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ImagineFX October 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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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

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welcome to…

Hello there. When I was reading through Carlo Arellano’s workshop (see page 74), I gave out a squeal of delight on discovering his method for projects. He explains that he approaches every new design with the acronym F.A.C.T.S. where F stands for form, A is for archetype, C is for characterisation, T is for tools, and S refers to its silhouette. He follows this guide to make sure his art achieves its aim. This speaks to me. I’m a bit of an organiser and planner myself – I love a good list. I kept noticing even more prepping when reading through the mag… in Anya Jo Elvidge’s workshop (page 66) she explains how she starts with a mood board to help see the direction to take. Ashline, our sketchbook guest this…

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resources

Discover techniques for painting over a 3D scene Watch how Anya Jo Elvidge uses 3ds Max and Unreal Engine 4 to create a 3D environment, before painting over it in Photoshop. Turn to page 66 to read more about her process. Learn how to combine textures and references for a portrait See how illustrator and lecturer Ken Coleman develops a surreal portrait using 3D and 2D tools, together with custom textures and his own references. Read his workshop on page 82. PLUS 29 CUSTOM BRUSHES, INCLUDING… TRANSPARENT HARD BRUSH Anya Jo Elvidge uses this custom brush for blending colours using the Color Picker in Photoshop. KEN DRY PALETTE KNIFE When used with Layer Masks, Ken Coleman is able to bring out and block in shapes with this brush. KEN THICK PAINT As he nears the end of his creative process,…

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jess seto

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Blender, Maya WEB: www.artstation.com/l_aciel 1 REKO YABUSAME “Fan art based on a game called Your Turn to Die. It was an exercise in designing realistic face and lighting.” 2 THE WHITE DOOR “Environment illustration based on descriptions from the game Cultist Simulator.” 3 THE MOTH “Here’s another concept based on descriptions from Cultist Simulator that are mostly text-based with minimal imagery.” 4 CONCEPT OF A CONCEPT “Creature design based on Haruki Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase. The sheep was described as having feelers.” 5 ECLIPSE “Illustration for a project based on Li Chi Slays the Serpent. Thematically it’s a combination of cyberpunk, horror and Asian occultism.” Congratulations to Jess, our Artist of the Month who receives a copy of Corel Painter 2020, together with an Ultimate Brush Pack containing over 600 unique brushes, worth…

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katherine souza

LOCATION: US MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.katherinesouza.art 1 TIEFLING PRIEST “An older piece that still has much to like about it. I designed a Tiefling priestess who’s exploring magicks even as she ages.” 2 SHEPHERD OF THE LOST “This was a piece for Filippo Magrini’s tabletop game Darnimar. It’s a moment in the world’s history that shows angels roaming the earth.” 3 THE WHITE FROG OF THE POND “This was for a frog-themed zine, but I featured a lepospondyl, an extinct amphibian not related to frogs but just as charming.” 4 ADVENTURE BEGINS “Here my love of palaeontology and fantasy collide. The beasts in the foreground are based on cynodonts, a proto-mammal that we’re related to!”…

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jb casacop

LOCATION: Philippines MEDIA: Photoshop WEB: www.jbcasacop.com 1 BRAVE HALFLING “An artwork for The Lord of the Rings card game. I used myself and my practice sword as a reference.” 2 PAINFUL FATIGUE “Another LOTR card game piece. I enjoyed detailing the clothes and the expression of this dwarf.” 3 GREEN MAGIC “This is a personal artwork that takes its inspiration from fantasy literature and features elves and their life-giving magic.” 4 LULLABY TO THE EARTH “My inspiration for this is a Filipino song called Oyayi sa Mundo (Lullaby to the Earth). It’s an ode to Mother Nature.” 5 GOTHIC ANGEL “A tribute to the 25th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering. It’s one of the games that I hope to make art for some day!” © 2018 Middle-earth Enterprises under licence to Fantasy Flight Games…