Back­ing The Art of Loish

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Artist Portfolio Lois Van Baarle -

Lois’s de­but art book is the proud­est mo­ment of her ca­reer, but what made it so spe­cial was the over­whelm­ing sup­port from her fans The Art of Loish: A Look Be­hind the Scenes is the de­but artbook by Lois van Baarle. The Dutch artist – the nick­name Loish is a nod to the Dutch ac­cent – funded the pro­ject through Kick­starter. “I was ex­pect­ing to reach the fund­ing goal,” she says, “but didn’t ex­pect to reach it within an hour and a half, or that it would end up reach­ing over 10 times the orig­i­nal fund­ing goal! It was so in­tense and in­cred­i­bly en­cour­ag­ing and re­ward­ing.”

The book, which is avail­able to buy now (place your or­ders at http://ifxm.ag/l-v-b), not only show­cases her work as a dig­i­tal artist and an­i­ma­tor, but also of­fers a be­hind-thescenes look at the way she pro­duces that work. The suc­cess of the Kick­starter cam­paign brought home what a ded­i­cated fol­low­ing her art has at­tracted over the years.

“I knew that I had a lot of peo­ple who fol­lowed my work, but I had no idea that I would achieve so much sup­port for a pro­ject like this. I al­ways felt like the most mean­ing­ful type of sup­port I can get are from peo­ple who fol­low my work just be­cause they like it, and de­cide to de­vote some of their free time and money to the things that I make. It feels like the great­est com­pli­ment of all.”

aqua­ma­rine “I drew this im­age for the pro­ject, and the process for cre­at­ing it was the ba­sis for one of two ex­ten­sive tu­to­ri­als that I wrote es­pe­cially for this book.”

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