Life to Legend is an initiative of Tessa Geniets. With the help of a Facebook community, LtL became a platform for artists that are interested in creature and character design. You will be able to find a lot of information about art, nature, character, and creature design. Every week new articles are added. You can either subscribe to the newsletter or join the Facebook group to stay tuned!
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!
As we all know: Time can fly. And boy, did Life to Legend fly! This is the first bi-annual update for Life to Legend of 2023 so let’s have a look back and into the future! Where do we stand now? What are the plans? What has changed?
I have to say that when I started the precursor to Life to Legend, called Wildlife and Creature design, I didn’t foresee what it now 3 years in the future would look like. But since starting with Life to Legend on the 9th of January 2021, it’s shaping up nicely in the direction I intended it to! Something I’m extremely happy about of course! And something I couldn’t have done without all of you readers and supporters! So Thank you!
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?