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ImagineFX

November 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.***

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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welcome to… imaginefx no.1 for digital artists

Looking through the list of artists in this edition, I realised how lucky I am to have met some of them at events around the world (to name a few: Karl Kopinski at Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn in Malta; Iris Compiet at Lightbox Expo in America…). Of course, there have been no such meetings this year. Realising this, I felt a pang of sadness. We’ve lost out on a whole season of being able to meet up with artists or forge new working relationships with people in the industry. I miss these face-to-face interactions. How this bizarre and terrible year will affect us in the coming months is unknown. All I can offer you is my own contribution to keep you connected to the art world, which is here, in…

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Paint a landscape scene in watercolours Watch as Abigail McDougall uses watercolours to paint a harbourside setting at dusk. Abigail’s workshop is one of 19 that you’ll find inside this 148-page special issue. Learn how to quickly draw realistic-looking hands See how Kate Oleska breaks down her process for drawing hands into four simple steps. Use acrylics to illustrate an expressive still life artwork Watch Sylvia Paul use acrylics to bring a flower scene to life with a riot of colours! PLUS 10 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… SMALL TRIANGLE Donglu Yu’s custom brush enables her to make precise marks in her work. Her workshop’s on page 70. GOUACHE BRUSH In his workshop on page 64, Jad Saber uses this brush to mask out wispy shapes for smoke elements. OIL TEXTURE Donglu paints with this brush if she wants to create a dry, heavy…

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paul kellam

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Procreate, Photoshop WEB: https://ifxm.ag/p-kellam 1 SOLID GOLD III “My goal was to focus on rendering more realistically within my style. But I also learned a great deal about texture from this as well.” 2 TROPICO “Aquatic themes enable me to play with vibrant colours. In this piece I challenged myself to draw a masculine figure with more flamboyant features.” 3 VERDE “The little mermaid was a huge part of my childhood, so Mermay is incredibly nostalgic for me.” 4 MELON TEARS “A fun ‘draw this in your style’ challenge that a friend hosted on Instagram. It was fun to give her alluring design a bit of my own flair.” Congratulations to Paul, our Artist of the Month who receives a copy of Corel Painter 2021, together with an Ultimate Brush Pack containing over 600 unique brushes,…

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maria ivanova

LOCATION: Russia MEDIA: Photoshop, After Effects. WEB: www.mariaivart.com 1 MY DARLING, I DON’T NEED YOUR HAND TO KNOW YOUR FUTURE “What I love about this story is that it fits into one sentence: the title. It’s about tenderness and ruthlessness.” 2 CROWN MAKER “He creates crowns for monarchs, for kings and queens. Each crown comes with its own power, glory and price.” 3 FASCINATED “This word has an interesting etymology: bewitch, bind by magic, bring under a spell. Here it’s unclear which one of them is under a spell.” 4 FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH “I saw the title on a shield in the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. I wrote it under her hand. Not very visible, but it’s there.”…

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kristina kister

LOCATION: Germany MEDIA: Procreate WEB: www.kristinakister.de 1 RUSSIAN SMOKE This is based on a Russian folktale where night and day are transformed into knights and horsemen.” 2 I BELIEVE… (IN GROWTH) “Part of the China Shanghai International Children’s book Fair exhibition, this illustration is one of a three-piece series.” 3 THE SORCERER “Being a sucker for everything Victorian and odd-looking animals, this was an inevitable addition to my personal portfolio.” 4 THE OMEN “This is an illustration for the Dream Week Challenge. I remember having nightmares as a child, which I interpreted as a bad omen.” 5 TOXIC SAINT “This was a submission for the Beautifully Bizarre award. I have a special place on my heart for everything with an occult aesthetic.”…