ImagineFX February 2021

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 Numéros

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welcome to… imaginefx

Most of you will receive this edition as we nudge a little further into 2021. All I can say is – and I know you’ll agree – thank goodness for that! It was the strangest year and there has been so much to deal with. I started 2020 with high aims and aspirations, but ended the year with simple, but humble thanks and gratitude for things I took for granted: family, friends, my health and a roof over my head. I’m truly thankful for what I have. I’ve been astounded at the resilience and strength of not only my colleagues here at ImagineFX, but also with artists whom I know and have worked with over the past 12 difficult months. Many have persevered through tough times. Therefore, every day I take…

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subscribe and get a free pass for vertex!

Vertex 2021 is the ultimate event for 2D and 3D artists. If you want to break into the concept art industry, improve your drawing skills, learn how film and video game studios work, or network with fellow artists, then Vertex 2021 is the place to be. There’ll be a host of big names in attendance, including Loish and Aaron Blaise. ImagineFX is behind the event, and new subscribers will receive a free Vertex 2021 pass worth £26.25. The event is being held virtually on 25 February 2021, so you can be part of Vertex from the comfort of your own home or studio! You can find out what’s happening on the day by visiting OPTION 1: QUARTERLY PRINT SUBSCRIPTION £16.00* FREE Vertex pass worth £26.25 Exclusive text-free covers for subscribers! OPTION 2: QUARTERLY PRINT…

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Visit to download this issue’s workshop videos and custom brushes WORKSHOP VIDEOS Turn a Grease Pencil sketch into dynamic artwork See how James Lewis-Vines uses Blender’s Grease Pencil to create elements of an underwater scene, before adjusting the camera for the strongest composition. His workshop’s on page 62. Use references as a basis for your character art Watch Patrick J Jones as he draws a fantasy figure using charcoal, based on reference photos. Patrick applies his anatomy knowledge to modify the source material – read how on page 92.…

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qistina khalidah

LOCATION: Malaysia MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: “I’m inspired by the gold textures in Gustav Klimt’s paintings,” says Qistina. “My core value is to always effectively tell a story in just one painting.” Congratulations Qistina, our Artist of the Month who receives a copy of Corel Painter 2021, together with an Ultimate Brush Pack containing over 600 unique brushes, worth over £1,500, courtesy of our friends Corel! Submissions for Artist of the Year are now closed. We’ll reveal our Artist of the Year at Vertex 2021 – visit You can still submit your work to FXPosé, see below for details. HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK Please send us: • Five high-res (300dpi) images of your work, with a title and a 30-word caption for each. • Your name, the software you use, location and website. • 50 words…

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ron sanders

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: Ron is a fine artist whose paintings hang in private and public collections. He’s created historical illustrations for limited edition prints, textbooks, and the US Mint. Currently he’s pursuing the book cover and game markets. Submit your work:…

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alexandra curte

LOCATION: England MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: “I’ve been painting my whole life and the fantasy genre is my favourite,” says Alexandra. “I’ve always loved fairy tales and all things magic and folklore, which can be found in a lot of my paintings.” Submit your work:…