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ImagineFX November 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.***

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Let’s leap straight into the awesomeness of this issue: SPARTH! Sparth! Sparth! Who said Sparth? Me! This legendary artist is an inspiration and a master and I’m very proud that his cover and workshop (see page 64) takes centre stage of our concept art issue. I’m also a long-time fan of Donglu Yu (Donglu Yu! DONGLU Y… okay, I’ll stop this), not only for her art, but also in how she’s giving back to the art community by mentoring students. It was also interesting to hear how her training in Chinese calligraphy and its no-room-for-error preciseness would help inform her brush stroke decisions in concept art. She’s a true marvel – find out more in our interview on page 34. In our news feature we chatted with a group of very successful…

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• Save up to 72% on a print & digital subscription• Save up to 42% on a print subscription• Exclusive text-free covers for subscribers• Never miss an issue• No-hassle delivery• Receive 13 issues a year For digital editions, please turn to page 81 VISIT WWW.MYFAVOURITEMAGAZINES.CO.UK USE CODE DB65CRV AT THE CHECKOUT WHEN ORDERING *Terms and conditions: This offer is available to all new print, and print and digital subscribers to ImagineFX. Voucher code DB65CRV provides a further 12 per cent discount on My Favourite Magazines online sale pricing, up to a maximum saving of 72 per cent. The code can only be redeemed online via www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk. Prices and savings quoted are compared to buying full-priced print and bundle issues. You’ll receive 13 issues in a subscription year. You can write to us or call…

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Getting hold of this issue’s video resources is quick and easy. Just visit https://ifxm.ag/concept179art WORKSHOP VIDEOS Build a wizard’s house in virtual reality Watch Martin Nebelong get constructive in the PS4 VR game Dreams. See page 82 for more. Create concepts by melting and recrystalising 3D shapes See Alex Jay Brady kick-start her ideas process using 3ds Max. The workshop is on page 72. Take your artistic cues from Delft Blue earthenware Anna Sokolova creates watercolour art for Netflix. Follow her workshop on page 104. PLUS SPARTH’S BRUSH SET Check out 10 custom brushes that the concept artist created for his workshop on page 64…

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Editorial Editor Claire Howlett claire.howlett@futurenet.com Art Editor Daniel Vincent Operations Editor Cliff Hope Contributors Daren Bader, Alex Jay Brady, Dominic Carter, Gary Evans, Ruth Hamilton, Martin Nebelong, Timothy Von Rueden, Anna Sokolova, Sparth, Sara Tepes, Garrick Webster, Colie Wertz Advertising Media packs are available on request Chief Revenue Officer Zack Sullivan UK Commercial Sales Director Clare Dove Advertising Sales Manager Mike Pyatt michael.pyatt@futurenet.com, 01225 687538 Account Sales Director George Lucas george.lucas@futurenet.com, 01225 687331 International Licensing ImagineFX is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities. Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Subscriptions - turn to page 4! Email enquiries contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk UK orderline & enquiries 0344 848 2852 Overseas order line and enquiries +44 344 848 2852 Online orders www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk Group Marketing Director Magazines & Memberships Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller…

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yihyoung li

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.yihyoungli.com The Taiwanese-American artist works in tabletop and toy product illustration, and is particularly interested in exploring queer identity, dreams, belonging, repression and depression through a fantasy lens. 1 HOPE “When I feel down, I begin to catastrophise. Dark clouds loom on my mind’s horizon: ‘I’m bad, I’m a failure, I’m worthless.’ Then I remind myself that I’m only going through a moment. I try to be hopeful, despite not feeling hopeful at all.” 2 LAUREL TREE “Humans are turning into trees. For some, the transformation happens over years; for others, the process takes just a few weeks. Would I be okay with drifting into unconsciousness, resigning myself to this fate? Or am I wanting more?” 3 DOWN UPSIDE “The answer was in front of me. The remedy to my depression is…

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LOCATION: Canada MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.eepmon.com EEPMON, also known as Eric Chan, is a digital artist/coder and design consultant. He splits his time between New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Ottawa. He loves Japanese cuisine and aims to live a life of simplicity. 1 MYSTERIO “Marvel Entertainment got in touch with me, and commissioned this piece as part of its licensing assets created to promote the film Spider-Man: Far From Home.” 2 ROBOTECH X EEPMON VF-1S SKULL SQUADRON “This stylised portrait of Roy Fokker’s Valkyrie was applied on to limited edition Robotech x EEPMON aviator jackets. They went on show at San Diego Comic-Con this year.” 3 HOMAGE TO THE LEGACY: DARTH VADER “Here’s a fan-art portrait based on my favourite heroes and villains who inhabit the Star Wars universe.” 4 SPIDER-MAN “Another one of my Marvel commissioned pieces to…