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Future Reunion Act 2 Cover - textless by Mangaka-chan
Future Reunion Act 2 Cover - textless
Textless cover for Future Reunion Act 2. Personally, I feel this cover is a tad redundant, since the Kodansha reprint also has a cover with Saturn on it. But ah well. :p
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Future Reunion Act 1 Cover - textless by Mangaka-chan
Future Reunion Act 1 Cover - textless
People have expressed an interest in seeing the textless version of my Future Reunion, so here is the cover for Act 1!
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The Golden Queen by Mangaka-chan
The Golden Queen

Guess my Muse is still pretty caught up on paper crafting. :p I had wanted to do a Princess Tutu paper craft, but I had trouble with composing the piece. I had already bought some shinny gold foil paper for Tutu’s crown, and thinking about what I can do with it, I remembered this artwork from the fifth Sailor Moon artbook, and I thought it would be perfect for Galaxia. In some ways making a paper craft based on existing artwork is easier, as the drawing is already there, but in other ways it’s also harder, because there are angles and details that are hard to replicate in paper form. Still, I think recreating Naoko Takeuchi’s art in paper is pretty fun. ^^

I had initially wanted to imitate the background in the original artwork, but unlike 2D art, paper craft is 3D, and with no line art visible the paper figure fades into the background. So I chose to use a black background with some gold art deco inspired borders, which I felt was well suited for Galaxia’s nickname, The Golden Queen.

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I've gotten a lot of messages from people who enjoy reading Future Reunion, and I really appreciate the love everyone has shown this project. :heart:

My Future Reunion updates on dA are organized to show four pages at a time for better flow and efficiency, but that also means it takes me a bit longer to post completed pages here since I have to wait for a set of four before posting. However, I do make smaller updates on my Tumblr account, and it's also where I'll post new pages first before posting to other sites including dA. So, if you don't mind seeing small but more frequent updates, you can go to my Tumblr account (linked below) to see more. ;)

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Mangaka-chan
Janet
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Favourite genre of music: J-Pop, some English pop music, classical and new-age
Favourite style of art: Anime, Classical, Romantic
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Lokimamabear903 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! pardon me as I watch you, I saw your paper art on the front page while I was glancing over the stuff usually popping up there... annnnd I just couldn't resist watching for the pure adorableness I soon found in your gallery! 83
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Qsan90 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your art is so cute Mangaka-chan and your doujinshi is very nice *////*!.
Please upload news pages soon ! (●´∀`●) :heart:
Thank you to have created this beautiful work *//*. +Watch!
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ChibiRikku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really enjoying Future Reunion so far! I've been drawing my interpretations of Chibiusa in the future as Princess Lady Serenity/Neo Sailor Moon. I've thought about doing my own comic, but I have another story I want to draw first.

I was wondering what you use for screentones? I mostly use photoshop, so I'm wondering if there are some good shoujo/Sailor Moon style resources for Photoshop screentones and the like out there!
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Hi there! I mostly use PS patterns and screen tones that I bought and scanned. I've also used some screen tones from a user here on dA (if you google screen tones I think that account is one of the top hits).

And if you don't mind me asking, how did you color your future Chibi Usa fan art? Was it done on PS or was it using traditional media?
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ChibiRikku Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info! I've started collecting screentones from DA already. I'll look into buying some of my own and scanning them too!

Both of my Princess Lady Serenity/Neo Sailor Moon fanarts were colored using Photoshop! I've been collecting brushes from DA, and all the brushes I've downloaded are in a special folder in my Favorites. I tweaked some of the presets on a few to make them more suitable for the look I want. The same goes for the lines. However, I generally use a stock photoshop soft edge brush with tweaks to opacity and flow to imitate the ink airbrush effect.
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Ah, thanks for the tip! I want to try to replicate the airbrush and watercolor look that Naoko Takeuchi used for her artwork, but I'm too paranoid about messing up my work to use traditional media. XD;;
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drunken-dark-angel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love, love, LOVE Future Reunion. Such a great story so far! <3
I've always loved Chibi-usa and Helios and their almost/kinda relationship.
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forefes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
hey, have you ever watched school rumble?
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Nope. I've heard of it but never watched it or read it.
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forefes Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
oh man, its pretty funny. Its a comedy/romance that Ive rated on par with Toradora, another comedy/romance. Both are great shows to check out judging by your preferences :) 
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