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ImagineFX April 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
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19 Issues

in this issue

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editor’s letter

This month’s cover serves as a statement of all the myriad treats that are inside the issue. Tony DiTerlizzi’s beautifully crafted image is bursting with character, technique and carefully balanced colour – all areas explored over the following pages. Actually, when we contacted Tony with the idea of what became the fact-filled, 10-page workshop (page 58) he was initially hesitant. The task of distilling essential tips on how he does what he does, said Tony, could easily fill a book! But until that book is released, we think he’s done an amazing job of catching some of the magic of what he, an award-winning art legend, does so effortlessly. It’s a rewarding read! Elsewhere, Angela Sung’s breakdown of getting better at picking colours (on page 72) made me think differently about breaking…

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editor’s choice

Step into the spotlight We’re always looking out for passionate artists to feature in our gallery section – so submit your art today! As sharp as a samurai’s blade Naomi Baker’s art is like her attitude – really cool. We chat about her Ghost of Tsushima concepts and Marvel. Learn from the best Bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi breaks down how he does what he does, and how you can too. @imaginefxmagazine @imaginefx facebook.com/imaginefx imaginefx.creativebloq.com http://ifxm.ag/ifxnewsletter-v2 Subscribe today! Sign up to ImagineFX in print and digital editions and save cash! See pages 4 and 36 for more details.…

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WORKSHOP VIDEOS Discover how to craft a book cover Tony DiTerlizzi’s videos reveal how he drew and painted the cute, cuddly and curmudgeonly characters that appear on our cover. And his tips workshop on book illustration is on page 58. How to choose your colours for maximum impact In her video, art director and visual development artist Angela Sung explains why colour selection and application can make or break a painting. Turn to page 72 to read her workshop. Plus: More video art advice! Watch Nikolai Lockertsen’s Procreate tutorial and Wylie Beckert’s mixed-media workshop. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Take a studio tour! See how Dave Seeley has organised his expansive home studio. More on page 30. PLUS 10 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… BLOCK-IN PENCIL This is Angela Sung’s go-to brush for blocking-in her art. The toothy texture creates interesting edges. VICTORIAN 2 Jim Pavelec uses this…

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martina facková

LOCATION: Slovakia MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.martinafackovaart.com 1 SPELLBINDING TERROR “Illustration of a vampire created for SmArt school class with Winona Nelson. It was later purchased by White Wizard Games.” 2 THE WITCHER´S JOURNAL COVER “Cover illustration done for CD Projekt Red and R. Talsorian Games. It’s a bestiary that adds to The Witcher TRPG.” 3 BLACK HALO “This artwork appeared on the cover of the dark fantasy novel Black Halo, by John Patrick Kennedy.” Congratulations to Martina, 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 Corel! Submissions for Artist of the Year are now closed. We’ll reveal our Artist of the Year at Vertex 2021 – visit www.vertexconf.com. You can still submit your work to…

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andrea alemanno

LOCATION: Italy MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.andreaalemanno.com 1 DRAGON “This piece was selected by Infected By Art volume eight. Here I explored my love of painting lights and shadows to tell a story.” 2 LAIR “The concept behind this piece was how dark should a hole be and what could be lurking inside it.” 3 THE TROLL “As an artist I try to explore a narrative in my illustrations. This piece appeared in volume seven of Infected By Art.” 4 HARPY “This winged creature is one of my favourite monsters from mythology, I think it’s because she’s so fierce.” Email your submissions to fxpose@imaginefx.com…