Wel­come to… NO.1 FOR DIG­I­TAL ARTISTS Imag­ineFX

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

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.

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