There must be magic in the air, because this issue we return to classic fantasy! From sharpening your art skills to celebrating fantasy icons old and new, this month's issue is sure to inspire and enthrall you. Plus, this month we are proud to present to you the cover debut of one of our 2011 Rising Stars
winners, Marta Nael. With our annual competition drawing to a close, what better way to illustrate the opportunities it can bring than by showcasing the talents of a previous winner?
With Marta's workshop, you too can discover the secrets of creating magical light and colour effects to bring your fantasy characters to life. Meanwhile, Jean-Sebastien Rossbach explains how to design unique armour, David Gaillet paints a beastly female portrait and Dinotopia icon James Gurney shares his methods of turning everyday reality into extraordinary delights. If that's not enough, we've got special workshops on how to create epic panoramas, quirky creature concepts and much more. We also take a moment to celebrate 30 epic years of Fighting Fantasy, and explore the captivating art of Eric Deschamps.
If Marta's beautiful cover has inspired you to enter our Rising Stars competition
, don't delay! All entries have to be in by October 15th, so get painting! Who knows - maybe you could be our next cover star!Digital Delights
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David Gaillet: Discover the subtleties needed to give your beast portraits extra bite.
Eric Deschamps: Get inspired by one of the most beloved members of the Wizards of the Coast.
Jean-Sebastien Rossbach: Clad your fantasy warrior in unique and inspired armour.
|Simon Webber: Learn how to use ZBrush to quickly create original creature designs. |
Francesco Lorenzetti: Turn a raw idea into a complete painting in under three hours.
James Gurney: Follow the legendary Dinotopia creator's methods of turning reality into fantasy.
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