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Edits:

- More controlled luminosity in the picture.
- Added F Holes to violin
- Fixed strings below the bow instead of above.
- Added strength to the Neptune symbol

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More work from my Anime Nostalgia Series, this time illustrating Michiru Kaioh, also known as Sailor Neptune from the popular and classical series Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi.

Michiru was always my very favorite character in the series, and if I could be entirely honest, she is probably my character female character in the anime universe. Her grace and charm, her strong yet giving character, her skills with instruments and her blind love for Haruka, attract me to an insane level to her. I also identify myself with her on some levels, and those who know both myself and the character might understand slightly why. Sadly, I do not also posses her patience. u.u'

The colours here are amongst my favorites as well. Turqoise, being my favorite colour, accompanied by lovely shades of baby blue and navy.

I would also like to dedicate this picture to one of my followers who has been watching my work, commenting and supporting me in my rough times from day one. Big hugs, roses and thank you to ~Niko2x4

To Niko: "I know she's not Mars or Jupiter, but since you luv her too, I thought, why not!" xD

Let me know what you think. :rose::love::heart:

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.:: Anime Nostalgia Project ::.

All images within this project are reproductions and restorations of various artbook illustrations or screenshots, redesigned in my own style. I do not intend to steal or take credit for the respective artists, yet I do it with the sole intent to show tribute and my love and admiration towards their work. For more information about this project, and for more Anime Nostalgia Illustrations, check out my gallery and collection.

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.:: Credits ::.

I renounce any credit for the lineart of this picture as it was reproduced from either a screenshot of the series or artbook of the title it portrays. Credit for that goes to the original artist of the piece. I do however take credit for the overall composition of the image as well as the hours of colouring and dedication towards my art, so please refrain from stealing or posting the picture for your own purposes without my written permission.
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swordofdrossel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Artist
kirakira!(sparkly!)
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
This got me singing the Outer Scouts transformation violin theme. 
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, LOVE that theme ... it was my ring tone for a couple of years actually. :)
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Very awesome!! Yeah I went and played it on repeat for a while earlier today. 
There are some cool life performances of violinists performing that piece on youtube. 
Those are always fun to watch. 
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very true! :)
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Swissair171 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God this picture's beautiful!
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Onyx2589 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
OMFG. she's drop-dead gorgeous. 
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:>
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IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
This is gorgeous!! Michiru FTW!!
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JadeStoneDragon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
This is so beautiful. I love Michiru, very graceful and refined yet so passionate at the same time. She and Haruka are just too cute for words.
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Anie92 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I love this character :)
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Dianechan12345 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!

:iconcuteicondividerplz: :D
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KazenoShun Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Neptune isn't my favorite senshi, but I think you caught her gentle side very well with this drawing.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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CherryBlossomFalling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oooh, this is so beautifully drawn!
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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CherryBlossomFalling Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
your very welcome!
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:iconinsanityforthenation:
Sooo beautiful.
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:icongbillustrations:
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :rose:
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missmarie18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
This is gorgeous! Excellent work :D!
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:icongbillustrations:
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :rose:
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missmarie18 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
you're very welcome :D
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girlinthepainting Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
pretty! one thing to add might be on the bow, it sticks out and you use it to tighten the horse hair, but very well done indeed!!
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:icongbillustrations:
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you a violinist? :D
Always love these kinds of tips! :heart:
Thanks so much :rose:
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girlinthepainting Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I used to play for about nine yaers, until my wrists gave out and I was given the choice between violin, piano or the computer. Heehee, guess what I choose. I was never very good, but I still love it.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is such a shame! I'd love to be able to play it. I do play the piano, or used to rather. Miss that too kinda.
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KawaiiDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautyful
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :rose:
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KawaiiDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome, your artwork are amazing. *__*
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Foolrain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Love it!
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:icongbillustrations:
GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :rose:
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oXFrostXo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful. I love it.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :3
Love your icon xD
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Andu1991 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
whoa this looks really good, michiru is well colored, i like how you madee her sparkle(i definatly hope this is the right word ^^') a bit
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is the right word xD
I love sparkles, especially on clothing and hair xD
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SapphoSnape Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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SapphoSnape Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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YuriKitten Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so beautiful i love it :3
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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CandyHeartSweetness Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this deviation. I fav it!:D:D:D
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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emberrrs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This is really beautiful! I love the detail and shading in her dress.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
simple beautiful.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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