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ImagineFX December 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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welcome to…

I’m no stranger to the phrase ‘let it go’, which is mostly due to being a parent of two Disneyobsessed young girls. But while the song from the film Frozen has driven me mad at times, I haven’t lost sense of the sentiment, especially when it comes to art. Audra Auclair – our wonderful cover artist this issue – gives us a perfect example of letting go of something that doesn’t work in her workshop on page 56. In the early workshop steps, you’ll see Audra’s initial sketch idea for the cover. I loved it immediately. However, as she started to develop the piece she realised it wasn’t working. She let go of the idea and kept moving forward. It’s a testament to her skill that she did this rather than…

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Downloading this issue’s resources is easy – visit http://ifxm.ag/illustration193skills WORKSHOP VIDEOS Four of our best illustration video workshops! We’ve gathered videos from Daniel Bolling Walsh, Chantal Horeis, Moon and Rafael Sarmento, who use digital and traditional painting techniques to create stunning illustrations. SPONSORED Explore the latest additions to Corel Painter 2021 Freelance artist Davey Baker reveals some of the new features in Corel Painter 2021, including the Artificial Intelligence tool that enables you to quickly apply new painting styles to your art. ARTIST ALLEY Did you miss our virtual Artist Alley from issue 187? Download the PDF and share to support your fellow artists.…

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Reuben Lane LOCATION: England MEDIA: Photoshop, Blender WEB: www.reubenlane.co.uk Reuben is an illustration graduate whose previous work experience includes a design internship at Mercedes Benz. The artist is keen to break into the entertainment industry. Francesca Resta LOCATION: England MEDIA: Corel Painter WEB: www.nijiart.it Francesca’s love for fantasy and science fiction novels drives her art. She paints digital book covers for both US and Italian publishers such as Penguin/Putnam, Simon & Schuster, Sourcebooks, Mondadori and Giunti. Christopher Bretz LOCATION: Canada MEDIA: Photoshop, Procreate WEB: www.artstation.com/saltybretzel Toronto-based Chris is a freelance illustrator, concept artist and art director with a background in the video games industry. He likes to draw traditionally as well as digitally, with a focus on lighting and value. Kamochiruu LOCATION: US MEDIA: Clip Studio Paint WEB: www.kamochiruu.carrd.co Camille Tran, known as Kamochiruu online, is a freelance illustrator and character…

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lightbox expo 2020

Ever since the world went into lockdown, event organisers have been trying to turn their physical meet-ups into virtual ones. Most have, in our view, have had limited success. But this September LightBox Expo Online showed exactly how it should be done. Focused around illustrators, designers and visual artists in the entertainment industry, the first LightBox Expo took place last year at the Pasadena Convention Center in California. This year, in the face of Covid-19, founders Bobby Chiu and Jim Demonakos decided to recreate it online, with more than 400 guest artists and over 300 presentations. Tickets ranged from $1 to $40, with higher prices getting you cool packs of art, tutorials and other goodies. Yet importantly the $1 level still gave you access to every online session. LEADING ART LIGHTS The speaker…

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the concept art awards 2020: winners