A while back I decided I wanted to create a new version of my original character Darkmoon. Originally the name came from my very first pet-site adoptable (anyone remember horseland when it was just forums and basic tables with info? hahaha!), which I had named Darkmoon Dancer, because it was a beautiful black Friesian horse and the name just clicked. The name combines my love of dance and my fascination with the sky, the night, and the great beyond out past our atmosphere. Since then I had started to use the name of this pet as my user name instead, and over time it evolved into my screen name just about everywhere!
However, just as I have grown, my interests have too, and I no longer find myself as interested in horses (though they are in my drawing comfort zone since they have to be what I’ve drawn the most by a longshot, still), and my interests have wandered closer to mythology, fables and storytelling. I particularly like pantheon studies, such as the Gods of Egypt, or Ancient Rome, or series like the Zodiacs. And I find myself always coming back to the elegant elongated shapes of Anubis, ancient Egyptian Jackal statues and Pharoah Hounds, so I thought that this time around I would remake my character as something that is more… current me.
She is far from finished, but we shall call this Prototype 1 of her remake. I suspect I will have to make several variations and versions to try her out with many different traits and shapes and fashions before I settle on what I want her to look like. But I want to develop my Darkmoon and give her a new updated form, and I hope you guys enjoy this journey of discovery with me!