A Little About Me
Art in some
form has always seemed to come naturally to me. In my grade school
years, I sketched with pad and pencil. In high school
I wrote a lot of poetry as well as took a few drama courses. After
I graduated, I returned to sketching. It wasn't until late 1999
that I became interested in digital art. I started off creating
basic web pages for myself, which then evolved into learning
photo-manipulation. I made quite a few signature tags in my early
digital years. Seeing some signature tags using 3D characters
started my journey to 3D art.
My favorite genres are fantasy, gothic, and steam-punk. I often
like to mix genres, so you'll also find such creations as gothic
elves and steam-punk faeries, amongst others. Fantasy has always been my all-time love, and tends to show up more in my art.
I am somewhat of a perfectionist, and that reflects onto my
artwork. I won't spend forever working on a piece, but I will
spend enough time on it to make it look great. And I am constantly learning new
techniques and improving my style.
On the personal side, I'm a married stay-at-home mother of two
boys. We share our home with many fur babies including a black cat,
a Papillon, and two Alaskan Husky litter mates. We also had a sun
conure who passed in 2010, an Alaskan Malamute who passed in 2013,
a rabbit who also passed in 2013, a cockatiel who passed in 2014,
and a Siberian Husky who passed in 2015.
Where did you learn to create digital art?
I am completely self-taught. After purchasing the programs, I
skimmed through the manuals. Mostly, though, I learned by opening the programs and playing
around. If I got stuck, I looked up an online tutorial or
found a forum and asked.
What materials/programs do you use?
I use Poser Pro
2014 and pre-made 3D meshes to set up the scene in a 3D environment. After the scene is rendered, I open the
now 2D image in Paint Shop Pro
X8 Ultimate. I use that program to fix
any issues with the scene, as well as to add other elements (like sparkles, fog,
Do you do commissions? How much?
Yes, I am open for commissions. Please see my contact page
for more information.
Do you sell originals?
No, with 3D digital artwork it is harder to sell originals. Once in a while I do sell signed limited
edition prints. Keep up to date on my blog.
Do you use references for your work?
Not really. Usually I get an idea in my head and work from
there. Sometimes if the idea isn't panning out, I'll browse around, looking at artwork to
see if inspiration hits.
Where can I find/purchase more of your work?
You can purchase select prints and products right here
on RavenMoon Designs. Just click the
Shop link. Additionally, you can purchase
other prints and products at my Zazzle
and deviantART shops.