Hermione, my childhood heroine!! I just love going wild drawing curly hair!! (tbh I could have added more curls but oh well) I mixed between grayscale markers and black and white china markers for this illustration. The background was added in last second so it’s kinda questionable.
Today was pretty cold, and there was hail. Was going to work on homework but decided to chillax and draw one of my favorite childhood heroines, Michiru Kaioh aka Sailor Neptune all dressed up for the cold.
Yoko Tsuno, three quarters Japanese and one quarter Chinese, is the heroine of her very own series of comics. Apart from being an electric engineer, Yoko also holds a black belt in Aikido and is a licensed pilot. She’s intelligent, compassionate, and driven, but she isn’t perfect: she’s also very headstrong and occasionally impulsive, characteristics which often lead her and/or the people she loves into trouble. Later in the series she adopts a little girl and adds ‘amazing mother’ to her list of accomplishments. Her relationship with her eventual boyfriend is very equality-based and one of the most grown-up and genuine I’ve ever seen. Apart from the main cast the comics feature several female guest stars, ranging from damsels-in-distress (which is occasionally subverted) to evil geniuses and badass Russian spies, and everything in between. The comics often focused on Yoko’s relationship with these women, and featured some beautiful and realistic female friendships.
She was a bit of a hero to me when I was a kid. Looking back, it’s not hard to see why…