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ImagineFX April 2020

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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 imaginefx

Hello there, I really hope you are well. As I type these words looking out of my window on a cold but bright UK day, I can see the afternoons are slowly getting lighter, which means winter is losing its grip on the calendar and spring will soon nudge its way in. It’s a lovely feeling. Thanks to the incredible Ilya Kuvshinov for creating our smile-inducing cover art. Do you love it? Ilya heads up a glorious issue filled with talented artists both new and established. There’s a lot here to keep you inspired! Have you ever wondered why I haven’t featured your favourite artist yet, or have you struggled to learn a new technique? Why not drop me a line with your requests? I will endeavour to feature it. If you…

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editor’s choice

The rainbow girl From Fuzzbutts to fine art collections, illustrator Camilla d’Errico is a true force of creativity and flair. Le rouge et noir Run, don’t walk to the sketchy red and black hatching genius of Spanish artist ZIUK. Figures of eight I keep going back to pore over the hauntingly surreal oil painting from Steven Black. Mesmerising. @imaginefxmagazine @imaginefx facebook.com/imaginefx imaginefx.creativebloq.com http://ifxm.ag/ifxnewsletter Sign up for our newsletter! Subscribe today! Get ImagineFX delivered so you’ll never miss an issue, plus you receive special word-free covers! Turn the page……

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Create your best-ever manga figure paintings Watch as Studio Ghibli fan Ilya Kuvshinov applies a range of Photoshop blending layer modes to his deceptively simple composition. Then turn to page 64 for more of his art insights. Discover new ways of rendering character art See how kiDChan uses layer modes in Clip Studio Paint. Her workshop is on page 84. Woodland Angel: Ink Drawing On page 95 we review Jeff Miracola’s latest instructional video on getting started with ink. PLUS 4 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… SKETCHY Ilya Kuvshinov uses this custom Photoshop brush for laying down his line-art and for texturing. U AIRBRUSH This brush enables Ilya to generate special effects in his compositions. It features a subtle grainy texture. Y MANGA BRUSH Ilya uses this custom brush to put down a darker layer of line-art and for adding an ink-like texture.…

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irina french

LOCATION: England MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.irinafrench.com 1 FIRE MAGE “This is a book cover commission for Christopher Mitchell depicting his fire mage character.” 2 SEVERED CITY COMMISSION “A close-up of a character from the fantasy series. He’s a tough Viking-like guy. It was such fun painting him!” 3 THE SEVERED CITY COVER “This is another book cover illustration I created for Christopher Mitchell, showing a crucial part of the story.” 4 THE MAGELANDS ORIGINS COVER “In this book cover illustration I’ve decided to show a cavalry captain thinking of a positive future.” Want to submit your work? Visit http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…

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zu we chen

LOCATION: Taiwan MEDIA: Photoshop, Cinema 4D, 3D-Coat, Octane Render, KeyShot WEB: www.artstation.com/chenzoowe 1 MOONWALKER “A fictional, four-legged walking vehicle that was inspired by a very real source: the Curiosity Rover on Mars.” 2 SCI-FI PARK “This aerial view of a city layout took its inspiration from the Heads Up Display designs created by Ash Thorp.” 3 SHELTER “This design was inspired by the shape of the egg box, combined with techniques from a Jama Jurabaev tutorial.” 4 CYBER PARK “A matte painting study created with the cyberpunk mini-kit from Kitbash3d. It’s a study of composition, light and mood.” 5 SCI-FI CASTLE The science fiction castle was a chance for me to combine traditional elements with modern architecture.” Want to submit your work? Visit http://ifxm.ag/getinifx…