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oO    Sailor Astera    Oo by leichan oO    Sailor Astera    Oo by leichan
Bubbly fun for Sakky (You're a sweetheart!)

You're right in assuming that this took a long time. It did. I started this at 12 or so yesterday, and finished this morning at maybe 1. I only had to stop a few times to get dinner and to let the other family members use the computer, so that's a good.... 9 or so hours on this. I had to make the lineart from the original drawing by Naoko (Because I won't cover up that fact, the template is by Naoko-sama from a manga drawing of Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon), then minimise it, open it up in adobe, make a single pixel width lineart from that, delegate the colors I would use (as compared to the real colors which aren't so dulled like right here), then shade the sucker.

So yes. A very long time for a very good friend. She's done a lot for me, so this is a Christmas gift^^ One day before she has to pack up and go home for the holidays, too. I guess it's a good send off.

100% Pixels.

So yes, steal and I'll send in Napalm armies. I put a lot of time and care into this edit.

Sailor Moon etc (c) Naoko Takeuchi - sensei
Sailor Astera (c) Sakky @ Sailor Astera.com
Art (c) me, in a way.

Made with all my love. Sakky, you put up with a lot more than you have to.
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kittygirl20001 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Student Writer
good job on it!
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JhurynSightbringer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
i saw this on your site. i fell in love with it then, and i still love it now. she's so f-ing cute. ^^
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xx-foxygal18-xx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
cool can you make one for me too?

Senshi Tokyo Crystal-Light
(thats her name)
[link]
Bliss
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AdokenaiHitomi13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
WOW. you DID put alot of effort into that! It shows, and it's stunning! I shall join your army if someone steals it because I know what it's like when people steal things you worked hard on! *signs army...contract thing*
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cassiopeiaa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
:aww: she is sooo cute!!
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:iconmene:
mene Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005   Traditional Artist
Beautiful o.o *stares*
Really looks like a manga picture... The shading is done really nicely!!!
And I love the hair :)
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Jishin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
EEEEE!! She's sooo cute sis!! The shading on her hair is just 0_o .......wicked.
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LovelyRita515 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
cute! and I love the hands.... very fun
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obsessed-freak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004  Professional General Artist
im sorry to trouble you again..but i think 9 hours is a bit long...i only take 1-2 to make one from scratch,base and all....
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leichan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
I find that the more I put into a peice, the less superficial the result is than what a doll looks after a significantly less amount of time. I consider pixels to be real art, and I strive for perfection. When I work from a base, sometimes I have to break it down to just the outline of it, and work it from there up, instead of just changing a few pixels from their original position.
As for your second comment, I'm less inclined to beleive you. I see that your works are significantly lacking in base credits, especially those from Aragonite, of whom I adore her work dearly. Base credits are essencial when posting them anywhere, as it's not only a moral issue of the base artist, but also legally, because whenever you see a movie, they credit EVERYONE, including the people who hosed down the animals and of the companies whom had their products in the movie. It is -copyright-. It's the same with pixel art. You must credit everything that is not yours, even when it was significantly changed.

Please question your own ethics before questioning my own.

(If I seem offensive to you in this comment, then that is only because I feel very strongly about it. Also, it's better you hear it from me than someone who will NOT care about your feelings and whom might get you kicked off of DA alltogether.)
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obsessed-freak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
im sorry i was being inconsiderite,but im telling the truth,i dont really take note of what bases i take from a site,i do remember most,but i coulnt find her adress on my favorites bar,i save all my bases to on data base and i never thought i would get a website to put up my work,i know theres no excuse,but i wanted you to know the whole side of it,i do like your work,im a big sailor fan, though i do not make many dolls of them(mainly because i dont have the ruffley skirts down) i admire yours.so i guess your a bit better than me in more things than common sence and morals(though i would never do that intentionally).i will write the name of the base site by each doll in the future,or in a link in the description.ill go back to my other dolls to see if i have any of those links handy.thanx again, im happy that i can make what did wrong right again before i got my self to deep in the mud....Talice
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leichan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005
One thing you can do is do a google image search. It worked when I couldn't find that ONE link that I couldn't find. You just need to make sure it was the original image name, or it won't work. Either than that, just search as much as you can, and see if you can recognize the site that you were on.

What I do is that I keep a folder on my computer especially for doll bases, and I create one subpage for each website and put all bases from there into the folder, and name the folder whatever the site or author is called. Finally put a bookmark of the same name in my favorites and create a folder there specifically for doll base sites. It may suck sometimes, but I'd rather have my shit together than to feel like an idiot when I go to post the dolls and I dont' have the link. There's a doll on my own site that I haven't found the link to as well, but one out of at least 120 dolls aint bad.

But this is the issue of give credit where credit is due. I'd rather take the safe road than to be sued (which is the worst case scenario).

I think something else you need to consider is that the base you get the site from is a doll base site (which will refer to their bases as bases and you're fine), or Kisekae base site (which will refer to their bases as 'templates'), and there will be your problem right there. Some Kisekae sites know about dolls and will tell you whether or not you can use the bases for dolls or not, and some you need to ask permission (like I did for Aragonite's bases, because as it stood when I asked her, artists needed permission to use them for dolls).

So you have some work ahead of you girlie^^. And if you need help, you can always send me a note.

Your Lord of Napalm,
Lorelei
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yakitora Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004   Digital Artist
This is really REALLY nice!! You're pixeling techniques really have improved over the past couple of years!! It's really shiny and Astera is very cute looking. ^__^ You're hard work payed off!!
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leichan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004
Thank you, tora^^ That means a lot ::hugs::
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
*GLOMPAGE*

Leichan! It's amaaaaaaaaaaaazing!! I'm so impressed! You've done VERY well!! I think Sakky will love it!! ^_________^
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leichan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004
oh she does^^ She just about shat a brick house when she saw it^^
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO! ^________^

leichan, you roc!!
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leichan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004
it's true^^; I thought I had to whip out the defibrulator.
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OhhSugar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004  Student General Artist
thats so adorable ^^ i really like the shades used here ^^
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OBSailorStar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
It's very cute and very pretty. I like her a lot. The colors are great, and the pose was a very good choice. Wonderful job!
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vinyl-eraser Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
its so beautiful! and you did it all by pixel shading... woahhh!! the hair is really lovely! :)
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Melethnein Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
SO ADORABLE! I WANT ONE!
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chibilady17 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
wow its so beautful you always do great work but this is just O_O there are no words that do it justice!!!!
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Ayumui Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
Sooo cute ^^ I'm a Sailor Moon obsessor so ya know this is going in my favs ^^
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shuu-bunni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said, this kicked ass.
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aescleal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
Lovely, just like yesterday when Sakura spazzed over it lovingly :3
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angelicmayuka12 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004   Digital Artist
eeeeeeeeee. That's so uuber cool Lorelei! XD XD Woowwwww! The shading...hair...everything! I really admire your work...
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T-Mind Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
it's exactly like the naoko takeuchi's style ^_^
good work!
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:iconleichan:
leichan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
only cause it was edited from her work^^ :: poitns to the description she lovingly typed out::
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Nandemonai Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
lovely job :)
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SheLovesSlipknot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
How beautifuuuul *__* I love her hair...
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luckyanne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004   Digital Artist
I totally envy your shading skills, everything looks awesome, especially the hair!! Wonderful ^__^
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bekuki-chan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
That's really good! She's so cute! ^_^
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burloire Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww! This is really beautiful! <3~

A person can really tell how much time and love you put into this! I'm touched by your deciation! =^.^=
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