ImagineFX September 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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welcome to…

NO.1 FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS Imagine FX If you’ve been reading this fantastic magazine since its launch you may recognise my ugly mug, this is my second stint in the hot seat. ImagineFX has always been important and will continue to be; you should put down every issue feeling like you’ve experienced, learned and discovered something new. This issue continues that great work. The subject of NFTs is tackled on page 22 as artists debate if this crypto-trend is the future or merely another fad – a footnote in digital art’s evolution. The importance of NFTs in the current form may be in doubt, but it’s shined a spotlight on digital art, and the growth of our art form and artists over the past 20 years has been the real winner. When reflecting on…

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Just visit WORKSHOP VIDEOS Take your environment art to the next level See how Gillian Galang takes a simple photo reference of a building’s exterior and brings it to stunning life with shapes, colours and a strong sense of storytelling. Her workshop’s on page 68. Speed up your art process Watch Bryn G Jones use Blender to construct a scene, then paint over it. More on page 74. Learn new gouache skills See how Justin Donaldson uses the medium to paint realistic clouds. Turn to page 92. Three workshop videos to help you get better at illustration Watch how accomplished artists Daarken, Chris Seaman and Damian Schouweiler use digital and traditional tools to create a triple bill of striking fantasy paintings.…

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syd mills

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: 1 SO MANY SUMMER FIELDS “The title refers to Jackson Browne’s song Running on Empty: ‘Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields.’” 2 DAMNED TO LOVE ONCE “I almost always take inspiration from poems, books and songs, but I can’t for the life of me recall where that title came from.” 3 I WOKE LAST NIGHT TO THE SOUND OF THUNDER “I dreamed that a storm tore through time. I was standing next to my grandmother, decades younger, in her garden.” 4 IN WHAT DISTANT DEEPS OR SKIES “This one references The Tyger by William Blake. The smoke emanating from the hair was delightfully fun to render.”…

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javeria khoso

LOCATION: Pakistan MEDIA: Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop WEB: 1 WITCH’S KITCHEN “I have a fascination with witches at work and how they’d use their magic to do daily activities. I wish I could enchant objects to do my chores for me!” 2 SUPERMARKET “I drew this image over the course of a month, slowly rendering every package label by hand. It was weirdly therapeutic!” 3 HOWL’S BEDROOM “This was my piece for the Twitter hashtag #GhibliRedraw, where artists draw a Studio Ghibli scene in their own style.” 4 BACKSTAGE “This drawing of an actress backstage in her dressing room was inspired by a K-pop music video that I once saw.”…

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amanda kiefer

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop, Procreate WEB: 1 THE STAR “Inner power, vulnerability, hope and personal purpose are the themes of this piece inspired by The Star.” 2 TEMPERANCE “Based on the classic Tarot depiction of Temperance, which represents balance, moderation, patience and purpose.” 3 WATER MAGES (WAYWARD HEAVENS) “Concepts from my comic IP, Wayward Heavens. I’ve put this project on hiatus, but it’s fun to explore the world!” 4 THE EMPRESS “The Tarot depiction of The Empress inspired this piece. It represents fertility, maturity, elegance and a sense of peace.”…