I’m a self-taught digital artist from Kenya who works in advertising. Your magazine is the lifeline to my art and I’ve been reading it for years. I buy it from a vendor locally here, to try and support him, which is why I don’t subscribe.
I’m writing to you for two reasons. Firstly, it’s been my dream to be featured in your magazine as Africa hardly features and I’ve submitted my work twice before with no response. Are Kenyan digital artists not meant to be in your magazine? ImagineFX is my inspiration and will always be. Thank you for inspiring Africa.
Secondly, I’m writing in response to a letter in your Game of Thrones issue (108), called Theme Talk by Deirdre Adams. Kenya and the African continent have so many amazing myths that are both scary and fantastic and they’re all waiting to become art. So myths from around the world, as you coined it, sounds amazing and I would love to be a part of it.
I produce a lot of concept art and my style varies. I love sketching. My pin-up art is based on DAZ 3D base renders that I then paint, because I’m not strong on human anatomy drawing just yet. I also really love environment art, and loved the ImagineFX article on being an artrepreneur (issue 108). Here is my gallery: http://ifxm.ag/fey-sal. Please let me know what you think. Feysal Anthony Nair, via email Claire replies Thanks for getting in touch Feysal. We don’t choose art on the basis of region, we just choose the best art that we receive. I imagine that your art hasn’t been chosen for ImagineFX in the past because we don’t really feature DAZ 3D renders. But that’s not to say your art isn’t good! You clearly work hard at your art studies, and I wish you all the very best for the future.