Welcome to Life to Legend

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cultural way with as goal to not only educate, but also give clear directions to anyone that has some sort of storytelling component within their work or hobby. This could be creature or character designs, (fictional) worldbuilders, storywriters and more.

Hi! My name is Tessa, I’m a Dutch artist, art director, and creative project manager. I love to share my passion for this craft, nature, art and fantasy, and do that by creating this archive and community, alongside my company Tez Art & Design.

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How LtL came to be

Long story short: LtL was once a Wildlife and Creature design Facebook group. It now has grown into a group that covers surrealistic character designs as well. The wonderful thing about it is that from the start, it kept growing and still is now. From a simple Facebook group, it became Life to Legend, connected to this website. Later a discord server was connected as well and there are way more things going on and coming. Read more about the early history right here: *Click*

Who is LtL for

Technically anyone that is into character or creature design in some way, shape, or form. This could be a painter or a digital artist, or a story writer. It could even be a local theater group looking for inspiration for a made-up story or some old legends. The goal of LtL is to inform and inspire people about what’s in this world already, like real animal species, art, and legends, but also enabling them to create their own.

Many subjects on LtL

Illustration by: Tessa Geniets
Life to Legend creature design

When you come here first, it might be a bit hard to grasp what LtL is about. That’s exactly the beauty of character design and especially creature design. The best designs are made drawing from life. This is what we’re trying to reflect on this website: The broad spectrum of what life is and what it can mean for any creative at ‘work’. You can expect subjects like:

  • Character design
  • Creature design
  • Art fundamentals
  • Art tips and tricks
  • Useful top 10+ links to interesting youtube channels
  • Top 10’s on art-books and other art related subjects
  • Topics on the financial and mental side of artistry
  • Scientific topics on art, the animal kingdom, and evolution
  • Myths and legends
  • Habitats and wildlife
  • Art prompt generators
  • Free tutorials
  • A wonderful community
  • And so much more!


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