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... moving on to pastures new...

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 15, 2010, 3:21 AM

::News::


:bulletpurple: ART CORNER:bulletpurple:
Last week, I had what could be called my first artistic crisis. I looked at the stuff in my gallery, and realised all of a sudden that I was highly frustrated with the latest artworks I have done. I always enjoyed working with Poser, and adding postwork in Photoshop to the mix helped me to improve my art a lot, but I realised that I was chaining my muse because using Poser adds some serious restrictions to my art bunnies, especially if you enjoy making grand scenes and adding lots of details as much as I do. :hmm:

So I pondered about that for a while, and finally decided to say ‘Good bye’ to Poser and make the next step, fully intending to create all my 3D stuff from sketch in Cinema 4D from now on, and to enhance my digital painting skills to boot. :faint:

That means that I’m spending most of my freetime with Digital Drawing and C4D video tutorials right now, but since I’m feeling all excited about it I guess it was the right decision. :giggle:

So for all of you who are wondering what I’m up to right now, take a look at this deviation:

Taris Skyscraper 1st Concept by KaanaMoonshadow

It’s my first conceptual art done with Photoshop (and the first time I’ve drawn and shaded a building at all), so please be gentle. ;)

For all my fellow KotOR fans these skyscrapers could look somewhat familiar – it’s the planet of Taris, as a part of my planned Worlds of KotOR series. They are part of the first 3D setting that I want to create, and I chose them because their shapes are relatively simple… or so I hope. The plan is that I create the buildings in C4D and paint the sky/scenery and rest of the postwork with CS3 – keep your fingers crossed that it will work. :w00t:

:bulletpurple: DEVIANT NEWS:bulletpurple:
That aside, I have joined Realm-of-Fantasy as a moderator a few days ago. It has been one of my favourite groups for a long time, and when they called for new moderators, I decided to help them out.

As far as I can tell, both the members and fellow mods are friendly and talented people and very active, so if you’re still looking for a cool group to feature your Fantasy or SciFi art, come and take a look! ;)

And I fully intend to be more active here on my account as well, to answer comments more quickly and to browse your galleries and leave feedback to thank you all for your support.

Let’s just hope that my job will co-operate this time. :D

Cheers, and take good care everyone!

~Kaana
:iconcheerplz:



::Featured Artist::


:iconimuda1: is a very talented 3D artist, so take a look at some of the Vue marvels he has created so far:
:thumb153113468: :thumb148154840: :thumb148310297: :thumb148696111: (that last one in collaboration with 00AngelicDevil00 )




::From my Favourites::


Assasin with Mech by epson361 by :iconepson361:
bun-fight by NghtWtch by :iconnghtwtch:
Deserted street by Tung-Monster by :icontung-monster:
she wolf by islandtime by :iconislandtime:
:thumb151261528: by :iconmohamad2010link:
twista by sassaputzin by :iconsassaputzin:
Warrior-Dragon 2 by cuatrod by :iconcuatrod:
hanabira by darkhalo by :icondarkhalo:
:thumb58496519: by :iconjigokuen:




::Special Feature::


:bulletpurple: CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT :bulletpurple:
Did you ever want to get your favourite heroine or original character sculpted?

Then get your pencils and tablets ready, and check out the 'Sculp for me, Arty!' contest that ArtyAMG is running right now:

:iconpyrodanceplz: news.deviantart.com/article/10…

Deadline is February 28th, so you still have some time to enter your favourite lady! ;)




::Links and Stamps::

You're most welcome to take a look at my NWN2 Fanfics here: :rose: ofmiceandmen.deviantart.com/ :library:
:heart::thumb94015802::heart: by :iconwolffboy:
:jedi: Atonement 3rd Place Badge by KaanaMoonshadow :jedi: by :iconprincessjaden:



::My Clubs and Groups::

:iconden-of-the-troll: :iconposeraddicts: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconkotor-flyboys-club: :iconsci-fi-club: :icon3dmodeling:



::This is fun::

:icon300plz: 300: THIS IS SPARTA +sped up+ by TheVanners :icon300plz:


Journal CSS inspired by Lilyas
Design by KaanaMoonshadow
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
  • Playing: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
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:iconnyila:
Nyila Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I fully support your choice.

Personally, I don't like Poser, since it's just like a puzzle and you add up bits to make a picture.

Drawing and painting and more complicated 3D software will give you way more freedom. :)
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's so nice to see you're still around and keep an eye on me! :glomp:

I think it was just a matter of time before I started to do more digital painting. I first used Poser, then went over to CS3 for postwork reasons and now, with more experience, I want to draw even more with my tablet. It seems like a natural progress, so I'm interested where it will take me. :excited:

My current work will have painted hair, clothes, fur and even a self-created background, so there's much potential for frustration there. :laughing: But I like to start something new now and then, so any concrit is highly appreciated. It will be cool to chat with you about your favourite brushes for clothes and armour! :D

I'll be on a business trip this week, so I don't know when I can answer the rest of your comments but I really appreciate that you're taking your time to comment on these artworks and my other journal.

I hope all is well on your side of the ocean? :tighthug:
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:icon3d-fantasy-art:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Can't wait to see what you come back with. :)
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:icondarkchocolatebrownie:
It's looking splendid already, so there's no need for this, but I wish you good luck in experimenting with digital painting. I can't wait to see what you come up with C4D! :huggle:
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:iconmyrrhhia:
Myrrhhia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I wish you the best in working with the new medium! You should not fear anything-what I've seen from you ever since I joined this site is nothing short of amazing. =D
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:iconfaetian:
FaeTian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your new work looks awesome! :wow: I wish you luck with it and be sure to have fun! ;) That's the important part. :hug:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, dear - and I'll do my best! :D
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:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
For a minute there I thought you were moving on from your awesome sexy DAO work.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What you'll notice is that I always come back to my favourite fandoms even if it takes some time, so there will be much more DAO fanart one day.

I totally intend to try my hand on Morrigan and her outfit once I start fiddling with character modelling, so that should fill the 'sexy' bill. ;P
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poptops Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
yay c4d!!! poser's for pr0n anyway.
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