ImagineFX Subscriptions and How to Save a Few Bucks
When I first got out of school my instructors told me to subscribe to lots of different artist magazines. I’m sure this was so I could keep up with changing trends in the industry. I subscribed to Communication Arts and Computer Artist, just to name a few. A few years went by and my subscriptions ran out and I fell out of touch. Then I found a magazine that got me excited to start subscribing again. It was a magazine for Digital illustrators called ImagineFX. ImagineFX is a digital artists magazine featuring workshops and interviews with artist that specialize in science-fiction, fantasy, manga, game art and comic books. ImagineFX is from the UK by Future Publishing that started in January 2006. When I first found this magazine I was so excited, I loved the articles and they even included a DVD that includes workshop files that relate to the tutorials in the magazine as well as reader artwork, program demos, free fonts, textures, images and photoshop brushes.
The only drawback was it was almost $20 per issue (on the newsstand) and for someone who is just starting their career that was a bit steep. I recently found a way around this price barrier, ImagineFX now posts the content that was only on their DVDs to their YouTube Channel. I’m not sure if it’s all the video content that was on the DVDs, but it’s a good amount. Also, you can subscribe to their magazine on your iPad for $6 an issue. This allows you to pick and choose the content that you want without spending a lot of money. Now I subscribe to their magazine on my iPad, and watch their YouTube channel to get some video tutorials. It’s the best of both worlds.