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Wishes come true
So, thanks to Imaginefx [and the] issue that had an animator who did Wish Dragon from Netflix, I got to see both a beautifully animated movie that also just had a wonderful story, which left me in a teary-eyed mess. @Hatterdaisuke, via Twitter
Ian replies Hi, glad you liked this issue. It’s an older one now. But this is a reminder you can now pick up digital back issues alongside print back issues and catch up. Look out for another animation special coming soon.
I have reached out about this in the past and it was never addressed, but
I have been buying your magazine literally since the first issue and am a big fan of the spin-offs, especially the ‘sketchbook’ series. However, they kind of went downhill and greatly lost their way, with special issue five being almost identical to issue four and featuring nearly all the same work. After that the series has gone back to re-releasing the first special edition all over again.
Is there any chance of this getting put back on track with new issues and not the same issues released again or followup issues featuring nearly everything the previous issue had? And are there any more specials due? I love the artist studios edition that’s currently on sale, but an updated comic art or manga art would be wonderful again.
Thank you and it’s great to see Ian at the helm.
Andrew Armstrong, via email
Ian replies Hi Andrew, we have five Sketchbook specials – Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Ultimate Sketchbook Collection. Each edition has new content, but we do reprint them and often create a new cover, so sorry for any confusion. I would expect a sixth volume is in the works!
In the meantime we have plenty of other specials out now and coming up, including The Imaginefx Annual, Art School and, as you’ve already spotted, Inside The Artist’s Studio – I’m a fan of nosing around artists’ sprawling workshops and studios. Find these and more here: bit.ly/ifx-specials.
3D or not 3D?
I’ve been reading Imaginefx for years (thanks for contining to make a fab mag) and while I remember seeing the mag dabble with 3D in its early days (Poser?) I’ve noticed more and more 3D creeping into the mag. Are you turning into a 3D art mag?
Rachel Evans via email
Ian replies Hi Rachel, as you say, 3D art and 3D software have always been a part of Imaginefx from issue one onwards. We launched as a digital art magazine for fantasy and sci-fi artists, and continue to focus on this content, and the use of 3D is becoming more important in the industry. But so too is 2D digital art software such as Procreate, as well as a knowledge of core traditional techniques. What’s great about fantastical art in 2021 is that everything and anything goes. Keep reading because we’ll be covering it all!
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