Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Astera - Dual Perspective by sakkysa Astera - Dual Perspective by sakkysa
I've been wanting to make one of these types of images for Astera for a while. On the plane from the south, where I went to visit my friend Kat, I decided to start it. I am pretty happy with it over all. I like the lineart mostly, particularly the tiara and brooch. I used Prismacolors for the character and Photoshop for the BG and effects. Oh, and the GIMP too.

Yey Astera. ^^;

People on the plane were stopping in the isle to ask questions and the guy next to me actually asked me about Sailor Moon. Bad idea huh? I tried to restrain myself. :3 The best part was this little kid about maybe 5 that walked by and stopped dead in her tracks: "WOW that's BEAUTIFUL!" Totally made my day. ^_^

Everyone says the same thing when they see me coloring something. "Did you draw that?" No, I just sneezed and it showed up on the page. Honestly! ;P

More recent Astera art:


Her fanfic:
Return of Astera: Chapter IReturn of Astera  A Sailor Moon Fanfiction   Chapter I: Introductions and Revelations   The long tendrils of clouds turned a hazy pink as the sun kissed the horizon. At the same time, a small tired hand ran across a furrowed brow. Ami Mizuno had just finished preparing herself for the marine biology mid-term exam. Now, she was contemplating going for a walk in the gardens to let her overworked mind settle before she ate supper. It was still early - only five o'clock - but she had gotten accustomed to eating earlier because rigorous study sessions she had been keeping recently. Feeling as though she reserved this break
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlordmars:
LordMars Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she has a mignificent tiara!
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! It's based on the one I use for cosplay :D
Reply
:iconoujip:
oujip Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Try to shade the pastels with a tissue and make a photo (no scans).
Thant's I think so.
Reply
:iconicheddar:
iCheddar Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really interesting, because i was on a plane ride to kansas and there was a man sitting nearby me who was looking over my shoulder while i inked a picture of my elf Oc he offered to pay me for the copy i had. it was the only copy of her that i had and i wasn't ready to part with it just yet so i had to turn him down. he asked me how much and i said for an ink like that $2.50 (not comfortable enough with my art at the time to ask for more and actually sell it.) this picture actually: [link]

but i was so red as i got off the plane... .///.
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would've been like "sure! $80" :D
Reply
:iconicheddar:
iCheddar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3 i'm not that confident in my art work just yet, and i was just inking it rather than coloring it like you and your amazing color skills :3
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww well I usually try to take the opportunity for a sale but it's different if the piece is important to you. Someone offered to buy Bobbin at my last convention but I couldn't bear to part with her T___T
Reply
:iconicheddar:
iCheddar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah >w<
Reply
:iconakwardrocketfairy:
AkwardRocketFairy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this like your OC or is there actually a sailor Astera? Just curious. I love her design! :)
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is a fan senshi. :D Thanks!
Reply
:iconakwardrocketfairy:
AkwardRocketFairy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! You're welcome
Reply
:iconjiko29:
jiko29 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing OC design! Yea, I love it when people randomly come up to you to see what you're drawing and then ask for a freebie on the spot. Um, hello; I'm not a filanthropist. Here's my card, commission me if you want something. Lol.
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:
Reply
:iconarch-guardian-angel:
Arch-Guardian-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this you're OC, or is it actually a character from sailor moon?
btw she looks so awesome! :D
:+favlove:
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is a fan senshi. Thank you! :heart:
Reply
:iconarch-guardian-angel:
Arch-Guardian-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sweet :) you're welcome ^^
Reply
:icondaisygirl3000:
DaisyGirl3000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo. Pretty^^ Well done :thumbsup: :-)
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :D
Reply
:icondaisygirl3000:
DaisyGirl3000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome^^ :)
Reply
:iconprotectress:
Protectress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
This is amazing! Really beautiful!! I love it!!!!
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thank you! :D
Reply
:iconprotectress:
Protectress Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
No problem! ^_^
Reply
:iconbuchanchem:
Buchanchem Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Looks great, love the colouring on it :D and yeh I totaly love it when you have children view your artwork :D. They love it even if your sitting there thinking 'but this is a really bad piece' .
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They do! xD
Reply
:iconbuchanchem:
Buchanchem Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:XD:
Reply
:iconlyralafae:
LyraLafae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
She is beautiful!! I love the detail work! fantastic job!
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is an old drawing but I still like it :3
Reply
:iconquantumcrash666:
quantumcrash666 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
lol^.^
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^
Reply
:iconrodentfanatic:
rodentfanatic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Her tiara is so beautiful and detailed, it is my favorite part, closely followed by the brooch
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the kind comments :heart:
Reply
:iconmarril96:
Marril96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful, Sakura- san! Astera looks so cute :D
And I love the tiara :love:
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :D
Reply
:iconmarril96:
Marril96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wellcome :D
Reply
:iconjormungander:
Jormungander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
I'm amazed with the detailing in this, not only the detailing in the forehead gem, but also in the brooch!
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! The brooch is what started it all :)
Reply
:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
love the eyes!
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
Reply
:icongalacticpink:
galacticpink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I've never compared her to Saturn. At least not pictures. Saturn seems....well, their personalities come across different in the pictures. Although I do have to admit I've compared her to Mistress Nine. Who IS NOT Hotaru/Saturn, not even in body! Maybe Hotaru will look like Mistress Nine when she grows up if she let her hair grow out...but yeah. Astera is more like Mistress Nine in "the way she carries herself" than Hotaru/Saturn.
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see that, being evil and all :D
Reply
:icongalacticpink:
galacticpink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
So, yay for accurate comparisons?

Mistress Nine was psychotic. So was Pharoah 90, but you didn't get to see much of his personality. It was pretty much channeled through Mistress Nine.
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, Astera's not really psychotic I dont think, just mad :D
Reply
:icongalacticpink:
galacticpink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
YOu are aware of the hilarious pun you made, right?
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed :D
Reply
:iconafreshnewstart:
AFreshNewStart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
"Wow did you draw that?!"

I get the same thing Sakura. I always want to be the wise-ass and say something smart-alic... But I never knew what to say, so with your permission on the "sneezing" comment, can I use it? BTW, the first thing I said when I saw this was, "Oh my god, that's gorgeous!" And it is! I always loved your art. Also, I have a question; I went to your site. I noticed you haven't updated it since February, everything okay? Hope it is. Keep up the wonderful work!

Alli
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Alli! Yeah, I haven't updated SSC in a while. My mother board fired itself, then we moved into a new house, and I've been busy with work and other junk. I do have some art I need to post, and I really should get on with some other little projects - but you know how it is. ;P

Thanks for the comment and totally use the sneeze thing :3
Reply
:iconafreshnewstart:
AFreshNewStart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
phew! I'm just glad everything's alright, don't know what I'd do without my favorite Otaku Artist :-). Eck, sorry about your mother board. Trust me I know how it is all to well :P
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Le sad. I hopefully will have time to do SOMETHING with it soon. Lately, most web updates have been for otakusenshi.com
Reply
:iconafreshnewstart:
AFreshNewStart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! I'm starting a site for my Otaku Senshi, and I was hoping I could put SSC and otakusenshi.com on my links list for people who need help in creating Senshi. Is that okay with you?
Reply
:iconsakkysa:
sakkysa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! Let me know when the site is up so I can check it out
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 748 × 546




Details

Submitted on
September 25, 2007
Image Size
206 KB
Resolution
748×546
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,389
Favourites
110 (who?)
Comments
171
Downloads
66
×