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July 2019

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.***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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If you know anything about me, you’ll know how much I love our Artist in Residence feature. This issue is no different as vis-dev artist Betsy Bauer takes us on a tour of her creative space. Not only did I love it, (I also loved her top, but that’s another non-art story…), but I also admired her honesty. She says, “Everything you see here is a lie – this is the absolute cleanest my studio has ever been, or will ever be.”Her admission is a humorous reminder to not always take what’s presented to you so seriously. We’re bombarded with perfect depictions of other people’s lives via social media or glossy mags, but can forget it’s a dressed-up version of reality.Also, take note of Sam Guay’s workshop on page 108.…

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WORKSHOP VIDEOSOVER 3 HOURS of video tutorials from pro artists to watch and learn from!Learn new colour blocking and lighting techniquesWatch how Pernille Ørum paints her ‘cowgirl with attitude’, and see page 64 for more insights.Boost your portfolio – and your job prospects!See Mitch Leeuwe paint a character line-up for a potential animation project. More on page 80.PLUS 7 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING…GOUACHE BRUSHPernille Ørum uses this modification of a Kyle T Webster brush to paint facial textures.SKETCHThis brush is perfect for enabling Mitch Leeuwe to quickly visualise his character ideas and designs.MIXERIf you want to introduce colour variations in your work, try Simon Baek’s brush with the Pencil tool.…

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EditorialActing Group Editor in Chief Claire Howlettclaire.howlett@futurenet.comArt Editor Daniel VincentOperations Editor Cliff HopeContributorsOrestis Bastounis, Simon Baek, Betsy Bauer, Dominic Carter, Gary Evans, Sam Guay, Ruth Hamilton, Drew Hartel, Richard Hill, Mitch Leeuwe, Tom May, Pernille Ørum, Max UlichneyAdvertisingMedia packs are available on requestCommercial Director Clare Doveclare.dove@futurenet.comSenior Advertising Manager Mike Pyattmichael.pyatt@futurenet.com, 01225 687538Account Director George Lucasgeorge.lucas@futurenet.com, 01225 687331International LicensingImagineFX is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities.Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.comSubscriptionsEmail enquiries contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.ukUK orderline & enquiries 0344 848 2852Overseas order line and enquiries +44 344 848 2852Online orders www.myfavouritemagazines.co.ukGroup Marketing Director Magazines & Memberships Sharon ToddCirculationHead of Newstrade Tim MathersProductionHead of Production Mark ConstanceProduction Project Manager Clare ScottAdvertising Production Manager Joanne CrosbyDigital Editions Controller Jason HudsonProduction Manager Vivienne CalvertManagementGroup Editor In Chief (on maternity leave)…

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jenny brozek

LOCATION: Austria MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.artstation.com/jennybrozek1 NEPTUNE PORTRAIT“Here’s a close-up of my character Neptune. My goal was to get as much detail as possible into this illustration – from skin pores to individual strands of hair.”2 MOONROOM“Moondancer is the first figure that I painted from my personal project, in which I visualised planets as bad-ass women.”3 VENUS“This piece was quite a challenge, because I’d never done splash art like this before. I enjoyed painting her, and tried to push the sense of motion.”4 NEPTUNE“Neptune should have a strong but feminine attitude. Because she’s blind, she uses her flying shells to see.”5 EARTH“I started drawing these women to refine my rendering technique, but then my practice sessions became my very own project!”…

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vicky sio

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.vicsio.net1 PASSING“An old man in his peaceful final moments. Even though he may have regrets, all things come to an end. I was going through a teal phase when I was working on this.”2 HUNTER“They’re going to get the pig! My focus was to create more action. I struggled most with making the boar read as a boar – good reference material came in handy.”3 GIANTS’ FOREST“I tried to make a piece that focuses more on the environment. I wanted to exaggerate the contrast between the big and small shapes, to make sure that the moth appeared gigantic within the composition.”…