ImagineFX July 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.***

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Future Publishing Ltd
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In her workshop on her beautiful art for The Little Mermaid, Ashly Lovitt talks about taking on a project that took her out of her comfort zone, which in her case was designing a book from scratch. Ashly encourages artists to explore their limits and I wholeheartedly agree with her sentiment (she also shares a truly brilliant quote from David Bowie – turn to page 56 to see it!). By pushing ourselves, we’ll learn something. Even if the outcome is a negative one, we’ll gain something from that experience. This goes for every type of experience, including rejection. Turn to page 18 to hear stories of woes and noes from professional artists that ultimately turned into stories of triumph. As always, I love to hear from you, so please send in your…

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Getting hold of this issue’s resources is easy. Just visit WORKSHOP VIDEOS Design and paint an original fantasy creature See how Bobby Chiu balances fantastical creature design with naturalistic details such as subsurface scattering, textures and iridescence. Read about Bobby’s techniques on page 50. Model a bike in Blender Watch as Rashid Tagirov turns a 2D sketch into a 3D model. His workshop’s on page 74. Get better at inking See how Jeff Miracola brings his fantasy art to life using inks. There’s more on page 92. Four workshop videos to sharpen your creature design skills! Using a mix of 2D and 3D tools, Adam Dewhirst, Aaron Blaise, Rob Brunette and Roberto Padula show you how they create this collection of original fantasy creatures.…

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andy walsh

LOCATION: Wales MEDIA: Photoshop, Blender, ZBrush, 3D-Coat, Daz 3D, Oculus Medium, Cinema 4D WEB: Andy’s portfolio includes work on the film Vivarium and TV series American Gods. “I prefer to work on environments and because I grew up in the 80s, I like to create imagery inspired by works from that era.” 1 WIND IN THE WILLOWS – A NEW HOME “After spending too much time in 3D I often lock up my 3D tools and throw away the key. This was all 2D paint.” 2 CTHULHU DIARY – SOUTHAMPTON DOCKS “A painting from my own IP project. Our hero waits for a ship to take him to a mysterious Cornish village.” 3 CTHULHU DIARY – MOON OVER THE PORT “Another piece from the same Cthulhu IP. I blocked in custom shapes then painted in ‘oil’…

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matt lindstrom

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint WEB: Matt works in healthcare marketing by day and draws fantastical characters by night. “Working in marketing is great, but I hope to make the transition to a new career doing what I love.” 1 IDUNN, THE EVER YOUNG “My version of the Norse goddess of youth and rejuvenation. I decided to make her a fiery redhead with some moxie!” 2 THE SUN QUEEN “A queen or priestess of a sun-worshipping group who have set up their temples at the top of mountains to be closer to the sun.” 3 BRUNHILDE AND THE JOTUNN “Inspired by the story of Sigurd and Brunhild in Norse myth. I wondered what adventures a young valkyrie might have had.” Want to submit your work? Visit 12…

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jim zaccaria

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop, Painter, ZBrush, Modo WEB: “My work has won acclaim from Bookbuilders of Boston, The New York Book Show and the Boskone Art Show,” says Jim, an award-winning freelance book cover designer and illustrator. 1 THE CHANGELING OF FINNISTUATH “The character Grey is a 14th century Irish peasant girl who leads an adventurous and unusual life.” 2 SUMMONING THE SERPENT “In this piece a sorcerer summons a dragon from the depiction of the creature that’s painted on a wall.” 3 THE GUITARS THAT DESTROYED THE WORLD “A fun and challenging piece that I assigned myself, playing with the concept of killer guitar sounds as B-movie alien starships that destroy Earth.” Want to submit your work? Visit…