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.
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!
Stay tuned, because real soon Life to Legend will have a brand new course available! It’s about time that the next step is taken and we will do so through Skillshare, at least to begin with. Here you will learn how to draw multiple animals from references, and we go deeper into specifics like how to draw fur, feathers, paws and claws, eyes, and so on.
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.
Learning to draw better comes through trial and error. You can only get so far with your own skills. You can follow tutorials, something I recommend anytime. But after that you’re bound to start doing courses. So where do you go? And what should you avoid? Or even, what do you prefer?