ImagineFX issue 55
Imagine FX magazine

Gods and monsters! As seen by cover artist Raymond Swanland’s take on Medusa, we’re re-imagining a host of Greek mythological creatures this month, with insightful workshops to help you perfect your own ancient monsters.

Raymond’s wrap around cover art accompanies his fascinating workshop of the reptilian goddess inside, whilst Daryl Mandryk and Bart Tiongson take on Pegasus and the Kraken respectively, backed up by the imaginative creature concepts of Jason Felix.

Mélanie Delon breathes life into her very own wizard concept, whilst elsewhere we look at the portfolio of ambitious concept artist Morgan Yon, get a rare chance to see the sketchbook of Ray Harryhausen and have a chat with master artist Donato Giancola. We've also got a greyscale tutorial by Marta Dahlig and the second part of Scott Spencer's 3D creature workshop.

There’s loads to find on our free DVD, with three hours of workshops, Painter 11 and Photoshop CS3 trials, textures and brushes and loads more... enjoy!

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Donato Giancola: We speak to the modern master of composition, anatomy and tone about his art and where his amazing imagery comes from.

Jason Felix: Following the artist's brainstorming techniques we're taken through the making of his imaginative creature concept.

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Daryl Mandryk: Find out how Daryl created this month's striking subscriber's cover art - pure lightning in a bottle.

Q & A: Give your forest painting a magical atmosphere, paint stone skin without resorting to dull grey and give your vampires bloodcurdling realistic teeth.

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Ray Harryhausen: A cult hero and an inspiration, it's time to drool over the sketchbook of a monster movie legend.

Adrian Smith: This month's featured traditional artist takes us through some of his favourite paintings, including his work for Chaos Warriors.

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