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Usagi Small Lady Serenity by Kelseyalicia Usagi Small Lady Serenity by Kelseyalicia
Chibi-usa (ちびうさ?, or Rini in the English versions), is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. When she first appears, she is a small child from the 30th century who visits the past to seek help from the series' primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. She later returns, a few years older, in order to train as a Senshi herself—Sailor Chibi Moon (セーラーちびムーン, Sērā Chibi Mūn?) (called Sailor Mini Moon in the English anime).

Chibi-usa is formally named Usagi Small Lady Serenity (うさぎSLセレニティ?),[3] but in the 20th century she goes by the name Usagi Tsukino. She is given her nickname by Mamoru Chiba in the manga[4] and Usagi in the anime[5] in order to differentiate from the older Usagi Tsukino, Sailor Moon. The nickname is a combination of chibi (meaning runt, dwarf, shrimp) and her given name, Usagi. In her own time period, she is always called Small Lady. In the English-language adaptations, where Usagi had been changed to Serena, the diminutive "Rini" was used for Chibi-usa's name.
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* 1 Profile
* 2 Aspects and forms
o 2.1 Sailor Chibi Moon
o 2.2 Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity
o 2.3 Black Lady
* 3 Special powers and items
* 4 Development
* 5 Reception and influence
* 6 Actresses
* 7 References
* 8 See also

[edit] Profile

Creator Naoko Takeuchi describes Chibi-usa as a precocious brat who likes pulling pranks.[6] She is the daughter of Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba. Her real name is the same as her mother's, but is called Chibi-usa in Japanese (and Rini in English) to avoid confusion between the two. Her name in the English-language version of Sailor Moon, Rini, is a diminutive of "Serena", the name of her mother. She is known for having pink hair put into a unique style that resembles rabbit ears on top of her head. Chibi-usa's hair is apparently truly pink, and not just colored that way for stylistic purposes; its color is stated in the manga's first Picture Diary[7] and in the poem about her in the Sailor Stars CD single.[8]

In Act 20 of the manga, it's mentioned that she is 900 years old, her youthful appearance attributed to the fact that she suddenly stopped growing when she was five. The reason for this is never fully understood, but she begins to age after she becomes Sailor Chibi Moon. By the time of the Dream story arc, she claims to be 902.[9] Her exact age was not disclosed in the anime, and her time traveling complicates guessing. The candles on a birthday cake in one memory indicate that she is about five years old when first introduced,[10] and she seems to be a pre-teen when she returns later on. Exposure to the Silver Crystal renders all of Crystal Tokyo's inhabitants functionally immortal.[11]
Chibi-usa in her school uniform, as drawn by Naoko Takeuchi. Her character design is based almost entirely on the color pink and on heart motifs. This emphasizes her girlish youth while belying her rather serious personality.

Chibi-usa's affections come into conflict because she generally does not immediately identify Usagi and Mamoru as being her parents, although she is aware of the fact.[12] There is evidence that Chibi-usa has a hard time identifying Usagi and Mamoru as being her parents since she sees such a sharp contrast in personality between their present and future selves. She also reacts differently toward Usagi and Mamoru than she does towards King Endymion and Neo-Queen Serenity, being more respectful to the latter but more spontaneous to the former; [12] it is not clear if she prefers one set over the other. However, she always calls her father Mamoru as Mamo-chan (in the 20th century), an affectionate nickname by Usagi, and has an innocent crush on him, much to Usagi's fury.[12]

Chibi-usa is usually very upbeat, extroverted and outgoing. Though she started out socially awkward, she quickly became popular with her classmates. In the manga, she once became president of her class.[13] Her initial shyness could be attributed to the fact that she was teased in the 30th-century for not having any Senshi powers.[14] As the manga progresses, she gradually matures, becoming more comfortable with herself and more confident with her Senshi abilities. Because her dream in the manga is to become a beautiful lady, her actions often are based around this. She tries to be a perfectionist and starts off trying to do everything alone and for herself. This view evolves as she realizes what maturity really is and what it really means to be an adult.[15]

In the anime, she is more judgmental and does not mature as much as her manga counterpart. She often picks on Usagi for being so scatterbrained.[12] In the Supers movie, she describes Usagi as "a klutz, a ditz, and a crybaby." However, there are many instances where Usagi and Chibi-usa show their love and concern for one another, such as when Sailor Moon breaks down crying after Mistress 9 takes Chibi-usa's pure heart crystal,[16] or when she dives off a balcony to save her.[17] Nevertheless, the two often bicker, often behaving more like sisters than mother and daughter.[12]

Chibi-usa's dream is to one day become a real lady,[18] to have her own prince, and to be friends with everyone she knows.[19] Meanwhile, she is a fairly ordinary little girl; she likes pink and red, pudding, pancakes,[20] and rabbits. Her favorite school subject is drawing, while her least favorites are language classes. Her least favorite food is listed in the manga as carrots, just like Usagi, but they both eat them in the anime.[21] Chibi-usa hates taking care of the house[2] and is afraid of such things as thunder and lightning,[22][23] ghosts, vampires,[24] dentists,[25] and needles.[26] She also likes to collect things with rabbits on them, and belongs to the Gardening Committee at school.[9] She is very short when she first appears, but grows slightly taller as she gets older. Her blood type is O.[2]
[edit] Aspects and forms
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Form Manga Anime
Chibi-usa Act 13 Ep. 60
Black Lady Act 20 Ep. 85
Small Lady ? Ep. 88
Sailor Chibi Moon Act 23 Ep. 103
Super Sailor Chibi Moon Act 33 Ep. 128
Princess Lady Serenity Act 40 --
Third Senshi form Act 42 --

As a character with different incarnations, special powers, transformations and a long lifetime virtually spanned between the 20th and the 30th centuries, Chibi-usa gains multiple aspects and aliases as the series progresses.
[edit] Sailor Chibi Moon

Chibi-usa's Senshi identity. Her title is changed to "Sailor Mini Moon" in the English anime, but left intact in the manga. Her uniforms resemble Sailor Moon's, colored primarily in cherry blossom pink and red, with a prominent motif of small hearts, joined later by crescent moons and stars. Due to her small stature, certain details of her uniforms are slightly abbreviated. She is given various titles throughout the series, including Princess Soldier,[18] Apprentice Soldier, and Soldier in Training.[27] As the daughter of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, she exhibits traits of both parents in battle. Her personality is no different from when she is a civilian, although certain powers are unavailable to her in that form.

In the manga Sailor Chibi Moon's powers are significant, able to destroy and kill enemies. She attacks in tandem with Sailor Moon, often combining attacks with her, and combining one with Tuxedo Mask. Late in the series, it is heavily implied that she will marry her own prince in the future, Helios. She also develops and matures as a Sailor Soldier throughout the manga, assisted by her own guardians, the Sailor Quartet, and eventually saving Sailor Moon's life.
Symbol of the Moon Kingdom

In the anime she is made into more of a comic character that has little to no effect on her enemies. She uses mainly distraction techniques and plays a side role, instead of a role that is directly useful to the Senshi. While her powers are specifically based on Sailor Moon's in words, they are more like that of her father's — distractions rather than effective attacks. She links her powers with her parents' in the movies, but not in the TV series. It is clear, though, that she does have some true raw power, as seen in Episode 81, and in the final battle sequences where she uses the Silver Crystal. However, when she uses her powers as a regular character this rarely comes into play.

Her powers in the musicals are based on both her anime and manga incarnations. In Last Dracul she heads to the enemy hideout alone only to have her attacks fail; In the revised version of Transylvania no Mori she laments that a phrase from a game similar to Red light Green light is more useful than her most powerful attack when dealing with the Sammael Quartet. Conversely, in the same musicals she is able to combine her powers with Sailor Moon for multiple powerful attacks that damage/heal enemies. It is only in the fourth season of the anime that she gains a more relevant role as Pegasus gives her a new compact to become Super Sailor Chibi Moon for the first time, and she becomes the only one able to summon him to give assistance to Sailor Moon in performing the attacks that defeat the enemies' minions.

As she grows stronger, Sailor Chibi Moon gains additional power, and at key points her uniform changes to reflect this. The first change is first seen in Act 33 of the manga, when the Holy Chalice of the future allows her to turn into Super Sailor Chibi Moon. Later, Pegasus gives her a compact which lets her transform without the Grail. In episode 128 of the anime, this gift is what causes her to become Super Sailor Chibi Moon for the first time. A third, manga-only form appears in Act 42, unnamed but analogous to Eternal Sailor Moon (sans wings).[28][29]
[edit] Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity
Small Lady, Chibi-usa's true form as a princess, as seen in the anime. The royal gown shown here is nearly identical to Princess Serenity's.

Often shortened by her parents and family friends to Small Lady, this is the name that Chibi-usa is known by in the future. It is unchanged in the part of the English anime dubbed by DiC, but changed to Little Lady in the episodes dubbed by Cloverway.

In the manga, this form appears more frequently and receives more explanation. It is the name given to her by her parents so she often uses this to identify herself in the future. The only other character to use it, besides the royal family and its friends and allies, is Diana, who periodically calls her by Small Lady and uses honorific endings to indicate that Chibi-usa is a princess. Her princess form also appears in Artbooks IV and the Materials Collection, in which she is drawn among the other Senshi in their specific gowns. She wears a light pink gown unique from all the others.

In the anime, Chibi-usa changes into her princess form when she needs more power than her Senshi or civilian forms allow, similar to how her parents can become Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity when they need more power. In this form, she wears a dress and jewelry identical to that of Princess Serenity, albeit smaller. This happens twice, during the final battles of the second and fourth series.[30] Like her mother, she grows a pair of functioning, angelic wings during the Supers climax. She does this after Usagi, as Serenity, grabs her while they are falling, and the two of them collide with Pegasus. It is unknown if she grew the wings on her own or with Usagi's or Pegasus' help. The Chibi-usa of the future, Small Lady, is also shown in her princess dress when she is not transformed, so this form is not exclusive to power-ups.[12]

In the anime, it's not told where she got the name from, but again it is only used by the royal family and friends. She mainly goes by Chibi-usa, even to the point where in the 20th century she asks Setsuna to call her Chibi-usa instead of Small Lady.[31]

In Act 40 of the manga, it is stated that when she is old enough she will become Princess Lady Serenity. This form is shown in Artbooks IV and V and in Helios' dreams.[32][28] In the end, when the enemy is defeated and Elios has departed on the back of the "real" Pegasus, Chibi-usa thinks to herself that when she has grown up, he will become her "prince."[33] This older future form is never shown or mentioned in the anime, though an older Chibi-usa is shown in episode 158 when she and Usagi switch ages.
[edit] Black Lady
Black Lady, as drawn by Naoko Takeuchi. When Chibi-usa is briefly brainwashed by the Black Moon Clan and transformed into an adult, her costume becomes correspondingly dark and sensual.

When she returns to the future with Sailor Moon, Chibi-usa becomes Black Lady (Wicked Lady in the English adaptation) when she is captured outside of the Palace. Wiseman comes across the lonely Chibi-usa, who is feeling frustrated after a failed attempt to revive her mother, and twists her memories of her family to make her do his bidding. Wiseman converts her by laying the seeds of guilt for what she has done, and by telling her nobody loves her.

Infected with the power of the Black Crystal, she grows older, donning an organdy and satin dress and the earrings worn by the Black Moon Clan.[6] Her hair becomes even longer than Usagi's. Her crescent becomes that of the Clan, and she is frequently seen with Prince Demand or Wiseman. As Chibi-usa's dream is to become a beautiful lady like her mother, Black Lady's form is something like a femme fatale.

Her history and personality differ between the anime and the manga. In the anime, Black Lady hates her family and the Sailor Senshi and tries to kill them because she believes she is unloved. She also considers her toy, Luna-P, as her only friend. In the manga, she throws away the Luna-P after her transformation and derides it as a childish toy.

Black Lady uses her brainwashing powers to try to seduce her future father, Mamoru Chiba, and tries to destroy the Senshi for their various acts of insensitivity toward her. She first appears in Act 20 of the manga and Episode 85 of the anime. In the anime, Black Lady tries to kill Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, but is saved from her anger by Sailor Moon, who changes into Neo-Queen Serenity and embraces her daughter, allowing her to turn back into Chibi-usa. In the manga, her sorrow over the death of Sailor Pluto shatters Wiseman's power over her, her tears activating the future Silver Crystal, and she changes into Sailor Chibi Moon for the first time.

Black Lady also appears in the Sailor Moon musicals Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady and its revision Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady [Kaiteiban] -Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo-.
[edit] Special powers and items
In her first Senshi uniform, Sailor Chibi Moon demonstates her simplistic, love-based powers with a successful Pink Sugar Heart Attack.

From Chibi-usa's first appearance, it is clear that she is not just a normal girl: she falls out of the sky, pulls a gun on Usagi apparently from nowhere, and hypnotizes the Tsukino family into adopting her. All of these "powers" are assisted by objects and by other people. Her primary tool is the cat-faced rubber ball called Luna-P (alternately called "Lunaball" or "Luna Sphere" in the DiC anime). Luna-P is a mechanical object (strongly resembling Luna, much to the real cat's alarm) which Chibiusa regards as her closest friend and which acts as her guardian. It can be used as a communication device, particularly with Sailor Pluto, and can be transformed into other objects Chibi-usa may need by use of a special phrase—"Abracadabra Pon" in the manga and "Luna-P Transform" or "Luna-P Magic" in the anime.[34] Because of her status as a princess, the crescent-moon mark of the Silver Millennium appears on Chibi-usa's forehead when she is in danger. She is the heir to the Silver Crystal of the 30th century.

Chibi-usa travels through time at various points in the series[35] using the Key of Space-Time given to her by Sailor Pluto (in the manga, she stole it). She time-travels by holding up the key and shouting, "Time Guardian! Tear apart the sky, and open the space-time door to me! I call the true name of the almighty god of time, the time guardian's father! Chronos! Reveal to me the path of light!"

Chibi-usa is not shown using unassisted powers until she transforms into a Sailor Senshi by activating a special device and shouting a certain phrase. Originally this is "Moon Prism Power, Make-up!",[36] In the manga, her becoming a Senshi at the end of the second story arc is a significant plot point, whereas in the anime it happens off-screen and is not revealed until partway into the third arc. She does not initially have a full anime transformation sequence; instead, her compact flashes as she shouts her phrase, and she is simply revealed in her uniform, posing as the other Senshi do after their transformations are shown. When she does gain her own sequence, it is simpler and more childlike than the others', and uses a heart motif.[12]

In the manga, Sailor Chibi Moon's first act as a Senshi is to use the Moon Rod of the future (analogous to Sailor Moon's rod of the present) to perform a double "Moon Princess Halation" with Sailor Moon, destroying Death Phantom.[37] During the third story arc, she uses her own Moon Rod (called the Pink Moon Stick in the anime) in conjunction with her first solo power, "Pink Sugar Heart Attack".[38] This is a reasonably effective attack in the manga, but is nearly useless in the anime and is mainly used for comedic effect.[27] It often lacks sufficient range to hit a monster (drooping to the ground), or fails to initiate at all.[27] The damage it deals is the equivalent of a slap or spanking, and it is mostly useful only for distracting the enemy, though it can be strong enough to shatter thick glass.[39]

At the end of the manga's third arc, she assists Super Sailor Moon by briefly upgrading to Super form herself using the Holy Grail of the future.[40] Neither is able to maintain this form under her own strength until the fourth story arc, when they are empowered by Pegasus to take on Super forms whenever they need to via "Moon Crisis, Make-up!"[41] In the anime, this is the first time Chibi-usa takes on her Super form, and throughout the fourth series she and Sailor Moon share a single transformation sequence involving shiny red and pink ribbons that flow around them, forming their leotards, boots, and gloves. When Chibi-usa shifts back into civilian form, these ribbons billow out around her body, either forming her street clothes or, if the de-transformation is forced, disappearing entirely.[42]

Sailor Chibi Moon is strengthened significantly in the fourth story arc by Pegasus, who takes refuge in the Golden Mirror of her dreams. He grants her a new transformation (shared with Usagi, in the anime), and gives her two special items with which to contact him: the Stallion Reve, for simple communication, and the Crystal Carillon to summon him in battle. Using the latter, fashioned from her old Pink Moon Stick and retaining all its powers, she summons Pegasus by shouting "Twinkle Yell!"[43] This allows Sailor Moon to power up and make her final blow. Furthermore, in the anime only, Sailor Chibi Moon is given the Golden Crystal, which she uses to call on the power of dreams. In the manga, Chibiusa is also briefly entrusted with the Deep Aqua Mirror, Sailor Neptune's Talisman, and can use it to teleport to Neptune's location.[44]

Together with Tuxedo Mask, she performs "Pink Sugar Tuxedo Attack,"[45] and continues to occasionally join Sailor Moon in one-off power-ups of the latter's attacks, including "Rainbow Double Moon Heart Ache"[46] and "Double Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss".[47] Only one of these is used in the anime: "Moon Gorgeous Meditation," which is only ever shown as a joint power, using the Kaleido Moon Scopes, which are given to them by Mamoru in the manga and Pegasus in the anime.[48] She also uses several comedic one-offs, including fending off a vampire with "Garlic Attack"[7][24] jump-kicking with Sailor Moon,[49] and amplifying the sound of her crying to a deafening level with her hair-pieces.[50]

At the end of the fourth arc, in the manga only, the Silver Crystal of the future evolves into Chibi-usa's own Pink Moon Crystal,[51] and she gains the ability to transform into her third, most powerful Senshi form.[52] When she returns from the future in the final story arc with her guardians, the Sailor Quartet, they perform "Pink Ladies Freezing Kiss" together.[53]
[edit] Development

Adding in Usagi's child to the Sailor Moon storyline, as well as her name, Chibi-usa for a chibi (little) Usagi, was the idea of Naoko Takeuchi's editor, Fumio Osano.[54] Takeuchi has stated that she did not think much about how Chibi-usa's hair would look, besides it having odango like Usagi's hair and being pink; and that she used a Chibi-usa doll for reference on the hair.[55]

The first appearance of Chibi-usa as a Sailor Senshi is in a side story, a year and a half before Sailor Chibi Moon made her debut in the manga. In the first Picture Diary, Chibi-usa is rescued by Sailors Moon and Venus and dreams that night about becoming a "soldier of love and justice" herself. She calls herself "Sailor Chibi-usa Moon" and appears in a uniform slightly different from the one she wears later, most notably including a cape.[56]

Takeuchi struggled with a name for Black Lady, initially calling her "the Black Queen" and retaining her childlike appearance.[6] Takeuchi also noted that the leg-slit on Black Lady's dress was even more revealing in the anime than in the manga, something which shocked her as she had wondered if the slit was going too far in her drawings of Black Lady.[55]
[edit] Reception and influence

The official Sailor Moon character popularity poll listed Chibi-usa, Sailor Chibi Moon, Princess Lady Serenity, and Black Lady as separate entities. In 1993, with fifty choices, Chibi-usa was the most popular character, Black Lady was the thirteenth most popular, and Luna-P, an item of Chibi-usa's, was the seventeenth most popular character.[57] In 1994, with fifty one choices, Sailor Chibi Moon was the second most popular character, Chibi-usa was the eighth most popular, and Luna-P was the twenty sixth most popular character.[58] In early 1996, with fifty one choices, Sailor Chibi Moon was again the second most popular character, Chibi-usa was the eleventh most popular, and Princess Lady Serenity, an older form of Small Lady, was the twenty fourth most popular character.[59]

Despite this, Chibi-usa has been described by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy as "unpopular" even among Japanese audiences, at least in the anime.[60]
[edit] Actresses
Noël Miyazaki as Sailor Chibi Moon.

In the Japanese anime series and movies, Chibi-usa is voiced by Kae Araki (who also played Usagi for a few episodes while her normal actress had her appendix removed.)[61] In the English-language dub, the voice of "Rini" is provided first by Tracey Hoyt (in the R series and movies) and then by Stephanie Beard (in the S and Supers series). Liz Wartenberg Brown provided the voice of Wicked Lady.[62]

In the stage musicals, Chibi-usa was frequently double-cast, and has been played by 14 actresses: Ai Miyakawa, Mao Kawasaki, Tamaki Dia Shirai, Natsumi Takenaka, Ayano Gunji, Arisu Izawa, Kasumi Takabatake, Noël Miyazaki, Aisha Yamamoto, Nanami Ota, Mao Ono, Mina Horita, and Moe Osaki. Years later, Mao Kawasaki went on to portray her evil adult form, Black Lady. This character was also played by Shion Nakamaru.[63] Ayano Gunji, the longest running Chibi-usa actress, stated that the manga and anime of Sailor Moon was #1, and she was happy to watch the show. She also stated she became even happier when she was able to wear Chibi Moon's costume, and wanted to live actively like Chibi-usa.[64]

Chibi-usa does not appear in the live-action series. Usagi shows signs of being pregnant (such as morning sickness) during the direct-to-DVD Special Act, but it is not clear if she is intended to be pregnant with Chibi-usa or not.
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UsagiChoco Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   Digital Artist
did u copy all this from wikipedia? the info, not drawing. it seems familiar. just saying ^-^ but, good job!
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outer senshi ftw
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
yeah I copy and pasted.
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MoonPrincess991 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Your Welcome =D.
Hmm You just gave me a inspiration to start to draw her again XD!



-MoonPrincess991
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
check out more of my gallery.
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MoonPrincess991 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Awh,Good Artwork ^.^
I cant even Draw Her Sometimes But I Try XD
I love The Outfit and Her Adult Form!

Keep Up The Good Work! ^_^

-MoonPrincess991
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
thank you! that was such a kind thing to say.
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Si-chan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need a lot of improvement...but as I look at it, it does kinda grows on me. Quite odd, that usually doesn't happen to me, lol. Good job on that.

How long have you been drawing and how often do you get real criticism rather than the mindless, zombie praise I see in these comments? I noticed you told someone that you are trying to learn how to draw on your own, so you're going to need honest feedback if you want to get better! These completely dishonest/delusional compliments will do nothing but inflate your ego and make you lose sight of how much improvement you need. I would know, I've been teaching myself since I was a little girl; never had a single art class in my life. I don't think I'm the best artist in the world, but I've come a long way.

If you've never gotten REAL constructive criticism, I'll start and be your first. Time to face the truth: You did a great job on getting the original character design accurate (its strange how few people get that right), but that's about as far as it goes. I'm sorry to say, but this is not well done at all. I really don't mean offense by that, but its true.

And please keep in mind that nothing about this is stylistic. In other words, you can't say, "Well, that's just my style." There's a big difference between quirky style and just not being done well. You develop style once you know your basics, and the basics that you need to learn right now is anatomy. In my opinion, the main problem here is that you have no sense of anatomy whatsoever. That's OK! When I first started seriously drawing I had that problem too and it took someone telling me I had a problem before I realized that I did, so I know how you can fix it!

To improve your anatomy, start by learning the appropriate height of the body. The body is measured according to "heads", which consists of the length between the top of the head to the chin. Think of it as the "meter" or "foot" of drawing people. The human body is generally about 7 to 8 heads tall. This means that however big you make the head of your person, the rest of the body should be drawn as 8 times that length. The arms are about 2 1/2 heads long and should end just below the torso. It is then split in half, with the forearm and upper arm being the exact same length. The torso is about half the body length, about 3 1/2 to 4 heads long. And since the torso is half, the legs are too and are about 3 1/2 to 4 heads long too.

That's just the start of it. There's a bit more to it, like how to draw the face on the head and such. Here's a link that may help you a bit: [link]

Next thing to do is to ditch the anime/cartoon references. Life drawing is where its at. Look at pictures of real people and look at yourself in the mirror. This way you can see proper proportions instead of the stylized, exaggerated proportions seen in cartoons. You do NOT necessarily have to draw realism (though its very useful if you can), but you need to learn how to draw the things around you accurately before you can stylize it. When writing fantasy, before you can create a fantasy government you need to know how a real one works. And similarly, before you can draw an abstract, fantasized human body associate with cartooning, you need to know how the real human body works.

With the 3 P's (Patience, Passion, and Practice), you will do just fine in your art! Good luck :heart:
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
thanks for the advice. I've been drawing for a couple of years and yes I never had an art class. I will try harder.
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Si-chan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, only a couple of years. That explains it then. Well just keep working hard and you'll see improvement. Remember not to let the praise of your friends go to your head; the most dangerous thing for an artist is to become haughty and prideful. You need humility to improve, and you still have tons of it so just never lose it and you'll do great! :D

Don't get discouraged though if you don't improve right away...People who teach themselves like we do improve a bit slower than those going to art classes. I've been drawing for a good 20 years and I'm still not at a level that I want to be at. Its hard to learn on your own, but never lose hope :crying:!
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I never said I was a great artist. I just said fair. I'm trying to get better. Even with my writing. So yeah I'll try to improve some.
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Si-chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: I'm sure you can do it. I believe in you. :thumbsup:
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
thanks. You can read my work and tell me if that any good.
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Jacinda-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
This aswell is disturbing...
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
How is this disturbing?
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FlamesOfShadows Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Artist
its not disturbing they need to back off
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
thanks.
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FlamesOfShadows Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Artist
u wellcome
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
neat.
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Jacinda-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
The hands look like claws and the face is flat, and the eyes are to small, ame for rhe other one
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FlamesOfShadows Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Artist
hey like you have the write to say that back off
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
well I've never taken a real art class. I've had to learn everything on my own. and yeah I've need of improvement. but then so is everyone else. so yeah.
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Jacinda-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Yeah well nither did :iconkatsumi--chan:
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
are you trying to help or just insult me?
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Jacinda-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
help
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FlamesOfShadows Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Artist
could you try to not be rude and piki at her art
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
okay.
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Lucii-Zura Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
O: beautiful!

and I hope you dont mind a little tip from me,just trying to help:)

make the head slightly smaller next time (Y)

good job.
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Thank you. I will try harder next time.
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kareginomoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
very cute ^^
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
:bow: :rose: :D
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Gaby182 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Chibiusa's dress is a little hard to draw! I never made this... =S She looks so cute in your style! congrats! ^^
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
:bow: I"m glad you like it. yeah I've been struggling to do anatomy better. I've been trying to improve really hard.
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Hot-Sauce-Vixxen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
She looks so nice in her little white dress. :>
(And just a tip: when in profile, eyes are sideways triangles.)
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
okay thanks.
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Hot-Sauce-Vixxen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Hope I helped. :)
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:iconkelseyalicia:
Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
you did a lot. I like constrictive critsim.when it is kind and gentle.
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Hot-Sauce-Vixxen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I'm glad I could be a pal. :cuddle:
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
yes you are a pal and a true friend!
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Hot-Sauce-Vixxen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Yay! :D
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
My birthday is fast approaching! I can't wait for it!
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Jamoluvsart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Had to skip past all that lovely info to comment! I love this. you draw her very well. Her outfit is nice.
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
:blush: :bow: :rose: :hug:
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Jamoluvsart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
those icons never work for me for some reason.
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
really? it took me awhile to use them myself.
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Jamoluvsart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
yeah it like freaked out my computer when i clicked on emoticons.
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
:)
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