The last few nights I’ve been up pretty late.
Basically I’ve been waiting for a few Cels to expire and boy was there a battle royal when the time came to a close. The Cels in question were Sailor Moon cels. I managed to get my hands on 3 for a very low cost and honestly, they are soooo pretty.
I’d say that I am very happy with the buy. They require some TLC but nothing really that I cannot fix. I’ve been reading about the limits and techniques to restore cels that have been neglected by their owners. It is a shame that some people do not take better care of artwork. The hey in restoration is to INK with a brush. Fortunately that is one of the things I am very good at. It was basically all I did when attending Comic book college. Also, being an happy amateur artist, I know what acrylic combination they use if the color has faded. However, I don’t buy cels that have faded in color. To restore that requires more of a professional touch that I can offer. Hopefully those cels land in someones capable hands and get restored properly so the rest of the world can enjoy it for years to come.
Other cels I acquired as of late.
Power Stone 2
Robot Carnival and Gnomes
Saint St. Tail
I cannot wait to get home and get these framed! ❤
The more I learn about the Cel business the more fun it is actually. I’ve also learned how to tell which ones are fake and which ones aren’t. Some do not come with a seal of authenticity, that doesn’t mean however that they are not legit. The former studio was just lazy. The secret is in the peghole (Peg holes are unique to the studio and can be confirmed by their positioning), the movie position of the cel, if there is a sketch included, cel number and so on. There are many ways to authenticate a cel, however as long as it has the peg holes and signature mark on which cel it is, it will pass any authenticity test!
hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I did 😀