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ImagineFX November 2020

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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

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Paint a landscape scene in watercolours Watch as Abigail McDougall uses watercolours to paint a harbourside setting at dusk. Abigail’s workshop is one of 19 that you’ll find inside this 148-page special issue. Learn how to quickly draw realistic-looking hands See how Kate Oleska breaks down her process for drawing hands into four simple steps. Use acrylics to illustrate an expressive still life artwork Watch Sylvia Paul use acrylics to bring a flower scene to life with a riot of colours! PLUS 10 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… SMALL TRIANGLE Donglu Yu’s custom brush enables her to make precise marks in her work. Her workshop’s on page 70. GOUACHE BRUSH In his workshop on page 64, Jad Saber uses this brush to mask out wispy shapes for smoke elements. OIL TEXTURE Donglu paints with this brush if she wants to create a dry, heavy…

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first impressions sam guay

Where did you grow up and how has this influenced your art? The woods of New England have a certain haunted character to them. I’ve lived most of my life here, and spent many of my childhood days playing out in the forest on my own. That moodiness has seeped into a lot of my personal art and seems to have grown stronger over time. What, outside of art, has most influenced your artwork? My influences are all over the place. I love psychedelic and atmospheric horror movies, anything that indulges in the senses, weird medieval manuscripts, explorations of dreams and unusual phenomena, and a whole spectrum of music. What character or scene that you’ve painted do you most identify with? Oh wow, this is a difficult question. Most of the characters in my…

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atmaja septa miyosa

LOCATION: Indonesia MEDIA: Gel-pen (0.28mm) WEB: www.septamiyosa.blogspot.com 1 INSTIGATORONCE “The instigator has possessed this character because of their inter-dimensional language skills. Angry communities attacked him and broke his horn.” 2 SCOOPERK “This inter-galactic mine tracker has a strong sense of smell in its tendrils. He can detect explosive aromas from a distance.” 3 TRACKEEROOM “An old creature who has the ability to track objects between dimensions. Many communities ask for his help.” 4 INTRUDERWEAR “This prison guard officer can be relied upon to disperse prisoners who often fight over the results of minerals that are mined through their forced labour.” 5 THE TRAVOO “An electric supply vehicle caught by the enemy and shot with arrows. The Travoo returns to their headquarters with an injured driver but its fighting spirit intact.”…

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kristina kister

LOCATION: Germany MEDIA: Procreate WEB: www.kristinakister.de 1 RUSSIAN SMOKE This is based on a Russian folktale where night and day are transformed into knights and horsemen.” 2 I BELIEVE… (IN GROWTH) “Part of the China Shanghai International Children’s book Fair exhibition, this illustration is one of a three-piece series.” 3 THE SORCERER “Being a sucker for everything Victorian and odd-looking animals, this was an inevitable addition to my personal portfolio.” 4 THE OMEN “This is an illustration for the Dream Week Challenge. I remember having nightmares as a child, which I interpreted as a bad omen.” 5 TOXIC SAINT “This was a submission for the Beautifully Bizarre award. I have a special place on my heart for everything with an occult aesthetic.”…

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fantasy illustration

All this… and more! Justin Gerard interview The illustrator of glorious fantastical creatures talks us through his career. How not to be a d**k We discuss how the industry can move forward after recent shock allegations. Phillip Boutte workshop The Hollywood costume illustrator extraordinaire shares his process. A new artist in residence German artist Looona Lou takes us around her bright art space. ISSUE 193 ON SALE 2 OCT 2020 IN PRINT & DIGITAL…

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fred rambaud

“I’m not precious with my sketchbooks. The goal here is to explore without restraint”“You can see some colourful characters during the early hours”“I love comics, especially those from the 80s” Do you want to share your sketches with your fellow ImagineFX readers? Send us an email with a selection of your art, captions for each piece and a photo and bio of yourself to sketchbook@imaginefx.com Artist PROFILE Fred Rambaud LOCATION: Canada Fred is a freelance concept artist, illustrator and art director for the entertainment industry. With 15 years of experience under his belt, he’s worked for many games studios and franchises. When not doing client work, he enjoys spending time with his family, filling in sketchbooks and studying to improve his artistic skills. www.instagram.com/fredrambaudart…