Featured 3D Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin. Anatoliy is an artist from South Russia. He works as a freelance artist with a wide spectrum of experience and works; 3D modeling, texturing high and lowpoly, 2D graphics like vector drawings, design, painting and matte paintings. His style varies from a “paint” look in some of my works, to photorealistic in others. Please read our interview with Anatoliy below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3D Valley Featured 3D Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin. Anatoliy is an artist from South Russia. He works as a freelance artist with a wide spectrum of experience and works; 3D modeling, texturing high and lowpoly, 2D graphics like vector drawings, design, painting and matte paintings. His style varies from a “paint” look in some of my works, to photo realistic in others. Please read our interview with Anatoliy below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 3D Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin” verder lezen

Featured 2D Artist of October 2007 – Gina Pitkanen

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist for October – Gina Pitkanen or for you all probably better known as RavnHeart. Gina is an artist from Finland where she works as an independant artist together with her husband Janne Pitkanen. Gina started as a traditional artist but switched seven years ago to digital painting and currently all her works are done with use of Adobe Photoshop and an Intous A4 tablet. Read the interview below to get to know Gina and her work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 2D Artist for October 2007 – Gina Pitkanen or for you all probably better known as RavnHeart. Gina is an artist from Finland where she works as an independent artist together with her husband Janne Pitkanen. Gina started as a traditional artist but switched seven years ago to digital painting and currently all her works are done with use of Adobe Photoshop and an Intous A4 tablet. Read the interview below to get to know Gina and her work a bit better.

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Featured 2D Artist of August 2007 – Jeff Coles

Below you can read the interview with 3D Valley’s first 2D Featured Artist – Jeff Coles or for you probably better know as Mysnapz. Jeff is a draftsman for 27 years. During day time he works in the 3D design/ engineering industry and in his personal time he enjoys taking photos and manipulating them with a little help of Adobe Photoshop. He has won several awards for his work and some years ago one of his photos has been selected as the best image in Great Britain. Read the interview below to get to know Jeff and his work a bit better.

3D Valley’s first 2D Featured Artist – Jeff Coles or for you probably better know as Mysnapz. Jeff is a draftsman for 27 years. During day time he works in the 3D design/ engineering industry and in his personal time he enjoys taking photos and manipulating them with a little help of Adobe Photoshop. He has won several awards for his work and some years ago one of his photos has been selected as the best image in Great Britain. Read the interview below to get to know Jeff and his work a bit better.

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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.

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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

Featured 3D Artist of January 2007 – Soa Lee

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of January 2007. Soa Lee is a 3D modeler/ illustrator from South Korea. Soa has been working in the CG industry for almost 9 years. She started out in the animation industry and is currently working freelance for several game producing companies. In most of her work appear female characters, these female characters tend to be dreamy, fantastical and picturesque. “Reality serves as a tool to feel the dream as a reality” is what Soa says about her own work. Read the interview below to learn and read a bit more about her.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of January 2007 – Soa Lee. Soa is a 3D modeler/ illustrator from South Korea. Soa has been working in the CG industry for almost 9 years. She started out in the animation industry and is currently working freelance for several game producing companies. In most of her work appear female characters, these female characters tend to be dreamy, fantastical and picturesque. “Reality serves as a tool to feel the dream as a reality” is what Soa says about her own work. Read the interview below to learn and read a bit more about her.
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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

Create a seamless cow texture/ pattern

This tutorial describes how you can easily create a seamless cow texture in Adobe Photoshop using the Lasso Tool and the Offset Filter.

This tutorial describes how you can easily create a seamless cow texture in Adobe Photoshop using the Lasso Tool and the Offset Filter.

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