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Science of Creature Design HC

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press (12 Jan. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933492740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933492742
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,230,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Creature design has never looked as simultaneously simple and fantastically complicated. By laying out literally every bone of her creatures, Whitlatch makes creation seem effortless just follow nature, connect the bones, add the muscles, and color the skin. These books do assume a familiarity with drawing, but even first-timers will gain something from the series. Even if it s simply inspiration. Kyle Hill, Nerdist" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Hardcover.

About the Author

Terryl Whitlatch is an accomplished scientifically and academically trained illustrator who extensively studied vertebrate zoology and animal anatomy. She has worked for various zoos and museums in the U.S. and The World Wildlife Fund as senior consultant for Wildlife Art and Animal Anatomy. She is considered one of the top creature designers and animal anatomists working in the field today and is currently working to develop a tutorial creature design course/Web site.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Paleo-Reconstruction text 15 Dec. 2015
By Steve Yensel - Published on
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Amazing book for animal anatomy and one of the only text I have found on Paleo-Reconstruction. Really gets to the bottom on how to draw from skeleton, to adding muscles and finally adding the skin and fur. I can't say enough about this book. Thank you Terryl for putting this resource in one concise volume. The book I have been looking for, for quiet sometime. A++++ Buy this book if drawing animals is your thing!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for art reference 19 Dec. 2015
By Chris - Published on
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I love this book for art references about animal anatomy that varies from birds, horses, gorillas, and dinosaurs. The book gives you ideas about how to combine skeletal structures to produce unique and believable creatures of fiction.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The importance of anatomy knowledge for drawing and creating 12 Feb. 2016
By Catalina - Published on
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After reading her books, Terryl Whitlach became one of my professional raw-models. Through this 3 book collection (I only bought this one and "Principles of creature design"), she shows you her work and process, as well as her "rules" to achieve a realistic believable creature. Don't expect a detailed drawing tutorial because it is not that. It is more like a very complete portfolio with very useful advises from the author. You will find some examples of animals and their full anatomy.
The printing quality of this book is remarkable; one can truly appreciate her art in detail. The binding is very good as well.
The author's writing is brief and clear.
If you are into animal anatomy drawing and/or character concept design... well, you must have Whitlach's work in hand. You will find this book useful and nurturing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone serious about creature design should check this out! 31 Dec. 2015
By Jared Strebe - Published on
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I was overjoyed today when Terryl personally gave me a copy of this book. I am by no means an artist, but I could look at her drawings all day. She is truly amazing at what she does! I can see how this book would definitely help someone who is serious about drawing creatures, and especially if they were animating animals! Check out her other new book too - principals of creature design. Good stuff!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars A tour-de-force 10 Aug. 2016
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This artist is among the greatest animal illustrators of this or any other century. Her latest work is no exception. As a fantasy/wildlife artist myself, I can't imagine a more awe-inspiring, supremely helpful and just plain mesmerizing series of books. The price may seem high, but is in fact very affordable considering the value of the investment. I plan to continue purchasing everything she produces as long as she maintains this quality, and will most likely purchase separate copies for my artistic daughter as well. I would place this item in the same class as Gurney's Dinotopia and other works, and that is high praise indeed. Kudos, Ms. Whitlatch.
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