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February 15, 2010



... moving on to pastures new...

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


: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!


::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:


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: :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:

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  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
  • Playing: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
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Ascavilya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I understand what you mean, today I got confirmation of my enrollment in a Diploma of Screen & Media (Animation) course. So heads down and bums up and lets get the learning happening! :D
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like a cool course. Best of luck to you, too - and please let me know how it goes! :D
Ascavilya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.

I'll put you on my list of regular updates. lol
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ascavilya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist

Anglu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"Worlds of KotOR", das klingt mal interessant!
Dann wünsch ich dir mal viel Erfolg mit Cinema4D und allem - hast schon recht, man muss sich auch mal weiter entwickeln!
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ich hab mit den WoK ja schon mal angefangen vor einer ganzen Weile, mit Lehon und den Shadowlands auf Kashyyyk... aber da gibt es ja noch viel mehr, und ich werde da weiter fleißig dran arbeiten und nach und nach viele der Companions in die einzelnen artworks mit einarbeiten. ;)

Und danke für die guten Wünsche - ich kann sie gebrauchen. :laughing: Aber das Tutorial mit dem ich arbeite ist sehr gut, von daher bin ich zuversichtlich, dass ich nach Abschluss die basics gut beherrsche... und dann heißt es mal wieder einfach nur üben, üben, üben. :D
Anglu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Tja, ohne Übung geht nix (das merk ich vor allem bei meiner Gitarre... hüstel)
Eigentlich schadem dass du mit Poser aufhörst, ich bräucht' nen Produkt-Tester ;-)
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing: Ja, Instrumente zahlen es einem gleich heim, wenn man nicht regelmäßig übt.

Leider, leider habe ich zur Zeit mit meinem Job und der neuen Moderatorentätigkeit hier bei dA kaum noch Extrazeit, um für dich Produkte zu testen - ansonsten hätte ich das gern gemacht! :hug:
Anglu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Tjaaa, dann muss ich wohl weiter rumfragen. Macht nix ^^
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