Wel­come... to a dose of art mojo

ImagineFX - - Editor’s Letter -

It was a blast to work with Alvin Lee on our rocket-rid­ing Jinx cover. She’s one of our favourite char­ac­ters (Jinx, not Alvin) from the mighty game League of Leg­ends, and the Riot Games team – the guys and gals be­hind the on­line be­he­moth – were su­per cool to work with. Head over to page 68 and let Alvin take you through the im­age’s cre­ation.

We’ve delved into the world of anime this is­sue, look­ing at the cur­rent toon trends from Ja­pan (page 40). Also, not many peo­ple know this, but if you pause an anime, it mag­i­cally turns into ‘a manga’… only jok­ing! But af­ter look­ing at the art of man-eat­ing yet emo­tion­ally com­plex ti­tans and girl war­riors with sen­tient, blood-drink­ing school uni­forms (what now?!), it’s a world of imag­i­na­tive art styles to get juiced up by.

If you want some eye-candy backed up by hefty art thinks, Laura Sava’s card art work­shop should tickle your chin (page 78). I love read­ing up on art the­ory, ex­plor­ing pat­terns in beauty, break­ing down why a flat im­age can in­voke a re­sponse. It can be through the use of lines or the per­spec­tive you of­fer the viewer. KD Stan­ton knows all about that, with his su­per-cin­e­matic im­ages on page 48.

If you’re not in­spired by all that, or if you’re cur­rently go­ing through a tough spot with your art, fear not! On page 20 we speak to some of our favourite artists about how they re­gained their art mojo af­ter los­ing it. It’s a piece that will hope­fully help you start 2016 fired up to make your best art yet. Merry New Year! Beren Neale, Act­ing Ed­i­tor beren.neale@fu­turenet.com

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