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Moon Witch: Selene of the Sky by AliceKaninchenbau Moon Witch: Selene of the Sky by AliceKaninchenbau
Puella Magi: [link]
Soul Gem & Grief Seed: [link]
Tumblr post with all three pictures: [link]

Now, how Moon Magica becomes a Witch is a story of it's own (I theorize about it in the Soul Gem & Grief Seed deviation), so I won't get into that here. Here, I'll just discuss the actual picture.

Creating a Witch was very hard, harder than coming up with the actual Puella Magi suit. And it should be harder, seeing how the Witch form should be more original and shouldn't really resemble anything. But still, seeing how I had no real ideas on what to do, I collected a ton of reference pictures and read about some Witch forms (mainly Oktavia), and oh boy, there's a lot of references with the names and little parts of the bodies and attacks and oh god. It was overwhealming. Which is why Selene is extremely underwhealming. You might notice some references in this, so if you're wondering, only four things are referenced here. I'm not telling what they are though, seeing how four of them should be obvious enough to notice, and the fifth might need a quick Wikipedia search at the worst.

Even though this ended up being underwhealming, I still had fun creating Selene, and for the first time I actually had to do a few sketches before I was satisfied with my creation, which is actually extremely rare for me!

Oh, and I just want to mention: I can easily imagine Selene pulling the sword out of her chest and swinging the Moon around when fighting. And I think it would be pretty badass :XD:

Moon Stock: [link]
Hair Stock: [link]
Metal Stock: [link]
Skin Stock: [link]
Fabric Stock: [link]


Puella Magi Venus Magica: [link]
Puella Magi Jupiter Magica: [link]
Puella Magi Mars Magica: [link]
Puella Magi Mercury Magica: [link]
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korinali Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Will you make everyone or just some of the senshi?
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only did the Inners and I highly doubt I'll return to this project since I considdered it finished and I have no interest in making the Outers nor the Starlights.
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WiTideForRealz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Of all of the Puella Magi/Sailor Moon witches this is my favorite.  The creepy-ness of the design, the fact that you can identify the parts that make up her past (if the viewer knows them), plus the fact that you can very well guess what exactly caused her to turn her into a witch (Endymion dying again? At least if it keeps true to her PGSM Princess Serenity backstory.) all together add up to a very nice piece of art!  Well done!  :3
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! uwu
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DreamNotePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
This is cool :D is Sailor Moon's witch form supposed to be similer to Madoka's witch form. 
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did draw some inspiration from the original witches, yes
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DreamNotePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Writer
Cool :D
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hers is so creepy awesome <3
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TruthinessRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm absolutely terrified of what would happen if the Silver Crystal became a Grief Seed...that's what Chaos wants, right? :O
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never read the Sailor Moon comic so I can't say if that's what Chaos wanted, but I do believe that Chaos would be extremely pleased if that happened
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TruthinessRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Let's just say the odds would be in her/its favor (I haven't really read the manga either, but I know about this plot element). Then again, we still never really find out what's the deal with Sailor Chaos or Cosmos even for that matter. :/
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design! I really like her hair and that sword nunchuk.
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Pretty cool, though the original series didn't have actual red blood in it (maybe non-red blood, like with Oktavia, but not that sort of blood). She's still really cool looking, and I love that cape and Mace-Ball thing too.

Also, my friend drew his own idea for a Witch Form of Sailor Moon too. You might want to check out his as well. I can't really decide between the two which is better and more fitting for her though. Here's the link: [link]
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly I'm not too familiar with Madokalore, so I didn't know about that. Though could I argue that because the sword is a refernce to something the blood can be there, along with as far as Witches go, Selene resebles a human quite a lot?

Thank you, I'll check out what he has made later on! ^_^
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PenguiStar Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Why is she stabbing a sword at her heart? By the way I love the witch you created! :)
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be a tiny reference to something. Would you like to know, or rty guessing first? ;)
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PenguiStar Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'd love to know! I don't think can guess since I don't know.
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the comic, in Silver Millenium, Prince Endymion was killed by Queen Beryl. Princess Serenity, after seeing this happen, took Endymion's sword and commited suicide, as seen here [link]
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PenguiStar Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What other references are there? I'd love to know!
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ears and hair are a reference to Queen Beryl, the sword is Endymion's, the eye is an upside down Moon symbol, which was used by the Black Moon Clan in R. The dress is of course Princess Serenity's while the bow is from Neo Queen Serenity's dress. Selene was the Greek goddess of the Moon, who would pull the Moon across the sky, or in this case, pulled it out of the sky to use it as a flail/meteor hammer. Those are all the references that I had intended here. An unintended reference for example would be how Queen Beryl was killed (in the comic) by Venus, when she impaled Beryl with a sword.
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PenguiStar Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I guessed some of these but I never knew that! Thanks!
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peanutkix Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like this whole thing you made up about Moon Magica... I read the description of the soul gem and grief seed deviation, and it's gotten me inspired to do something like this... If I can motivate myself to, maybe I'll do Nanoha or something...
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And I hope you get the required motivation! ^u^
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peanutkix Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! I am so short on motivation right now lol...
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ArzMario Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love how you based it on the way Serenity died in the manga! it really looks like a witch you would find in the actual serie ^^ great job! Congratulations!
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you probably also noticed who's sword that is (supposed to be) ;) Anyways, thank you very much! It was a strugle to try and create something that looked like a Witch, especially since I need don't know how to work without lineart. Fortunately textures really helped me out with making Selene look even remotely like an actual Witch! Thank you again! ^_^
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ArzMario Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuuh, it's the one V-babe used to stab Beryl? Or is it Endymion's? i can't really tell, i haven't read the manga in a long time x)"
You're welcome ^^ you really did a great job with the textures!
Oh hey, I just noticed her eye is shaped like the Black Moon mark! Neat detail ^^
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Endymion's it is, seeing how she used that one to commit suicide. :) Sadly it was kind of hard to get references of the sword! D: Anyways, thank you again!
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