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Legacy of the Moon by shuu-bunni Legacy of the Moon by shuu-bunni
"We are both the same."

Hoooooly crap. :omg:

I did this in one sitting! I haven't done that in forever, man :XD: I think this took me around 4 hours to complete, which is also kind of a record for me...considering I was tangling with a strong light source and all that!

Here we have the first, real, OFFICIAL artwork of my upcoming game, Sailor Moon: Generations. It takes place in the distant future, and is a "Neo" Senshi story of a sort. It's different from most of them though, at least I hope so once things become more clear :nod: So here we have "Neo" Sailor Moon, who is very different from Usagi. She is very reluctant about being a Senshi, but eventually comes to grips with it. More over, she has a lot to live up to and feels constant pressure due to her standing as Sailor Moon, and often feels she doesn't live up to it.

I wanted to do a companion piece with both Usagi-Moon and Hidenka-Moon (our heroine pictured here! :la:), but I wasn't sure what. So I decided to take a manga image and make it kind of ghostly in the background, signifying that the spirit of the past Moon is still lingering over the present Moon. The urge to draw this just hit me like a sack of bricks pretty much right when I got up, so I had to draw it :XD: I'm really pleased with the results, even though I haven't finished anything in ages and it came out so quickly!

Hidenka is one of 4 tan Senshi in the main group, and one of 2 with an ethnic background! I actually had no idea what her body type would be going into this, so I just kind of let it...happen. Thusly, small breasts, a really high waist and wide hips/thick thighs, giving her a pear-shaped look :XD: The bodice the "Neo" Senshi wear is slightly Victorian with the corset and the drooping sleeves, since the setting is kind of Neo Victorian/Steam Punk-ish.

I'm probably most happy with her hair lips and face! I also love how I did her hands for once! :faint:

Starry background from Hubblesite; Sailor Moon in the background is made by Naoko Takeuchi.

Pose reference from :iconsenshistock:!

Hidenka/"Neo" Sailor Moon (c) Me

Sailor Moon (c) Naoko Takeuchi
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Saekochan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. The coloration surprised me when I read the description. I love it anyway, though!
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shuu-bunni Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I tried really hard to change up the colors. <3
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sawai159 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woaah! That's Gorgeous :heart: And oh my, 4 hours? :o that would be a dream for me. And I like their fukus ^^ Wonderful job :heart:
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shuu-bunni Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it was weird how I cranked this out. Haven't been able to do that since, sadly D:
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maycelestia Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! And in one sitting? No way... It's such a dramatic picture without seeming needlessly overdramatic — and very good use of the star and manga backgrounds, to me they are very subtle but just enough to make an impact when first looking at the picture. Her face and hair are beautiful too. *stop gushing about the picture...*
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shuu-bunni Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Haha, sometimes when I get hit with the art bug THERE'S NO STOPPING ME! :XD:
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SailorDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!! This turned out absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love how you did the face, it looks so perfect! And the background and the lighting and the design... I have to admit I am totally jealous that you were able to do this in 4 hours! I am very impressed Shuu! :glomp:

And it makes me even more interested in the story.
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shuu-bunni Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, I'm surprised too! I usually spend 6-8 hours (minimum!) on an image, so the fact this came out of it shocks me XD

Thanks! It's a long way from being finished, but I've got my foot in the door at least :nod:
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songofamazon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! It took me a while to see Usagi in the background. It's all super nicely worked together.
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shuu-bunni Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I didn't want Usagi to be overly "there" so she's more blended ;D
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