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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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artofthemonkey's avatar
artofthemonkeyProfessional Digital Artist
Just picked up IFX your artwork is fantastic!!!
redryu22's avatar
redryu22 Filmographer
grats on the cover dude! i was in Barnes and noble today. you had a good tutorial.
kvdo's avatar
kvdoProfessional 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!
Kentofski's avatar
KentofskiProfessional 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:
xXSiegXx's avatar
xXSiegXxHobbyist 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
WarrenLouw's avatar
WarrenLouwProfessional Digital Artist
Hey thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it =)
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xXSiegXxHobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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PenGuiNzStudent 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:
Mantastic001's avatar
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!
false-emporor's avatar
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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EmeraldSoraStudent 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:
WarrenLouw's avatar
WarrenLouwProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! Hope you enjoy the issue when it comes our way! =)
AnthonyPerrett's avatar
AnthonyPerrettHobbyist 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.
WarrenLouw's avatar
WarrenLouwProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks man! let me know what you think about the workshop.
Encom? That would be that technology corporation in Tron.
braddarcy's avatar
awesome china! just goes to show, local is lekker. looking forward to seeing the cover!
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WarrenLouwProfessional Digital Artist
Sweet man, hope youll enjoy it =)
gossymer's avatar
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
Darktaru's avatar
Awesome, congrats! Can't wait to see the pic.
Darktaru's avatar
Awesome, congrats! Can't wait to see the pic.
XXXTrilic's avatar
XXXTrilicHobbyist Digital Artist
Dude! No way!! *screams*

All I can say is, South African artists FTW! Go!
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Milo-WildcatStudent General Artist
:clap:
That is very awesome!
Well done!
I'm gonna keep a lookout for it :D
Oh-Mrs-O's avatar
Oh-Mrs-OProfessional Filmographer
Kick ass! I'll definitely need to check that out!!
DNA-1's avatar
DNA-1Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I'm a US subscriber, so I'll look forward to that in a month or two. :)
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