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... Cause I am Sailor Pride by GBIllustrations ... Cause I am Sailor Pride by GBIllustrations
.:: Character Notes ::.

Name: Hokori, Sailor Pride
Age: 18
Birthday: June 27th
Color: The 8 Colors of the Rainbow (Yes, 8, not 7 ... 8)
Main Attacks, Labrys Strike: Forms a fairly large ethereal Labrys (double edged axe) which is launched towards the enemy.
Ultimate Attack, Rainbow Fireflies: Summons multiple glowing balls of energy which explode upon impact. Viewable in the image above.

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.:: Artist Notes ::.

The elaborate design of this picture took some time to finalize. From her locket, also the character’s transformation device, which shows the 8 colors of the original Pride Flag, to the gloves and boots, also reflecting the flag, each detail reflects one symbol or another of the gay community.

The triangular shape of the character’s fringe as well as the inverted triangle marking on her cheek, are reference to the pink triangle which original intended as a badge of shame, yet has nowadays become an international symbol of gay pride and the gay rights movement.

The pink triangle is only second in popularity when compared to the well renowned rainbow flag, who’s colors, even though nowadays were dropped down to only 6, were original 8. The colors, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, violent and indigo, represented sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, arts, serenity and spirit respectively. I used these colors over the gems in the character’s locket, as well as her gloves and boots.

As a small inside joke, I also placed a set of fairy wings on the character’s back, as a mockery of the derogative term “fairy.”

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.:: Final Comment ::.

There are so many reasons why I personally –had- to draw this picture. I won’t really go into that. What I do want to get into however, is thanking 3 people for being such an inspiration and such help to me.

First off, *iamymai for creating the first Sailor Gay Pride, which is what started this idea in the first place. I congratulate her for her work and thank her for being such an inspiration.

Secondly, one of my bestestestest friends ~whisperelmwood for being so sweet, kind and lovely to me all the time, and for helping me out to correct some minor details. She listens to my ranting about my own work constantly and keeps me going more than she could ever know. Much love to her for everything she does for me! :heart:

And last but not least, the one and only !DracheaRannak which is one of my all-time favourite artists here on DeviantArt. I have watched and studies his art style for many seasons now, and I have to say that almost no one I have come across has nailed the classical anime style scene in series such as Sailor Moon and Saint Seiya (two of my most favourite anime ever) as much as he did. Through watching his work and reading his 2 tutorials over and over, I have learned how to color and refine my work as much as possible. I cannot thank him enough for sharing his work with us all, and for being such a sweet and kind person to me, listening to my ramblings on msn and whatnots!

Big hugs to all 3!

Now before I start giggling like a foaming fangirl, I’ll leave you with the picture.

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.:: Credits ::.

Even though I did edit that text/poem found in the background, I did NOT write it myself. Unfortunately, many people have posted this poem online, both in and outside of DeviantArt, and even though I tried my best, i could not find the original writer, hence, am not able to give the appropriate credit.

I truly apologise for this.

I also would like to credit !DracheaRannak for his tutorials, without which, I couldn’t have possibly achieved the result above.
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ElizaTheKitty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
I have 2 stnad by this cuse i give pride 2 thise who r so thats y i stay silent on national gay pride at my school
cuse if they dont have a voice then none of us do
Magic-artsy-farts Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
The art is amazing and the concept is amazing! As a bi person it really cheers me up to know that there are people out there who support equality for everyone. Thank you for making this!
PreetyCake123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Powerful. Had me sitting in front of my computer for a few minutes just going "Wow.." and "Aww.." I love homosexual people because they are so special and lovely and I would love to have every single homosexual person in this world as my friend. It's crazy that countries ban homosexuality. What's wrong with gay and lesbian? Screw society and government.

Sorry that was long.
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, that was amazing.

It doesn't matter that you didn't write the poem yourself. I think you are a wonderful person to have shared it because it really brought me to tears.
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are too kind. :hug: Thank you.
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer

I cry every time I read it.
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Writer
Grizzy3384 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This made me cry...May Sailor Pride Watch Over Us All
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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