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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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:iconkittygirl20001:
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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