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ImagineFX February 2020

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
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

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welcome to… no.1 for digital artists imagine fx

A change of decade has made me pause for thought on what I’ve achieved so far, and what my potential may be for the next 10 years and beyond. Personally, I had previously found it hard to look back. One reason I argued (to myself) is that I’m too busy to take a moment to reflect. I usually race to the next thing, my mind a whir of planning how to accomplish or manage the next task. Recently, I’ve really tried to take stock; to look back and assess what was. It wasn’t always an easy thing to do, but in and amongst the negative thoughts that seem to push through to the front of my mind, I was able to fondly remember situations of positivity and accomplishments. These weren’t work…

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editor’s choice

Our London art event Don’t miss our biggest 2D and 3D art festival! Join Karla Ortiz, Lois Van Baarle and more in London in February! Cynthia Sheppard She’s a titan of the global art scene and her art accomplishments are an inspiration to us all. How to get ahead Art instructor Oliver Sin shares his knowledge on how to create the best heads for study and for portraiture. Subscribe today! Save up to 75 per cent with a print and digital subscription to your favourite art magazine! Turn the page… @imaginefxmagazine @imaginefx facebook.com/imaginefx imaginefx.creativebloq.com http://ifxm.ag/ifxnewsletter Sign up for our newsletter!…

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WORKSHOP VIDEOS Use custom brushes to create narrative-led art in Procreate 5 See how Rafael Sarmento edits his brushes in the new Brush Studio. There’s more on page 80. Paint on a slice of wood Watch Liesbeth Tatjana bring her character to life in gouache. Her workshop’s on page 104. Anatomy photo references Use our extensive collection of model reference poses to enhance your figure art. PLUS 6 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… SKETCH BRUSH Christophe Young’s Photoshop brush simulates a stick of charcoal – ideal for sketching out ideas. MAXU GRAIN CLOUD Max Ulichney created this Procreate brush for Rafael Sarmento, who uses it for overlaying colours. RUSTY TEXTURE Christophe uses this brush to rough out foggy or textured background. For extra control, use it as a Stamp.…

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anton fadeev

LOCATION: Russia MEDIA: Photoshop, Procreate WEB: www.artstation.com/shant Graphic designer-turned-concept artist Anton’s design experience helps him with his art. “I often paint unusual shapes and interesting colour combinations,” he says. 1 RED FLOWERS “I finally determined the basic principles of my creative process while creating this piece. It enables me to change anything in a composition without wasting time.” 2 HUGE ROCK “This is one of the sketches in a series of ‘square landscapes’. I paint such landscapes in my free time just for fun.” 3 DEATH TRAP “Here’s one of my very first paintings. I wanted to convey the tension between the characters using the colour palette. 4 HONOUR OF KINGS – LIBRARY “I’ve created a lot of similar-looking landscapes, but I’m probably more satisfied with this one than the others.” Want to submit your work? Visit http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…

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juan moore

LOCATION: Isle of Man MEDIA: Pencils, Photoshop, Painter WEB: www.juanillustration.com Juan has recently moved into the world of fantasy art. He works on board game illustrations and tries to express whimsy and fun in all of his work. 1 MANANNAN’S FALL “I like to illustrate the parts that aren’t mentioned in the stories, such as what happens after the big defeat at the end of a story.” 2 DANCING MONSTER “This is some art for the fantasy card game Weird Alchemy. It depicts a spell that needed an awkward, yet funny image.” 3 MOUSE DRAGON “Here’s a tiny dragon guarding its cheese horde. I felt a little cuteness was needed to add to the fun and weird nature of this card art.” 4 GOAT THIEF “I like the idea that the monster can be a hero, so this poor,…