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Maristo Luno: The Sailor Moon Redraw Challenge

I’m not really a “fan art’ kind of guy, but when I saw this “sailor moon redraw challenge” floating around Instagram and Twitter, I figured “Why not?” as I’ve always been a big fan of the show, especially the Doom Tree story arc. I was a little stumped on how to approach the redraw part of the challenge in terms of style, as little would feel “uniquely mine” at the risk of sounding pompous. I went with a comical approach at first, and overall it was an excuse to get used to working in Infinite Painter, which I think I like the more and more I use it. Beyond that, I kind of felt like I hadn’t done the challenge justice. That’s when my friend Desi suggested I make one of my atmospheric landscapes. Recognizing it as an utterly brilliant idea, I wasted no time making some roughs and then deriving the color palette from the screenshot. I used an app called Coolors to make it, and then brought it into Infinite Painter.

Maristo Luno,

Maristo Luno,

The color palette derived from the original screenshot, made in Coolors.

The color palette derived from the original screenshot, made in Coolors.

The “Thing in the (Sailor) Moonlight” take, using a few design cues from the Changelings of the Timesplitters games.

The “Thing in the (Sailor) Moonlight” take, using a few design cues from the Changelings of the Timesplitters games.

The original screenshot.

The original screenshot.