For a monthly character design challenge.
I loved the old sailor moon series and it was my first series that made me more aware of animation and characters. The recent remake was a bit disappointing, to say the least.
The sailors have never been very different when it comes to body type, even Jupiter who was taller and supposed to be the tough and sporty one of the group was equally as slim and lightly build. Not to mention that mini skirts are not a fitting battle dress.
The first version was a challenge to my weak spots: Semi realism while still changing the shapes into a more stylized look. It was a nice experiment and lead me to the 2nd version after a clash with the paper cut filter. I really like the reduced and somewhat graphical look it produces.
After some days I wanted to make a version that is a bit closer to my usual style and it goes without saying, that this one works a lot better, because of that.