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Always Believe the 'Theys' by voracioussketching Always Believe the 'Theys' by voracioussketching
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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Hareer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
This is so tragic. ;_;

Very nicely put together!
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Maetessa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I want to favorite this because I really like the style, but it makes me sad Q__Q
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LinBrightmoon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist
;-; 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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Maetessa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Agreed! What you said sums it up perfectly.
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DorinArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
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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voracioussketching Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist 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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DorinArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
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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voracioussketching Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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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IloveLordGhiraham Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVED watching this as a kid!!!
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cuteRally Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
So nice and somewhat sad, but luckyly Sailor Moon has a happy end.
Like the artwork <3
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Beautiful and sad. That was a sad, but great episode.
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Pipper18 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist 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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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Usagi only dies once, two if count her previous incarnation as Princess Serenity.
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BMTHTori Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Photographer
absolutly amazing! :D
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
this just touches my heart
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watashi-no-nindo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awwww...
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domaug Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
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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KuroHim3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So TRUE~ XD

and this had changer her entire life~!!!! hahaha
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BustyShinRaSOLDIER Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww spoiler alert T-T i didn't know this how awful
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Knilla Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Awesome! Sailor Moon!!! >:D
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Spongekind Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wow. As a sailor moon fan, this brings up some conflicting feelings. Good picture!
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VampricFaeryGirl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Well done.
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Sakokii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. :iconsoemotionalplz:
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XxChavalierxX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I never of that series that way........ This is cool! :D
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dormantfire Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
oh my... this is great!
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LiBoggs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I really love the cut-out feel to this. I admire the message and the overall feel of this. I think the monochromatic color scheme is perfect and the composition fits well. I fell like the character on a hill is very fitting for the emotion and that it add a nice movement. I think you did great!
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JoelDashReed Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just say: True.
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Waya-etsa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Love. Love love LOVE.
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Yuufee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, so this is awesome. The second scene was one that struck a chord with pretty much everyone (even those of us who only really saw this scene in a choppy, improperly voiced, Sailor-Moon-Sez section). This glimpse sums up your theme perfectly.

I only feel sorry for Luna who must feel terribly responsible, haha.
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SakuraDreamerz2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Do you mean the second to last episode of he season or the series?
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voracioussketching Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, second to last episode of the first season, not the entire series.
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SakuraDreamerz2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Ooohhh, now I remember! I love it!
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magnomalo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Quite great.
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kiotana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
A beautiful idea!
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iCheddar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG... D: OMG THATS SO SAD D: and now that i think about it its totally true ;A; Poor usagi
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is simple, and just the right amount of bitter-sweet, well done love:) I also like that the piece feels self-contained, but also gives off a hint of a conversation left unfinished, as if we have only heard a small portion and there much left to be said, giving us hope that the ending of this story is more sweet than bitter:meow:
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luniara Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Man! Luna is purple!! PSSSSSSSH! lolz
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Leafei Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Artist
Actually, althought that is well true, she is a black cat, I don't think the director would want a black talking silhouette of a cat to be on television. :I
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luniara Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooooh, I know she's a black cat. I was being a smart butt. XD
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RinaChiba Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As lovely as this is, it is also pretty true and rather depressing. Bright side, that same black cat has brought about some good things that may never have come had she not crossed Usagi's path.
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"Bright side, that same black cat has brought about some good things that may never have come had she not crossed Usagi's path."

:iconfblikeplz: I agree with this completely. Luna brought good as well as bad into Usagi's life. ;) =) If it weren't for Luna, Usagi wouldn't have befriended wonderful and supportive people that always fought beside her. =D :heart: :love:
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LNZart Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So well done and nicely executed.
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emeraldvibe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true to Usagi's personality at the beginning of the series
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atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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Corrinthia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Writer
fantastic concept! In all my years watching SM, that thought about Luna never occurred to me...
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pharynroller360 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
did you know the finale season of sailor moon.........what if find out in final battle between good and evil
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AriannaTheKeybearer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kind of a 'Madoka' spin on the series Sailor moon.. But keep in mind, if Luna hadn't crossed their path and given Serena her powers, the enemies could have gotten her while she was vulnerable and kill the only heir to the moon kingdom..
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KitzelTheMuse Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept of this! It's so true when you apply it to this show. Had Luna not crossed Usagi's path things could have wound up very different indeed. Faved.
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neofeliss Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh god, I didn't need these kind of feels this early in the morning. XDD But these are excellent!
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AggroVolken Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Dammit Luna!
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