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. Continue reading “Featured 3D Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin” »
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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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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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. Continue reading “The making of: The Dragon Whisperer” »
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. Continue reading “Applying a texture to your painting” »
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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