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ACEO #09 - Hotaru Tomoe by MTToto ACEO #09 - Hotaru Tomoe by MTToto
Phiew, deadlines, deadlines... :faint: This is my 2nd entry for an ACEO swap thing.. (The Neptune-Marine-cathedral one was the first entry.) I had planned to draw Setsuna in a lab and doing science stuff, but spontaneously came up with this instead. I am really better in drawing serious/ sad motives.. The depicted scene might take place before Hotaru first met Chibusa. I showed the scars on her arm here and how lonely and vulnerable she is. Because this scene was one of the most personal touching one in the manga, when I read it back in 2001 or when it was. When Chibiusa saw Hotaru's scars and the reader just found out that Dr. Tomoe planted alien/ daimon cells in his own daughter's body... This shocked and impressed me a lot at that time and having it in mind again now, it still makes me very very emotional.
I also always loved Hotaru's lamp collection and that her room is all dark. I think the anime messed the deepness of her character a bit up... In the anime, imho, she appeared like a whiney always sick childish person and not as a character with strong emotions and deep and sad background story. But ok, the anime is in general more mainstream clientel fitting than the manga. ujbjhujnksnicgv what am I writing here, already such a long text. :XD: Btw, another thing to mention.. The person in the door light.. I tried to make it look that he/ she is about to leaving her room.. may it be Kaorinight or Dr. Tomoe... But ya. Opens two different ways to interpret Hotaru's pose and face expression.

Time: ~2h
Materials: Copic Ciao marker, white gel pen.
Disclaimer: Sailor Saturn (c) Naoko Takeuchi, Toei Animation 1992.
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kirika85 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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MTToto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Awwww!! ^-^
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kirika85 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :)
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Arimus79 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
You've really captured her personality well in this.
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Pretty!
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kic-kic Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
oh memories :love:
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MysticIris Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Hotaru was always my favorite. I love how you draw her!
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Ayachi-chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Sayajin-Jackass Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Hotaru, Hotaru!!!! ich liebe sie :D Du hast sie so gemalt, wie sie früher war :D Im dunkeln Zimmer mit den Lampen :D Echt schön!!!
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FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
hotaru und ihre lampen ^^ sehr hübsch
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous Hotaru ♥
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puppydog344 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HATARU
I LOVE HER MORE THAN ANYONE IN SAILOR MOON
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is definitely a good rendition of her room and her casual, at home outfit. Also, nice work on the back story, especially for those that aren't familiar with the character.
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SourisRune Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich liebe Hotaru. Besonders in der 3. Staffel. Das is mal wieder toll geworden :hug:
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sihi-chan Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOTARU!!!!! :iconhotarulaplz:
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Suuz-chan Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
beautiful work :heart:
I love how youd did the lights ~
Amazing :D
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Princess-Estrella Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another amazing job my friend, I love the expression is very successful and sad atmosphere. It's beautifully sad :cry:
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Rikeza Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Like so very much colors and the whole feeling this drawing is bringing out! So beautiful! :heart:
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sailor-aqua353 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so pretty!!! *^*
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shnoogums5060 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Magnificent style of work on Hotaru there, Toto. :)
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow *o*
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StefBani Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*o*
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I want this so much right now.
It's so beautiful, and I love all the dark colors and yellow and.... :love:
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lilYumi-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
prettyyyy such great shading
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Mikki-of-the-Wind Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconexplodelaplz: I really cant count the ways I love this piece.
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tolipe Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
So amazing as usual!
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Writer
Hmmm... So gloomy, yet so lovely. She may have the darkest background out of the sailors, but at the very end... She became a very friendly person. And that's the greatest gift of all.

Great job Toto, I really love the shadowy colors and the facial expression. It really showcases more of Hotaru's troubled history.
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MoondancerAya Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww.. but she looks lovely.

This is a very detailed and beautiful piece!!
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