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 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

Featured 2D Artist of October 2008 – Stina Wiik

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for October 2008 – Stina Wiik, Stina is freelance illustrator and graphic designer for over ten years. She lives and works in Sweden. She is an illustrator with a background in fine art, illustration, and graphic design. She has studied art and took an part-time apprenticeship of several years with artist, art teacher, and art historian Björn Dolk. Today she does all kind of illustrations for printed matter and digital use. Her passion and goal is children’s book illustrations. She used to sketch the first ideas on paper, but nowadays she more often use digital tools right from the beginning to finished work. Please read our interview with Stina below to get to know her and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for October 2008 – Stina Wiik. Stina is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for over ten years. She lives and works in Sweden. She is an illustrator with a background in fine art, illustration, and graphic design. She has studied art and took an part-time apprenticeship of several years with artist, art teacher, and art historian Björn Dolk. Today she does all kind of illustrations for printed matter and digital use. Her passion and goal is children’s book illustrations. She used to sketch the first ideas on paper, but nowadays she more often use digital tools right from the beginning to finished work. Please read our interview with Stina below to get to know her and her work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of October 2008 – Stina Wiik” 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 May 2008 – Dawid Michalczyk

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for May 2008 – Dawid Michalczyk. Dawid is an artist from Denmark. He started as an admirer from CG art and art collector but soon started out doing digital art himself. Today he works as a freelance artist and runs his own one-man business Eonworks. He is specialized in concept design and texture painting but also does illustrations and book covers. And although he loves what he is doing, his real passion lies in his personal works which gives him the freedom to create an imaginary world that tells a story.


3DValley Featured 2D Artist for May 2008 – Dawid Michalczyk. Dawid is an artist from Denmark. He started as an admirer from CG art and art collector but soon started out doing digital art himself. Today he works as a freelance artist and runs his own one-man business Eonworks. He is specialized in concept design and texture painting but also does illustrations and book covers. And although he loves what he is doing, his real passion lies in his personal works which gives him the freedom to create an imaginary world that tells a story. Please read our interview with Dawid below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of May 2008 – Dawid Michalczyk” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of February 2008 – Bob MacNeil

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for February – Bob MacNeil. Bob is a professional artist for 17 years. He got his first job while still in college and currently he works as a Sr. Designer for a toy company. In between he did a lot of things and if he has time he also takes on freelance jobs and they can be anything from illustration, concept art, graphic design or even animation. Please read the interview below to get Bob and his work a bit better and make sure to visit his website to see more of his work.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for February – Bob MacNeil. Bob is a professional artist for 17 years. He got his first job while still in college and currently he works as a Sr. Designer for a toy company. In between he did a lot of things and if he has time he also takes on freelance jobs and they can be anything from illustration, concept art, graphic design or even animation. Please read the interview below to get Bob and his work a bit better and make sure to visit his website to see more of his work. “Featured 2D Artist of February 2008 – Bob MacNeil” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of January 2008 – Moira Hahn

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for January – Moira Hahn. Moira is an painter from the US with a background in fine art. She studied animation and after working in the animation and illustrated books and magazines industry for some years she traveled to Hawai and Japan to study the Japanese art. Her works shows a beautiful mixture of Western and Asian influences, often with subliminal messages hidden in the painting. Please read the interview below to get to know Moira and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for January 2008 – Moira Hahn. Moira is an painter from the US with a background in fine art. She studied animation and after working in the animation and illustrated books and magazines industry for some years she traveled to Hawaii and Japan to study the Japanese art. Her works shows a beautiful mixture of Western and Asian influences, often with subliminal messages hidden in the painting. Please read the interview below to get to know Moira and her work a bit better.

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Featured 2D Artist of December 2007 – John Schwegel

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for December – John Schwegel. John is an digital artist from the US who create vector drawings in an unique spooky cuteness style. During day time he works at an advertising agency as an interactive designer and in his free time he create his drawings mainly with Adobe Illustrator. Read the interview below to get to know John and his work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for December 2007 – John Schwegel. John is an digital artist from the US who create vector drawings in an unique spooky cuteness style. During day time he works at an advertising agency as an interactive designer and in his free time he create his drawings mainly with Adobe Illustrator. Read the interview below to get to know John and his work a bit better.

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