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.

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 December 2008 – Anikó Hencz

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for December 2008 – Anikó Hencz. Anikó currently lives and works from Budapest, Hungary. She was taught graphics and painting by some excellent artists. Later on in life she took private drawing lessons and was more and more attracted towards abstract art and surrealism. She mostly use computer graphics, though all her paintings – may they be hand drawings, computer graphics, photo manipulations or some combination of all these techniques – she tries to capture an unique language that shows her personal emotions and visions. Her second “love” is creating handcrafted jewelry, especially beaded jewelry combined with glass, cork, wire, or stones. Please read our interview with Anikó below to get to know her and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for December 2008 – Anikó Hencz. Anikó currently lives and works from Budapest, Hungary. She was taught graphics and painting by some excellent artists. Later on in life she took private drawing lessons and was more and more attracted towards abstract art and surrealism. She mostly use computer graphics, though all her paintings – may they be hand drawings, computer graphics, photo manipulations or some combination of all these techniques – she tries to capture an unique language that shows her personal emotions and visions. Her second “love” is creating handcrafted jewelry, especially beaded jewelry combined with glass, cork, wire, or stones. Please read our interview with Anikó below to get to know her and her work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of December 2008 – Anikó Hencz” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of September 2008 – D’wayne Murphy

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for September 2008 – D’wayne Murphy. D’wayne is an artist from California, US. During day time he works as an production artist/ graphic designer at a Real Estate Company. In the late evening hours when it is nice and quite he allows his creative juices and energies to flow and creates horror and fantasy illustrations. He works with various programs like Photoshop, Painter, Poser, Bryce, Terragen, and since recently also ZBrush. Please read our interview with D’wayne below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for September 2008 – D’wayne Murphy. D’wayne is an artist from California, US. During day time he works as an production artist/ graphic designer at a Real Estate Company. In the late evening hours when it is nice and quite he allows his creative juices and energies to flow and creates horror and fantasy illustrations. He works with various programs like Photoshop, Painter, Poser, Bryce, Terragen, and since recently also ZBrush. Please read our interview with D’wayne below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of September 2008 – D’wayne Murphy” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of April 2008 – Jay Garfinkle

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for April 2008 – Jay Garfinkle or for some of you better known as Ensomniac. Jay is and artist from New York City and has been working in the graphic industry on and off for more than 25 years. His career shifted from laser animation and choreography to scenic painting for the movie industry. Currently he is working as a freelance artist and is back to his roots; creating traditional art. Please read our interview with Jay below to get to know him and his art a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for April 2008 – Jay Garfinkle or for some of you better known as Ensomniac. Jay is and artist from New York City and has been working in the graphic industry on and off for more than 25 years. His career shifted from laser animation and choreography to scenic painting for the movie industry. Currently he is working as a freelance artist and is back to his roots; creating traditional art. Please read our interview with Jay below to get to know him and his art a bit better.

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Featured 2D Artist of March 2008 – René Blom

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for March 2008 – René Blom. René is a fantastic digital painter. She works exclusively with Painter X and it didn’t surprise me that her work was chosen by Corel to be represented within the program itself. She owns her own local studio where people can rent time to work on there own art but she also teaches art to people who are interested. She loves to work with various materials and is also a certified jewelry instructor. Please read our interview with René below to get to know her and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for March 2008 – René Blom. René is a fantastic digital painter. She works exclusively with Painter X and it didn’t surprise me that her work was chosen by Corel to be represented within the program itself. She owns her own local studio where people can rent time to work on there own art but she also teaches art to people who are interested. She loves to work with various materials and is also a certified jewelry instructor. Please read our interview with René below to get to know her and her work a bit better.

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Featured 3D Artist of May 2006 – Ralph Manis

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of May 2006. Ralph Manis is a professional freelance painter, digital 3D & graphic artist. He is specialized in many disciplines of art and uses pencil, paint, pen & ink, and 3D graphics to create his art. Personally I think his portraits of Rock & Roll legends are the best I ever seen.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of May 2006 – Ralph Manis. Ralph is a professional freelance painter, digital 3D & graphic artist. He is specialized in many disciplines of art and uses pencil, paint, pen & ink, and 3D graphics to create his art. Personally I think his portraits of Rock & Roll legends are the best I ever seen. Please read our interview with him below to get to know him and his art a bit better. “Featured 3D Artist of May 2006 – Ralph Manis” verder lezen