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

What is concept art

When I just started drawing I had a lot of difficulties understanding the difference between ‘normal’ art and concept art. To me, concept art more often than not looked finished and polished or fully rendered. While at the same time some specific art styles looked unfinished to me, or as something I’d expect to be a concept.
I know that with me there are far more people that don’t understand what concept art really is. And the truth is: You can’t tell by just looking at it. There is just one key ingredient to be able to tell if it’s concept art or not: Was it meant to serve as a concept or not.

LtL year overview, a happy 2022 and a thank you!

It’s been a strange year, just like the one before. Strange in a way that it became ‘normal’ involuntarily. But like all bad things, there were also good things. One of them for me was plenty of time to work on Life to Legend and my artistic skills. Just like that, I’m a year into the project, and what a year it was! In the first 3 months of this year and the last 2 weeks, the Netherlands was in (full) lockdown. A serious pain in more than one way for many people, me included. But the good thing about it was that I could spend time working on projects and collaborating with people I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.

Drawing NSFW art, pro’s and con’s

Thought about and discussed a lot, discussed about in a constructive way: Maybe not so much, and even less so by an artist that actually draws NSFW. It’s a sensitive subject, not only because of the subject, but for many other reasons as well. Many artists draw NSFW, most likely more than you think. But what can you expect? What do you have to keep in mind when you’re considering to get into NSFW art? And is this really what you want?

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!