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Paint manga that’s out of this world with the latest issue of ImagineFX

Manga is a deceptively simple art form that takes skill to master. Luckily, pro artists Ilya Kuvshinov and Genzoman are on hand to help boost your manga skills. In his workshop, Ilya reveals how he painted our cover character on the fly, while remaining true to the manga aesthetic. Meanwhile, the Wild West is Genzoman’s inspiration for his manga mashup, set in a saloon bar packed with interesting-looking characters.

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Elsewhere in this packed issue, we talk to Ross Tran about his rising popularity, thanks in no small part to his fun-packed YouTube channel. We also get Noukah’s advice on painting creatures with a strong personality and see how Valentina Remenar puts a spin on the cyberpunk genre, while Kyle Lambert explains his thinking behind the promo art for Stranger Things, the hit series from Netflix. There’s also a packed Q&A section, tackling topics such as underwater lighting, expressive hands, and how to beat artist’s block? 

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There are also eight hours of pro videos, custom brushes, WIPs and final art, which you can get hold of on our dedicated download page – details in the issue. 

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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!