Welcome to the spring issue!
If you are a seasoned painter then no doubt you are after some fresh ideas. Well what we’ve got for you in this issue will blow you away. In fact, this is possibly the quirkiest edition of Illusion that you will have ever seen. And if you’ve just got started in this industry then you’ll be needing straightforward, achievable designs that look good when you give them a try. Well, this issue has got plenty of those too.
Even better than that, this issue of Illusion is packed with ways to make YOUR art unique to YOU. It’s all about making your designs and your style personalised to you. And all the artists we interview agree that this is a major factor in their success.
Take a look at:
• Jennifer Parker. We’ve been so excited about Jennifer’s new series for Illusion and finally here it is! Her Little People designs will get your head buzzing with ideas and possibilities. She shows you the options and then it’s up to you what original art you create.
• Nadja Hluchovsky. Did Nadja’s gnome on our cover catch your eye? Just wait until you see her artwork inside. We think Nadja probably sees the human form differently from most people as she gets her models to pose in positions that transform them into animals and insects. From caterpillars and snails to starfish and lions – you will be inspired by Nadja’s art.
• Susanne Daoud. What impresses us here at Illusion is Susanne’s incredible attention to detail. And she takes the concept of animating your art to a whole new level as she skilfully matches body shapes and dog breeds in her painting. You will have never seen anything like this Australian’s talent and even her body painting business has an original twist.
• Cesia Landaverde. This self-taught artist tailors her paintings to her own features – her beautiful big eyes. This has led to her fabulous cartoon-style characters which are full of expression and personality. Once you’ve seen them you’ll be wanting to have a go yourself.
And that’s before we’ve even got onto the blood and gore! We share our experiences of a one day workshop with Charles Fox and Kryolan on casualty special effects where we used everything from gelatin to tissue paper to make ourselves look scarred and burned. But our efforts suddenly look tame in comparison to JD Malendine’s liberal use of blood and wounds that will either impress you or leave you terrified.
So if you’ve decided that 2015 is your year to be original then get on and order issue 29.
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