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ImagineFX August 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.***

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Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to…   no.1 for digital artists imaginefx

Regular readers will know that we’re not just here to help you with art techniques and guidance. We also love to share insight into how you can improve in other ways, whether it’s about how to fight your inner negativity, or make better use of social media. This issue we’ve gathered a group of brilliant artists to share with you how they turned their love for creativity into a success. The common message is that talent will only get you so far. What you need is an abundance of perseverance and hard work. Mix these in with passion and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. I’m also always keen to pass on wellbeing advice to help you achieve the right balance in your lives. With this in mind, I loved Paul Kwon’s…

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Draw on Akira for manga inspiration See how Toni Infante taps into the classic manga for his initial ideas, but then produces a strong original character piece worthy of this month’s cover. Check out his workshop on page 54. Grab some Copic markers and start drawing manga! On page 104 Asia Ladowska gives a masterclass in Copic markers. Watch her video as she sketches and then draws an original manga character with a dangerous side. Turn a 3D sci-fi environment into a fully painted scene Last issue Ara Kermanikian modelled a mech in a city environment. Now see how Scott Zentano turns that 3D foundation into a full-colour painting. Turn to page 80 for more. Get to grips with textures using Photoshop Mark White talks you through the Photoshop techniques and blending modes that will enable you…

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fxposé

Christina Kraus LOCATION: Germany MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.christinakraus-art.com “I’ve been fascinated by Tolkien and fantastical worlds since I can remember, but it took a while before I made art my career,” says Christina. 1 BREATH OF ARDA “The Silmarillion is my favourite of Tolkien’s books and Manwë always intrigued me. There’s not much of a description of him, but I imagine him as a powerful and ethereal being, without flaws.” 2 OKJA “This painting is my tribute to the Netflix movie Okja, and shows what lies under the surface of factory farms. The cruel slaughter of animals is hidden from our eyes.” 3 CORAL DRAGON “I wanted to paint a colourful and proud dragon, using saturated colours. My boyfriend came up with an art brief for this illustration and then I just went ahead and painted it.” 4 ELBERET “Varda…

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how to be a manga superstar

Manga is in rude health, and if you paint it you’re in good company. It’s now possible for manga artists to amass hundreds of thousands of social media followers, get crowdfunded via sites like Patreon, sell their art commercially, and even go and live and work in Japan itself. But how do you go about it? Here, four artists who have found success share their advice on how to follow in their footsteps. The first, and perhaps most obvious, point is that you need to get your art in front of people. “If you create a lot of illustrations but don’t post them anywhere, nothing’s going to happen,” says Ilya Kuvshinov, a Russian artist based in Tokyo with 1.3 million Instagram followers (@kuvshinov_ilya). “It can be scary to expose your work publicly,…

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ilya kuvshinov

How did you first get started? I created a short, visual-novel game. I did the script, the art and coding myself, and sent it to a Russian gaming magazine. After that, I began working as a freelance illustrator and concept artist for a video game development company. I did a lot of illustrations for practice, and uploaded them to social networks. After some time, I’ve gained quite a following. Which social media channels do you think manga artists should focus on? It depends on your target group. For example, Instagram and Facebook isn’t as popular as Twitter in Japan. Pixiv is for Asia, DeviantArt is for English-speaking countries. If you know who you’re creating for, you’ll know where and when to post. How did you get more than a million Instagram followers? By posting every…