Tech & Gaming

ImagineFX August 2019

ImagineFX is the only magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world's best artists, plus galleries and interviews, community news and product reviews. ***Please note: From September 2012 onwards our digital version feature links to download video tutorials and Q&A workshop resource files. Issues prior to September 2012 do not feature this additional content.***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

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welcome to… no.1 for digital artists imaginefx

Thanks for picking up this copy of ImagineFX. A few new readers have joined us recently, both in print and digital, so whether you’re flicking through the pages of the paper edition or swiping across your screen on the digital version, welcome one and all! I hope you’re enjoying our latest cover. It’s breathtaking isn’t it? Chantal Horeis is a wonderful artist and we’re honoured to have her work on the front of the magazine. Find out how she draws using traditional and digital methods on page 68. I’m also particularly proud that we’ve finally got to interview JAW Cooper. Because of her schedule, it’s taken quite a while to set up the interview. She seems much like her art – ethereal, elusive and hard to pigeonhole – so I’m glad we…

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editor’s choice

Software greats without a subscription Are you tired of Adobe’s ever-rising monthly fees? We may just have the answer for you… Bastien Lecouffe Deharme An artist with a legion of fans reveals why he chooses to teach art as well as taking on numerous commissions. Write a letter The ever-creative Max Ulichney show us around the new text tools that have been introduced in Procreate. @imaginefxmagazine @imaginefx facebook.com/imaginefx imaginefx.creativebloq.com http://ifxm.ag/ifxnewsletter Go digital, save cash! Sign-up for our bestever digital edition offer for ImagineFX on iOS or Android!…

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COVER WORKSHOP OVER 2 HOURS of video tutorials from pro artists to watch and learn from! Mix traditional and digital tools Watch as Chantal Horeis combines a detailed pencil drawing with digital painting techniques to create this month’s cover art. Her workshop on page 68 goes into her process in more depth. WORKSHOPS Explore Procreate’s new text tools Max Ulichney’s video covers the latest addition to the Procreate toolset. More on page 74. Give your digital art the look of traditional media See Fatemeh Haghnejad bring a young faun to life in her video, then turn to page 82. TRAINING The Anatomy of Style: The ¾ Head Parts 1 & 2 Watch a clip from Patrick J Jones’ latest instructional video, which we review on page 95. PLUS 6 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… BASIC Chantal Horeis’ Photoshop brush can be used to fill in…

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joel holtzman

LOCATION: The Netherlands MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.joelchaimholtzman.com 1 THE CORDYCEPS KING “In ancient times, the Scythians used incense and herbs to invoke visions of the past, future, heaven and hell; sometimes believing they could commune with the gods themselves.” 2 KHAZAR BAGATHUR “The Shamanistic Khazar Turks converted to Judaism around AD 700. While practising monotheism, some of the traditional warrior castes in Khazaria still used ancient spells in warfare.” 3 AMORGES OF THE AZURE HORDE “This paintings is set in the fall of Babylon in 539 BC. Amorges was one of the invading kings that helped the Persians invade the Babylonian capital.”…

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adam scythe

LOCATION: Hungary MEDIA: Photoshop, dip pen and pencil WEB: www.artstation.com/adamscythe 1 GOOD MORNING “A lot of dogs don’t appreciate lazy Sundays. My dog, who I based this picture on, makes a distinctive noise that goes with her impatient stare.” 2 SOLVING THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS “I based this on long, nighttime talks with my One [wife]. Those ones when you just talk about everything, and when you check the clock it’s already the middle of the night.” 3 CAT FESTIVAL “Cats are awesome. I like how independent they are. It’s almost like they have their own secret society hidden from our eyes. They deserve a magical night festival where we can celebrate them.” 4 IN FLAMES “This one is about how hard it is to go forward sometimes. For example, when we’re in the worst possible place and everything…

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jenny suwiwatchai

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.artstation.com/jimster_glider 1 SMOKE “I put my own feelings into the character. Waking up to find a super-villain probably feels like waking up to a fire drill with an exam the following morning.” 2 MORNING COLLEGE COFFEE “For this piece, I experimented with light, shadow, foreground and background. I started the overall composition as figure-ground marker sketches in my sketchbook.” 3 ROOFTOP STUNT “I tried to depict an epic chase scene where cars (and motorbikes) don’t necessary touch the ground… A fine way to escape.”…