Ricky Grove
Ricky Grove is the managing editor at Renderosity.com where he produces the weekly "News of the Week" and "Gallery of the Week" video programs. When he's not editing video or watching anime, Ricky works at the best bookstore in Los Angeles: The Iliad Bookshop. He has a life-long love of reading, movies and animation. He lives with his partner, writer Lisa Morton, and 2 eccentric cats in Southern California. You can discover more about Ricky at his website: www.rgrove.com and his FB Page

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JT2XTREME - Elvis Edition by jt2xtreme

The Featured Images column is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best in digital art both from Renderosity.com and the wider artistic community on the internet.

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Chantelle by Vyktohria

Featured images is our effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and from the wider community of artists on the net.

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Review: Autodesk's Maya 2017

The industry leading 3D application, Maya, just got better. gToon reviews the recently released Maya 2017 and finds it to be a super update to an already fantastic program.

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Medieval Knight by Lamuserie

Our Featured Images column is Renderosity Magazine's continuing effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find.

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Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part Three

The third in our series on building a workstation PC from scratch. In this edition we start putting the parts together to build the PC!

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What's New in Houdini 16 Amarok

Side Effects, creators of Houdini, are releasing specific on some great new updates to their cutting-edge application, Houdini 16 Amarok which will be released very soon.

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Interview with Virtual Photographer: Melusina Parkin (Part One)

Melusina Parkin (her virtual world name) is a photographer that shoots in an unusual location: the virtual world of Second Life. Her photographs are spare and beautifully poetic. I was compelled to talk to her. This is the first of a two-part interview

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Ansel Adams 1958 HD Documentary

Original footage documenting the creative life of Ansel Adams this 1958 documentary revealing Adams' technical approach to photography, the cameras and related gear he carried to the field, and his thoughts on the artistic horizons of photography.

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Let's Build a New Workstation PC! Part 2

In part 2 of gToon's workstation build, he goes into the parts that he has chosen and why. Be sure to view the picture gallery and follow the links for more info.

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Dune Markers by Awjay

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and the wider community of artists on the web.

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Lets Build a New Workstation PC!

gToon is building a new media workstation PC! In part 1 of a 4 part series, he shares his ideas about research and decision making that will affect the parts he chooses to build a new, mega-rendering media workstation PC!

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Hamrum Farm 2 by sossy

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Charlie by vlgraphics

Our Featured Images column is Renderosity Magazine's continuing project focused on bringing our readers the very best in digital art both from Renderosity.com and from the larger net community of artists.

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Maxon Computer: Our Core Partners Pro Member

Renderosity Magazine would like to welcome Maxon Computer as our first Core Partners Pro member. This short animated video introduces this excellent computer graphics company and shares information about their product line up.

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Nine Favorite Books of 2016

Over the course of a year, I read almost a hundred books. These nine titles have stayed with me all year and are my favorites of 2016.

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Happy Holidays from Renderosity Magazine!

The staff at Renderosity Magazine wishes you a very happy holiday this year!

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Icarus from Madebyvadim. A Remarkable Drone Film

"Icarus is my non-narrative short drone film and really a homage to an awesome piece of technology, Phantom 3 Pro, that travels with me for the past 2 years to many many locations." - director Madebyvadim on Vimeo

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Alike: A Charming Animated Film

"Alike" is an animated short film directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez

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Staff Recommendations: Unusual Christmas Gifts for 2016

Staff members Michael Haase, Ricky Grove and Nick Charles offer up several unusual Christmas gifts for the 2016 holiday season.

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New Animated Short Rendered Entirely in Unity Game Engine

This lovely animated film was rendered entirely in the game-engine Unity 3D, which a great way to get real-time results. You can see that the look of the film is wonderful.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P410 Workstation Review

Our reviewer, gtoon, looks at the new ThinkStation P410 professional entry level workstation and really likes what he sees. A truly great price for an awesome workstation.

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The journey #2 by mermaid

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kauw (Corvus monedula) by Juliette.Gribnau

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Our New Core Partners Page

We announced the Core Partners program a month ago. Now we are providing you with a special page where you can get all of the links to our Core Partners.

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Juke Box by claude19

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best in digital art from around the world.

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Big Eyes by ACue

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best in digital art from Renderosity.com and around the web.

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Some Great Black Friday Sales

We've scoured the internet for the best Black Friday sales! There are a lot of them out there, but we've chosen the ones we think are some of the best for artists of all kinds.

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Core Parters Pro: Maxon Computer

Maxon Computer is a Renderosity Magazine Core Partners Pro member. We are proud to support and promote Maxon as a company and the excellent products it develops and markets. Cinema 4D, BodyPaint and Cineware/Cinema 4D Lite have become the standard bearers for 3D artists, students and professionals.

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Coastal View by Photosynthesis

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Renderosity Magazine has a Vimeo Channel!

Renderosity Magazine has a new Vimeo channel! We've posted the first of our "artist spotlight videos" there. Be sure to bookmark the site and follow us as we post more videos of amazing artists!

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Artist Spotlight: KuzMich, Master of Digital Landscapes

We focus a spotlight on Renderosity artist, KuzMich, who is a master of digital landscape creation, especially the science fiction kind. We feature an interview with this talented artist and a video of 11 of his works.

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Remembering Postage Stamp Artist Paul Calle

Paul Calle, a commercial artist best known for the more than 40 postage stamps he designed for the USPS, passed away in 2010. He was a remarkable artist who helped us visualize in particular the NASA moon landing and space walk of Apollo 11.

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Incarnation by MihT

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On the Ground by X-PaX

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Watch the Keynote Address at Unite 2016 LA

The three day conference, Unite 16 LA, which focuses on the world wide Unity Game community, is taking place this Nov 1-3 in Los Angeles. We've archived the keynote address on Nov 1 given by 7 different Unity technology stars!

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The Lost Art of the Halloween Postcard: An Interview with Halloween Expert, Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton is the president of HWA (Horror Writers Association) and an acknowledged expert on Halloween. Her website, lisamorton.com, features a great collection of Halloween postcards, a lost art that should be revived. We spoke to Lisa about her collection, the tradition of sending cards at Halloween, and made a selection of some of her best cards for a gallery.

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5 Great Indie Horror Games

Indie game creation is alive with incredible innovation and creativity. For this Halloween season, I've chosen 5 indie horror games that are relatively short, but deliver sharp shocks while not damaging the pocketbook!

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Cry by toer

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Toil and Trouble by MDO2010

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I Love Halloween!

Halloween is a special holiday for many people, myself included. In addition to being loads of fun, it helps us peek behind the facade of culture into death and the afterlife even if it's only for one night.

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Apple To Announce New Macbook and Macbook Pro 2016

Apple is set to announce their new Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops on October 27, 2016. It will the first significant update to the Macbook series in six years.

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Indie Game: Pavillion Release Trailer

Pavilion, the fourth-person puzzling adventure from Visiontrick Media, throws you directly into its mysterious world without any text tutorials or beginning explanations.

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A Tribute to Artist Ellsworth Kelly

A tribute to the late Ellsworth Kelly for the 2016 Getty Medal Award.

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Denise, an Animated Film From Supinfocom

Denise follows the story of a young obese woman roaming the hills of Easter Island. While trying to figure how she can possibly accomplish her journey, she also has the chance to find her true self, and accept who she really is.

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Artist Makes Frame by Frame Version of Blade Runner in Microsoft Paint

David MacGown's tumblr blog is a frame by frame recreation of the classic Blade Runner film, but re-created in Microsoft Paint. It's strange and very enjoyable.

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Book Review: Monstress, Volume One - Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

New graphic novel, Monstress, is an exceptional visual journey into combined genres with strong women at the center.

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Renderosity Magazine Announces Core Partners Program

Renderosity Magazine is very proud to announce the establishment of the Core Partners Program. 17 companies (our Core Partners) have been chosen to get exclusive coverage at our website.

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CANIS - A Short Film by Marc Riba & Anna Solanas

Canis - an award-winning puppet animated short film by Marc Riba & Anna Solanas about a boy who survives isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray dogs. 2013

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Division Of Planetary Dynamics by tonyb42

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with the flow... by 1971s

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Book Review: Ray Gun by Eugene W. Metcalf & Frank Maresca

An exhaustive history of the Ray Gun toy over a span of half a decade with extensive illustrations and photos.

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The Perfect Assassin by RLove

Featured images is a gallery of digital art drawn from Renderosity.com artists and from the wider artist community on the net.

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Review of Red Giant's Universe 2.0: The Best Set of Video Effects You Can Buy

Red Giant has recently released the newest version of their video effects/transitions plug-ins: Universe 2.0. gToon (Ricky Grove) reviews the application and concludes it's an essential add-on for videographers.

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The Chronos Wave by AntoMacoda

Featured images is an ongoing column at Renderosity Magazine whose goal is to bring you the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and the wider artword on the net.

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Discovering New Artists: Simon Stålenhag

I'm always on the lookout for new artists who excites my imagination. Swedish artist Simon Stalenberg is just such an inspiring artist.

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The Junebugs by Oddfellows

The Junebugs, a short animated film directed by Oddfellows, shows how creative and moving animation can be.

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Last Train Home from Gerhard Human

Gerhard Human's animated music video is a real work of art. Just the kind of thing we like to feature here at Renderosity Magazine.

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Maya 2017 for Motion Graphics

Autodesk's Maya 2017 has a whole new focus on motion graphics. This video covers this excellent addition to the king of 3D applications.

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The Gig! by Fredel

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K N G D M from Rockstar

A short film made for Autodesk by Rockstar Games to demonstrate the new Motion Graphics features inside Maya 2017

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Dare by katyee

Featured images is an ongoing attempt to present the best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and the larger artistic community on the internet

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Nautilus | France A. Cordova from Colin Hesterly

Nautilus explores the beautiful life of astrophysicist, France A. Cordova in this short animated film via Vimeo.

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Maya 2017 Overview

Maya 2017 is now available for demo or purchase. Lots of great updates to this new version of Maya the least of which is the brand-new Arnold renderer.

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The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Blu Ray is Now Available!

I'm delighted to announce that the new, remastered Iron Giant Signature Blu Ray is now available. This underrated film is due for a reevaluation and this new version is just the ticket.

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On the New Iron Giant Blu Ray Disc

Ricky is ecstatic over the new Iron Giant Signature Edition blu ray and wonders why the film was so underappreciated when it was first released (1999)

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Headline by gadu

Our featured images section brings you the very best in digital art works from Renderosity.com and from the internet as well.

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The Book Forest by Pepa Cometa

Featured Images is Renderosity Magazines continuing effort to bring you the very best in digital art from around the digital world.

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ArtFriendly Claude19: Mixed Medium and Fractal Artist

Renderosity Magazine interviews fractal artist (and philosopher) Claude19. We are also featuring a video of many hand-picked artworks by Claude19.

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That Old Black Magic Design

Our fearless editor, Ricky, decides to succumb to the Magic. Black Magic Design's Da Vinci Resolve 12.5 video editing software, that is.

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Book Review: Celeste by I.N.J. Culbard

I.N.J. Culbard's first original graphic novel, Celeste, should be read by anyone who wants to see how genre becomes art.

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Genesis by Phil M.

Russian federation artist Phil M. has created a remarkable short film about "my experiences and thoughts about the structure of our world, an energy that inspires us, and ideas that we capture."

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Spotlight Interview with VR Production Director, James Knight

Renderosity Magazine had the good fortune to speak to James Knight about the technology behind VR and ask him about the challenges that artists face in creating content for this exciting, new medium

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Ancient Towers by estevez

Featured images is a regular column where we bring you the very best digital art we can find both at Renderosity.com and from the internet as well.

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Structures Spatiales by Claude19

Featured Images is an on going column at Renderosity Magazine where we bring you the very best digital art works we can find.

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Henry Rollins On Art and the Death of His Friend Alan Vega

Henry Rollins essays for L.A. Weekly are strong, passionate arguments for authenticity and truth. His recent essay on Alan Vega is one that every artist should read.

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Learning Houdini Journal 23: Bookshelf Tutorial & Houdini News

This is the twenty-third entry of a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. In this journal I cover the final lessons of the gametutors.com bookshelf tutorial and discuss some of the news about future improvements and additions to the Houdini application.

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Wrap Up @ Siggraph 2016

Our intrepid reporter closes out his Siggraph 2016 experience with highlights and comments on this great conference.

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Emergence by CajunBeauty

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both at Renderosity and on the net.

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British Sci Fi Pulp Cover Art Selection

26 scans of covers from a recent selection of terrific cover art from fifties British Pulp magazines. The great lurid covers of these cheesy magazines where often startling in their design and color selection. Hope you find them inspiring.

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Thursday @ Siggraph

Last day of the great Siggraph conference finds our Renderosity Magazine reporter, Ricky Grove, trying out VR demos. Will he survive?

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Monday @ Siggraph

The 2016 Siggraph computer graphics conference is this week in Anaheim, California. Our reporter, Ricky, is attending and reporting on each days events and announcements

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Tuesday @ Siggraph

Our reporter, Ricky Grove, is attending the 2016 Siggraph conference in Anaheim, CA., and is reporting daily on his discoveries and experiences. This entry covers Tuesday, July 26 at Siggraph

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Sunday @ Siggraph

The 2016 Siggraph conference takes place this week in Anaheim. Our reporter, Ricky, is sharing his experiences each day at this fantastic conference. This is Ricky's report for Sunday, the first day of the conference.

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Covering Siggraph 2016: Facebook Live-stream and More!

Our staff writer and co-editor, Ricky Grove, will be attending his 10th Siggraph conference starting this Sunday. Here are some of the things he'll be doing + Facebook Livestream!

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Getting to Know: Hope Kumor

Hope Kumor is the editor-in-chief for Renderositymagazine.com. She's also an experience writer and editor who freelances. Hope has a great love of photography, too. And, of course, we congratulate her on her engagement to her fiance, Brett.

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Voyages by rustic01

Our featured images section brings you the very best digital art from Renderosity.com and from digital artists around the internet.

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Kubo and the Two Strings New Trailer

Laika has released a new trailer for their epic animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings, set in medieval Japan with voices by Roony Maara and George Takei (among others).

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Bloody Clouds by Slam

Our featured images section is an on-going effort to bring you the very best in digital art from Renderosity.com and from digital artists on the web.

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The jump by Norbeca

Featured images is an on-going effort by Renderosity Magazine to present the most beautiful and unique digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and from digital artists on the internet.

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Interview with Charles Carter On Making Indie Games

Charles Carter, one of the original creators of the classic video game, Myst, (and many other) is working on a new non-violent indie game called ZED. We spoke with Charles about ZED and his ideas/methods for indie game-making.

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Interview with Artist/Teacher Mark Bremmer

Mark Bremmer, a professional 3D artist, teacher and writer, began the year with a very popular series of tutorials for Poser 11. In this exclusive interview, we chat with Mark about the series and his ideas on learning 3D.

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Learning Houdini Journal 22: Creating a Procedural Bookcase

This is the twenty-second entry of a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated application that is widely used in the production of visual effects for Hollywood films such as Big Hero 6, Mad Max: Fury Road and many others.

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Tide by lumo

Featured images is an on going effort to present the finest digital art we can find both at Renderosity.com and the larger CG Community on the internet

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Book Review: Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists

Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim is a wonderful example of a project-based book that inspires and excites anyone who wants to be creative, but who worries they may not have talent.

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Zen by angel65

Featured images is an on-going effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both at Renderosity.com and in the wider CG community on the net.

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British Fantasy Society Announces Shortlist for 2016 BFS Awards

The BFS (British Fantasy Society) has announced it's shortlist for their 2016 awards. We've focused on the six artists nominated in the ARTIST category. There are some brilliant (and I mean that) artists on this list. Be sure to clink the link to the artists site and explore their work

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I Bring You the Moon by Doriano

Featured Images is an on-going effort to bring you the very best digital art from Renderosity.com and from the wider CG community online.

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TV Paint Celebrates 25 years!

To celebrate the company's 25th anniversary, TVPaint Développement produced a short film called "Journey Through Creativity".

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Art of Renderosity: Realism

Renderosity.com has nearly a million digital artists with galleries of their art. With so many artists, a lot of great work gets lost. The Art of Renderosity is an ongoing column that focuses on this "lost art" by bringing you a variety of essays, discussions and commentary on these great artists and their works.

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