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ImagineFX May 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

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the disney princess: a celebration of art & creativity

Author Charles Solomon Publisher Abrams & Chronicle Books Price £40 Web www.abramsandchronicle.co.uk Available Now The Disney princess is synonymous with both childhood innocence and a money-making juggernaut. Charles Solomon’s book leaves the fancy dress, the singalong CD and the light-up wand at the castle gates, and focuses on how the iconic films were created. The book covers 12 titles, beginning with Snow White from 1937 and taking the reader right through to 2016’s Moana. Charles provides plenty of background information and production stories on the making of each film, while animators and directors both past and present offer fascinating insights. Disney’s archives have supplied an excellent selection of artwork: pencil sketches, character concepts, reference photos of actors recreating scenes for the film, and more. Drawings of Snow White looking like Betty Boop or…

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Contact the editor, Claire Howlett, on claire@imaginefx.com or write to ImagineFX, Future Publishing, Quay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UA, England Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/imaginefx Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/imaginefx Share your artwork via #imaginefx: www.instagram.com/imaginefxmagazine Seasons change I’ve just started receiving my subscription. I’m on my third “how to spark bright ideas”. I absolutely love and appreciate these magazines. I wanted to compliment you on your editorial note referencing the changing seasons. Very appropriate and aspirational in these bleak times. I’m very thankful that our orange-faced clown has left the White House, but the US has a lot of healing to do. Thank you for your contributing beacon of light. Perhaps one of the magazine covers should display a lighthouse in honour of you. Take care. Jon, US Claire replies Jon, thank you for your kind…

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how artists can beat burnout

You love making art. But one day you wake up, and you just… can’t. What’s happening? Burnout isn’t just a throwaway catchphrase, it’s a real condition, says Dr Lynda Shaw, a neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist. “It can be caused by periods of additional anxiety or pressure, difficulty separating work and personal life, or a work/life balance that’s out of kilter,” she explains. “Working too many hours, spreading yourself too thin, and especially at the moment, facing pressures of an ncertain job market, will all contribute. Feeling burnout can influence every aspect of your life, from your work to relationships, to your physical and mental health, and can leave you feeling you have very little left to give.” In medical terms, burnout relates to the release of cortisol, a stress hormone from…

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kaining wang

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.kningart.com 1 ENCOUNTER The little girl accidentally found a living baby behemoth while hunting. It’s the first time in history that humans have encountered the living behemoth.” 2 UNA’S FUNERAL “A girl’s sister passed away. The village decorated her body with glorious ornaments that would suffocate a living human.” 3 HUNTER SEASON “In the distant future, on a planet that’s similar to Earth, a sacred creature called Behemoth has fallen from the sky.” 4 THE ARRIVAL “In the end, she arrived in front of the whole village, bringing groups of the living behemoth in front of them.”…

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lidia cambon

LOCATION: England MEDIA: Gouache, alcohol markers WEB: www.instagram.com/msshanh/ 1 LOOKING AT YOU “Here I wanted to represent this very specific emotion you get when you experience a melancholic but soothing connection with nature.” 2 PORTRAIT COLLECTION “This is a collection of portraits that I created with alcohol markers. The characters belong to illustrators Mumuchu, Mrsbutterd and Tabia.jpg.” 3 DANDELION “This is a reinterpretation of a character designed by fellow artist Lord Gris. I used 0000-and 00000-sized brushes to create this small, delicate fairy.” 4 I AM THE EYE IN THE SKY “This shows the influence of esotericism in my work. The eyes represent a new way of perceiving knowledge.”…