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 November 2008 – Douglas Alvarez

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for November 2008 – Douglas Alvarez. Douglas is a painter from California, US. He studied Graphic Design at the California State University and became a full time graphic designer after graduation. His passion however is painting and he is fortunate enough to be able to spend his day doing what he loves most. He paints with acrylics on both wood and masonite and shows his work in various galleries in the US. Please check out Douglas website or MySpace page for info at which galleries his work is available.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for November 2008 – Douglas Alvarez. Douglas is a painter from California, US. He studied Graphic Design at the California State University and became a full time graphic designer after graduation. His passion however is painting and he is fortunate enough to be able to spend his day doing what he loves most. He paints with acrylics on both wood and masonite and shows his work in various galleries in the US. Please check out Douglas website or MySpace page for info at which galleries his work is available. Please read our interview with Douglas below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of November 2008 – Douglas Alvarez” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of August 2008 – Anna Greaves

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for August 2008 – Anna Greaves. Anna is an artist from the UK but currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Besides a very talented painter she is also a toymaker, card maker, improviser, musician, cook, & housewife. She loves all things creative. She uses oils and canvas for her paintings. Felt, ribbon and beads for her toys. The only software she use is Adobe Photoshop and that is only for editing the levels on the photographs of her finished work. Please read our interview with Anna below to get to know her and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for August 2008 – Anna Greaves. Anna is an artist from the UK but currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Besides a very talented painter she is also a toymaker, card maker, improviser, musician, cook, & housewife 🙂 She loves all things creative. She uses canvas and oils for her paintings. Felt, ribbon and beads for her toys. The only software she use is Adobe Photoshop and that is only for editing the levels on the photographs of her finished work. Please read our interview with Anna below to get to know her and her work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of August 2008 – Anna Greaves” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of July 2008 – Christian Kolle

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for July 2008 – Christian Kolle. Christian is an artist from the US and is “practicing” art for more than 30 years. Beside painting he also has a interest in other forms like bonsai, sculpting, & mechanical/ computer art. Please read the interview below to get to know Christian and his work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for July 2008 – Christian Kolle. Christian is an artist from the US and is “practicing” art for more than 30 years. Beside painting he also has a interest in other forms like bonsai, sculpting, & mechanical/ computer art. Please read the interview below to get to know Christian and his work a bit better. “Featured 2D Artist of July 2008 – Christian Kolle” verder lezen

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 2D Artist of November 2007 – Bernard Dumaine

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for November – Bernard Dumaine. Bernard is an artist from south-west France. He has been drawing and painting for many years. Since the late ’90s the computer and the use of digital imaging software given him the opportunity to explore new ways of creation. Since recently also the making of short 2D animations. Still the pencil remains his favorite tool. He has won various awards with his work and is also published in “Digital art for the 21st Century” and “Metamorphosis”.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for November 2007 – Bernard Dumaine. Bernard is an artist from south-west France. He has been drawing and painting for many years. Since the late ’90s the computer and the use of digital imaging software given him the opportunity to explore new ways of creation. Since recently also the making of short 2D animations. Still the pencil remains his favorite tool. He has won various awards with his work and is also published in “Digital art for the 21st Century” and “Metamorphosis”.

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The making of: The Dragon Whisperer

In the making of Dragon whisperer George will teach us some things regarding painting a dragon in a fairly realistic fashion, setting up concepts, and some tips on painting in general as well.

dragon

This tutorial will hopefully teach you a couple of things regarding painting a dragon in a fairly realistic fashion, setting up concepts, and will include some tips on painting in general as well. Remember that the way I go about painting isn’t the ‘correct’ way; There is no right and wrong when it comes to painting digitally. Feel free to experiment as much as you’d like, and never be afraid to try out new techniques. I used Photoshop CS2 for this tutorial, but any decent painting program should suffice. “The making of: The Dragon Whisperer” verder lezen

Applying a texture to your painting

Texturing a painting helps bring life to your image. Just take a look at your surroundings; There are textures everywhere. With this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I go about texturing paintings. This tutorial is created by George Patsouras.

Texturing a painting helps bring life to your image. Just take a look at your surroundings; There are textures everywhere. With this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I go about texturing paintings. Keep in mind that this is not the only way to do this, but it should be a helpful read. “Applying a texture to your painting” verder lezen

Painting a realistic face

This tutorial is created by George Patsouras. In this tutorial, he will go about how he paint faces in general. Of course, this is just a tutorial, and is not the only way to go about painting.

In this tutorial, I will go about how I paint faces in general. Of course, this is just a tutorial, and is not the only way to go about painting. Rather than following this tutorial 100%, feel free to apply it to your own painting style (and of course, your own image). This tutorial assumes you have a drawing tablet (recommended, not required), and assumes you have a version of Photoshop (I use CS 2, but other versions, as well as other programs such as Painter will work also). Having said that, I hope you find this tutorial useful. “Painting a realistic face” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artists of August 2006 – Arseny Gutov & Olga Antonenko

Below you can read the interview with 3D Valley Featured Artists of August 2006. Arseny Gutov and Olga Antonenko are two very talented modelers and texture artists from Russia. She works as matte painter/ concept artist and he works as a freelance compositing artist, who is specilized in photo realistic rendering. They work as a team and share their online portfolio as well as their gallery album here with us.

3DValley Featured 3D Artists of August 2006 – Arseny Gutov and Olga Antonenko. Arseny and Olga are two very talented modelers and texture artists from Russia. She works as matte painter/ concept artist and he works as a freelance compositing artist, who is specialized in photo realistic rendering. They work as a team and share their online portfolio as well as their gallery album here with us. Please read our interview with Arseny & Olga below to get to know them and their work a bit better.

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