ImagineFX January 2022

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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58,49 €(TVA Incluse)
13 Numéros

dans ce numéro

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welcome to… no. 1 for digital artists imaginefx

Final Fantasy XIV is one of the world’s biggest and longest-running games. This issue we meet some of the elusive stars of the game’s art team. They shun the limelight and let the game’s intricate creatures, characters and worlds do the talking, but inside this issue you can hear from Yusuke Mogi, Rokuma Saito, Ayumi Namae and Tetsu Tsukamoto. They reveal insights into life at Square Enix, what it takes to make it in the video games industry, and how they approach creating the beautiful art for this hit game. Look out for their work on Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, releasing as you read this. Tutorials this issue pick up on the video game theme. Brandt Andrist shares his process for creating a procedural environment using Blender and Photoshop, Ubisoft’s Kobe…

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editor’s choice

The art of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker They rarely sit down for interviews, but this issue we meet the artists behind the hit MMORPG. Improve your boss designs Create a video game boss character with Tristan Tait’s tutorial, including designing attack phases. Paint a fantasy portrait – Part 2: Sketching Part two of Patrick J Jones’ oils series sees the artist begin to sketch the scene from reference. @imaginefxmagazine @imaginefx Sign up for our newsletter! Subscribe today! Sign up to ImagineFX and you’ll receive a free STM Myth laptop bag worth £90! See page 8 for details…

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workshop videos

OVER 5 HOURS of video tutorials from pro artists to watch and learn from! Create infinite environments Brandt Andrist uses 2D and 3D tools to build up a landscape for a video game. See page 56. Paint a boss, like a boss! Watch Tristan Tait design a tough opponent for a game. Turn to page 64 for more insights. Quickly paint a mech See how Kobe Sek works with colours and negative space. His workshop’s on page 76. Boost your watercolour skills See how Isis Sousa uses watercolours in Corel Painter 2022. Her workshop’s on page 62. Try a new creative workflow Thomas Scholes reveals how he reuses old art to generate new concept visuals. See page 70. Draw a sketch for a portrait Watch Patrick J Jones sketch from the results of his life-model photoshoot. Turn to page 92. PLUS CUSTOM BRUSHES… TT_MAIN Tristan Tait’s…

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alex vede cabalar

LOCATION: Spain MEDIA: Sketchbook Pro, Procreate WEB: 1 THE ASTRONAUT “This is one of my characters. He has a whole story behind him that I hope I can tell someday in a full-length comic book.” 2 ASTRONAUT EXPLORERS “Leaving part of the frame in darkness makes the details and the light more vibrant.” 3 SOMETHING ON THE BEACH “This one was painted over a very small pencil thumbnail. I usually make the best compositions from very fast and small sketches.” 4 BATTLE IN MOUNT FUJI “Part of a series of illustrations inspired by old Japanese woodprints. I used traditional inks then built up the colour digitally.” Want to submit your work? Visit…

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alexandra fastovets

LOCATION: Ukraine MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: 1 ASIAN “It was only when I started working with colour for myself that I realised I’m an absolute fan of pink.” 2 GYMNASTS “Sports are a good way to study the plasticity of the human body. Gymnasts are especially flexible and make interesting poses.” 3 IRA “I had wanted to paint a rendered portrait for a long time, and I’m happy how this came out.” 3 MCQUEEN “I really love the style of Alexander McQueen’s design house, so I took some elements from it when creating this portrait.” Want to submit your work? Visit…