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

The Yowie and other cryptid humanoids

Unless you live in Australia, you may not have heard of the Yowie, but you surely know the Sasquatch, Yeti, or bigfoot! Maybe you even heard of the Barmanou, Chuchuna, or Almas. They are all the same kind of creatures people see throughout the world with roughly the same features. But no real evidence has been found to prove their existence. Because of this reason, they are still considered to be mythical creatures. Remarkable about this ‘family’ is that you can find them throughout the whole world!

How Life to Legend (LtL) came to be

Life to Legend is an initiative, especially for artists. The focus is around creature design, but it really doesn’t stop there. It’s a website built to create a community throughout a forum, the Facebook counterpart (Wildlife and creature design) and basically, anyone that enjoys coming here, now, and in the future. For illustrators, painters, sculptors, people in the gaming- and film industry, and even writers. People that love wildlife and creature design, but also people are just into art. So, how did this website come to be? Let us continue!

The unicorn, an ancient myth

The Unicorn speaks to anyone’s imagination. We grow up with them displayed in any kids store, and featured in many movies. Usually portrayed as a white horse with a big horn on its forehead. They signify purity. No one but a virgin female is allowed to approach this creature. Anyone else will either get speared by the horn, or die upon touching the magical creature.

Copyright infringement by a company [Case study]

Sooner or later this will happen to all of us. Your art will be stolen for one or another reason and you’re left at the sideline wondering how you are gonna solve this copyright infringement.
Sadly, there is very little protection for artists, and the digital age makes theft a lot easier. In this article, we take you on a ride with Helena Fantasy Art, who had one of her masterpieces called ‘Lady Elluna’ taken from her by a Chinese company for a 3D game.

What makes a good creature design

Creature design is a wonderful subject. Few artists didn’t attempt at least once to make a creature design work. Be that a hybrid, a whole new creature, or maybe a design that roots into some form of technology. But what makes a good creature design?
Surrounded by fauns and mermaids, chimera and centaurs, one may think ‘oh, creature design is easy, we take one part, and add another animal part, maybe even a third and we’re done. But it isn’t that simple. Sure, we can make wonderful creature designs by cutting and pasting animal parts, but true creature design is FAR more than that.