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Dark Side of the Moon by DarkSunRose Dark Side of the Moon by DarkSunRose
"I'm a sailor of JUSTICE, I am Serenity. Princess of a Moon Kingdom destroyed by greed and evil. Though I have died, my spirit lives on hidden in a world called earth.

When darkness falls, and those not satisfied by my Kingdom's end come crawling, I will awaken once more."


Ridiculous post intro over, inspired by spending MANY DAYS working on this piece. It's very different from my usual soft palette, it's what I was striving for (hopefully?).

After returning from Fanime, I was a bit giddy to try and create a few of my own fanart pieces from my childhood. What better way then starting with the staple, Sailor Moon.

I took liberties in changing things up. Removed some of the accessories, Venus now has whip.. Very hard not to convert to my old coloring ways but I kept with more solid lines and solid coloring.

Tribute to the Sailor Moon series.
Prints available at my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/listing/98773364/…

The Last Defense by DarkSunRose Moon Court by DarkSunRose
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gfm21 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Avaril Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you drew Sailor Mars, her eyes, hair and pose is just perfect.
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thank you, she was one of my favs to draw :)
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Cupcake-Tyrant Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
So cool!! I love seeing fan art is completely different styles from the original. Love it.
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Thank you! Glad you enjoy -cheers-
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HaniCrown Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very intense I love it. Now I'm imagining a darker version of Sailor Moon. Hah. 
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Sozias Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
love
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Panquem Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
acbfkndhfsgda WUUUUT!??!?!?!
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StanSharp Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cheese, this is amazing! I love this and your follow up to it. I get an idea from this drawing itself. If I was to do a drawing and I said that this was insperation, would that be ok with you? I don't want to violate any kinda of rule you know.
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I'm happy to be a source of inspiration. Go crazy!
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dormantfire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
whoahh this is absolutely amazing! the background is so cool with all the silhouettes, and I really like your style!
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44rivax Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
great!!
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westcoastpowercomics Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Hey whats up Melis..
I had a chance to meet you and see your artwork sunday at the sac con.
Great stuff!

I am happy with the print i bought from you. But i dont see it in your gallery. I bought the one with the guys playing the trumpet and saxaphone. I did have a commission for you if you are interested?

Talk soon!
Roberto
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Hello Reberto,

So glad you are enjoying the print! I'm not taking any commissions at the moment until my work load lightens a bit more. But feel free to PM me what you are looking for.
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westcoastpowercomics Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Sounds good!
Lets keep in touch.
Message me when you print something new.
Talk soon
Roberto
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HimeGabi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dark and serious. I like that intro post. Cause when you think about it, that is exactly what happened.
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Dark-Pen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking love this. I'm buying it at your table the next time I go to a con you're at :)
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:icondarksunrose:
DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
A couple conventions coming up -cheers-!
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StarMasayume Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I really adore your style. Such a unique look of the characters. I've rarely seen a Sailor Moon art look this cool :D
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you, it was fun putting my own spin of the characters.
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FantasyNinja Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
FFFFFFFF so awesomeeeeeeee!!!!!!! :faint:
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Thanks! Haha, happy you like <3
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jvad Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
This looks very much like Sailor Moon meets Hellboy, or at least Mike Mignola. Great pic!
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littlemotorcar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   Digital Artist
badass!
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:iconvolkradugi:
volkradugi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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Mirai-Mika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! It's so cool to see these characters in a more serious and battle-ready light
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GalaxyGoddess Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty flippin awesome in so many ways. I love the style, I like how it's a little more dark, a littlemore realistic, and honestly, the whip isn't that big of a change, since she has that "love chain" thing that acts as a whip. I really like this piece.
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Glad you enjoy my take on the series -cheers- . And I agree about the whip, just wanted to see her actually hold one. Had to reduce the size of the file, but on the whip there are little hearts -mehehehe-
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AFreshNewStart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love this! And the detail... :faint: i also love how you did the silhouette of the main villains from the series :la: very beautiful art!!
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Villains need love too. Thank you! It was fun adding them in the background.
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AFreshNewStart Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh yes, villains do need love :evillaugh: i wish i had your mad computer art program skillz :XD:
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TheChibiDesu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
*gasp* The mix of colors here is so astounding! I love it! :love:
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silvermoonmagic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
amazing style!!
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Fahji Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
this could be the best reboot evar
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank you kindly. Almost thinking of doing another of the outter scouts.
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Jeishii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love the style!
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LaynaFeynreique Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
a...ma..z- :faint:
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Thank you!
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Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist
F... yeah! :D
That's awesome :) I like the darkness in every character seen here and the settings! Great work!
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Thank ya! Always wondered how the series would turn out if it had less sparkle and more dirt. -cheers-
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you use your own style. A darker battle tone and almost like Sailor moon ended up in the Sweenty Todd area of the moon. :-)
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Haha, I like your description. Thank you!
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NP :-)
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kimlasca Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Love your style :D This is really badass.
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:iconloba-sagaz:
Loba-Sagaz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! So many details! Your style is amazing!
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DarkSunRose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Thank you! Glad you enjoy my spin on the series.
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GhostGirlx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Oh wow this is amazing :O
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:iconcatzilla:
catzilla Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing!
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Keiichisfuuma Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
loooove it
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xxxRiku-chanxxx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
This is great! It brings me back to my childhood, except it gives it a more spooky or eerie feel to it. I'm glad you mixed your style into it.
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