ImagineFX (July 2016)
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Overview: ImagineFX is the only magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world's best artists, plus galleries and interviews, community news and product reviews.
for, so I’ll just paint it’. He blows us away over and over again.” Jeremy Jarvis, Principal Designer at Wizards of the Coast July 2016 41 MAGIC: THE GATHERING Ryan Pancoast KINDLY STRANGER WWW.RYANPANCOAST.COM Can you explain how you developed this piece in terms of colour, composition and costume? Like most illustration jobs, Kindly Stranger started as a series of thumbnail sketches. I played with compositions that had the main figure standing, some where she was close to the foreground
avoided too many background details, while the pieces of white fabric gave more life to the piece, but also helped lighten the whole costume. July 2016 45 MAGIC: THE GATHERING 46 July 2016 BLACK MAGIC Ryan Alexander Lee VAMPIRE NOBLE WWW.RYANLEEART.COM How did you achieve the oil painting look? To achieve this particular look, I sought out and gathered the highest resolution images of oil paintings by Old Masters that I could find for reference, specifically Zorn and Sargent. I spent a
in the first episode: I did five rough sketches for him and he How have you found life in Canada? I know it’s a bit of a stereotype, but everyone here’s so polite. People on the street will just come up and start talking to you. It’s very different from back home in Ireland. And the infrastructure is a lot better: the transport system makes it so easy to get to and from work. Who inspires you? Over the past five or six years I’ve been following the work of a lot of concept artists online. I
is on value, light and colour. I can experiment and quickly change the mood of the image to suit, by adjusting my colours. 3 Refining and details Once I’m happy with the progress I’ve made, I start detailing and add minor elements to the scene. It makes sense to put the most detail into the key parts of an image, because it’ll help to pull in the viewer. July 2016 77 Workshops Artist insight ADOPT A CONCEPT ART APPROACH Ross Dearsley Ross Dearsley explains how concept art techniques can
Madrid. When I say almost all, I’m not kidding, because my bed is also in the room, just out of shot. Furthermore, I work from home and so that means I spend even more time within these four walls. That being said, I try to set some time aside to go out into the real world, to get some exercise and remind myself that there’s something big and yellow called the Sun. I’m totally against the idea of the digital artist as a nerdy kid who’s always at home. I love to hang out with friends at parties