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ImagineFX

November 2021

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
US$6.99
US$64.99
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome to…

Sitting at his worn and aged desk, surrounded by books and paintings, Steve Rude lets rip. What follows are tales from decades of experiences in the comics industry, from getting his big break to reprimanding Alex Ross, one of the few artists seasoned enough to have the honour. You just sit back and listen. You can read our interview this issue. It’s a reminder that we’re all still learning – even Steve. Likewise, Marvel’s Adi Granov shares his advice for improving yourself. The artist has worked across all of Marvel’s output – comics, video games and films – and he has the amazing art to prove it. Both artists remind me that comics are about people as much as art. Everyone has a comic in them; these two have grabbed the opportunities…

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1 min
resources

Getting hold of this issue’s resources is easy. Just visit: ifxm.ag/comic205artist WORKSHOP VIDEOS OVER 3 HOURS of video tutorials from pro ar tists to watch and learn from! Bring a Golden Age comic hero up to date See how David Nakayama takes the classic character Zorro and adds a dash of 21st century sensibilities and relevance. You can read about his process in his workshop, on page 74. Master the ligne claire comic art style In Igor Wolski’s video the artist marshals a range of elements and develops a strong narrative while using the ‘clear line’ drawing style in his comic art. His workshop is on page 60. Painter 2022 brush insights See how Isis Sousa gets the most from her favourite Painter brushes. More on page 58. Your first steps in WEBTOON Stephinni Martinez Tinoco creates comics in Clip…

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2 min
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1 min
dmitry klyushkin

LOCATION: Russia MEDIA: Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop WEB: artstation.com/klyushkin 1 GOY “At the time of inventing this character, I had almost no muscular guys in my portfolio, so I decided to draw a broad-shouldered strong warrior.” 2 KAYUN “Magical child of the Moon and Earth, and Princess of the night. The image was created for a competition. Finding the character of the girl wasn’t easy!” 3 HUNTERS “These characters were invented for a competition. The task consisted of creating opposing people who knew nature and monkeys who wanted to become human”. 4 STATION “This was created for my small project ASH. The action takes place at a busy station, where carts arrive and citizens are in a hurry. A boy, dressed in a suit with advertising, wanders by all this.” Want to submit your work? Visit ifxm.ag/getinifx…

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1 min
reuben yeo zhi hong

LOCATION: Singapore MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: artstation.com/midorikeen 1 LUNA, STAR SCHOLAR “A painting made for a private client. They wanted their fairy owl character studying the stars. The trail of glowing butterflies was a personal touch, as were the book inscriptions.” 2 RITUAL OF ENTROPIC FIRE “This was a piece made as a prize for reaching 1,000 followers on Twitter. The winner wanted their World of Warcraft character casting a spell on her enemies.” Want to submit your work? Visit ifxm.ag/getinifx…

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1 min
mary joy cardaño

LOCATION: Philippines MEDIA: Photoshop, Procreate WEB: instagram.com/joyblivion 1 CHEMICAL “I wanted to play around with different vibrant colours and this was the result of that. I added effects to make it glow and give it more flow.” 2 ISOLATION “This represents overthinking and being stuck with that sad feeling. Making this made that intense feeling mellow a bit. Looking at this now makes me feel serene.” 3 FASHION STUDIES “Drawing my characters with cute clothing makes me really happy. Also, doing the concept behind the kasa-obake is fun and makes me want to make more yokai-inspired art.” 4 GHIBLI REDRAW (KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE) “This is one of my go-to movies when I get an art block. And the line ‘Stop trying… pretty soon, you’ll be flying again…’ by Ursula just makes you feel reassured.” Want to submit your work? Visit ifxm.ag/getinifx…

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