Art Tip #1: Concept DesignArt Tip #1: Concept Design3 years ago in Other More Like This
Art Tip # 1: Concept Design
~Study the world around you. Everything you see is your art subject. Learn about it, dissect it, study its shapes (metaphorically speaking). One day these subjects will play an important part in any future creations. This includes animals, plants, architecture, and culture...
~Be imaginative. Blend pre-existing life together to make a whole new species. Give it an environment and a name. Give it built-in instincts and behavioral patterns. Do all these things by answering these questions: "What is it's element?", "What does it eat?", "Is it nocturnal or does it prefer daylight?", and "Is it weak or strong? Easily trained? A coward? Aggressive? Peaceful?"
~Mix cultures to develop a new one. "Where are they suited?" "What are their beliefs?" "What is their form of government?" "Modern or tribal?"
~The time period of your world will also determine what your creations are like.
~Color choices are decided upon their environments. Wh
Art Tip #2: Creature SheetArt Tip #2: Creature Sheet3 years ago in Other More Like This
~ Develop a design sheet for your creature. You may use this one or create your own. This is only an example:
Animal/ Plant References:
Reproduction Capabilities: (requires a partner, or is asexual which means that it has both sex organs)
Wake Preference: (day or night)
Food Preference: (meat, plant, insects or all)
Environment: (where you would commonly find them. This includes desired climates)
Preferred Habitat: (where does it nest? in trees, underground, in caves etc)
Instincts/Behavior: (peaceful, aggressive, easily manipulated, cowardice etc)