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ImagineFX October 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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United Kingdom
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English
Editore:
Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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welcome to… no.1 for digital artists imaginefx

Ah, animation. It’s always a rip-roaring edition when we feature this theme. I just can’t fail to be energised by this buoyant and colourful medium. In this issue, there are so many amazing teachers and so much advice and inspiration… it’s going to blow your minds! Please remember though, that all this advice won’t be of any use to you – yes you! – if you don’t act on your ideas after reading this magazine. Make sure you engage with what these artists are saying, get out there and try some of the ideas yourself. An idea will only come alive when you make it happen by picking up a pencil, paintbrush or stylus. Another way to remind yourself to create art is to sign up for our weekly art newsletter! It’ll…

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resources

COVER WORKSHOP OVER 5 HOURS of video tutorials from pro artists to watch and learn from! Watch how to render characters from a greyscale foundation In David Ardinaryas Lojaya’s two-hour video he reveals the rendering secrets that he used to create this month’s fun-packed cover art. There’s more pro advice in his workshop on page 58. WORKSHOP Paint a detailed background See how Nick Kennedy paints a detailed setting that pulls in the viewer, through his use of light and colour. His workshop’s on page 64. Step up your pose game! Bader Badruddin wastes no time as he puts a cartoon character into a series of energetic poses, using Maya. More on page 72. PLUS! Clip from Goro Fujita’s training video, Taking a Break 5 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… DAVID’S SCATTERING BRUSH This brush enables David Ardinaryas Lojaya to create colour variation and…

4 minuti
fxposé

Winson Tsui LOCATION: Canada MEDIA: openCanvas, Photoshop WEB: www.quirkilicious.art Freelance illustrator Winson’s interests range from video games and cartoons to anime. His art tends to feature lots of movement and a strong narrative. 1 THE LAST AIRBENDER “As a creator, Avatar was inspiring for me because it was the first animated series to successfully appropriate a Japanese animation style into a western cartoon.” 2 DEITY “Here’s an original character that I redesign every couple of years. Deity is a half angel/demon being that I came up with during high school. The idea isn’t too interesting, but I feel each iteration illustrates my growth as an artist.” 3 ALLIANCE AND HORDE “World of Warcraft was a huge part of my life in my teens, and I wanted to pay homage to that. I also pulled some characters from Heroes…

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how to get the most out of conventions

Conventions have gained momentum over recent years and come into their own. Take San Diego Comic-Con, whose attendance rate has almost doubled over the past 15 years to rival the numbers of people going to mainstream music festivals. If this is good news for convention organisers, it’s even better news for artists. Not only do they have more people to network with and sell to, they also get to increasingly feel like they’re part of a community. A sensation that all too often can seem out of reach. “Making comics can be a very solitary existence,” says convention veteran, illustrator and NC Comicon co-owner Tommy Lee Edwards. “Conventions are a great way to get out of your creative dungeon and spend some time with friends, colleagues and fans. A good convention experience…

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matt dixon

What groundwork should traders do? Visit at least one convention, ideally the one where they’d like to exhibit. This is an opportunity to see how other traders set up their tables, get an idea of the sort of customers who visit, how busy the event is, and to chat with traders and visitors to get their advice and opinions on the event. When is an artist ready to host a stand? A consistent presentation is more attractive and easier for visitors to understand and identify with you, than a sales table with a variety of different styles and subjects. If you’re still finding your style, it’s probably better to wait before taking the plunge. Any preparation advice? Practise your table setup at home. At the very least get a tablecloth, bed sheet or a length…

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a monstrous injustice

Milicent Patrick was a true pioneer. An actress, special effects designer and one of Disney’s first female animators, she most notably designed the monster for 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon. However, her career was cut short after a jealous male colleague, Bud Westmore, claimed credit for her work. Now though, she’s getting the recognition she deserves, thanks to a new book from Mallory O’Meara entitled The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and The Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick. Mallory works as a screenwriter and producer for Dark Dunes Productions, and learning about Milicent when she was “a teenage monster nerd” was a huge inspiration to her. “It made me realise there could be a place for me in the male-dominated world of horror,” she says. “Milicent getting recognition for…