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Principles of Creature Design: Creating Imaginary Animals

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Designing a captivating creature simply for it to exist against a white background and going no further is a purely academic exercise. Designing a creature that can survive in a world, interact with its own and other species, and go on to make an impact, is designing with intent the end goal of creature design and what you'll witness in this latest book from industry veter ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 28th 2015 by Design Studio Press (first published September 15th 2015)
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Lukas Damgaard
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Oh my, this book is a gift to any artist who is fascinated by the natural world.
Alexander Shay
I get books like these strictly for the art. I tried reading the words as much as possible but I'm afraid my mind wandered. The art is beautiful and very colorful, and Whitlatch's style when drawing real animals is astounding. Lots of the fantasy ones had very similar features to each other, though. I felt like it wasn't as varied or unique as it could have been. Lots of the creatures are from Amalthea though, which I'm not familiar with, so there may have been guidelines, etc, that restricted t ...more
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