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ImagineFX Issue 26

Issue 26 of ImagineFX is on sale now in the UK… and in about three weeks’ time in the US and the rest of the world…

Trading card special…

Massive feature!
It’s a Kinda Magic…
We talk to the art directors and artists of the major trading card companies to give you the lowdown on collectible trading cards. Featuring the art from World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, The Lord of the Rings, Call of Cthulhu and many more.

The art of JS Rossbach
Meet this multi-talented French illustrator, Magic: The Gathering illustrator, concept artist and designer

Macabre card art
Wizards of the Coast artist Dave Kendall takes you through the creation of a dark concept from sketch to completion

Also in this month’s packed issue:

Acclaimed illustrator James Jean shows you his sketches

Artist Q&A
This month, advice on recreating pencil and paper effects, faces, gold and armour  

Art Class
Melanie Bourgeois thinks her images are ‘dull’, so Lauren K Cannon helps her fix multiple light sources and contrast issues


The abstract dragon
Renowned illustrator JS Rossbach shows you how that most famous of fantasy themes, the dragon, can be viewed in an abstract way

Ideas out of chaos

Bulgarian artist Svetlin Velinov demonstrates how you can overcome artist’s block by finding shapes and forms in a chaotic sketch

Illustrate an epic space battle
Dr Chee Ming Wong, aka Koshime, provides a step-by-step guide to creating a space battle

Painting fantasy characters
Diane Özdamar explains how to paint realistic and dynamic fantasy characters using Photoshop


9.5 hours of video tuition
Our workshop and resource artists have created over nine hours of tuition to help you create better digital art.

And all the latest demo software, layered workshop files, free images and textures, and Nis Staack and ArtTrek videos.