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Introducing ... illyart studios
Welcome to our new home. Over the next couple of weeks, these pages will be updated with tid-bits about who makes up illyart studios and the portfolio will be populated. Once these tasks are done, the store will be given attention and brought online. Until then, feel free to use the contact us form to discuss any orders or offer comments on the site or the works. Thanks!
- illyart founder 3D Artist
Illy (rhymes with silly) was born Kristy Gilbert some few years ago and always thought she was a writer. She wrote feverishly through the 80's during high school and beyond. An avid fan of Science Fiction in general and action TV shows in particular she watched He-Man, the A-Team, GI Joe, Buck Rogers and Battlestar Galactica because she liked them, not just to please the little brothers! After high school, she went on to become a travel agent, a wife, a mother, an ex-wife and finally discovered the magic of Digital Art in July of 2004. A good friend took the time to explain the basics of Poser 4 and that was the start; illy never looked back.
- Mat Artist & Critic
A chip off the old block, Cecedarling has a great eye for color. She took art classes in school and, although she doesn't pursue her own line art, she has a talent for bringing out the colors in prints that she mats. During the creation process of prints, she often is the eye that answers the question 'what do you think of this one' and her answers are honest, not limited to 'oh, that looks nice'. She is hardest on herself and if the cut mat lines aren't exactly perfect, she has been known to start over multiple times. She is the final word on matting for illyart studios and can often be seen with Kristy at functions that illyart studios attends.
BC Brandt- Artstic Designer and
Agent for VA
A very talented artist in her own right, BC met Illusioner over an ill-conceived meal seventeen years ago, and somehow, they've managed to not only not kill each other, but become close friends and business partners. BC lives in the mountains of Virginia, where she acts as the Virginia Agent for Illyart Studios. When not managing Illusioner, she produces her own artwork, is an avid crafter, spends hours each week volunteering at the regional food bank, and enjoys chasing animals that want nothing to do with her.
Susie Dean- Texture and 3D Landscape
An artistic influence and talented texture artist, Susie's expertise in Bryce are invaluable.
Margit Schmidt- Writer & Artist
Our artistic friend from the West Coast, Margit has a way with words and a very talented eye for crafting images that are a snapshot of a moment that tells a story all by itself. We are pleased she is a part of our studio.
He's the muscle to all our artistic efforts and makes sure things get put where they belong. Without him, set up and tear down would be next to impossible.