I made it into ImagineFX
Wow, I made it into the FXPose section of July’s edition of ImagineFX magazine. It’s really a dream come true for me, I’ve been a fan of the magazine since it started over ten years ago. This was my second attempt, I posted work in March last year but it didn’t get accepted. Looking back I’m not surprised, I feel myself that my work had yet to come together at that time.
I well as the very welcome exposure for my work, it allows me to be objective about the images I create. When I changed from animation to illustration/art I thought my work might retain some fragment of movement or a trace of ‘cartoon’ atheistic however I think it’s the opposite, my artwork has a stillness, a moment of action frozen. I also realised I like to add a lot of detail to my work, something that wasn’t possible in my animation. This is not because I want it to be photographic but rather I want to try to make the surreal, fantasy, elements as real as possible.
2 thoughts on “I made it into ImagineFX”
October 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm
Love your digital political satiric drawings/paintings.
Is the portraiture drawn freehand or do you import photos and restructure into cartoon form?
October 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm
Hi David, Thank you very much for your kind comment. In answer to your question, I paint and draw entirely by hand, with a digital pen onto a computer (surface studio 2). I use photos only as reference.