Like most everything else, when you get new equipment, you gotta test it out before you’re sure it’ll work right.  This laptop’s monitor is considerably different than the one I had (for one thing, it stays up properly…), so I felt like I needed to do a test drawing before I dove headfirst into my Pile O’ Stuff That Has To Be Drawn (and hasn’t been because, well, laptop and broken and all that).

But practice doesn’t have to mean “not useful”.  Here’s the first of what will hopefully be a series of portraits of the Senshi.  :>

“Don’t be frightened, my dear… these are friends.”

Baby!Serenity meets her (somewhat older) Senshi for the first time.

I’ve been pretty stuck on Silver Millennium stuff lately.  I have a pretty monstrous AU in the works that involves a lot of headcanon-y SilMil shit, and since that was on the brain…

(There’s a version of this where the Senshi are wearing clothes similar to the ones in said AU, if you’re curious.)

(also no shading for now because I’ve been taking care of my sick fiancee all day and I’m tiiiired)

EDIT: Also btw the cutie marks are just their respective elements because uncreative tonight.

This WAS a sketch.

And now it isn’t.

I’m sorry* Jadeite’s first appearance here was as Mars’ kicking-bag.

*not actually sorry

His cutie mark, for the curious, is a masquerade mask with a few decorations in the same color as jadeite.  I have a whole list of things it symbolizes, but feel free to draw your own conclusions.  :P

This also is Sailor Mars’ first appearance; you’ll note her cutie mark isn’t the same as her civilian form!  Her coat’s also somewhat darker.

There’s one more sketch going up tomorrow sometime.