Weather migraines have me fighting through writer's block lately. Usually when I am in a slump, I like to take a step back and go over my art books for inspiration.
I have art books in many different styles, ranging from manga to live action models, but lately, I've been going over my Sailor Moon art books. I'm amazed at how Toei Animation was able to at a sort of three dimensional shading to their characters with only two or three different colors per body part. A few soft, geometric shapes and you have an otherwise flat image looking alive. It's amazing how this works.
So I've been indulging my inner eleven year old lately by trying to draw the things I wanted to see back then. You see, I started watching Sailor Moon when I was eight, reading season summaries and spoilers online at nine, photoshopping and playing with website coding at ten, and at eleven, I started making up tiny fanfic ideas, but I just never really drew them the way I wanted the to look until recently.
So that's why you're suddenly seeing a spike in my Sailor Moon artwork. I've been inspired by Marco Albiero to try different shading ideas as of late. Some of them are also popping up on my Facebook Group for Sailor Moon