MIKEY ESPINOSA – SAILOR MOON WITH THE SCOUTS

Now that I’ve redesigned the Sailor Scouts, I wanted to have the scouts painted together using watercolour. I took inspiration from Kevin Wadas composition of the Sailor Scouts floating across the galaxy looking like Celtic goddesses. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017Sailor Venus redesign takes inspiration from Greek mythology and ancient buildings, the shape of the columns that held up the temples are evident in the design of the shoes. Because she is the second in command after Sailor Moon and the personal bodyguard, I wanted her to be at the front, leading the group. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor VenusWhen I was redesigning Sailor Uranus, I kept thinking rock climber and digger. I gave her straps to emphasise this and sturdy looking shapes in her designs to show her strength. She floats behind her lover Michiru aka Sailor Neptune, always watching over her and her princess Sailor Moon.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor UranusSailor Saturn always seemed like a dangerous and lonely character. I wanted her to face outwards to show her loneliness and disconnect from the other scouts, but I also positioned her close to Chibiusa since they have somewhat of a close relationship. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor SaturnSailor Pluto, the mistress of time soars above the scouts to show her power. She also playfully cares with Chibiusa who she loves and cares for.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor PlutoSailor Neptune to me represented beauty and the arts and I wanted her to be expressive with her pose. Her clothing is reminiscent of fins and I added the gold droplets to symbolise movement of water.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor NeptuneOur princess is of course in the centre with her hair fanned out showing her connection with everyone.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor MoonSailor Mercury our techy nerd was the second Sailor Scout to be found. To me that shows her loyalty to Usagi, she’s been there since the beginning (Excluding Tuxedo Mask.) She is also the the techy girl and has a key role during battles.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor MercurySailor Mars was the third to be found and I placed her in front of Sailor Moon because of her protective nature towards her. She’s a fiery personality too so I imagine she would be the first to enter the battle.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor MarsSailor Jupiter is the power house and the strength of the inner Senshi, I put her above Sailor Moon because of her over protectiveness for her friends. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor JupiterSailor Chibimoon is care free and fun loving which is why I painted her with a smile and looking upwards. She is beside her best friend Sailor Pluto and close to Sailor Saturn but is behind the majority of the Scouts who love and protect her with all their might! Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor Chibi Moon

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – MY LITTLE PONY – PRINCESS LUNA AND PRINCESS CELESTIA

I LOVE My Little Pony and so does my niece! It was our joint birthday recently and we decided to put our interests together to create a Sailor Moon and Pony themed party. Princess Luna and Princess Celestia are her favourite characters so it definitely helps add to the whole galaxy and space theme. I decided to create a magical painting with the two princess floating .Mikey Espinosa - My Little Pony framed art 2017 OctoberFirstly I painted the background board which was in a frame. I painted the dark galaxy and the moon. I wanted the feel to be mysterious and I think the stars and moon add that mysticism to it.Mikey Espinosa - My Little Pony framed art 2017 October raw 3I used water colour and ink for the two princesses. Celestia descends as she allows her sister to take over the evening.Mikey Espinosa - My Little Pony framed art 2017 October raw 2and Princess Luna rises as she bids farewell to her sister to guide evry’pony during their sleepMikey Espinosa - My Little Pony framed art 2017 October raw 1

MIKEY ESPINOSA – SAILOR MOON – SAILOR PLUTO

Sailor Pluto, also known as Setsuna, the guardian of time and also Sailor Chibiusa. Being in a lonely place, I figured she would feel more confident being free hence why her clothing is limited and free flowing but she is still burdened by the weight she has which is the guardian of time. Arrows are a theme to show the power of time travelling and there are also clock themes in her design. Her tiara also shows a half moon and half sun to show that she is of both day and night because time is always constant.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon art - 2017 - Sailor Pluto bnw sqMikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon art - 2017 - Sailor Pluto sq close upMikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon art - 2017 - Sailor Pluto sq