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No.1 FOR DIG­I­TAL ARTIST IMAG­INE FX

ImagineFX - - Editor’s Letter - Claire Howlett, Ed­i­tor claire@imag­inefx.com

Here in the UK, spring has fi­nally sprung (hooray!) and it’s al­ready brought warmer weather and lighter evenings to our bi­jou isle. I seem to re­lax a lit­tle more when I’m not hav­ing to scurry from place to place to avoid the bit­ing cold, and I love not hav­ing to close the cur­tains on the world at 4.30pm be­cause it’s dark out­side. Spring has so much optimism to it. There’s a whole year ahead to look for­ward to.

Right now, dig­i­tal art is def­i­nitely hav­ing its spring mo­ment. There are so many tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions just about to blos­som, it feels as though we’re on the cusp of some­thing truly trans­for­ma­tive. Cre­ative tech com­pa­nies like Sav­age In­ter­ac­tive and Am­bi­ent De­sign are making great leaps with bril­liantly pack­aged, af­ford­able art soft­ware such as ArtRage and Pro­cre­ate – and all with­out a subscription-based price tag to match. See our round-up of the best of­fer­ings on page 38.

Tech­nol­ogy is an ever-evolv­ing con­cept, but so many ex­cit­ing changes are hap­pen­ing right now. We take a look an­other rev­o­lu­tion in dig­i­tal art – vir­tual re­al­ity paint­ing – on page 18. There’s so much go­ing on, so leap into the is­sue…

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