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ImagineFX March 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
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13 Issues

in this issue

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welcome to… no. 1 for digital artits imagine fx

This issue’s news feature on How to Win at Failure got me thinking about how we behave as humans. Did you know that our brains are hard-wired to place more importance on negative thoughts than positive ones? Humanity has developed at a great pace, but our brains still act like they did at the dawn of time, where it was necessary to be on high alert against attack. It’s sad that we’re predisposed to spending more time thinking about rejection, mistakes or skills that we lack than we do on plaudits, the times we’ve done something right, or the expertise that we’ve successfully gained in life. In this feature (from page 20) we talked to successful artists about their perceived failures. One quote from it that I loved came from Peter De…

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no. 1 for digital artits imagine fx resource

Learn how to paint wet skin See how Antony Ward uses a range of Photoshop techniques to apply water droplets and moisture to his striking character portrait. There’s more insights in his workshop on page 88. Discover new rendering techniques in Adobe Fresco Watch as Phil Galloway explains how he’s able to develop a range of textures using Adobe’s latest painting app Fresco, to help bring his portrait to life. Then turn to page 78. Create realistic textures in ink See how traditional artist Devin Elle Kurtz works up her figure art. More on page 108. The Female Gluteus and Hips Watch a clip from Patrick J Jones’ anatomy training video. See page 99 for our review. PLUS 32 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… CLEAN LINE Cover artist Ramón Nuñez uses this brush to create clean line-art in his professional work. SOFT SPECKLED This…

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eva toorenent

LOCATION: The Netherlands MEDIA: Photoshop, watercolours, oils WEB: www.evatoorenent.com Eva describes herself as an artist of the weird and the wonderful. “With my art and my stories I want to blur the lines between our world and the other world.” 1 CANDY GIRL “An unusual little girl who has a hard candy head with her skull on show. She’s as sweet as she looks.” 2 IF YOU EAT ME YOU WILL DIE “A lot of people have tried to eat this cute, chubby plant over the years. However, none of them were successful.” 3 THE CURIOUS CREATURES OF ELSWOUT “These unusual friends are living in a symbiotic relationship with each other. The one cannot live without the other.” 4 A WINTER WALK “Els and Wout walking in a winter wonderland.” Want to submit your work? Visit http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…

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regenass art

LOCATION: Switzerland MEDIA: Photoshop, pencil WEB: www.regenassart.carbonmade.com Sisters Murielle and Karin Regenass work under the artistic name Regenass Art. Their drawings respond to the world around them and life experiences, as well as interweaving fantastical tales and characters. 1 THE NIGHTMARE “Is this a terrifying dream or a peek beyond the veil? The dark and macabre fascinates us.” 2 STERNDIEB “The thief of stars dressed in midnight’s cloak. This is part of a book project called Tower of Raziel.” 3 AZOTH “This piece takes its name from Azoth, the ancient secret of transformation that contains all things within itself.” 4 PORTRAIT OF A MADMAN “This piece is about the slow and inevitable losing of your mind as you pursue the truth. This character has travelled a dark path to gain knowledge, and will pay a heavy price.” Want to submit…

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lee wern szuen

LOCATION: Malaysia MEDIA: Photoshop, Illustrator WEB: www.artstation.com/wernszuen Lee started out as a self-taught artist before studying concept art at Teesside University. Now he works as a freelance concept artist and illustrator while he looks to join a studio. 1 YAZUROS “My poster boy for my final year project back in university, a fan-made DLC of Monster Hunter: World. Exploring how to make a dragon not look too typical was fun. I gave it a jumonji yari trident as a tail to play into that Japanese aesthetic.” 2 RIA “More concept art and illustrations for one of my characters from my final year project. She will be a companion for the protagonist in this DLC.” 3 LEONIDERS “This was inspired by Hideo Kojima’s Ludens. I dug deep into the story that it was based on, Noon Universe by…