Today Jojo draws Sailor Mercury!
This week, Jojo is drawing the Sailor Scouts. I asked her today to draw the “sailor scout with short hair” and she drew this, saying:
"Sailor Mercury? She’s the smart one right? I’m disappointed in myself because the smart one with short hair is my favorite and so I shouldn’t have to ask these questions."
Well, it seems she was right, this is Sailor Mercury. However, I don’t know anything about the Sailor Scouts and when I critiqued her Sailor Moon drawing, I got some things wrong. So I now turn things over to our resident Sailor Moon expert, Josie Campbell. Take it away, Josie!
Josie: “For having no other information than ‘the smart one with short hair,’ JoJo did a decent job with Sailor Mercury/Ami. I’m going to judge JoJo’s attempts against the first version of the uniform, ‘cause by the time you get to the end of the anime/manga series everyone’s outfit has gone through like five different tweaks and there’s just ribbons and wings everywhere.
She got the most important aspect of the character down (she’s blue!) and the crazy short skirt sailor outfit (she’s a schoolgirl!). However, JoJo leaves off the details that make the outfits sailor outfits, such as the actual sailor bib. Ami has very short white sleeves rather than sleevless, her gem in the middle of her bow is blue, the bow is bigger, there’s a bow on the back of the outfit, the white gloves have three blue bands on the end, the tops of her boots are white not blue, and she has a blue choker. JoJo also forgot that Sailor Scouts wear tiaras, though knowing JoJo she may just have been tired of drawing the head at that point and just left it off. Also the haircut is slightly off as she has poofy bangs and a bob.
Also the band around her skirt is white, not blue.
Now that JoJo knows I’m just as awfully picky as Marly, back to you!”
Thanks Josie. Please stick around all week. Seriously, all the Sailor Scouts look the same to me.
Oh also, my name is Marly. I guess that’s never come up before.