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[Art Jam] Mahou Shoujo Mary Sue: Make it Work!:new: An edgy new magical girl has joined the fray and is available for adopt! :new:
:star: Also, a quick clarification up here since people are asking: there is no deadline for signup and no deadline for completion, at least not in the foreseeable future. :star:
(Eventually, when activity for this has tapered off I'll share the generator in case anyone wants to play the home game. But that's not for a long while yet!)
Who doesn't love an art jam?
And who here hasn't made their own terrible Mary Sue fancharacter?
Well, here's your chance to right your past design wrongs and
Make That Mary Sue Work!

The Mission:
Take a randomly assigned set of stereotypically Mary Sue design elements and make that design work!  That's right, no being tacky for tackiness' sake, you've got to redeem 


My rolls:
Clothes: Ruffle Overload! + Improbable Clothes / Magical Dress Tape
Appearance: 2+ Odangos + Gotta Have Bangs
Accessories: MASSIVE Sword + Wings
Other: We are all made of stars! (Incorporate a galaxy print.) + Elemental Palette: Water (Use only blues and greens)

Star imagery comes from NASA's image galleries.  I'm not affiliated with them, and the materials I used were not, to the best of my knowledge, copyrighted:
Chasing Chickens in the Lambda Centauri Nebula: images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA1…
Storm of Stars in the Trifid Nebula: images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA1…
Uncovering the secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster: images.nasa.gov/#/details-hubb…



I went through a bunch of different iterations of this design, trying to find more and more improbable clothes for this gal.  I have a hard time doing that, I suppose.

I was originally going to go with a design that was something like Mew Mint (or well, inspired by that).  Then her hairstyle morphed to something like Luna's human form (Sailormoon)...  I decided I didn't like that so much.
Then I started to try to take this to a lolita design, which didn't turn out real well.  ...Then kimono styled...  ...Like, I saw stream of the Miku Live Party in Sapporo in... What was it, 2011 and Rin's outfit for Iroha Uta left me wondering how the hell that was hanging on her shoulders... (Dress tape!)

...Oh my.  I think I'm rambling.

Anyway, as I got closer to finishing, I came up with this:
Capture by kabocha
Again, I rolled back to the long hair, but backed off of that in the end.

...And so, we came to me taking what I liked from this, and making the finalized design.



...Whew, that was a lot.
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:iconmiss-gravillian1992:
Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I decided to go through your gallery since I missed seeing a lot of my good friends art

my eyes literally shot wide open seeing this design!
THIS is really beautiful Sammy! :heart:
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kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Gravi! :D

The magical girl sue jam has really produced some very nice results so far! :D  My next one is going to be uh... Interesting, haha.
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Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome sweetie! :giggle:

I can't wait to see it
I love your designs! 
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Animecolourful Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! She is gorgeous! :love:
You did an excellent job with those traits. ^^
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kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  I really appreciate you introducing me to the challenge - it's a ton of fun~!

I went for another roll, and uh... The idea I have is a super-girly unicorn-bee magical girl.  Oh man. XD
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Animecolourful Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It so is! I'm working on my second one at the moment! ^^

Unicorn-bee!? Wow, it comes up with some good things. :XD: I'm looking forward to seeing it! ^^ 
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princessofvernon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Is that Mint Mew?
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Magical-Mama Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
😂
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princessofvernon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
?
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kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope!  She's a magical girl designed based on some constraints I was given.  She does bear a resemblance (probably due to the hair and colors), but no, she's not related to Tokyo Mew Mew in any way. :)
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princessofvernon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Ok and she does look like it because of the bird wings 
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Magical-Mama Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlaplz: 
I know I told you this already but....I LOOOOOOVE IT!! :love: 
The colors are amazing! 
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kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! *_* I almost wish I made this a gif and made the sparkles really sparkle :XD:
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Magical-Mama Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!
That would've been bad ass! :O 
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Quite great
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kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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wandering-kotka Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the palette and the sort of deconstructed wa loli look you went for.  There is definitely some magical duct tape being used at the shoulders, how else to explain those massive sleeves with an off-the-shoulder dress?  (Other than Rule of Cool of course.)

Thanks for taking part in the jam!
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kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D

It was a little interesting trying to find blues that weren't all tints of the same hue -- but I think it came together pretty well!

As far as the dress tape --- yeaaaah.  I can't imagine, in any situation where one might have to move, that the off-the-shoulder kimono look actually works...  I actually had originally considered doing something with totally detached sleeves, but it didn't work out as well as I'd hoped!

Thanks for hosting the jam - it's a TON of fun!
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