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ImagineFX 81

Imagine FX magazine

Grab your war paint and unsheathe your stylus - it's time to sharpen your fantasy art skills in the latest issue of ImagineFX.

Fantasy skills
To start, there's Daarken's sword-wielding warrior on the cover, and a step-by-step workshop accompanying it inside. Or, why not pick up another fantasy weapon - or create your own - with the help of Dan Scott's detailed weapon design feature. When you've got your hero and his tools, Noah Bradley's workshop on how to paint an imposing castle will finish of the scene.

Spawn, dark portraits and IPs
We also speak to Spawn creator Todd McFarlane on his most famous creation and his labour of love The Reckoning. Canadian artist Jeff Simpson opens up his portfolio of dark portraits, and Last Man Standing's Dan LuVisi and Weta's Greg Broadmore talk to us about the potential of creating your own IP.

Workshop workout
Jason Bennett designs a sultry female figure specifically with animation in mind, Winona Nelson makes the most of real life models to capture light and magic, with a video workshop on our free DVD, and Brandon Kitkouski delves into his own childhood memories to put a new spin on a fantasy classic.

Digital future
If you fancy getting the best digital art workshops and interviews on your table or computer, remember we're available on Apple's Newsstand (via iOS 4 & 5), and you can buy individual issues or subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months - get the mag straight to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch!

Android users can get digital editions too!


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Noah Bradley flexes his lighting and perspective muscles while showing how to construct a fantasy stronghold.

Todd McFarlane: On Spawn and The Reckoning - the project that's kept the artist busy for six years.

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Jason Bennett: This month's Insight sees the American artist design a figure for animation.

Jeff Simpson: This Canadian creative has a talent for dark, brooding portraits with layers of emotion.
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Brandon Kitkouski: Looking for inspiration in real life, Brandon adds a new twist, and a story, to a classic fanatsy image.

Pierre Droal: Painting a creature portrait with a traditional look, Pierre limits his Photoshop brush options for a great effect.

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