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Break into the animation industry and tell brilliant stories with the latest ImagineFX issue, now on sale!

If you want to learn the skills to make your mark in animated films and TV programmes, then this is the ImagineFX issue for you! Inside, you’ll find a detailed workshop by Kenneth Anderson (opens in new tab) who painted the cover art. Kenneth passes on his invaluable industry experience as he explains how to tell a story in a single image. Then it’s Matt Jones (opens in new tab)’ turn, who reveals his tips for turning a series of narrative ideas into a cohesive storyboard that conveys mood, action beats and the setting clearly and concisely.

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In Armand Serrano (opens in new tab)’s advice-packed article, you’ll learn how to create strong concepts and compositions for animation. Armand’s spent the past 26 years as an animation professional, so he certainly knows his stuff! As do Bao Pham (opens in new tab) and Howard Lyon (opens in new tab), who pass on their knowledge on handling gouache and oils, respectively. 

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Peter de Sève (opens in new tab)’s an illustrator who’s also worked in the animation industry, at Disney and Blue Sky Studios. We catch up with the American artist, who’s illustrated the cover of The New Yorker for the past 20 years, and find out why one of his inspirations is Frank Frazetta. We’ve also got a new series on sculpting concepts in ZBrush, seven pages of Q&A advice, and industry pros revealing how to put together the perfect portfolio to get you noticed by animation art directors. Another must-have issue of ImagineFX, we think you’ll agree!

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Cliff has been working in publishing for more years than he cares to remember. His sub-editing skills have been put to good use on academic, computing, creative and motoring publications, including ImagineFX, Computer Arts, Paint & Draw, Linux Format and Total 911. He particularly admires the work of concept artists such as Doug Chiang, Matt Allsopp and Christian Alzmann, who have shaped the look of Star Wars films and series such as The Mandalorian, Rogue One and The Force Awakens. Even The Phantom Menace's leaden script can't detract from its imaginative visuals!