got a little behind on my Sailor Moon drawings, but finally finished Sailor Venus!
Sailor Venus is a very interesting senshi, and character in general, in that she has a glamorous life as a crime fighter on her own before joining the other senshi. Minako worked on her own as Sailor V, a mysterious, masked (and school uniform-wearing) super heroine, with movies, manga, toys and even video games based on her. Usagi appears to be a big Sailor V fan, gushing about the newest Sailor V products, and often seen trying to beat the Sailor V video game at the arcade Motoki works at. despite this, the other senshi don’t seem overly star-struck upon meeting Venus and discovering her former identity, and although they wonder about the possibility of her being their princess, she soon settles in and is goofing off with the rest of the inner senshi.
Minako’s personality is very similar to Usagi’s: she’s pretty irresponsible and likes to goof off rather than apply herself in school, making her and Usagi have to take make up tests together a lot. she enjoys manga, video games, and snacking (though not as much as Usagi), but she seems to have her fingers on the pulse of current pop culture and trends much more than any of the other senshi. this is probably because Minako is ambitious about her dream to become an idol, so she’s constantly checking out who’s hot at the moment. sometimes Minako’s ambition can get the best of her, and make her seem like a social climber who is constantly trying to ingratiate herself to famous people. she’s a bit clumsy and bad at cooking, again like Usagi, but unlike Usagi who gives up and cries about her failures, Minako almost always maintains a determined and can-do attitude; in fact, it almost seems failure is a strong motivator for her to try even harder. She often quotes proverbs or sayings to motivate herself or others, but always remembers them incorrectly, charmingly illustrating her never giving up despite messing up quite frequently.
one thing Minako excels at while exhibiting grace and dexterity is volley ball. there is a slightly melancholy side to Minako in that she had to give up being a volley ball champion, and a potential romance with one of her fellow players, in order to dedicate herself to being Sailor V, and later, Sailor Venus. she learns to still enjoy volley ball as a hobby, and i tried to incorporate that aspect into her design. my Sailor Venus is wiry and athletic, perhaps a bit tan from playing outside, and somehow i think freckles suit her.
my other Sailor Senshi drawings:
I really Like the Coloring on this one also Sailor Venus`s Carefree Attitude in this Pin-Up . kaylie gives it all an Glow , Cant take my eyes off of it .^_^