Youngest ever reader!
I’m probably one of your younger readers – I bought my first issue, the one with the beautiful “futuristic manga” cover art when I was 13 [issue 140 – Ilya Kuvshinov’s cover]. Since then I’ve picked up each issue and adored them all.
I’m a self-taught digital artist, and seeing all of the wonderful work that appears in each magazine truly inspires me. I learn through observing others’ techniques and how they use colour and form, so having such eye-catching art to study from is a great opportunity. This magazine inspires me to reach out of my comfort zone and try something other than my more cartoony work; I believe I’m a better artist because of it. I’m sure it’ll help me improve as I aim for my fine art GCSE.
My current aspiration is to become a graphic novelist, but I don’t know how to go about developing such a career. We’re never taught how to get jobs that are more freelancer-based and I was wondering if you had any advice? Libby, via email
Claire replies Libby! You’re certainly the youngest reader that’s emailed in! And thanks for sending in your own art. I’ll look into getting a feature together on becoming a freelance artist.
GCSE student Libby is using the art that appears in ImagineFX to help her improve her painting techniques.
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