Digital edition bookmarks
I’ve been subscribed to the iPad version of your magazine for going on two years now, so I have at least 26 issues, plus the extras I’ve bought. I find myself dipping in and out of all the magazines quite frequently, but it can be difficult to locate that one article I know exists somewhere. Is there any possibility of adding the ability to bookmark pages? It would be so useful.
Love the mag by the way. I’m only a hobbyist, but get such pleasure from following your tutorials and advice, as well as being inspired by the real artists you cover. You truly can say your efforts inspire – because they do.
And if I can make one plea: never get rid of Artist in Residence. I love the personal glimpse at how other people work. Gary Baptist, via email Claire replies Gary, you’re a man after my own heart! I also love seeing how artists work and organise their space to fit around their creative times. Unfortunately, while your bookmark request for digital editions is a good one, it isn’t one that we can implement. Sorry!
Golden or not?
I read with interest the James Gurney article on the myth of the golden ratio [issue 114, November 2014]. What was most puzzling about his advice on not using the golden ratio as a guide to composition, was that there are plenty of other times in your magazine that other artists have recommended that we do use golden ration as a guide. So, which advice is right? Michael Pyall, via email Claire replies Thanks for getting in touch Michael – at least we know that you’re reading and taking all of our tips and advice in! I‘m not one to tell you which advice to take. That’s for you to decide. What I do know from commissioning countless artists to create workshops for ImagineFX is that each person has their own process, their own dos and don’ts, and their own rules to follow and ignore. It takes time for each artist to work out what works best for them. I’m sure that – with your attention to detail! – you’ll find what works best for you in good time, too.