saw the passing of the 50 issue milestone
with 2dartist celebrating all things fantasy, with cities, steampunk and monsters, with the cover below by Richard Tilbury.
There was an array of imaginative talent on show, with creature concepts such as hairy gremlins
, horned beasts
, sewer dwelling monsters
and creatures built to survive fiery temperatures
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Check out the awesome variety on show in these covers for 2009
, demonstrating techniques for painting
everything from organic and hard surface to creating custom brushes for fabric and lace, perfectly exemplified by the cover below for issue 45. It was also the year we launched the first in our Digital Painting Techniques
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2008 saw some great character covers
by the likes of Jeffrey Simpson, Jaime Jones and Michael Kutsche, whose image 'Boxer' graced the cover of issue 29.
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â€œ2dartist is an excellent magazine and worth every coin I pay for it. It is not heavily loaded with commercials but when they are featured they are a good source of info. From my point of view this is a 'must have' publication for every artist or illustrator or newbie who would like to learn. Special note on the excellent service of the 3dtotal site, they are great people!â€
â€" Srecko Bradicm, Serbia
The covers of 2007
featured some kissable lips, Superman, cool environment concepts and some general all-round wizardry with speed painting and custom brush tutorials.
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â€œItâ€™s a great magazine, very instructive with tons of great content. Great value with good relation price-benefits. Itâ€™s great for novice as well as experienced artist. If you are looking for tips from the pros, you will find here a great resource. I was about to bought another magazine, but living far from UK, I found this magazine, perfect for meâ€
â€" Andres, Chile
2006 was where it all began
â€" check out the very first cover below by Imaginary Friends Studios
. As you can see, the quality has always been at the top of its game, with great techniques and tips from a whole host of artists who set a benchmark for all the issues that were to follow. We hope you agree that the quality has never been less the exceptional as the years have gone by.
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