Erich Mestriner is a 3D artist living and working in the Netherlands. He is a Bryce user and plays in Dutch indie / rockband named Audiofeel.
“When I am working with Bryce, it makes me feel like I am creating my own national geographic documentary, because Bryce sucks me completely into its 3D environment. Bryce was also the first 3D application I used.”
Clint Hawkins brings over 30 years of experience in the computer and digital art industry to the helm of YURdigital.com.
His background includes 17 years with Data General, a minicomputer innovator in the 60s. He was a system administrator and occasional programmer using various languages of that generation such as Fortran and Cobol.
After the downturn in the minicomputer segment, Hawkins took a position with Renderosity in the late 90s.
Hawkins left Renderosity after 10 years and started up a successful e-Bay business which has been going strong for 5 years. After being away from the digital art industry for 3 years he decided to launch YURdigital.com two years ago.
DeeDee Davies is a long-time fan of fantasy and dark art. Boris Vallejo and Chris Achilleos are a couple of her early inspirations. She first started creating 3D art in 2004 when accidently stumbling across the Poser platform. Davies was fascinated with game artwork and animation and Poser allowed her to try her hand at it. After a few years in the field she has settled into Carrara Pro for modelling, Vue Studio for landscapes and rendering, and Poser Pro for figure posing and animation.
Her influences include vampires, cheesy 80s horror and fantasy films, heavy metal and the works of Poe, Lovecraft & their contemporaries. Davies tries to storylines into her images to make them more interesting, and to use or modify existing items in different ways to make them unique.
She currently works on book covers with a prolific horror publishing company. At least fifteen of her book covers are out in print.
Danny Gordon, 39, is a computer draftsmen raised in central New Jersey, USA. He was a late bloomer to digital arts considering his childhood and teens were consumed by sports, primarily Ice Hockey. He played minor league hockey with the Philadelphia Junior Flyers until he was 23-years-old.
Gordon left the sport and took up a Disc Jockeying in the mid 90’s, spinning techno and house music in NJ, NYC & L.A. He ultimately relocated to L.A., hoping to advance in the DJ arena. There he began working with stage lighting and set design for photo-shoots, special events, and concerts, anything to expand his skill set.
This experience became the root of his visual & computer art interest. His first foray into the 3D Art world was through a brief exposure to Bryce, but it wasn’t until he discovered Terragen Classic in 2004, did he really begin to advance in landscapes & procedural texturing.
Today Danny Gordon is heavily involved with Digital Arts, as a moderator for Renderosity’s Terragen forum. Much of his time these days is spent getting Danny Gordon Digital Arts off the ground, selling Prints and animations to private and professional clients.