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ImagineFX February 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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

10 min
peter popken

Concept artists typically work with two types of client, Peter Popken explains. First, there’s the client who knows exactly what they want. They’ve done a lot of preparation, they’ve got the concept in their head and they just need the concept artist to put it on the page. Then you’ve got the second type of client… Peter has over two decades of experience working on big-budget films such as the Marvel and Star Wars series of movies, and Blade Runner 2049 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Veteran concept artists like him secretly call this second type “shoppers.” These are the clients who prefer to wait and see where the process leads them; shoppers go with the flow. Both of types of client have their downsides. With the first client, the…

1 min
alexandra curte

LOCATION: England MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.artstation.com/alexandracurte “I’ve been painting my whole life and the fantasy genre is my favourite,” says Alexandra. “I’ve always loved fairy tales and all things magic and folklore, which can be found in a lot of my paintings.” Submit your work: http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…

2 min
a day in the life of a concept artist

“I believe in video games as an art form. I love to create experiences for people. But these past nine months, my day has looked a lot different than normal. Not only am I juggling being a fulltime art director, but my young son is being schooled remotely, too. Things get going at 7am when I get my son ready for the day – his first class begins at 8am. Next, I’ll check emails while multi-tasking his classes and responding to questions from my producers and artists. Then it’s time for lunch and a chance to get outside for a bike ride, walk or a lightsaber battle in the park. The afternoon is back-to-back Zoom meetings with my team until dinner time. I split my week between the character art, environment art…

1 min
jason mowry

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Graphite, watercolour, gouache, colour pencils, Sumi Ink WEB: www.jasonmowryart.com Jason cites folktales and cinema as his influences. Alongside his illustration work he also teaches the importance of observational drawing. Want to submit your work? Visit http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…

1 min
anna orlova (spacelaika)

LOCATION: Russia MEDIA: Photoshop, Daz Studio WEB: www.artstation.com/spacelaika Anna is a freelance concept artist and illustrator who previously worked in the game development industry. “I enjoy painting fantasy characters, playing D&D and reading fantasy and sci-fi.” Painter 2021 Effortlessly recreate natural media – oils, watercolour, pastels and more – with the latest version of Corel’s software, which features over 900 customisable brushes! • Create stylised art with Artificial Intelligence• Make quick edits using Clone Tinting• Enhanced Thick Paint features• New tilt support for Apple Pencil• Gain greater control over Layers MAC & PC www.painterartist.com/en/product/painter Submit your work: http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…

1 min
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