the ends (like in the anime), but thats because I have longer hair and it's thicker closer to my scalp, then towards the ends. XD Plus I think it gives it more of a Small Lady Serenity look rather than looking like a sailor moon copy cat. :/

Awh! I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling under the weather. D: As much as it sounds like a nagging mother... "Be sure to get plenty of water!" Cuz it helps your body clean out all the junky stuff/re-hydrates you. :) Not to mention, get plenty of sleep (I'm guilty of getting too little sleep as well). :/
I hope you get better soon and feel super energetic! :3
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I know the drill.  I've been getting colds & flu's throughout my life.  I've got allergic rhinitis (an inflamation of the airways/sinus'/respiratory system.  It also means regular hayfever.  (sob sob).  But I'm usually prepared for it, but this week, I had less cough syrup than anticipated, having not anticipated getting coughs and sniffles Twice In Two Weeks. 
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