My name is Tessa, I'm the founder of Life to Legend which is ran through my company Tez Art & Design (www.tezartdesign.eu). I created this website with the intention to provide information to any creative out there, but also to anyone that's simply curious and wants to learn more about different species of animals, plants and more, extinct species and figments from imagination throughout time. If you would like to contribute, either contact me through the contact system on the website or participate in the forum! ~Love Tess

Picking the right audience for your art

Picking the right audience for your art can be a tricky thing to do. There are so many channels to display your art! It’s very easy to spread yourself thin.
But even if you manage to narrow down a specific audience, it may not work out because you’re in the wrong place, or maybe just for some unknown reason. Finding the right audience for your artistic endeavors takes time but we’re here to help you out!

Weird animal features – Part 2

Weird animal features, things you may have heard of, or never knew before. In creature and character design it can add true interest to your design when it’s well thought through. Habitat, behavior, and diet play a great role in this. But there is so much more to animals that can add a whole new layer to them! And also to your story that’s built around them. So you better be aware of every weird animal feature out there!

Autumn color study – Colors affected by light

Autumn, you either hate it or love it. It means the end of the summer, but it’s also the beginning of an amazingly beautiful color palette. The colors of the deciduous trees start shifting color from green to yellows, oranges, bright red, and earthy tones. Some plants start blooming, others grow their fruits and seedpods. Not to mention the broad variety of mushrooms that start to pop out of every nook and cranny. All and all, autumn is the season of abundance. Animals can now stock up for the harsh winter to come. And artists get out of their hidey holes for a seasonal color study

LtL update, the future of Life to Legend

Why today you may think? Well, today exactly a year ago I decided to change the old Facebook group called Wildlife and Creatures into Life to Legend. Shortly thereafter, on the 14th of December, I bought the domain name and started what now is a solid educative and informative website for artists. Starting a blog is a huge gamble. You need to write a lot of articles before it’s even noticed, to begin with. I knew this beforehand, and I knew it would take at least a year before I would see results, This is because I’m simply not able to write more than one article a week. But after nearly 1000 workhours on this project, I can finally say that it was worth it!

Effective planning as an artist (freelancer) working from home

Anyone that ever had a job knows that effective planning is key, especially when you are responsible for your own work. That’s the case, even more, when you’re an artistic freelancer, or a freelancer to begin with. Freelancing, or working from home for a business, an approach that has been growing exponentially lately, requires a lot of planning. Unlike jobs where you have to travel to every day, working from home comes with its own perks and obstacles. There are many ways to overcome the latter, in this article we will discuss a few.