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Princess of Incantation by Delight046 Princess of Incantation by Delight046
Done with Cotman watercolors, Strathmore 140# cold press watercolor paper, and White Acrylic.

So Mars is done! I have been working on her off and off since...September. I needed to take a break from watercolor, so I switched to digital for a while. I wanted to make sure this picture of mars turned out better than my last picture of her (not my favorite picture in the world Defiance from Phobos Deimos ) so I took my time to make her all pretty. I picked "Princess of Incantation" because of her Shinto faith and her priestess abilities.

Fun side notes: I misplaced my frisket (liquid latex) when I was in the middle of adding watercolor to this picture, so I just painted all of the stars with acrylic (the pastelly haze is still watercolor tho). I think my tablet pen likes to go off on a wild rendezvous with my bottle of frisket just to mess with me. XD

Just for the record, I havent forgotten about Haruka. Princess Uranus is in the drawing stage. ;)

Other drawings in this series:
Princess of Strategy by Delight046  Princess of Serenity, Queen of Justice by Delight046 Princess of Essence by Delight046 Princess of Astronomy by Delight046 Princess of Observation by Delight046 
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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Yup. That is definitely Rei/Mars. :D
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
E.T.A. on Princess Uranus' "Princess of Velocity" post? 

:)
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm wanting to finish the digital commissions first before I get to the watercolor ones. When I get to the watercolor ones then I will probably also get to Uranus.

Soooo I may start working on her this weekend (shes actually 70% done already, it's just getting the details on it and cleaning up some lines).
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:iconmoon-shadow-1985:
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Yeay!  And then that's your 'Talented Princesses' series. 

:)
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
For now yes. XD Its possible to do the asteroid senshi because there are pictures of juno, pallas, ceres, and vesta. But Im still thinking about it.

As for the other non solar system senshi, I would haveto make up planets or stars as thier home planet. :/ and that takes more time and effort from the projects I really want to do.....
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
I suppose for the Asteroid Senshi, the title would be "Princesses of Showbiz"...  Or that could be for the Sailor Star-Lights?  Or maybe "Princesses of Pop Music"...? 

:)
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Moonlight-Seraph Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your style and technique in this series of pieces is gorgeous! Bravo!
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Princess-Estrella Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always, magnificent :love:
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Grimoire-Des-Reves Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous :love: I think I've said that on most of these pieces :giggle: it's true though! They're all so beautiful! I really, really like her face! I really like her eyes =). Also, I love the way you've made her hair flow, I just really like it =D
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mimiru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
This is so pretty!
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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KawaiiStorm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
very pretty!  ^--^
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :3
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amberwillow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how the space background isn't really black (too much, anyway!) but purple too. it kind of echoes her eyes (which look amazing, how did you get them to match so close?) 
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah I know what you mean about a too black background. Ive been learning that less is more with watercolors, and over working a picture too much can ruin it. Oh snap I saw a mistake....crud. cant unsee....

I'm having difficulty understanding your question. Is it...
1) How did I make the right and left eyes match eachother. (Similar color/size etc)
2) How did I make the colors of the eyes also match the background
3) insert your real question here. ^^
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mayuralover Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! She's beautiful! Definitely in love with her necklace!
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:icondelight046:
Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
My fav part is her expression. I think I finally nailed it. Muwahahaha
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planxtafroggie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. ^^
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
♡♡♡♡♡
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lynniedindindin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Wow I really like her eyes :]
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
They are very pretty! Im glad you like it! ♥
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dorkiiexshorty Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student General Artist
wow your use of watercolor is amazing! I love how pigmented it still is <3
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:icondelight046:
Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yup! No washed out watercolors for me. :P

I really need to make myself create a watercolor tutorial.....
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dorkiiexshorty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh that would be really cool, my most recent upload was a water color piece as well, but the colors are fairly dull. Id love to see your technique!
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HinoteNoAkai Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great progress! Her face is really cute and You've done great on her. 
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! ^^
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Excellent. 

But wouldn't "Divination" (her hobby) or "Exorcism" (her attack "Akuryō Taisan") have made for a better title? 

:):happybounce:
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yay! *happy dance*

What you said is true, but when I was researching possible titles for Mars, the word incantation stuck out to me multiple times. My interpretation of it is a combination of magic, use of charm(s), divination (prophecy), and vision.  XD I wanted to pick a word that covered a broader view of Rei's talents/gifts.

I know I have a weird draw to certain words, so in that aspect, it's okay with me to question my choice of words for titles. ^^;;
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
It's not wrong to question your choice, but she only uses the one chant. 
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
True. In my defense tho, she is holding up an Ofuda to cast out evil spirits. *shrug*
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Hence 'Exorcism'. 
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UxieWriter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
omg this looks amazing! * w *
The white dots and background go together really well! c:
Mars also looks gorgeous in your style!
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Delight046 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!

I'm pretty happy how it turned out. Especially since it looks WAAAY better than the last pic of Mars that I did last year. XD I'm hoping Uranus turns out just as well or better too. ^^
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