José Alves da Silva
José Alves da Silva is a 3D character artist and illustrator. He has a degree in Architecture and co-founded the 3D visualization company Pura Imagem in 1996. Since 2009, after winning CGSociety's XXIV Challenge First Prize Master Award, he has been exclusively dedicated to Characters, working as a freelancer. His work and tutorials have been published in many books and magazines, such as Exposé, Exótique, Digital Art Masters, d'Artiste, 3DArtist, 3DWorld, ImagineFX, etc. Most recently he has been dedicated to creating collectible figures for Quantum Mechanix, Makerbot and Industria Mechanika.