Stay­ing stress-free

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I’ve al­ways been in­ter­ested in art, but over the years the hobby faded. It was a cou­ple of years ago that I be­gan to feel an urge to draw and paint again. Dig­i­tal art en­abled me to paint with­out the com­plex­ity of set­ting up an easel. At this time I also came across ImagineFX.

I’m 37, a father of three and I work as an IT con­sul­tant – which isn’t es­pe­cially fun or re­ward­ing. In Por­tu­gal 25 years ago, draw­ing for films and video games was not a ca­reer path – at least, not one known to me. To­day I re­gret not tak­ing the pro­fes­sional art path and al­though a part of me keeps dream­ing, it’s prob­a­bly a bit late for a ca­reer shift.

I do it for my­self, for fun and as an es­cape from stress. I cre­ated a web­site at www.nmp-art.com and I also try to reg­u­larly pub­lish my sketches on www.nmp-art.tum­blr.com.

Keep up the good work and con­grat­u­la­tions on a great mag­a­zine. Nuno Pinto, via email Beren replies: Thanks for get­ting in touch, Nuno. I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate let­ters like yours – to know our lit­tle mag has been a com­pan­ion to you over the past cou­ple of years is re­ward­ing for us. Art – dig­i­tal or oth­er­wise – is a healer, and if IFX can play any part in giv­ing you time off from the stresses of the daily grind, we’re do­ing our job. And thanks for shar­ing your art with us, it looks like you’re well on the way to mas­ter­ing dig­i­tal. Keep up the great work.

One of Nuno Pinto’s paint­ings. He says he re­grets not pur­su­ing art as a ca­reer ear­lier in life.

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