Repetition is a form of shape design. Its main goals are to guide the eye throughout the artwork as well as give a somewhat calming effect. Repetition helps the eye to relax, it allows the viewer to look at something and only have to analyze it once. When you use many different shapes close to each other, your artwork might start to look a bit messy because it’s hard to tell what is what and why. Repetitive shapes have the power to guide the eye to the focal point as well, which turns it into a really powerful tool.
It’s been some time since the creature prompt generator was built for Life to Legend. This with the help of Ryan Holt whom I’m still very thankful. And up to today, the creature prompt generator is the most popular page of Life to Legend. But, did you know that you can take these prompts to the next level with the help of some fun tips and ideas? So let’s get started!
It has been some time coming. AI took the art world by storm halfway into the year 2022. The biggest fear being it taking the jobs from artists. The biggest issue: It taking already existing art and art styles from artists in the blink of an eye, ignoring copyrights. The overall opinions have been mixed since then. Is AI taking work from artists? Well, yea to a degree. But individuals that really want to make a difference and put that little extra effort into their work don’t see a decline in work.
Does it steal art? Depending on who you ask the answer is either yes, or debatable. In the end, though, AI learning from copyrighted art and art styles is considered an issue among artists. So what can you as an artist do to minimize the risk of your art being stolen?
Creature design is one of the harder professions to master. You have to thoroughly understand art fundamentals and the world around us. Not only animal and plant life, but also the human mind if you want to make appealing creature designs. So as you may understand: This guide is not a shortcut to becoming a great creature designer. It’s rather a guideline so you understand what it takes to become one, and what you should be focusing on when you decide to take this route.
I’m happy to announce that a new Life to Legend course has been released on Skillshare! Alright, it has been there for a little while by now and I just didn’t happen to officially announce it here yet simply because I was testing out some things on Life to Legend itself, so there was a little time frame in which I didn’t post anything for that very reason. But just in case you didn’t pick up on it yet, here is the official announcement with a nice little time-lapse video so you can see what you’d be learning!