Moondancer Digital Designs
Digital Graphics & Design
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been artistic. Crayon scrawlings mostly in the lines in coloring books (as opposed to on the walls, like my siblings) as a young child, colored pencil scribbles on scraps of paper (receipts, book reports, whatever) left on the kitchen counter, colored pen doodles in the corner of a page of notes for a class (Algebra and American History). In this age of digital media, it’s obvious I would turn to the computer. (Though I still enjoy a good brush in my hands, covered in paint. I suppose there is a lot of fun in washing all the paint off your fingertips when you’re done, right?)
To the best of my ability, I have attempted to sort things into simple categories:
Unique image designs for websites (like this one!) ranging from simple graphics and text to complex photo manipulations and graphics that move and shift while you watch.
The concept that started this series of images was the idea of seeing into a sort of astral level, and seeing a person not in their flesh and bones, but in their soul and then showing that fantastical design of colors and light to the world.
You really have to see the images to understand.
Digital coloring of artwork not originally created by me.
Many artists can draw wonderful images of flight and fantasy (and I may not be able to count myself among them) and ask for artistic people to breath life into their works by coloring them in vivid displays of imagination.
I am all too happy to oblige.
My magic trick this weekend was to attempt to use Photoshop to create images for the website. (I succeeded, eventually…)
This image got under my skin. I started tinkering with it a month (or so) ago. Threw down some color on the plant, and just couldn’t get myself back to it.
I tried something new with the background image, moving the souls from the infinite vastness of space, into the more confined realities of our real, every-day world. (Well, close to it, any way.)
Sometimes it’s easy to pick up someone else’s image and color it, and sometimes it’s more difficult than it seems like it should be.
Tink Collab with Crimsonartz of DeviantArt.
My coloring entry for a DeviantArt group’s monthly (Feb) contest.
It took me darn near forever to decide on the color scheme for what I wanted to do, and then took another forever to actually work it out on the screen. I did get some help from a few online friends before finally deciding I was finished with it enough to post and share with the color-me-club on DeviantArt.
MelUran of Exalted fame actually gave me permission to color one of her awesome images. Since I’ve never actually played the game or read any of the content…
I wanted to put together a soul that was embedded with technology in some way.
Lillith, my White Rose, was another of my challenge pieces.