My first ever "creation". Previously I've done icons/avatars, banners, mixing two or more pictures to create parodies, animated gifs and a few other different projects.
The original idea came from this motivator [link]
. I loved the idea and found the crossover to be scarcely explored so I decided to make this my "new big project" at the time and started work in mid-March. This has been by far my biggest project yet, I do big projects to further improve my skill in GIMP and boy, did I learn a lot! If you look close enough you'll find my inconsistencies but I am very pedantic so I did get most of the obvious ones on the fly, part of why it took so long
Why I had creation in inverted commas is because I've used several images for tracing, most prominently this one [link]
and the similar screenshot here [link]
, . There's too many Sailor Moon images I traced but those shoulders down to the broach is a very modified version of Sailor Pluto's (Erza has a much more prominent bust), the shoes are Sailor Jupiter's and the skirt is Sailor Mars'. That said there are also portions that are all my own work and I've also had to make some major modifications on the fly to make it look "right" too.
Erza Scarlet character and design is property of Hiro Mashima
Sailor Moon characters and design belong to Naoko Takeuchi
I have a lot of respect for these two people and I love both series they've created.