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 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 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 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 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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Featured 2D Artist of September 2007 – Henri Roberts

Below you can read the interview with 3DValley Featured Artist of September – Henri Roberts. Henri is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa and although he has studied graphic design for three years, he now works as an independent – mostly – traditional artist. In 2001 he published his own comic book “Venge” and currently he is focusing on some surreal work and a two meter long painting of the Silver Surfer.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of September 2007 – Henri Roberts. Henri is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa and although he has studied graphic design for three years, he now works as an independent – mostly – traditional artist. In 2001 he published his own comic book “Venge” and currently he is focusing on some surreal work and a two meter long painting of the Silver Surfer. “Featured 2D Artist of September 2007 – Henri Roberts” verder lezen