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ImagineFX Annual

ImagineFX Annual

ImagineFX Annual 2019

A compilation of the very best content from ImagineFX magazine over the past year, this bookazine is packed with fantastic tutorials to help you master traditional and digital art. Divided into clear sections covering artist portfolios, workshops, sketchbooks and traditional art, we’ll show you how professional artists collaborate on projects and reveal what’s in their sketchbooks, how to paint bright and dynamic figures, create striking paintings and illustrations, and much more. On top of all this, we’ve included some brilliant free resources for you to use in your projects, including brushes and start files that enable you to follow the tutorials in the bookazine.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
welcome to no.1 for digital artists imagine fx annual

A compilation of the very best content from ImagineFX magazine over the past year, this bookazine is packed with fantastic tutorials to help you master traditional and digital art. Divided into clear sections covering artist portfolios, workshops, sketchbooks and traditional art, we’ll show you how professional artists collaborate on projects and reveal what’s in their sketchbooks, how to paint bright and dynamic figures, create striking paintings and illustrations, and much more. On top of all this, we’ve included some brilliant free resources for you to use in your projects, including brushes and start files that enable you to follow the tutorials in the bookazine. Visit FileSilo and download them to get started.…

4 min.
fxposè

Shan Qiao Location: US MEDIA: Photoshop, ZBrush Web: http://ifxm.ag/shan-q Concept artist Shan has worked for clients including Blizzard Entertainment, Digital Domain and Tencent, and is known for his innovative character designs. 1 CROSSFIRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY “I loved working with the Crossfire team. Everyone contributed their ideas to the art, and the result is so relatable.” 2 SAMURAI DESIGN “I enjoy making sculptures as much as painting. Sometimes I create character designs in 3D. Samurai characters are a common theme in my work.” 3 PROLON “I love dark fantasy worlds. I wrote a story, came up with 30 illustrations, and edited them into a five-minute animated short. It took me three months.” 4 KOWLOON STORY “I always challenge myself to build a rich and colourful world in one illustration. I create chaos with a certain logic, and let the viewer spend…

8 min.
artist insight create powerful compositions

Artist PROFILE Steve Ellis LOCATION: US Steve has worked for DC, Marvel and Wizards of the Coast, and also teaches art. He’s created the comics High Moon, The Only Living Boy and The Only Living Girl. http://steveellisart.com I used to rely on my art instincts when it came to composing an image. My earliest professional work was in comics, drawing an average six panels per page for a total of 130 separate compositions per book. It was a boot camp for composition! I learned to be focused and clear, with simple and strong compositions. As I transitioned to painting I wanted to be able to do more complex images with multifaceted stories in a single image. This meant that I had to get more involved in learning the tricks of composition. I tried to figure out why…

5 min.
jacquelin de leon

I’ve had this studio for about two years. It acts not only as my workspace and inspiration, but as a filming area for my YouTube videos. It’s part of an old converted canning factory, which is located in the heart of San Jose, California. This is just one corner of the 1,000 square foot studio, the rest of which is filled with a screen-printing area, and a packing and shipping station for online orders. I’ve moved studios several times in the past five years, and this is by far the most open and inspiring space that I’ve been blessed to work in. Because this old building gets pretty hot in the summer, I usually end up painting at night. I used to have my digital art workstation set up here, but have…

9 min.
goro fujita

Artist PROFILE GORO FUJITA LOCATION: US FAVOURITE ARTISTS: Zorn, Sargent, Picasso, Craig Mullins, Tadahiro Uesugi and Carter Goodrich SOFTWARE USED: Quill, Photoshop, Procreate web: www.facebook.com/goro.fujita Goro Fujita recently went to a dinner party with friends in Pasadena, California. After the meal, a group of guests got out their musical instruments and started to play: a guitarist, a man on piano in the corner, another plucking a double bass, and a drummer beating a drum box with his hands. Goro wanted to join in. So he opened his laptop, put on his virtual reality headset, and slipped a controller on each hand. While the musicians played, he painted and animated them using Quill, the virtual reality illustration software. “It was a meta-moment for me,” Goro says. “I was painting and animating them while listening to their live performance. At…

1 min.
the mushroom collector

1 SHAPES, NOT LINES The robots in my paintings show human emotions. I find the juxtaposition an interesting concept to explore. Here we see a mushroom collector, MU-05, that finds a rare glowing mushroom. When I start, I’m thinking in shapes rather than in lines. Often I start blocking in shapes directly. In this case, I did a super-quick sketch to block out the perspective and composition. 2 FAST AND ROUGH Next, I block in characters and elements on a separate layer. The key is to keep it rough and fast in the beginning. When I start a painting I imagine how the scene would look when the lights are turned off. Then I start illuminating the scene, thinking about key, fill and bounce light. It’s a good way to keep track of…