Magazine: Taking a behind the scenes at Amazon Game Studios and more, December 2021 issue of ImagineFX hikes to newsstands

December 2021 issue of the Imagine FX magazine will soon be out.

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The fantastic Christophe Young paints our latest cover. Inside you can discover how he layers story elements and details into character design that mixes multiple elements together. Can samurai and steampunk motifs work on the same character? In Christophe’s hands, yes. Read his training and follow along with his video.

There’s more workshop advice in this issue from Anton Fadeev, Isis Sousa, Rafael Sarmento who, respectively, reveal how to use layers to create stylised landscapes, master Painter 2022’s custom brush Stamps, and make use of old sketches to form a new work of art in Procreate.

We celebrate the hottest new talent in issue 206 too, as we partner with the Concept Art Awards to bring you this year’s winners. Discover the artists behind some of the year’s biggest films and video games, including Lindsey Olivares work on The Mitchells vs. the Machines.

We turn the spotlight on a more seasoned artist too, as Patrick O’Keefe is interviewed. Now working at Sony Pictures Animation he details how he got there, via freelance jobs, construction work, and running a nightclub. His art echoes his journey, picking up on graffiti, everyday life, and comic art to create unique and inspired concept art. Discover his story in this issue.

There’s so much more… We go behind the scenes at Amazon Game Studios, learn what makes Iris Compiet tick, and find fantastic new artists in our regular FXPosé.

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Enjoy your ImagineFX Magazine!

Ian Dean
Editor, ImagineFX Magazine

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