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Hey whatsup all you incredible human beings! Hope your all keeping yourselves positive and finely tuned to the best of your abilities and beyond!



So now, this was quite a surprise to me. I was checking my mail on my CGS account around the first quarter of last month (August) and I see this message from this dude, "I'd like to talk to you about doing an ImagineFX cover"... I was like, "whoa dude, like no way!" ...So my time had finally arrived! At first I wondered if id be able to finish what they wanted for the time given considering I was working on another job at the time, and im not the fastest artist ever, but everything flowed very smoothly. I even managed the time to fit in a full on 15 tips in a posing workshop for em. Dealing with the IFX team was an awesome experience. Theyre totally cool and make you feel right at home. The cover girl ended up being personally my most attractive girl to date, and the posing workshop was really a lot of fun to do, explaining how to approach what your about to take on.

So yeah, be sure to keep an eye out for ImagineFX's upcoming issue 49! Due the 22nd Sep for the UK/Europe, and for the rest of the world, sometime October ish!



In other news... Im back on surfer girl again and wow, I still have a long way to go, but most of it is done. Or so I think. Im wanting her to be my greatest achievement in my entire art life to date, so this will be no easy task!



And lastly for those of you interested at all in myself and my art philosophies, check out the interview that Hello-SouthAfrica did with myself in late March earlier this year news.deviantart.com/article/75…

Anyway, that concludes this journal update, so till next time, just keeping on moving forward everyone!
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:iconartofthemonkey:
artofthemonkey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Just picked up IFX your artwork is fantastic!!!
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redryu22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Filmographer
grats on the cover dude! i was in Barnes and noble today. you had a good tutorial.
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:iconkvdo:
kvdo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's incredible.. like, you're one of 12 lucky (and very talented) people with this opportunity for the whole year. *strong national pride!
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Kentofski Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
I just bought it. The workshop is awesome, thank you :) It sure will come in handy if I ever get asked to do a cover :lol:
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TradeInc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Congrats.
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xXSiegXx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got this issue of IFX about a week ago and i love your cover and workshop so much! <3
Great job dude! :D

-Sieg
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:iconwarrenlouw:
WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it =)
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xXSiegXx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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PenGuiNz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow...so it's u who've done that wonderful job...i was just wondering about it last nite while browsing IFX on facebook...
Good thing i've added u and boy was i surprised to find it in my Deviations watch list !
Congratz man ! u rock ! and i hope i'll be able to get it when it's out before someone does ...
Thanks for the inspiration ! :highfive:
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Mantastic001 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Congrats mate, your cover illustraion looks EPIC!!! Glad to see one of my favourite artists gracing the cover of my all time favourite magazine!! :love: I was already excited for this issue as it is (I'm on the disc in the 'reader fxpose' section) But now I am looking forward to it even more! :party: Can't wait, and once more, VERY well done! :D She's absolutely gorgeous!
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false-emporor Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Pick up the issue today thats pretty awesome cover and also really good tips only wish were had bit more detail on painting but oh well. Well done though
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EmeraldSora Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
WTF!! No F-ing way dude! Congrats on making it! Now i finally get to see some local talent gracing the pages of IFX! :worship:
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WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! Hope you enjoy the issue when it comes our way! =)
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AnthonyPerrett Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats on the cover! I received my issue in the post today; love the cover (though as a subscriber it's on the back cover, but at least there's no writing over the top), especially the geeky sci-fi references!;)

One question though, does 'Encom' have any significance?

The workshop seems very useful too, I'll be giving it a proper read over the weekend.
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:iconwarrenlouw:
WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks man! let me know what you think about the workshop.
Encom? That would be that technology corporation in Tron.
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braddarcy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
awesome china! just goes to show, local is lekker. looking forward to seeing the cover!
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:iconwarrenlouw:
WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet man, hope youll enjoy it =)
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gossymer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Congrats, that's beyond awesome! Though I guess that means you probably are unlikely to ever do DA commissions >_> Still, added you to Deviantwatch since your style is fab <3
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Darktaru Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Awesome, congrats! Can't wait to see the pic.
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Darktaru Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Awesome, congrats! Can't wait to see the pic.
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XXXTrilic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude! No way!! *screams*

All I can say is, South African artists FTW! Go!
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Milo-Wildcat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student General Artist
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That is very awesome!
Well done!
I'm gonna keep a lookout for it :D
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Oh-Mrs-O Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Kick ass! I'll definitely need to check that out!!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I'm a US subscriber, so I'll look forward to that in a month or two. :)
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WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think youll be getting it a lil sooner then! =)
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kofab Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
....It was inevitable...
You deserve it!!!!!
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ChineseWarri0r Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Wow man congratz!!! :D I am gonna look forward to that issue :) And I love your quote...very inspiring and motivating :D
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Hey man, congrats--getting in ImagineFX is definitely awesome. But then again, your work is excellent, so that's great that it's going to be showcased in such a top magazine.

And thanks for giving the heads-up on when the issue will come out--in the 'States, we usually get it about three weeks after it hits in Europe (I used to subscribe to the magazine, so I got it about the same time it hit the stands in Europe).

Congrats again! You deserve it and you earned it!

--
"Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence."
--from STAR TREK (2009)
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WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, thanks a lot! =)

Ah, ok, well I mean if thats when you guys get your IFX's then i guess its still sticking to that. I only knew for definite about when the UK gets it.
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riazkhan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!!...
Congratulations Warren. thats quiet an achievement, i'm so happy for you. i'm gonna make sure to grab a copy.

Hopefully this will surely open even greater doors for you in the future :)
lol. can't wait to see the issue. :D
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:iconinisipis:
inisipis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That's great. Looking forward to it.

I sometimes buy ImagineFX magazine, it's a an excellent mag.
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bradipo63 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations!
I'll try to buy this issue. (it's not simple in this part of Italy!)
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Black-Tsundere Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
imaginefx is an awesome mag, congratz :clap: really can't wait to see your cover girl
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nafiri Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
cant wait to see more of your stuff :]
cheers mate
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silenteeep Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Thats amazing! I always quickly flip through the mag whenever i'm in a CNA. Never bought one though (a bit pricey for meh). :P
But I'm definately buying this one.
Looking forward to seeing your artwork on the shelves.
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WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude! Yeah, the price can be a lil challenging, but glad your up for getting this issue! Hope youll dig it =)
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00Zeroo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
oh man imagineFX, you're great, cogratz
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Darkshines42 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!!! i love imagine FX and i can't wait for your work to be on the front cover :aww: Congrats!! :D
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Artemsis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
OH yeah! I know that mag, IFX. Congrats on the opertunity!
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ang3ll Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
oh, that's so cool!(kind of expected, though, it was just a matter of time o.O) Plenty of more people will fall in love with your work ^.^
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OrenDotan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
i'm so happy that i'm subscribed to the magazine this way i also get to see the cover clean without the headlines and all looking forward to issue 49 :)
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chexm1x Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is freakin' awesome, Im a subscriber, so Ill be looking for it!!
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XxUnsightfulxX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Dood! That's friggin awesome! I'll be sure to check it out. :D
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:iconedarsenal:
edarsenal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is some REALLY wonderful news!!
CONGRATS!!!!
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Nubry Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Awsome man!
Congrats!
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Tokifuji Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
:iconomg-whutplz:!!! congratz! I know you'll make awesome eye-catching cover :3
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VioletVirus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so awesome!! :D hope i can see that soon!
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alonzobartley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Dude! Congrats!!! Looking forward to viewing the tips and cover. I have a full year subscription. So, I'll be hounding my post woman asking "Is it here yet?"
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WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Thanks man =) I hope youll dig it when it comes your way then!
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ShadowMKII Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME MATE!!
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