Arthur Dorety Arthur Dorety was born in US New Jersey in early January 1966. He has been drawing since early child-hood. He developed a core foundation of music and learned to play the piano and organ in his early teens.
He attended The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, (Formerly Philadelphia College of Art) Dorety did many things including an internship at a sound studio and sound tech for a band that took him to Japan, England and coast to coast in the US.
He did a short stint as an oceanic lab technician for Princeton University where cruised for 1-2 months on the Pacific and Indian oceans processing samples to measure CO2 levels.
After leaving the ocean behind Dorety returned to the sound studio in Pennsylvania where he worked after leaving college and continued to hone his musical aspirations and develop his digital art skills.
In 2010, he collaborated on a multimedia project with musician and author Shawn R. Key, “Reign of Kings—The Spirit Quest.” He provided illustrations for CD covers, ebooks, prints, canvases and T-shirts. It was his first professional art job.
“It was a lot of fun to do, even with deadlines. I was free to interpret a lot on my own as long as it stayed in context with the story.”
RON MILLER is an illustrator and author living in South Boston, Virginia. Before becoming a free-lance illustrator in 1977, Miller was art director for the National Air & Space Museum’s Albert Einstein Planetarium. His primary work today entails the writing and illustration of books specializing in astronomical, astro-nautical and science fiction subjects. His passion today is exciting young people about science and in recent years focused on writing books for young adults. To date he has more than fifty titles to his credit. His work has appeared on scores of book jackets, book interiors and in magazines such as National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Sky & Telescope, Newsweek, Natural History, Discover, Geo, etc.
Miller’s books include the Hugo-nominated The Grand Tour, Cycles of Fire, In the Stream of Stars, and The History of Earth. He received a Hugo Award for The Art of Chesley Bonestell.
Besides an authority on Jules Verne, Miller is a bona fide expert on the early history of spaceflight. His 1993 book, The Dream Machines, is a comprehensive, quarter-million-word 744-page history of manned spacecraft. It was nominated for the prestigious IAF Manuscript Award and won the Booklist Editor’s Choice Award.
Miller designed a set of ten commemorative stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has been a production illustrator for motion pictures, notably Dune and Total Recall. He has traveled the globe lecturing on space art and space history, including a visit to the Soviet Union to celebrate the 30th anniversary celebration of the launch of Sputnik.
Miller served on the faculty of the International Space University. His original paintings are held in numerous private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Pushkin Museum (Moscow), and he is a contributing editor for Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a Life Member, Fellow and past Trustee of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts, an Honorary Member of the Sociétè Jules Verne (Paris), a Member of the North American Jules Verne Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
Miller has written several novels, including a tetralogy of fantasy novels and a hard-boiled detective novel, Velda, which has been the subject of a series of comic books, radio and stage plays. Another novel, Bradamant, won the Violet Crown Award from the Writer’s League of Texas.
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Dragos Jieanu was born in Bucharest, Romania 26 years ago. Self-educated in the field of 3D, his first job was for Antena1, one of the biggest Romanian television. He now works for INDG Amsterdam.
“I’ve always been attracted to graphics, ever since I was 10. Back then, when we only had some old Commodore computer, I had to write a couple of lines just to draw a circle: that was the beginning of my CG exploration. It is when I saw Jurassic Park that I was trully amazed by the CG potential.”