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Always Believe the 'Theys'
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Published: November 21, 2012
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Comparison piece using vector traces of scenes from the first and second-to-last episodes. Done in Inkscape and GIMP for some colouring/texturing. Paper texture is my own.
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This is so tragic. ;_;

Very nicely put together!
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MaetessaProfessional Artisan Crafter
I want to favorite this because I really like the style, but it makes me sad Q__Q
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;-; Very nice, you did a great job with capturing the emotional baggage of not only the 'Hero,' but the 'Child Leader' role as well.
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MaetessaProfessional Artisan Crafter
Agreed! What you said sums it up perfectly.
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I've been trying to do some vector tracing in Inkscape, but haven't been able to get it to pick up big contiguous sections of color like that. Do you have any tips, or remember what settings you were using?
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voracioussketchingHobbyist Digital Artist
I actually only use Inkscape for the lines; for the flat colours, I opened up the transparent .pngs in GIMP and went from there. I wish I knew how to make flat vector fill areas of colour as specific as this, that would make using Inkscape a dream. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
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How are you isolating the lines in Inkscape?

You can get colors by doing Trace Bitmap -] Mode -] Colors, and then set the Scans value equal to the number of colors in the image. It requires a very clean image though.
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voracioussketchingHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I'm tracing over them by hand using the paths tool. Scanning the image/tracing automatically is too unreliable. It's tedious but not difficult once you get the hang of it.
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IloveLordGhirahamHobbyist Artist
I LOVED watching this as a kid!!!
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So nice and somewhat sad, but luckyly Sailor Moon has a happy end.
Like the artwork <3
Tsuki222's avatar
Beautiful and sad. That was a sad, but great episode.
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Pipper18Hobbyist General Artist
yup! she dies like how many times? and darien brings her back with the power of luv.... :P maybe the white cat nuetralizes it haha
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Usagi only dies once, two if count her previous incarnation as Princess Serenity.
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BMTHToriStudent Traditional Artist
absolutly amazing! :D
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this just touches my heart
domaug's avatar
this is cool but if black cats are supposed to bring bad luck when they cross your path, all i can think of is "DAMMIT LUNA, YOU HAD ONE JOB" lol
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and this had changer her entire life~!!!! hahaha
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BustyShinRaSOLDIERHobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww spoiler alert T-T i didn't know this how awful
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Awesome! Sailor Moon!!! >:D
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Wow. As a sailor moon fan, this brings up some conflicting feelings. Good picture!
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VampricFaeryGirlHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Well done.
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SakokiiHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. :iconsoemotionalplz:
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XxChavalierxXHobbyist General Artist
I never of that series that way........ This is cool! :D
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