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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.