About the Artist
E. D. "Luna" Siffert was born in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil, in 1975. Nowadays she lives in Belo Horizonte city.
Most of her inspiration comes from nature, literature, movies, music, mythology and folklore.
Her artwork goes from stylized to realistic and from fantasy to classic themes.
She works with several mediuns: graphite, soft pastels, pen and ink, watercolors, colored pencils, oil on canvas, Photoshop, etc.
She has been drawing since very young age and started to paint in 1994.
Painting: Oficina das Artes and Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil; Oficina das Artes and Studio Ângela Oliveira, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.
Computer Graphics: curso qualificação profissional do IBPI (Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisa em Informática), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.
Comics and manga: Oficina de Desenho Daniel Azulay and ONG SBS/OPJ (Sociedade Brasileria para Solidariedade / Organização para a Promoção dos Jovens), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.
English: MAI (The Modern American Institute), Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil.
Law: UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Belo Horizonte - MG- Brazil.
Art Education: UEMG (Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais), Belo Horizonte - MG- Brazil.
Na Ponta do Lápis - 01/June/2005 to 02/Jully/2005, Casa de Cultura Gabriella Mendonça, Conselheiro Lafaiete - MG - Brazil.
XXXIV Salão de Belas Artes do Clube Naval - 23/September/2003 to 03/October/2003, Clube Naval, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.
Consciência Negra - 06/November/2003 to 30/November/2003, Centro Cultural Suassuna, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.
A Oficina das Artes e seus Novos Talentos - 10/October/2003 to 26/October/2003, Espaço Cultural Via Parque, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.
Awards, Selections, etc
Several fantasy artworks selected by Epilogue.
Selected by Fantastic Portfolios.
Several artworks awarded "Today's Best" by Zazzle.
Eight times Mod's Choice on Elfwood.
Several artworks elected "Member top 10 drawing" on GFXartist.
Winner of the "Mythical Creatures" (ThePencilClub), "Elves Gone Wild" (Elves) and "Halloween" (SashasInnovations) contests from DeviantART.
Winner of the "II Concurso de Artes Lothlórien/Fórum Valinor", "Natal em Arda" ("Christmas on Arda") and "III Eleni Valinóreva - As Estrelas de Valinor" contests from brazilian Tolkien site Valinor.
"September 2006 Featured Artist" on ThePencilClub from DeviantART.
Awarded "Portrait of the Day" on Stars Portraits.