Better late than never! Really tried to push myself with this one — used an actual person for pose reference and tried again to get detailed and thoughtful with my character design. Had a lot of fun referencing Fire Emblem armor (heheh, fire) and Rei's Hino's gorgeous eyes and attacks! Hopefully I can get 2x caught up this week with Jupiter and Saturn. I got a liiiittle ahead of myself putting Saturn in the background here, but we can pretend Jupiter has big big rings!~
The electric fighter princess ⚡! Sailor Jupiter has always been my favourite scout next to Sailor Moon. As a kid I had a thing for tough girls in green (Buttercup)! I wanted Sailor Jupiter to be a sexy fighter, but not insofar as a Street Fighter female character kind of sexy. She's powerful, tall, loves being a woman and kicking butt, but would rather cloak her royalty than let anyone treat her differently for being a princess. Electrifying :)
I was at a loss at first not having a Sailor Scout to base my concept off of when the Neopets Earth Faerie came to mind. I began looking up Tinkerbell reference images, knowing I didn't want just a cute woodland fae to exemplify Earth. I quickly discovered Tink's sister Periwinkle and how adorable they are together. With a little help from watching
too much Steven Universe, I had my Earth idea!
The two faerie lovers of Land and Sea! Together they fuse to form Mother Earth, but separately they are two darling queer pixie babes that help flowers and plants grow and keep the ocean floor mysterious. ♥
My plan for the challenge is to use the colours/motifs and transformation/attack sequence poses from the respective planets' Sailor Scouts. I get hung up most on anatomy in my art, so using a dynamic reference pose will take away that anxiety and give a nod to the senshi themselves!
The two western Zodiac signs under Mercury as featured as constellations in the background and she gets a powerful royal sleeveless plugsuit because in my head Ami Mizuno and Rei Ayanami use the same shade to dye their hair in space. ♥