On the up!
I wanted to thank you. I applied to art school in the UK and although I was accepted, I couldn’t go. It was too expensive and the tutor who interviewed me shocked me. My style of work back then was mostly manga-based, and although I was told I was “clearly very handy with a pencil,” I was also informed that “manga isn’t accepted here as a form of art,” and they “see this sort of work a lot and it is such a shame”. I was more than a little annoyed. Not only were they obviously wrong, they’d insulted something I’ve loved since I saw my first manga book in 1996!
A few days later my fiancé spotted your special manga and anatomy issues, and I set to improving myself with your help. My art has gone from simple and lifeless to somewhere where I think this could end up being a living for me. I could see the improvement every few pieces of work and I couldn’t have done it without all of you. I’m also pleased to say that my 11-month-old daughter is already loving IFX. I’m sure she’ll be a subscriber when she’s older! Nicola, via email Claire replies Nicola, it’s lovely to hear that we have helped you get back on track with your art, but it really isn’t all down to us! It’s your perseverance to improve and to continue creating that has paid off. We can’t take the credit for that. By the way, my daughter (22 months) is loving drawing, too. Maybe they’ll become future cover art stars?
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We may have given Nicola some pointers, but her art is entirely down to her own hard work!