The Dungeons and Dragons special edition of ImagineFX comes with a 2011 fantasy and sci-fi art calendar, plus it's free DVD full of tutorial goodies. Within we look at the history of D&D and how it helped to define fantasy art for many, in a 10-page feature filled with some of the greatest D&D art.
Providing the cover is Dan Scott, artist for D&D, Warhammer and World of Warcraft, and he accompanies it with a workshop of his elfin image. We've also got Eric Bélisle to bring a key D&D encounter to life, and Dave Allsop takes a simple brief and makes a sprawling monster being for a game card.
This month we're mixing things up in the tutorial section with Daniel Murray's look at mixing 2D and 3D to bring new life into a familiar comic book character. Brett Bean provides a tutorial on creating a glowing industrial character in Sketchbook Pro, and Sergio Paez shows you how to storyboard your scenes like a pro.
We profile the book cover artist John Picacio, looking at how he blends mediums and styles to produce his iconic images, and as ever there’s loads to find on the free DVD, with over eight hours of video advice. We hope you enjoy!
D&D: We take a trip back to D&D's early era of inspiration and find out how its look has been reinvented.
Eric Bélisle: Any D&D campaign is packed with moments of high tension and action - Eric takes you through one such encounter .
Dave Allsoptakes a simple card art description and turns it into a gruesome, demonic painting.
|John Picacio: The book cover artist par excellence reveals how he gained such an enviable reputation.
Brett Bean: Learn how to use brushes and textures to create great dynamic characters in SketchBook Pro.
Daniel Murray makes full use of Poser and Photoshop to produce a dynamic comic-book image featuring a certian temperamental mutant.
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