Microvisions 5 auction is now live!

Each year, Dan Dos Santos and Irene Gallo ask about a dozen artists to create a 5×7 painting of their choosing. These miniatures are exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and placed on auction with all proceeds going to the Society’ student scholarship fund.

MicroVisions 5 auction is now live on eBay.
Opening bids start at $50.00.
Auction ends Wednesday, May 26th.

Each year, Dan Dos Santos and Irene Gallo ask about a dozen artists to create a 5×7 painting of their choosing. These miniatures are exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and placed on auction with all proceeds going to the Society’ student scholarship fund.

This year’s contributors pulled out all the the stops and created an amazing exhibit. This years contributors are: Scot Altmann, Scott Bakal, Rick Berry, Bill Carman, Jon Foster, Donato Giancola, Michael Kaluta, Tim O’Brien, Omar Ravvan, Allen Williams, and Boris Vallejo.

For more info visit Irene Gallo’s website The Art Department.

Project Cooper – A new free 2D Drawing Software by Autodesk

Autodesk released Project Cooper, a simple, hassle-free 2D Drawing Software, for free.

Autodesk released Project Cooper, a simple, hassle-free 2D Drawing Software, for free.

Ideal for quick design work, Project Cooper sketching software enables you to draw accurate, detailed plans and layouts to scale using simple 2D drawing tools, predrawn symbols, and sample drawings. Because the software produces files in one of the most widely used design formats, it’s easy to share your drawings with clients, architects, and other project partners.

For more info visit Autodesk

Featured 2D Artist of June 2009 – Larkin

3Dvalley.com Featured 2D Artist for June 2009 – Larkin. Larkin is an artist from the US. He is member of Art/Not Terminal Gallery in his hometown Seattle, where he shows his work once a month in their group exhibitions. He works with any traditional material he can get his hands on and likes to try out new things. Please take some time to read our interview with Larkin below, to get to know him and his work a bit better.

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MicroVisions 4, auction is live

The fourth annual MicroVisions auction is up and running. All proceeds go to the Society of Illustrators student scholarship fund. These are 5×7 paintings created by the field’s leading illustrators and comic book artists.

The fourth annual MicroVisions auction is up and running. All proceeds go to the Society of Illustrators student scholarship fund.


These are 5×7 paintings created by the field’s leading illustrators and comic book artists.  They are kept small so that the artist have fun doing them and to make them affordable by casual collectors.

Participating artists:
Welsey Allsbrook, Volkan Baga, Chris Buzelli, Justin Gerard, Greg Manchess, Paolo Rivera, Luis Royo, Greg Ruth, Francis Vallejo, Michael Whelan

You can find the auction on Ebay; MicroVisions 4
Link via: Irene Gallo

Featured 2D Artist of May 2009 – Deborah Valentine

3DValley Featured 2D Artist interview of May 2009 – Deborah Valentine. Deborah is an artist from the US. She has been interested in art from a very young age and studied at the California College of Art. She has worked many years as a tattoo artist and is well known on the internet for her contribution to many ExquisiteCorpses and her managing the TheExquisiteCorpse club on DeviantART. Her favorite tool is still the pencil although she do use photoshop to prepare her work for posting it online. Please get to know Deborah and her work a bit better by reading our interview with her below.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist interview of May 2009 – Deborah Valentine. Deborah is an artist from the US. She has been interested in art from a very young age and studied at the California College of Art. She has worked many years as a tattoo artist and is well known on the internet for her contribution to many ExquisiteCorpses and her managing the TheExquisiteCorpse club on DeviantART. Her favorite tool is still the pencil although she do use photoshop to prepare her work for posting it online. Please get to know Deborah and her work a bit better by reading our interview with  her below.

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Featured 2D Artist of April 2009 – Paul Wright

3Dvalley Featured 2D Artist for April 2009 – Paul Wright. Paul is an artist and photographer from the UK. He has been an artist almost all his life. In the past was an Showman’s Decorator, painting the large scenery panels on fairground rides and shows. I loved those panels as a child 🙂 Today he is working as a freelance artist/ photographer. Please read our interview with Paul below to get to know him and his work a bit better.
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Featured 2D Artist of March 2009 – Gareth Southwell

3DValley Featured 2D Artist of March 2009 – Gareth Southwell. Gareth is a freelance artist/illustrator based in the UK. He is specialized in figurative work and his preferred medium is black and white line drawing, though he does venture into color when the occasion demands. At the moment he is illustrating a series of philosophy books and working on his own comic project. He has published work in magazines in Europe, America, and Australia, and regularly contributes to The Philosophers’ Magazine. Please read our interview with Gareth below to get to know him and his work a bit better.
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Featured 2D Artist of Jan/ Febr 2009 – Della Lindsey

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for January 2009 – Della Lindsey. Della Lindsey is an illustrator and graphic designer with 8+ years experience in her field. She always had a love and natural talent for art and so she decided to go back to school after working for 10+ years in banking and pursue a career in graphic art & design. After working eight years in the graphic design business, she is now lucky enough to now have her own studio and is working freelance from the comfort of her own home. She specializes in graphics and illustration for print and web design. Please read our interview with Della below to get to know her and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for January & February 2009 – Della Lindsey. Della Lindsey is an illustrator and graphic designer with 8+ years experience in her field. She always had a love and natural talent for art and so she decided to go back to school after working for 10+ years in banking and pursue a career in graphic art & design. After working eight years in the graphic design business, she is now lucky enough to now have her own studio and is working freelance from the comfort of her own home. She specializes in graphics and illustration for print and web design. Please read our interview with Della below to get to know her and her work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of Jan/ Febr 2009 – Della Lindsey” verder lezen