Saturday, 25 June 2011

New Direction: Studying Animal Anatomy

So following Terryl Whitlatch's example I will be looking into animal anatomy. Starting from mammals', reptiles' and fish bone structures and moving on to the muscles I will try to combine them to come up with something totally new. I realized I started this project with a wrong attitude: I started creating creatures with a basic image in my head of what my own creature SHOULD look like. I was imagining it as a dragon type being which was 'born out' of the sea. But I believe there is so much more to explore in creatures than just dragons. So instead of thinking what my creature SHOULD look like I will instead try and figure out how it COULD look like, which means more exploration into animal anatomy. It should be more interesting this way :)

MAMMALS









REPTILES





FISH



octopus anatomy





BIRDS











SHELL-BASED ANIMALS





Very Helpfull stuff ..


Inspiration: Animals Real and Imagined by Terryl Whitlatch


Book Review: Animals Real and Imagined

After a bit of research on the web I came up with this mouth watering book on Creature Design by Terryl Whitlatch. I absolutely love the way he combines all known creatures to create new ones. But he is not doing it randomly-like we did on our first Anatomy Unit he is trying to create the creatures again from inside out. He  meticulously combines the skeletons and muscles of the creatures and pays great attention on the textures and colors. Besides creature concept Art there are also stylised Character Designs. I am really considering buying  this now :D

Animals Real and Imagined

Animals Real and Imagined

Animals Real and Imagined

Animals Real and Imagined
Animals Real and Imagined

Animals Real and Imagined

Animals Real and Imagined

Animals Real and Imagined



Thursday, 23 June 2011

Alchemy Experimentation

I had a play around with this awesome programme. It can literally generate ideas for you. I tried to come up with different head shapes for my sea creature and I am packed with a lot of helpful images already :)