Today Jojo draws Sailor Venus!
This week, Jojo is drawing characters from Sailor Moon. It’s been tough because I don’t know anything about Sailor Moon, and Jojo does. But she’s Jojo, so her memory is very spotty, whereas I am a geek and can absorb information and trivia about any dumb thing! I feel I’ve just about met Jojo in the middle, and by the end of the week I expect to know more about the franchise than she does!
Today I asked her to draw Sailor Venus, the original Sailor Scout, who used to go by Codename: Sailor V.
Jojo was not sure which one was Sailor Venus, and spent the whole time she was drawing, muttering and cursing herself for not being able to remember, making herself more confused. When she gave the drawing to me she said,
Jojo: “I don’t think this looks like Sailor Neptune.”
Me: “Well, that’s good because you were supposed to draw Sailor Venus.”
The real lesson is, Jojo should have more faith in herself. This DOES look like Sailor Venus, almost exactly. However, I will now turn the blog back over to Josie Campbell, Sailor Moon expert, to tell us what Jojo got wrong.
Josie:”For this being the picture that made Jojo doubt both her memory and her sanity, she’s pretty close to the real Sailor V. Jojo continues to forget to put a tiara on her sailor scouts, as well as the sailor bib part of the uniform, the orange choker, and the bow on the back of the skirts. The front bow should actually be blue, the gloves are supposed to have three orange bands on the end and go to her elbow, the shirt sleeves are tiny and white, and she’s supposed to wear high heels, not ballet flats
However, Jojo did remember Mina’s zest for life, as evidenced by her party-dance pose, so the hour we spent watching Jojo dejectedly curse herself while drawing picture after picture trying to get it right was well worth it!”