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ImagineFX December 2018

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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13 Issues


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welcome to… no.1 for digital artists imaginefx

Question: Do you think you’re a good artist? I ask you this because in his interview over on page 38, Shaun Tan opined that “he finally knows what he’s doing.” These words came from an accomplished artist who not only has written and illustrated many books, he also bagged himself an Oscar all of seven years ago. Clearly, his perception of knowing what he’s doing is very different from mine!How we see ourselves is often at odds with how others see us. If you answered “no” to the question above, why not try seeking out critiques from trusted friends, fellow artists and family? They’ll spot the best in you that you may have overlooked.Also, don’t forget to send in your art so we can help showcase it to the world.…

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COVER WORKSHOPOver 2 hours of video tutorials from pro artists to watch and learn from!Reference shots are only half the storyPatrick J Jones’ series on figure drawing starts this month on page 62. In his workshop video, you’ll see how he takes the model’s expressive pose and then puts his own style into the drawing.WORKSHOPSHow to go from a 2D concept to a detailed 3D modelWatch how Baj Singh sculpts a mammoth with a variety of 3D tools. There’s more on page 78.Make time to learn from the Old MastersThat’s what Gavin O’Donnell does on page 70 – and watch his video for further insights.Create art with visual impactRicardo Guimaraes mixes colours on page 86.TRAININGLandscapes in PhotoshopWe review this training video on page 97.GET YOUR RESOURCESYou’re three steps away from…

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Lucy Georgina WilsonLOCATION: Australia MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.lucygart.comLucy loves fantasy, dark stories and all things whimsical. “I like to think of my own art as small windows into the world inside my mind,” she says.2 DRAGON PRIESTESS“A painting that started as a simple contrast between the background and a foreground figure. The more I rendered her, the more she came to life.”3 DARK MAGE“This is Lulu, my sister’s favourite character from Final Fantasy. I try to add my own twist on all popular character designs where I can.”Jian ZhiLOCATION: Singapore MEDIA: SketchUp, Photoshop, ZBrush WEB: www.jianzhiart.comJian is an avid film watcher and video game enthusiast. These images are taken from the artist’s final project at FZD School of Design, and explore a post-apocalyptic Hong Kong.1 SLUM LORD“The ruler of what’s…

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15 best online art schools

INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS BROCKCGMA has over 90 active industry-experienced mentors teaching every term, who mostly hail from major art studios.INSTRUCTOR: MICHAL KUSWith over 900 students worldwide, CGMA provides a vibrant network for discussion and career development through its virtual classroom community.Computer Graphics Master Academywww.cgmasteracademy.com Cost: from $599 to $998 per courseComputer Graphics Master Academy is focused on getting its students work in the animation, games and VFX industries, and to this end offers 100 courses, from drawing basics to environment design. These are taught by over 90 pros, including Mélanie Delon, Patrick J Jones, Armand Serrano and Aaron Limonick, who provide live feedback and one-to-one mentoring in a virtual classroom.INSTRUCTOR: EDWARD KINSELLA IIIVisual Arts Passage enables industry-leading pros to mentor budding artists from anywhere in the world.STUDENT: KIRK DOUPONCEVisual Arts Passagewww.visualartspassage.com Cost: from…

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john english

Can you tell us about the relationship between the Visual Arts Passage and The Illustration Academy?The Illustration Academy is a series of immersive in-person workshops, taught by working illustrators. Students travel to the attend the Academy from all over the world. With that in mind, we created an online program of equal calibre, that was accessible to art students everywhere.What do the courses involve?Students receive in-depth, one-on-one guidance from experienced artists in small classes. All lessons are delivered live and are fully interactive. Every student has a front row seat.What’s the course structure?Visual Arts Passage places art students on a track of challenging courses taught by working artists. This bridges the gap between the art student and the professional. We guide students from building foundational skills, all the way to…