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Shifting our digital gaze to Asia, this month's ImagineFX brings a wealth of colour, culture and creativity from China, South Korea, Japan and... Denmark?!

Lorland Chen uses a variety of software and good old-fashioned model studies in a workshop of his arresting cover image. His fellow countryman Wenjun Lin is the subject of this month's Master of Art, a detailed look at the artist's professional and personal artwork to date. Hiro Usada works from initial 3D 'sketches' to create a 2D manga scene, Ruan Jia leads us through an epic dragon painting with minimum fuss, and South Korean artist Young-june Choi takes a sketch from a lined notebook to a great finished interpretation of a fantasy character.

Inspired by the mythological Chinese character, Danish traditional artist Jesper Ejsing has produced a moonlit Monkey King for out workshop section, whilst we look at his bigger body of work in our Artist Portfolio feature. The Q&A section includes tips from the pros on how to paint a female warrior's hair, a water-based character in motion, and an object interacting with glass, and there's loads of video workshop files, test software and Asian-inspired DAZ 3D pack on our free DVD to help you get the most of the magazine.

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Lorland Chen: The cover star takes us through the creation of this month's vibrabt lead image, underscored with realism.

Hiro Usuda: The Japanese artist takes uses Paint Tool SAI with Poser to create an enchanting crowd scene.

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Young-june Choi: The South Korean art director works from sketches he made in a meeting to create a polished classic fantasy image.

Wenjun Lin: This artist combines Western techniques with his Chinese heritage to startling effect.
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Ruan Jia applies his subtle colouring techniques to a classic fantasy composition, applying detail sparingly.

Jesper Ejsing: Denmark's Jesper takes on China's famous Monkey King character, whilst elsewhere in the mag we look through his portfolio.

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