WritingI decided to update PGotG with chapter 14 on both AO3 and FFN. While I love AO3 infinitely more, it doesn't have as many members as FFN and I want to make sure my story gets exposure. Also, there were several people following my story and I couldn't just leave them hanging. There's only one more chapter to go and while I've outlined it I haven't started writing it at all because I'm outlining another story featuring the original sailor senshi. It's going to be a modern day AU college setting in Seattle and feature the Shitennou. And unlike most authors who use this premise I am going to include the outer senshi and they will actually get some page time.
A few weeks ago I underwent a challenge and started sketching a Sailor Aquarius/Naota reference sheet. I had never done such a thing because all my senshi's information is on their website, but I wanted to work on my anatomy and facial features. Naota came out really good– I used a simple pose, gave her a simple outfit, and managed a decent expression. Then I started on Sailor Aquarius' pose. I put her in a power stance but it took forever to get her arms right. Then I struggled with the hands because I have a tendency to draw elongated fingers which end up looking freakish. Yet after all my grievances I finished her today and am pretty proud of how she looks. Now I have to ink and color everything which will probably take another two weeks at my pace.
If I had the money I would love to commission Drachea Rannak to draw up my Zodiac Senshi. He's a model anime-style artist and an icon in the otaku senshi community. I'm really surprised his Facebook page only has 8,200 likes! I know there's more of us out there; maybe they're all on Tumblr (which two of my real-world friends have been trying to convince me to join). It just seems like a constant stream of fandom-related things and I'm really not into that many fandoms. I love Assassin's Creed and Sailor Moon, of course, but I find enough quality fanart here. I would also happily commission ~Tsuzukikun to create Millennium versions of my Zodiac Senshi. When I have money to spend, though, it's going toward winter gear and new CDs. Thank god for podcasts or I'd go crazy listening to the same music over and over again.
If you feel inclined, visit the slightly-updated Pretty Guardians site: pretty-guardians.webs.com/