Our imagination would leave a lot to desire if not for our surroundings. There would be nothing for us to imagine if we didn’t see it somewhere before. A true artist can take what already exists and make something better or more beautiful from it. Mother nature is a great tool to achieve just that.
Art is nothing without inspiration, and where better to get inspiration from than from mother nature? So here we are again, with the 4th part of weird animal features! Even if you don’t draw creature designs, there are enough opportunities to use features like those below in your character designs or maybe even other designs! Think of special armor when it comes to the tunnel blocking feature. Or weapons, building designs, you name it!
We are part of nature and we need nature in every way, shape, and form to improve ourselves and our craft.