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Princess of Serenity, Queen of Justice
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Published: August 8, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 Delight046
Done with: 94% Watercolor, 4% acrylic, and 2% colored pencil
Completed in about a week (It wasnt rushed at all either!)

I dithered about drawing Neo Queen Serenity with just the moon (cuz she is the princess of the moon), or just the earth (doesnt work exactly because it's Endymions and Chibiusa's). Finally I decided to draw both to illustrate the union of 2 families, or two kingdoms. Not sure yet what I'll do for chibiusa's, but I'll probably come up with something similar to Neo Queen Serenities by using both Moon and Earth, but as a variation.

I had a difficult time with this picture. Mostly her FACE! You think I would have learned by now to not use acrylics on faces, but nope, I'm a sucker for punishment. I kept going between her face being too ashen, to being too dark, and then back to too Ashen.....and it  was driving me crazy!!! D: But I think I finally got it the way I want (the right side of her face still bugs me but meh, it's better than what it was!).

Special Note: I wanted to try drawing the manga version of Neo Queen Serenities dress, but I DO NOT like the Manga or SMC version crown/earrings. I prefer the 90's Anime crown, so thats what I drew. Also drew the scepter and earrings from the Anime version of SM. :)

Fun note: I've never drawn the Moon Power Tiare Wand till this picture. OH SO SO SO SO MANY DETAILS. .____.;;;;;

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DFVelaHobbyist General Artist
I love this so much... Amazing work.
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hauProfessional Traditional Artist
Oh cool!
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Strange-little-catHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow this is absolutely gorgeous :D I love all the little details, you can tell you put a lot of work into this. She looks a bit like a mix of Princess Serenity and Sailor Cosmos, I really like that.
Amazing job, well done :)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :D

Yeah I enjoy all the little details I put into it as well. :3
mary-jane10's avatar
i love this "transparent" effect  you made  -  it looks brilliant *-*
amazing fanart ♥
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Delight046Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!

I like it too! :3
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rachelillustratesProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow. Brilliant piece. Great job on all the details and subtle colors!
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D

I really should do more rainbows in the future because it's fun to blend from one color to the next. :3
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rachelillustratesProfessional Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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Grimoire-Des-RevesHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is beautiful! :love: I really like the fact you included earth, so much of the story is about her time on earth, protecting earth and falling in love and finding her friends on earth! =D So I think it was a great decision to include it :aww: plus, it looks beautiful!
I really like the rainbow colors you used on the dress as well =D, it's really a nice nod to all of the other senshi =).
I also like all of the little details on the sceptre, her hair, her crown...I just love the whole thing really! 
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Well since you put it that way, now I dont feel as bad about including the earth. XD

Yeah, I'm pretty happy with how the dress turned out as well. I did have some trouble with it being too light or too dark at times because I wanted a "pastel rainbow that's partially transparent". It was a bit to figure out but once I got it the way I wanted in one area, I could replicate it elsewhere. :)

I know what you mean. XD Oh dear God so many details..... .___.;;;;;;
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Grimoire-Des-RevesHobbyist Traditional Artist
You definitely shouldn't feel bad about it, it looks great! =D

Ah, the struggles of an artist x'D. I always have that trouble when I work with paint, trying to make sure things don't get too dark, and then I make them too bright ^^;. I think you've done an amazing job though! Despite the troubles you've mentioned, this is still really wonderful =D.

:giggle: It must have taken forever to do all of those details x'D.
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Beautiful work! :) 
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :)
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You're welcome. :)
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mayuraloverHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the details on the crown and wand, and the subtle rainbow in her dress is beautiful! Nice work!
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Yeah I was fretting about the dress for a couple of days, and that turned out fine......compared to what happend to that face... D:

I'm glad you like it tho! :D
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I think that you've confused Manga details with Anime details; i.e. her dress if from the Manga, but her crown, earrings and Tiare are all clearly from the Anime.  And her face & eyes are not quite right... 

Also, she is the Senshi of Mystery, as well as love & justice... 

But still, the dress has come out quite loverly, all rainbow-y. 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
As I said, I had trouble with that face. It's just at a tolerable place till I can figure out how to fix it (May come back to it later once I figure out realistic faces better). At first I had her eyes really small (for grown up purposes, and it was almost too small. :/ I have alot of regrets with this picture.. >___<
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Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
It's plain to see that you'd really made an effort. 

If it helps, you could study reference material from the artbooks:  mangastyle.net/sailormoon-artb… For Serenity & all of the others, too.  I hope it helps. 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Yeah I will probably study reference material for future reference.

Btw, it looks like the next one is going to be Jupiter. I currently have Chibiusa, and Pluto sketched. Mars is almost done being sketched. :) and I have a couple other things sketched, and just waaaaaaiting to be watercolored.

Oh and I bought some watercolor paper just incase of more ideas. I got a larger pad of watercolor paper than normal: I usually use a 9"X12" sketchbook, and the new one I bought is 11"X15". Cuz I really should be working larger if I'm gonna start trying to sell my art now. ^^;
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Good luck, with everything. 

:)
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