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Sailor Saturn by riordan-j-flynn Sailor Saturn by riordan-j-flynn
Part two of my Sailor Senshi series! Here's Sailor Saturn. There's another verson of her with bright eyes that looks pretty cool, but the vote was to make them dark. 

About 25 hours in Photoshop CS-5 over the course of a few weeks. Lots of new painting techniques. Eventually I'll put up a process video but for now enjoy.

'm absolutely aware that her fuku is NOT canon, and it's not supposed to be! 

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:iconjollynihilist:
JollyNihilist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ElvenRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014

*Ahem* AAAAAAHH!


 


But seriously, this is great. The eyes, especially, convey the pain of poor little Saturn. It's kinda creepy, too.

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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D :D :D :D :D 


I wanted to convey how unsettling she was. There is another version where she has gorgeous violet glowy eyes and I'll post it if people want.
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Manga Saturn was my favourite
Because she was a cyborg and looked really cool. I like this mix of her fuku and android parts. :)
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, me too. :D 
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the errors, I was on my phone when I typed that hehe.
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EvilMaggie98 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
omg I love this! I am soo happy you put in the fact that Hotaru is a cyborg, she has mechanical parts that is amazing!@ she's my favorite and you made her even more badass XD love it! <3
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much. ^^ I love manga-Hotaru. 
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EvilMaggie98 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
:D your welcome
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SqueakyMcBeal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Awesome work on her fuku! It just suits her better.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D 
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SqueakyMcBeal Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
You're welcome
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... interesting combo of her normal looks like some machine parts, like a cyborg or BORG. Very original, love it! Look forward to seeing the next one!
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Pluto is next. :3 Thanks very much. 

I was also going for a little bit of the Battle Angel Alita look. i38.mangareader.net/battle-ang…
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pluto sounds good. I looked at the link you gave me, that reminds me of Hotaru if she was in a plugsuit, NGE style.
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atram95 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great Job!!
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D 
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Rubenandres77 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a very interesting take on the character. A very nice rendition indeed :heart:
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I had a ton of fun painting it. :) 
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bluebattletech Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Love your style for the sailor senshi.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Pluto is next. :3
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:iconkaliannshevlin:
KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
This improved look is so amazing.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you! I like to take little liberties with the senshi's fuku a lot because I think they're a little dated!
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
nothing wrong with an updated look
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:iconciao-7:
ciao-7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the mixture of hard and soft features... cyborg feel mixed with the feathers and breeze through her hair
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Saturn is a mix of hardness and soft things. Compassion mixed with her unshakable resolve as Sailor Saturn. Her position as a symbol of death, but her friendship with ChibiUsa showing that she's more than just a walking Armageddon. Saturn is a really complex character and I feel most people who are Moonies don't give her enough credit for being amazing. 
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ciao-7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really cool that saturn is such an interesting character :) you did an amazing job portraying what you just described! i haven't watched sailor moon in a long, long time... like when it first came to north america.
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely go and watched the subbed version. It's a little slow, but you'll get more of the story that way. Barring that, just read the manga, it's posted up online. :) 
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ciao-7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll have to do that sometime :aww: thanks for the suggestion!
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Nice.
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers. :) 
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
You are welcome. :)
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Nerf-or-Nothing Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this is incredible! Better than the mercury version even! It reminds me of how in the manga her father had turned her into a half cyborg and she would hang from the ceiling by wires in her arms, legs and body. This makes me feel like this is how she would have looked had Mistress 9 had not overtaken her body and she had been reborn with a healed body, the wires would be seen even in her senshi form. Love this!
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! There were lots of things about the Mercury rendition that I was learning as I went along! I wanted to keep her cyborg elements as it never made sense to me that the manga got rid of them. I also have a weakness for androids. :) 
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Sigma-Astra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.....this is beyond breathtakingly unique and cool. I always thought of Saturn as the solemn, misunderstood Senshi of the group and you've captured that feel with the bionic arms and armor. She's almost a little creepy actually....lol
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Saturn really is a wonderful senshi. She is misunderstood and I hate the way Uranus and Neptune treat her before she's reborn. ChibiUsa is really the only person who loves her for who she is, rather than what everyone thinks she is. Her father loves her because she's a piece of his work, the senshi only respect her because of how much power she wields. I don't even like ChibiUsa, but I have to say that her friendship with Saturn really was the only thing that redeemed her at all to me. 
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Sigma-Astra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I wholeheartedly agree with you. :)
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Wow.
Double wow.
Double wow with knobs even.
I love the bionic / robotic arm and the armor-like texture of her fuku.
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Double wow with knobs is a new one for me. 

Thank you! 
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Double Wow with Knobs is much better than saying 'wow' about 100 times (also saves space and typing).

You're quite welcome.

Might I inquire which senshi is next, or is that a surprise?
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have a Facebook (www.facebook.com/riordanjamesf… page where I post polls and stuff. The next senshi to be drawn is Pluto! 
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
le squeee *runs off and likes and follows your page*

Pluto rocks socks. Cannot wait to see =D
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