Delighting in all critters great and small, this issue of ImagineFX is
infested with fantasy creatures dreamt up by some of the most creative artists out there. The cover is by film concept artists Bobby
Chiu, and comes accompanied with an in depth tutorial inside. Then
there's our interview with the amazing Terryl Whitlatch - she who master-minded the creatures in the prequel
Star Wars films.
If you prefer a tentacle to a tail, check out Fabio Barboni's artist insight into his classic Japanese image. There's also a demonic steed and headless rider to investigate in Matt Stawicki's tutorial, and film artist Justin Gerrard takes us through some of his darker creature creations in this month's artist portfolio.
We also speak to the mighty Massive Black studio about their story so far, then guide you through your first steps in 3D art with UK modeller Glen Southern, and see how 17-year-old Anna Dittmann created her ethereal character in Photoshop.
Plus there's more! Our free DVD is chock full of free software trials and over 11 hours of video advice, plus there's oodles of advice to gleem from our ever popular Q&A section... Just dont let the litte critters out of your sight.
Terryl Whitlatch: The Star Wars creature creator takes us through some of her greatest creations. Expect amazing anatomy and an amazing imagination.
Massive Black: With a new president at the reigns, we speak to this idiosyncratic digital arts studio on the highs and highs so far.
Fabio Barboni: Classic Japanese culture meets a tentacle-filled dream-world in the hands of freelance artist Fabio.
|Justin Gerrard: The Battle: Los Angeles creature designer reveals how conflict can create unusual beauty in the most unlikely of subjects.|
Bobby Chiu: This month's cover artist takes us through the creation of his bespoke creature cover, revealing his creative and technical processes along the way.
Matt Stawicki: makes use of several photo references- and a pumpkin - to produce a striking fantasy composition featuring a mighty steed.
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