Art Discovery: Sailor Moon Cosmos Arc

Art Discovery: Sailor Moon Cosmos Arc

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So this is interesting: the Sailor Moon Cosmos Arc, a fan manga (doujinshi) made by digitally altering Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga images. The fan artist is OhtoriArt (formerly Vivian exMoon), who is also an avid cosplayer.

(I suggest not reading it unless you’ve read/seen all the Sailor Moon stories to avoid spoilers. Also, read it right-to-left.)

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I think even the goal of this doujinshi is impressive – first, you have to have a story idea, plot it out, write it, and storyboard it. Then, among the many volumes of Sailor Moon, you have to search for the closest original image that you can work with. Then you have to alter it the way you want and match the alterations’ visual quality to the source material.

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Original on the left, modified version on the right
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Original on the left, modified version on the right

Here are some more examples of just how extensive the modifications can be. I have a little retouching experience – it’s hard! It takes a lot of Photoshop layers, that’s for sure.

Head over to the Acts page to start reading!

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My art: The Flower eyes

My art: The Flower eyes

Yep, still working on this. But I’m close. Not sure which to go with. I know the yellow eyes will make her look more other-worldly. I may go with the pink, just to have some pink in there somewhere.

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My art: More The Flower concepts

My art: More The Flower concepts

Trying out more color combos. I’m not crazy about pink on blue. I’m leaning towards the violet hair with violet pantaloons.

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The Flower color concept

The Flower color concept

I have a volume of Card Captor Sakura that is falling apart, and the two-page spread of when The Flower first appears is loose now, so I decided to color it with colored pencils. This is a photocopy, though, since I want to try out different color combos.

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My art: Magdalena 2

My art: Magdalena 2

This is the last of many + Anima fanarts I’ve done. See the rest by clicking on the + Anima tag.

from volume 4
from volume 4

Yes, this is the last one. I hope you’ve enjoyed all of my +Anima fanarts – I absolutely loved drawing them. And I hope you read the manga, too!

My art: Steampunk Senshi costume

My art: Steampunk Senshi costume

A while back I saw some hyped costumes someone designed for Sailor Moon, and I didn’t really like them. (I won’t link to them so no one feels bad.)

So I decided to design some Sailor Moon costumes myself. I ended up designing five. Below is the steampunk one, modeled by Ami.

Every steampunk needs goggles.
Every steampunk needs goggles.

I want to color them digitally, but as you know, I have many works in progress already so it may be quite some time.

My art: Magdalena 1

My art: Magdalena 1

This is one of many + Anima fanarts I’ve done. See the rest by clicking on the + Anima tag.

I would say that Magdalena definitely goes for the Gothic Lolita style.

from volume 4
from volume 4

The perspective is off because this is a photo, sorry!