ImagineFX Issue 43
Imagine FX magazine

This month we’re featuring some of Asia’s new manga superstars, and who better to start things of than cover artist Stanley Lau with his much loved character Pepper.

We talk to Stanley about the Pepper Project and the rise of his Imaginary Friends Studio, then we turn our attention to Chester Ocampo and the art of creating a manga-inspired special effects-attired character.

In two of our workshops we focus on colour and light - Trevor Claxton shows us how to take images from black and white to colour with minimum fuss, and Ioan Dumitrescu takes us through the lighting of a night-time sci-fi scene. We then take the plunge with Lucasfilm’s Jerome Moo as he creates an aquatic scene using special water effects.

The manga-filled DVD will aid you with your own Eastern-style illustration with DELETER ComicWorks, give your comic art a shot of inspiration with Blambot Sound FX fonts, and help you to develop more accurate character poses with a comic reference photo set from 3D.SK.

All together now: Go! Manga!!

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Chester Ocampo: Create a manga-inspired, special effects-equipped female warrior with the Manilian illustrator.

ImagineNation: Find out how to battle the recession blues and find out what’s new in the digital art world.

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FXPosé : Another fantastic collection of reader’s art, featuring archangels and bumble-bears.

Izzy Medrano: We hang out with the brilliant new talent and find out why he thinks analysing art is just mental masturbation.

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Jerome Moo: The Lucasfilm man deconstructs the interaction between a fantasy creature and dynamic water effects.

Trevor Claxton: Take a fascinating journey from black and white sketch to full colour painting with minimum brain ache.

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