In this course you will learn how to draw a variety of creature concepts step by step. You will learn the tricks and techniques that artists use each and every day to improve their skills and draw these imaginative concepts with ease. You will learn how to create studies of the spine and why that is so important to understand. You will learn about combining animals traits to create new concepts. You will learn how to quickly thumbnail lots of various ideas to spark creativity. You will also learn about the importance of proportions, working from a script, understanding the differences from predator to prey, and much more!
At the end of this course you will complete a project file from a script to implement what you have learned. This will help you to understand how client work is done and what you need to accomplish in that process.
I am confident that you will find this course to be extremely valuable and it is supported with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
I am also here if you have any questions and feedback for me to make this course a better experience for everyone!
Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics
This introduction video will explain what you will learn in this creature design course.
In this lesson you will learn the importance of creating studies from the spine of various animals. These can teach you so much about creatures and the way the bodies posture and move. From here adding the limbs becomes much easier to envision.
In this lesson you will learn the importance of creating quick thumbnail sketches. This will allow you to get many ideas down on the page very quickly and open the door for creative thinking. You will work though 11 examples of various creature designs with me in this lesson.
In this lesson you will learn how to construct a variety of heads for your creatures. We will discuss the differences that can be conveyed when drawing the various head shapes. Which ones are prey and which are predators can be quickly associated with the look of the creatures head.
In this lesson you will learn how to create variations in your creature designs by comparison of the previous sketches. This exercise will help you to break the habit of drawing the same type of creatures over and over again.
In this lesson you will learn how to create studies from existing animals and slightly alter them to create more imaginative concepts. This is really the basis of creature design and this exercise will help you to gain inspiration from reference when you need it.
In this lesson you will work with me through some examples of imaginative drawing. We will draw 6 different limbs of combined concepts. Each will have animal traits of at least 2 other lifeforms. This is where the fun comes in and these types of studies are great for your progression.
In this lesson you will work through a creature design with me. We will then create an additional drawing of the same creature but with very different proportions. This helps you to understand why proportions are so powerful with your creature concepts and how they can impact your design.
In this lesson you will learn how to implement what we have studied so far. You will work along with me as we pull from a script to create a creature design. This is very important to do if you want to work with clients. We will first start by creating some rough thumbnails and talk about the process.
In this lesson we will continue to work on an additional thumbnail. We will then make a decision on what we like and what we don't. Then we will start to clean up our concept.
In this lesson we will refine our drawing by cleaning up the lines. This will get it ready to be presented to the client or to be displayed in our portfolio.
I have been a working professional artist for most of my life. I have been published in comics, created 3D animation and characters for television, illustrated storyboards for commercials, and owned and operated my own design firm successfully for over 15 years.
I am also the author of the book Learn to Draw Action Heroes by Impact Publishing.
I am currently a professional freelance illustrator and comic artist where I create digital art for my clients. I create sequential art and character concepts.
I now share my knowledge in digital art and computer software through online platforms such as Udemy and have a growing Youtube channel as well. With over 55,000 Youtube subscribers and quickly growing I felt I should create some more in depth content for students wanting to take their skills to the next level.
My goal is to help aspiring artists realize their potential and break their mental barriers that hold them back from creating the artwork of their dreams. We can all do it with the right instruction and work ethic. That is what I am here to teach my students.
I am very dedicated to my students and responsive to any of your questions so please don't hesitate to ask. I am here to help!