So I’ve done the flats (I love how the colours look together!) but I’m not entirely sure how to shade them :| Do I go for cel or soft? I AM CONFLICTED! And I should be doing a commission, but it’s Friday and I am le tired.
I’ve always loved this picture, so I thought I’d animate it. Unlike my other GIFs I kept this one as close to the original picture as possible. I like how it turned out for the most part. Plus, I discovered the optimize for GIF button on GIMP, so hopefully no more cutting out frames.
Gurl! I’ve been watching your stuff for a while now, and this is a huge leap and I LOVE IT! The is one of the best things I’ve ever seen!
I cannot express my love for this entire sequence enough. The POWER in it. It’s a collection of elements. The music, of course; the Sailor Teleport theme, which is such an anthem of triumph. The gorgeous glows around each of the girls, who are beautiful beacons in the devastation around them. Their posture, even as they kneel, showing nothing but dominance, confidence and control. The way they’re all coming together, even as they’re apart, literally reaching out to each other and receiving support.
And seriously, that first gif of Rei is just breathtaking. I AM MIGHTY. It’s one of the best sequences I’ve seen to personify all the best things in this show.These are powerful fucking woman, and the things they can do together are AMAZING.
Oh gosh ahhhh this episode is full of so many perfect little character moments.
Check out Ami you guys. DO YOU SEE AMI. She sees that attack coming and just dips in and shoves Usagi out of the way. And she can’t do a lot, she doesn’t have the strength, but she does ENOUGH. I LOVE this, love love love. Ami NEVER gets the chance to do this, which just makes it all the more fantastic that she’s doing it now. She might figure “Oh, Venus has got this.” But NO. Protecting Usagi is every bit as much Ami’s job, every bit as important to her, and every bit her first thought.
And seriously, that shove is just fantastic, the way she has to throw her entire body behind it. That’s WITH Senshi strength. Ami, you’re the best.
Then Minako, who is amazing on two levels here.
First, the obvious. She doesn’t hesitate, she just gets right in there and takes the full brunt of this attack, protecting both Usagi and Ami. Again, this isn’t something we get to see too much with Minako. Rei and Makoto are the big doofuses with the hobby for flinging themselves in front of shit. But that’s probably WHY we don’t get to see it as much. they hog all the fun. As much as Minako has that ruthlessness in her if she has to, it’s only when she absolutely has to. Both Ami and Usagi stand a much greater chance of being hurt, and that’s just not going to happen while Minako can stop it.
Then the way she doesn’t even check to see if Usagi’s out of the way. She keeps her eyes on Mimete the entire time, trusting that Ami has done all she can to protect Usagi. Ami may have the least amount of strength and the slowest reaction time, but Minako still trusts her utterly to do what needs to be done.
Ahh, all this from twelve frames of animation. SO GOOD.
I just can’t get enough of these badass, flawless ladies.