Creature design is a specialization only for those with a true love for nature and the will to educate themselves. But for those who don’t, it’s also a really fun exercise to do when you just feel like doing ‘something else’.

Why learning anatomy for creature design is important

Anatomy is one of these things many people are allergic to. So, why is learning anatomy for creature design so important? The simple answer is: It’s an art fundamental. The more complex answer we will discuss in this article. Getting a hang of the why and how will probably make you a bit more excited about this much-dreaded art fundamental. It’s fun to learn really, that is if you have a solid grip on what you’re supposed to learn and why. Thankfully, anatomy is not repetitive. This makes it really awesome to learn once you put your mind to it.

Anthropomorphism, how to turn a creature into a character

Anthropomorphism. To those that don’t use English as their first language, it is quite the word. As a Dutchy, I thought it was a word for a specific era. Like the Jurassic, the Devonian, or the Phanerozoic. Yes No, I know, they’re not all eras, They’re in fact a period, another period, and an eon. But that’s exactly my point. Anthropomorphism sounds like something it’s not to someone that’s not English and/or doesn’t know too much about expensive words like these. But as you may have guessed already: Anthropomorphism is the art of turning an animal into a human-like being. So how do you do that?

The different stages of a drawing explained

Especially when you’re just starting out, it may be hard to understand what people are talking about when it comes to different stages of artworks. It’s very important though to know what they are and what they encompass. Because this will help you to communicate properly with your client, and it will also help you to set up prices for different kinds of artworks. Sometimes someone may want only a concept, while others want flat colored art and the 3rd person wants full renders. So what exactly does this all mean?