Ultimate Creature Design and Concept Course
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Ultimate Creature Design and Concept Course

Become a master creature designer
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4.4 (83 ratings)
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8,774 students enrolled
Created by Austin Batchelor
Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 36 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Design creatures and create concept art for use in film and games
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Requirements
  • basic drawing skills
Description

Join the course and begin designing creatures today!

Do you want to learn how to design creatures for game and film like an industry pro? Or maybe you’re on a quest to start making money as concept artist? In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'Ultimate Creature Design Course' will show you how to create interesting and believable creatures that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into any program from Photoshop to Manga Studio to paper and pencil. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of creature design - or your money back!

The course is your track to building a solid portfolio of creature designs and concept art! Whether for your own content or for other peoples projects.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in designing creatures to creating professional concept art in as little as one week.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from basic animal anatomy to believable and original creatures, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all of the course. You’ll also gain access to all of my files I create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These assets can be used to study and trace over or as inspiration and reference for your own paintings.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating interesting creature designs. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!

Who is the target audience?
  • people interested in learning how to design creatures and create amazing concept art.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
09:21:50
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Introduction
2 Lectures 03:18

This lecture is the intro and welcome to the course.

Preview 01:15

Students will have an understanding of what concept art is and what it entails.

Preview 02:03
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Animal and Creature Anatomy
5 Lectures 36:10

Students will have a basic understanding of bipedal anatomy.

Bipedal anatomy
08:10

Students will have a basic understanding of quadrupedal anatomy.

Quadruped Anatomy
08:05

Students will have a basic understanding of bird anatomy as well as similar forms.

Preview 07:32

Students will have a basic understanding of bipedal saurian anatomy such as raptors and T-rex.

Bipedal Saurian Anatomy
05:02

This is a demo of the assignment for this section.

Skeletal Tracing Demo
07:21
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Animal Studies
7 Lectures 01:48:10

Students will learn why its important to use reference. 

The Importance of using Reference
01:23

Students will learn the difference between good and bad reference and where they can find it.

Finding Good Reference
04:06

Students will learn the correct way to use reference.

How to Use Reference Correctly
03:12

Students will be exposed to some of the defining characteristics of a creature design and shown different examples of real world animals that exhibit a variety of bodily features.

Defining Features of Surface Anatomy
07:34

This lecture is a demo of the assignment on doing studies.

Preview 21:56

This is part 2 of the demo on doing studies.

Preview 34:18

This lecture is a demo of the chimeric creature design assignment.

Chimeric Creature Demo
35:41
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Elements of Design
8 Lectures 02:09:30

Students will learn about shape language and how to incorporate it into their designs.

Preview 06:58

This lecture is a demo for the assignment on shape language.

Shape Language Demo
39:37

Students will learn about size and scale and how to effectively incorporate it into their creature designs.

Preview 06:23

This lecture is a demo for the assignment on size and scale.

Preview 07:20

Students will learn about colors and patterns and how to use reference to create their own patterns.

Colors and Patterns
07:20

This lecture is a demo of the assignment on color and patterns

Preview 20:40

This lecture is pt. 2 of the demo on colors and patterns

Colors and Patterns Demo Pt. 2
20:36

This lecture is part 3 of the demo for the assignment on colors and patterns.

colors and Patterns Demo pt. 3
20:36
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Understanding the Brief
7 Lectures 02:55:24

This lecture goes over the difference between sentient and non sentient creatures.

Sentient VS Non-Sentient
20:36

Students will learn the difference between scientific and fantastical creatures.

Scientific VS Fantastical
24:18

This lecture is a demo on the scientific creature assignment.

Preview 24:51

This lecture is pt 2 of the demo on the scientific creature assignment.

Scientific Creature Demo Pt. 2
22:33

This lecture is the demo for the assignment on fantastical creature designs.

Fantastical Creature Demo Pt. 1
27:05

This lecture is pt 2 for the demo on fantastical creature designs.

Fantastical Creature Demo Pt. 2
24:52

This lecture is pt 3 for the demo on fantastical creature designs.

Fantastical Creature Demo Pt. 3
31:09
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Dralio Creature Design Demo
9 Lectures 01:48:08

In this lecture we will go over the prompt for a creature design and come up with concept ideas

Reviewing The Brief
07:32

In this lecture we will create thumbnails

Thumbnailing Pt. 1
11:06

This lecture is part two of creating thumbnails

Thumbnailing Pt. 2
09:10

This lecture we will create different pose sketches

Pose Sketching Pt. 1
19:38

This lecture is part 2 of the pose sketch lecture

Pose Sketching Pt. 2
17:10

This lecture is part three of the pose sketching lecture.

Pose Sketching Pt. 3
10:00

This lecture i show you how to flat the colors for your creature design.

Flatting Colors
12:48

This lecture I go over how to paint the light and shadows for your creature.

Lighting
10:14

For this lecture I show you how to add the final details to your creature design.

Final Details
10:30
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:10

This video I provide some extra resources in the form of jpegs and photoshop documents.

Extra Resources
00:39

This video is a farewell and congratulations. 

Farewell and Conclusion
00:31
About the Instructor
Austin Batchelor
4.5 Average rating
608 Reviews
26,195 Students
5 Courses
Concept Artist and Illustrator

A   C R E A T I V E

I'm Austin Batchelor. I'm a working professional creative in the game industry. I work as a concept artist and freelance illustrator. I've worked in house at an animation studio but currently work from home. As an instructor I strive to provide the best learning experience possible for my students by creating clear content and maintaining a personable demeanor.