Please pass on my compliments and gratitude to Cris Delara, for her piece on manga style faces, in the Comic Artist special. I’ve been trying to learn how to draw faces. It may be a little more difficult for me as I’m face blind. (I can’t recognise myself in the mirror and whenever I look away I can’t picture a face.) But her piece is the first that’s made sense to me, especially the mapping of the nose. Would you consider publishing a similar map of profile, three-quarter views or male faces? Katy, via email Claire replies Hello Katy, glad we could help you. Great idea on the workshop! We have a manga edition of ImagineFX on the horizon, so I’ll see if Cris can provide a workshop on painting manga males.
Tools for the job
I got myself a new Adonit Jot, in order to draw with my iPad. It’s a miracle! This pencil, yes a pencil, is my new instrument to do numerical drawings – and I saw it first in your magazine, which is full of great advice!
I have an Inkling too, but it’s not a big success. Maybe a pro such as Jim Lee could show us some of his skills with it? Donald Lachance, via email Claire replies Donald, thanks so much for taking the time to write in. We’re glad that you take our advice on digital art software tools and hardware.
I really like the new traditional art section and in particular I love the type of paper you use there. I wish that the rest of the magazine used the same paper. It makes it so much easier to look at an image when I don’t have to continually shift it around to avoid the glare from the high-gloss paper.
Olivia, via email Many thanks for the new section of the magazine! The traditional art coverage is wonderful. It was just what was missing for ImagineFX to be perfect.
Jeferson Santos, Brazil
Claire replies Olivia and Jeferson, thank you for your kind words on our new section. We love it too.
More Manga Studio 5
Just wondering if you’re going to continue printing articles on Manga Studio 5? It’s the software I use, but finding tips and tricks is pretty difficult, so the ones I’ve found in the magazine are super helpful. Jodie Boutin, via email Claire replies Hi Jodie, we’re impressed with Manga Studio 5 too – there are a few more Core Skills on it to come from PJ Holden (page 75), and a full workshop using Manga Studio 5 is a great idea!
I’m currently a subscriber to the print version of your magazine and was considering subscribing to the digital version. But before moving from the old road to the new one, I’d like to know: is it possible to read the digital magazine on my Mac too, or will I only be able to access the content on my iOS device? Will I be able to download the PDF version of the magazine as I do now from your website? Antonio Bifulco, via email Claire replies If you want to read the magazine on your Mac, you’ll have to subscribe via Zinio. If you want to read on your iOS device, you’ll need to subscribe via Apple Newsstand. You can switch between Apple devices using this (say, an iPad and an iPhone), but you can’t read it on your Mac. Furthermore, digital subscribers don’t have access to the premium content on our website. Hope this helps.
Would you want all of ImagineFX printed on the rougher paper that we use in the traditional art section?
You can still get hold of our Comic Artist special edition at beta.imaginefx.com/shop