G'day, I'm Chris Sifniotis and I'm from Australia.
I decided to join even though I've never been in a Sailor Moon forum before.
I've loved the Sailor Moon anime since the first series back in the early 90s. Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever saw and it was the one that during my youth made me want to draw manga art, but actually doing it would take a long time to achieve.
In fact it would be an entirely different type of art that would begin my fanart for Sailor Moon. Between 2006 and 2008 I was a popular and very active contributor on deviantArt
, posting fractal art - fractals are essentially complex mathematical graphs found in chaos theory, a form of university grade mathematics. For the most part my fractal art is based solely around the idea of expressing music in a visual form largely because the music I listened to was - and still is - a lot of ambient electronica. In fact I often quote my all time favorite musician Jean Michel Jarre's line 'I want people to see my music.' However it was one piece in particular that drew a lot of attention and positivity.
'Sailor Moon - Oxygene 8' was a fractal piece I created simply because I felt the music paired well with the Sailor Moon anime in general. The response was so positive it became my most famous piece and it became the reason I'd keep going to do more fractal art, it's a pastime I still do today. My fractal fanart of Sailor Moon didn't stop there; I created fractal tiaras for the scouts such as for Usagi
, and adding fractal backgrounds to coloured linearts - the most popular of these were for Ami
although looking back now the colouring of the lineart really isn't great.
Eventually I did learn to draw in the manga style but it was never very good, I drew very basic frontal drawings of each of the civilian characters with fractal tiaras such as for Usagi
, and Michiru
as well as Princess Serenity
Nowadays I recently decided to return to deviantArt and pick up where I left off, relearning how to draw manga again and hopefully get much better at it. However one of the motivating factors for joining here is also the fact that I only learned three or four weeks ago that Sailor Moon is actually back in the Crystal series.
My head exploded when I saw that news. Since then I've been trying to look for any DVDs of the new series, one of the unfortunate disadvantages of being in Australia is that the manga culture is nowhere near as massive as, say, in the US. In the meantime I'm posting a fanfiction of Sailor Moon revolving around the lives of the now women and their children 25 years into the future - i.e. the present day - as well as recreate my Sailor Moon - Oxygene 8 piece to commemorate both 25 years of Sailor Moon and 40 years of Oxygene.Sailor Moon - Oxygene 17
| Oxygene 17 - 'Oxygene 3' by Jean Michel Jarre
Anyway, that's enough about me.