Full Moon wo Sagashite: ~The Full Moon Trio~

Arina Tanemura, Studio DEEN, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Takuto Kira, Meroko Yui
Arina Tanemura Mangaka Studio DEEN Studio Full Moon wo Sagashite Series Takuto Kira Character Meroko Yui Character


Artist Comment

So here is my second submission to MT. ^^ These three are Meroko, Mitsuki, and Takuto from Full Moon wo Sagashite. Though I wanted to work on it just a bit more before submitting, I'm still quite happy with how it turned out. So I think I'll leave it as is. Oh I forgot to write in a date - lets say spring/summer 2005.

I drew this with my little sister in mind - she was the one who introduced me to Full Moon wo Sagashite and convinced me that the series was not as retarded as it may sound at a glance. ^^ The original drawing is going to go to her.

You may notice that Meroko and Takuto's appearance is a bit different. I don't want to actively spoil anything, so I'll just say that I was slightly hesitant about submitting this one because for those who didn't watch the series, it might act as spoilers.

Since everyone is obsessed with free-hand drawings, I'll explain how I drew this. Yes, this is referenced from many different points in the anime. For those of you who draw existing anime characters, you know that unless you have the artist's style memorized, its almost impossible to get the right look. I wanted to mostly stay true to the characters' appearance in the anime, so I looked up things like Meroko's outfit (there was no way I would remember what it looked like), Mitsuki's height in relation to the other two, Takuto's eyes, etc.

As for the medium, I used a pencil and a black ballpoint ink pen - yes I know very primitive.

And again, comments/suggestions are always welcome and appreciated~!

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  1. Keltosh Retired Moderator Sep 05, 2005

    O.O this is really really good. The characters are detailed, and they really seem just like in fmws. Must have taken a lot of time to draw. Nice job!

  2. lianppoper Sep 05, 2005

    I love the way you shade esp. on the fabrics and stuff. umm. question: what parts are made with the pen? I can't tell..

  3. sangel99 Sep 05, 2005

    Wow it's really good! Every feature is good ^-^ Nice job, it's quite amazing! ^^ How long have you been drawing for? ^_^'

  4. jasmine Retired Moderator Sep 05, 2005

    I knew it :P You really know how to draw. Girl you've got some real talent there. And more importantly you are not copying from real drawings. Very good work. Your sketching and shading technique is trully amazing. Characters are very detailed, well proportioned. And most importantly, recognizable at the first glance XD

    And I am happy you decided to share some more of your drawings ^^ Keep up the good work.

  5. KurriKlown Sep 05, 2005

    Wow, that's some drawing! I can't even begin to comment or critique, this is way out of my league :D Love the details and style. Thanks for submitting.

  6. alias360 Sep 05, 2005

    I love it. Its incredible. Your shading and pencil work it just some thing you dont see ever day. Keep making more of them. I WONT TO SEE more. But if its too much work thats ok. You don’t have to do it.

  7. Sora147 Sep 05, 2005

    Wow, That's really some awesome drawing ! XD
    The shading is superb as well..
    I only can say is wow..superb drawing XD

  8. Jormungand Sep 05, 2005

    Amazing details and shadings
    the inking is very, very neat too
    and best of all, it's an original fanart
    great work ^^

  9. RainOfStars Sep 05, 2005

    ... Amazing. You should really submit more often. The sketching is wonderful. Love how you do those shades.

    Nice original work. bravo^^

  10. moonelf313 Sep 05, 2005

    WOW! That is a wonderful job...I am adding this to my *Favs* I normally don't add handdrawn works either, but I can't pass this up. I hope to see more from you...Beautiful!

  11. 1darkangel Sep 05, 2005

    Wow, this is very, very good!! It turned out sooooo well. You always seem to have the best shading. I honestly can not wait to see what comes from you next!

  12. lilwitch510 Sep 06, 2005

    man u have good ass skills.....your work is great the shading and everything...one can barely notice the pen that u used.....really really great work and thanx for accepting me as your friend really nice to meet you....i'm Lilwitch really nice to meet such a tallented person.........great work

  13. AnimeAlchemist Sep 06, 2005

    i been waiting for a drawing from you for a couple of months now
    great job, i like the shading, the hairs and eyes
    i thought you would be drawing something for the air artwork contest, oh well...

  14. LucyXlostangelwings Sep 06, 2005

    It's a lovely drawing of the threesome! You've captured their looks so well. I admire your flawless shading work, and how detailed you've drawn this!
    This is an A+ piece, a definite fav for me!
    Keep up the brilliant work, your drawings are really for one to admire! ^^

  15. eden13600 Sep 06, 2005

    unicorn, your drawing sure is great! you're good at shading... i'm bad as it! XD wonder how you did, mine look so dirty.... :( hey, you spend how much time on this artwork? anyway, it's a nice artwork! nice sketching and shading! :)

  16. benjaminchia Sep 06, 2005

    *clap clap clap clap*

    very nice. all the characters show consistent in details. none lacking in anything. keep it up!

    great combo! very beautiful piece of work!

  17. Verbeek Sep 06, 2005

    Oh, this one is really really great!
    I think you have done a really great job on this. But I haven't watched the series though.
    The characters are well proportioned and the shading is great.
    Great job!!

  18. Kumi-chan Sep 07, 2005

    very nice fan art! i like that you based the pic off of the animation skectches from episode 52. Great job!

  19. Val3f0r Sep 07, 2005

    Whaoo... your drawing is excellent, more so it looks the same from the anime itself XD seriously, I love it, it must took you so long to draw this :D really great shading.... gotta see more of your doujin... yay!

  20. walkure245 Sep 07, 2005

    Ooo~ This is so pretty and totally love it. I wished the ending didn't just abruptly end like that but it was cute. Meroko definitely deserve to be an angel. *nod nod* Also, Takuto looks goos too. I like him when he's human. XD Mitsuki in the middle is really reminiscent of the final episode. The proportions are good and the shaing was well done as well. Mitsuki feels a lil smaller in comparison to the other two, but it still looks good. A very awesome drawing!

  21. Midori-chan Sep 08, 2005

    *_* whoa......
    it is so detailed!!! they just look like the real chara from the series!! you must have took a long time to draw this!! the shadings are great too^^
    if you add a bg to the drawing, it will look awesome!! XD XD
    great work!! hope to see more from you unicorn-san!! ;)

  22. Moggleberries Sep 12, 2005

    Ahh! Omg that's good too! I love Full Moon sooo much, the manga's really goood too, have you read it? Meroko looks really nice in this pic, but for some reason I think Takuto looks a lil like Ranma (:| Is it just me?) I think it's just 'cause I like him better with his hat on, although I know he dosn't have it at that point..

  23. Aisu-Kitsune Sep 12, 2005

    Oh wow..that's so awesome! I love Full Moon wo Sagashite. You did a great job on this drawing. ^___^

  24. Frosty Sep 14, 2005

    wow, now this I like. ^^
    a very well sketch fmws pic. love how you capture the characters there.
    and the drawing details, shading everything are so well done.
    it most of took you some time to draw this or you are just that talented.
    its one amazing work. ^_~ two thumbs up for this one.
    *9.8 and Grade AAA* +fav for drawing a beyond gorgeous.. just very 133t like drawing. @_@ *bows in respect* ^_^'

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