Welcome to… NO.1 FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS ImagineFX
Being at the helm of this mighty magazine, I receive lots of emails from readers. Quite often I receive a particular type of email. The words may change, but the theme is the same: teach me everything I need to know about art RIGHT NOW!
I understand. Not being where you want to be is hard, whether it be a dream job, a place at university, or even just the ability to recreate what’s in your head on screen. But not even your favourite artists have taken that kind of leap without working at it. So, to make it feel easier, don’t think of the mountain to climb. Think about that first step you should take.
There’s lots of insight inside this issue that will help you on your path, but one I particularly like is from artist Jessica Prando, on page 11. Every year she paints a version of the same subject so that she can evaluate the evolution and progress of her style. This is something that you can do right away – so dig out a favourite painting from last year and recreate it today. In doing this you’ll see that you’ve made progress. Please send in your results if you do this task, I’d love to see how you’re doing.