Goodness this one took me a while to finish. I blame Clamp and their capes and shoulder armor. But I really enjoyed watching Magic Knight Rayearth for the first time! I read the original 3 volumes of the manga YEARS ago and I remember I loved them so much I was disappointed they were only 3 books. But I never got around to reading the sequel series or watching the anime. I really enjoyed it and I’m glad I included it in my list of magical girl series to research. It’s a bit different from most in the genre but it’s a great magic girl series. Strong girls, friends supporting each other, swords and mech suits?? The second series will be the next piece in the series and I am still getting through it but I’m almost finished watching it. Wedding Peach is up next!
I also have a part of my magical girl series that I think is very similar to the setting of this series, but it doesn’t relate exactly to my main team of girls. You’ll just have to wait and see! :D
Samurai Champloo fan art finially finished. Easily the best series I’ve seen in a while, and better so by my favourite animators and directors and artists. Going to do a Bebop work soon maybe with a similar twist.
Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu from Magic Knight Rayearth! One of the very first anime I saw after Sailormoon and still one of my favorites to this day :) Hikaru remains my favorite but they’re all such great characters.
I wanted to highlight some of the different strengths of each of them in my paintings. It’s funny but I never really focused on the ways they were each designed to mirror their element (other than the color coding) and it was cool to emphasize all the wildness to Hikaru or the straight angular shapes for Umi or the softness for Fuu.