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ImagineFX Xmas 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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welcome to… no. 1 for digital artists imagine fx

The art community can be a collaborative, inclusive and wonderful world to be a part of, but despite this there are people within it who use their power to take advantage of others. Recent claims and admissions of abuse in the art industry have come to light. Because of this, I knew we had to talk to people in the industry about what we – collectively as a community – can do. The resultant article, Tackling Abuse in the Art Industry on page 22, can’t claim to be exhaustive or offer full solutions to the problem, but we can help shine a light on the industry we represent and begin the delicate conversations that you can continue with co-workers and friends. Whether you’ve been affected by these events yourself or realise that…

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Visit http://ifxm.ag/194digifutartist to download this issue’s workshop videos and custom brushes WORKSHOP VIDEOS OVER 1 HOUR of video tutorials from pro artists to watch and learn from! Think like a sculptor when working with values Watch how Mel Milton uses Clip Studio Paint to build up the values of this issue’s stunning cover art, before he moves on to colour. Turn to page 54 to read more about his process. Dynamic perspective advice See how Mike Corriero ramps up the drama in his composition. There’s more on page 66. Develop engaging characters Watch Oona Holtane as she refines her image’s storytelling. Her workshop’s on page 74. PLUS THESE CUSTOM BRUSHES… FLAT MARKER BRUSH Mel Milton alters his Cintiq’s pressure sensitivity to blend with this custom Clip Studio Paint brush. CHALK BRUSH When painting this issue’s cover art, Mel used this Clip Studio Paint…

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stephen stark

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop, Blender WEB: www.i-stark.com 1 MACHINIST “This painting, together with my Alchemist artwork, are companion pieces. I made the robotic arm in Blender and then painted over it.” 2 ALCHEMIST “As with the earlier Machinist piece, I wanted to explore different ways to solve a similar problem.” 3 ANIMAL HANDLE “This was a tricky piece that I spent a long time on. My favourite part was painting the centre-girl’s hair.” 4 CHEF “I enjoy artists who primarily paint food, and this recent piece was my stab at that.” Congratulations to Stephen, our Artist of the Month who receives a copy of Corel Painter 2021, together with an Ultimate Brush Pack containing over 600 unique brushes, worth over £1,500, courtesy of our friends at Corel! We’ll reveal the Artist of the Year at Vertex 2021, chosen from all…

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kino scialabba

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop, ZBrush, Maya, Corel Painter, Daz 3D, SketchUp, KeyShot, Redshift, Clarisse iFX, 3ds Max, Mandelbulb 3D WEB: www.artstation.com/kinoscialabba 1 SUPERMAN FORTRESS “My concept of the Fortress of Solitude for the Supergirl TV series. I wanted it to be a shrine to Superman’s parents.” 2 RAMJAW “A living war tank that uses sound as a weapon. It lives in its ivory, ever-changing snail shell with other soldiers.” 3 THE FORGE “On the edge of a decaying volcano there sits an ancient forge, where Drow elves would create magical weapons.” 4 EMBARGO MORITUA “While on Mars, a technological deity meets a living artefact that makes her the face for the revolution in the AI Wars.”…

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zhanna garbar

LOCATION: Russia MEDIA: Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop, SketchUp WEB: www.deviantart.com/whizumi 1 I WILL PREVAIL “Characters and story are my main sources of inspiration. The story will always tell you what to draw, and your characters will help you stay motivated.” 2 OUT OF THE WINDOW “I always try to put some story into my work, playing with composition and colour. Here I used bright, warm lighting, but at the same time the window gives the impression of a cage.” 3 LOVE LETTER “When my story and characters are fixed in place, you can safely work with colour without changing anything in the composition.”…