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DID YOU THINK I WAS DONE?! >|D Actually, I thought I was done with Madoka Magica too, but the new movie releases reopened that can of feels all over my floor. I'm not sure if it's okay to cry to the same scenes 2 years later, but I did; for now, I will blame the prettier animations and the overall improvement to the graphic side of the show.

So part 1 of the movie was pretty much exclusively about Sayaka and Kyouko: objectively awesome, subjectvely meh. Part 2, however, made me fall in love with Homura all over again (but you know, in an endearing and not creepy way |D) Some new scenes they inserted just for the movie really nailed her character and her emotional turmoil down. It was interesting how everyone got new transformation sequences that were flashy and elaborate, but Homura's was quite literally just a splash of mahou shoujo and she was on her way to kill witches and save b*tches.

Anyways, I wanted to recreate Homura's new transformation scenes, and it was interesting learning how to draw this wierd pseudo-water splashing effect. I really hope I did the original justice, because this is one of those things that's just terrible to mess up. I knew from the beginning that tackling this would be like juggling revving chainsaws and flaming penguins holding knives while riding a unicycle; it would either go spectacularly well or unbelievably poorly; in other words, I'm glad it didn't suck. I'm not sure if it's just me, but when I finished the whole thing and took a step back (i.e. zoomed out), I noticed this has a really strong Sailor Moon feel to it, maybe it's the body proportions or the coloring, I don't know, but I like it. For those who's watched movie already, no, Homura wasn't crying during this scenes, but I drew tears because I was crying during all of this so shut up and don't judge me.

I will draw for food.  Commission me:  monkeydanceguy.deviantart.com/…
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ImLovingDN Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
That looks so amazing! Great work!
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DippyDora Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful!!!
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Hollandlop92 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Amazing  ^-^
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MoonPeachBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
It looks like she burned her old self and from the flames was her other self kind of like a phoenix.
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Cyklopi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
very good picture, never seen movies only tv show so i can say how accurate it is, but it looks amazing
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
nice
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks so cool here ^^ nice Akemi pic
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Getsun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Beautiful O.O The colours, the emotions, the pose... I'm in awe! This is going straight to my favourites.
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Proxy170 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish the anime had production quality this good!
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't >|D If the production quality of the anime was like this, it would have taken forever and I would've never got to see it XDD
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tellie-tale Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the magical effect you've used here is really nice, great work! :aww:
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Flariachan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful. Colors and composition are fitting perfectly together, making me to stare at this forever... 
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I stared at this for a long long while after I finished it.
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darkmadbunny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LUV THIS!
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starfireelf15 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And now you just reopened MY can of feels. XD  This is fantastic, really.  I love your addition of the tears, and I love the jagged edges of the purple splash things; it kind of reminds me of those chaotic wings Homura gets in the very last scene of the anime.  And the windsweptness (not a word, but I don't care) of the whole thing just adds this intense feeling of a storm coming, which is exactly what Homura's about to go face.  In short...AWESOME.
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind praise!  Basically everything you said is what I was going for when I drew it XD
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beaterdavid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
SUGOI
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NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I love how her form is one of grace and confidence, yet her tears (kinda) shatter that illusion, as if she's making a tough decision or shouldering a very heavy burden :D 
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for feeling all the feelz I was trying to get you to feel XDD
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NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Haven't really watched the movie yet, but this'll most likely brace me for what's to come Q^Q b
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whether you're driving n- hours to a theater nowhere near you, or paying $80 US for the DVD release, it's totally worth it.  I do recommend the original Japanese audio with subtitles, because apparently the Englsh dub (as usual) is terrible.
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Saido-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most amazing Homura's fanart i have ever seen!!!!!
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHAH TTUTT  You give me too much credit XDD
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AikiYun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :)
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AlbinoOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Fantastic!
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tasakeru828 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen gifs of Homura's new transformation, and I think you've captured the animation's "splash" effect beautifully. This is simply gorgeous, and I love it.
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad that it's easily recognizable from the gif XD
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