Probably the last one of these I’ll do for a bit. Mars was a lot harder to finish than Mercury was ;m; I could get the sense of the structure, but I found it difficult to fill the blank spaces. Anyway, a few fun facts: The flowers are, of course, Casablanca lilies; Mars’ crown is loosely based on a garnet/ruby crown belonging to Queen Victoria, which was a gift to her from Albert; the Phobos-Deimos Castle at the bottom was inspired by the Phobos Monolith- a large pyramid-ish stone structure in an otherwise flat landscape on Phobos. I wish Naoko had drawn the castles for the Inner Senshi too. The designs are really interesting. Venus’ Magellan castle is very simple compared to the Outers’ castles, so I kept my attempt at Phobos Deimos castle quite simple too. I like to think that maybe for the Inner Senshi, the castles were more like look-out/communications posts, where as for the Outers, they had more of a residential function, so that’s why.
Edit: Bumping this to the front of the queue because- it’s my 100th post! I’ve only been Tumblr’ing since May and my tumblr is yet only a wee thing, but I’ve stuck at this longer than I have most things. :) here’s to the next 100 posts!