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ImagineFX March 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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welcome to…

Every month, when putting the pages of this magazine together, I usually get to a point where it seems unlikely that it’ll happen. I worry. I worry that I won’t be able to find enough artists, or words. Every contributor misses their deadline and I’m left with lots of blank pages to fill. But despite my relentless catastrophising, everything somehow comes together in the end. Every month, as sure as day follows night, I find new artists and workshops, people make their deadlines (hurrah!) and the printer has never had to phone and ask where the heck the magazine is. As artists and creators it’s imperative that we question ourselves and listen to our inner critic, but if there’s always a point in your art creation where you spend more time worrying…

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WORKSHOP VIDEOS over 5 hours of video tutor ials from pro art ists to watch and learn from! Take your greyscale artwork to full colour Watch how Stephan McGowan adds colour to the mix in Photoshop, then turn to page 72. Discover how to paint dramatic light and shadows A hooded figure comes to life in Luisa Preissler’s video. Her workshop on page 80 is a must-read. PLUS 5 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… SQUARE TEXTURE Here’s one of Ilse Gort’s custom brushes, which she uses to give her artwork a traditional feel. PAINT SOFT Luisa Preissler uses this brush in her character work, for painting smooth transitions between skin tones. LEATHER As the name of this brush suggests, Luisa applies this brush to add grainy texture to leather materials.…

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Małgorzata Kmieć LOCATION: Germany MEDIA : Photoshop WEB: Małgorzata specialises in stylised and colourful portraits. She believes anyone who thinks magic doesn’t exist has never heard of art, and aims to put a bit of magic into all her work. 1 SPRING SPIRIT “I’m often inspired by seasons and nature, and this painting is a tribute to early spring. I wanted to surround my character with warm colours that reflect the spirit of the season.” 2 DEEP SKY “This painting was pretty challenging and required a fair bit of work. I was keen to incorporate strong colours, but still keep my character as the focal point.” 3 BOWS AND HEARTS “Grumpy girls are definitely a favourite subject of mine. While working on this piece I allowed myself to experiment with style and colour.” 4 STARS AND BOLTS “All my paintings are…

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how to launch a successful kickstarter

In September 2017, Dutch illustrator and animator Lois van Baarle launched her second crowdfunded project: The Sketchbook of Loish: Art in Progress. She smashed her £20,000 target almost instantly, eventually closing the campaign with some 10,000 backers pledging £383,404 to bring the project to life. Lois is by no means unique. Back in June, illustrator Iris Compiet saw her Faeries of the Faultlines artbook funded within 50 minutes. It raised €111,019 before the campaign closed. According to Kickstarter, 36 per cent of all campaigns are successful. But that means 64 per cent fail. So what’s the secret to running a successful Kickstarter? And are there any pitfalls artists should avoid? But first, check that crowdfunding is the right way to raise capital for your project. Before throwing yourself into a campaign, first ask…

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iris compiet

What was the biggest challenge of your Faeries of the Faultlines Kickstarter? Keeping it manageable – there’s so much you can get lost in. Also, trying to predict how well something might do, and how much will need to be sent internationally, is tricky. These things inflate your funding goal so much, you think you’ll never be able to raise enough. Why do you think you reached your target so quickly? I think people were really looking forward to the launch. As soon as I knew the title, I used it everywhere. Every day I posted about it: a little sketch, a snippet of a story. Also, so many lovely artists and friends shared the campaign after it launched. What are the biggest pitfalls an artist has to watch out for? Underestimating costs and underselling…

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worlds reborn in art challenge

Cubebrush, the online marketplace for digital art resources, has revealed the winners of its latest WORLDS Challenge, which was held in partnership with ImagineFX. The theme was a new civilisation rising from the old world, and the subject matter could be either fantasy or sci-fi. The hefty prize haul included $1,500 in cash, a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16, copies of ZBrushCore and Marmoset Toolbag 3, and a year's subscription to ImagineFX. The winner in the 2D section was Thomas Chamberlain for his piece Keen. “I aimed to keep the sci-fi elements grounded in reality,” Thomas says. “So I researched modern day concepts for eco-cities and renewable technologies. This led to the core concept of my civilisation: the megaflora.” Jourdan Tuffman secured the 2D runner-up place for Downtown Frogtown. “My main inspiration came from…