+ 3DM just interviewed Marco Menco - professional character CG Artist, the creator of "Smoking Creature" and "Dante's" artworks. Snip: When I was studying at the Academy, I chose a course called "Theory and Technique of Visual Communication" where I learned a little bit of everything: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Movie directing and history of art. Unfortunately there aren’t any good 3D course here in Italy so I had to learn practically everything by myself. This was the 2004. So I am self taught! But I decided from the beginning to study 3D not as a hobby, but because I wanted and I do want to work in the movie industry. Now I’m finishing my reel and in the mean time I’m having fun and making some money with freelance work...............Read more!!