Sailor Moon & The Silver Millennium

This piece was created in response to a call for artists for the Silver Millennium Masquerade Ball at Saratoga Spa State Park in New York.

I decided to illustrate Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon based on one of my favorite moments from the Sailor Moon Anime, in which Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon come down from the sky after having defeated Queen Nehellenia.

 The final piece was created with paper and gouache.

The final piece was created with paper and gouache.

 Before I start on the paper cut, I like to make color thumbnails to figure out my color palette. I went through multiple color palettes for the environment. I decided on the blues, because ultimately, it seemed most fitting.

Before I start on the paper cut, I like to make color thumbnails to figure out my color palette. I went through multiple color palettes for the environment. I decided on the blues, because ultimately, it seemed most fitting.

 Before making the color palette, I begin with a template / final sketch of the illustration. This enables me to work digitally or in paper.

Before making the color palette, I begin with a template / final sketch of the illustration. This enables me to work digitally or in paper.