Science of Creature Design

Understanding Animal Anatomy

Author: Terryl Whitlatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781624650291

Category: Art

Page: 168

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What is creature design? We all have a notion--mostly consisting of evocative images of otherworldly beings galloping, swimming, flying, and often attacking the hero of an epic film or story. But what makes a creature believable? In the follow-up to her bestseller, Animals Real and Imagined: The Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be, world-renowned artist Terryl Whitlatch reveals the secret behind believable creature design: anatomy. How anatomy applies practically to the natural history and story is the prime cornerstone on which successful creature design hangs, whether the creature is real or imaginary. Studying, understanding, drawing, and applying accurate anatomy to an imaginary creature will make viewers suspend their disbelief to welcome a new vision into their worlds.We invite you to immerse yourself in the intricate workings of numerous animal anatomies--and the beauty they possess--in the Science of Creature Design: Understanding Animal Anatomy. Whitlatch's delightful and charismatic illustrations will inform and thrill readers with every turn of the page. She shares valuable techniques reaped from years working for Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Feature Animation, and on such films as Jumanji, Brother Bear, and The Polar Express. In addition, Whitlatch exemplifies an endless love for real animals that continues to inspire her fantastic imaginary creatures, which have captivated audiences around the world.

Principles of Creature Design

Creating Imaginary Animals

Author: Terryl Whitlatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781624650284

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 929

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 veteran Terryl Whitlach.With decades of experience in the entertainment industry, developing creatures for Star Wars: Episode 1--The Phantom Menace and Beowulf , among other projects, she offers valuable advice on how to develop otherworldly beings that are not just stunning in appearance, but also possess qualities that will endear viewers to them, or repulse, if that's the intent. For Whitlatch, there's no limit to what can be imagined with an open mind, though the journey may not always be an easy one. It's what she calls "chasing the unicorn." We will surely enjoy joining her on her journey, filled with creatures that are so vivid, whimsical, and elaborate that we will wish--or wonder if--they are real.

Animals Real and Imagined

Author: Terryl Whitlatch

Publisher: Titan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780857681089

Category: Animals in art

Page: 144

View: 5684

From skeletons, to musculature, to the finished creature, this book is a feast for the eyes of creature enthusiasts and art buffs.

The Science of Creature Design

Author: Terryl Whitlatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781166895

Category: Animals, Mythical, in art

Page: 160

View: 6850

A follow up to 'Animals Real and Imagined', Terryl Whitlatch shares the science and principles behind her captivating creature designs. Taking lessons from her online courses offered on the website, she leads the reader on a visual journey through creating amazing creatures from one's own imagination.

Animal Anatomy for Artists

The Elements of Form

Author: Eliot Goldfinger

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195142144

Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 4664

A detailed guide perfect for all skill levels takes artists step-by-step through the process of depicting realistic animals, from drawings of skeletons and how they move at the joint, to comparisons of shapes and proportions and photographs of live animals.

The Katurran Odyssey

Author: Terryl Whitlatch,David Michael Wieger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743225007

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3464

An illustrated fantasy odyssey introduces readers to the lemur-populated world of Kattakuk, where a courageous youngster is banished by corrupt priests and challenged to save his village from an unending winter.

Wildlife of Star Wars

Author: Bob Carrau,Terryl Whitlach

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452147663

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 4484

This field guide offers a unique look at the creatures that populate the Star Wars galaxy. Packed with hundreds of detailed and colorful illustrations of exotic entities in a wide array of habitats—from the ice fields of Hoth and the pastures of Naboo to the concrete jungle of Coruscant—this entertaining and comprehensive classic also provides information on the mating habits, feeding patterns, and defense mechanisms of these incredible beasts.

The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals

Author: Joe Weatherly

Publisher: Drawing Animals

ISBN: 9780971031418

Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 2810

The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals focuses on learning how to draw animals using solid drawing principles. --publisher.

An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

Author: W. Ellenberger,Francis A. Davis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316718

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 5593

Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations.


The Natural History of Mythical Creatures

Author: Terryl Whitlatch

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781169308

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4076

Top creature designer and academic illustrator Whitlatch reveals the biology behind supposed mythical creatures, from sphinx and griffins, to vampires and sasquatch, through unicorns and centaurs, dragons, phoenix, ogres and Jersey devils. From physical features to behaviours, this lavishly illustrated tome is a must for fans of Whitlatch's art, mythology and fantasy, and even biology.

Principles of Animal Locomotion

Author: R. McNeill Alexander

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849519

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6411

How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and fishes' tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers' ability to answer these questions with certainty and in detail. This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. Excluding only the tiny creatures that use cilia, it covers all animals that power their movements with muscle--from roundworms to whales, clams to elephants, and gnats to albatrosses. The introduction sets out the general rules governing all modes of animal locomotion and considers the performance criteria--such as speed, endurance, and economy--that have shaped their selection. It introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. The text then tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms, paying particular attention to energy costs. Focusing on general principles but extensively discussing a wide variety of individual cases, this is a superb synthesis of current knowledge about animal locomotion. It will be enormously useful to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and a range of professional biologists, physicists, and engineers.

Animal Drawing

Anatomy and Action for Artists

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318737

Category: Art

Page: 149

View: 6429

A master of animal portraiture presents an extensive course in creating lifelike drawings of wild and domestic creatures. Subjects include animal musculature, bone structure, psychology, movements, habits, and habitats. 123 illustrations.

Cyclopedia Anatomicae

More Than 1,500 Illustrations of the Human and Animal Figure for the Artist

Author: Gyorgy Feher

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579125912

Category: Medical

Page: 603

View: 8425

Drawing school - Human anatomy - Animal anatomy - Comparative anatomy_

Recreating an Age of Reptiles

Author: Mark P Witton

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003356

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 5520

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals have always fascinated people but they pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behaviour of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between palaeontology - the science of understanding fossils- and artistic licence lie? In this outstanding book, Mark Witton shares his detailed paintings and great experience of drawing and painting extinct species. The approaches used in rendering these impressive creatures are discussed and demonstrate the problems, as well as the unexpected freedoms, that palaeontological artists are faced with. The book showcases over ninety scientifically credible paintings of some of the most spectacular animals in the Earth's history, as well as may less familiar species. Mark explains how each image was created with details of the artistic process, scientific grounding and collaborations between researchers and discusses the methods and goals of palaeoartistry - the recreation of extinct animals and landscapes in art. This book will be of great interest to palaeontological artists, researchers, museum curators, dinosaur enthusiasts and fossil hunters. Superbly illustrated with 90 paintings.

Mythical Beasts

An Artist's Field Guide to Designing Fantasy Creatures

Author: 3dtotal Publishing

Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing

ISBN: 9781909414488


Page: 320

View: 2534

Learn to draw mythical and fantasy beasts with 3dtotal Publishing's essential compendium of 30 different fantasy creatures.

Family Traits

The Fantastic Bestiary of a Father and His Sons

Author: Thomas Romain,Itsuki Romain,Ryunosuke Romain

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

ISBN: 9781772940923

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 436

Discover the boundless creativity of a family passionate about artwork, where animator Thomas Romain adapts the drawings of his two young sons into beautiful watercolor illustrations. Family Traits features dozens of original character designs, creative commentary from both father & sons, rough concepts, bonus illustrations, and more.

Anatomy Drawing School

Human and Animal

Author: Andras Szunyoghy,Gyrgy Feher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848010080


Page: 420

View: 6933

A comprehensive guide to the role of human and animal anatomy in fine arts

Folding Techniques for Designers

From Sheet to Form

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697217

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 8803

Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal, and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease-pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.

The Book of Why

The New Science of Cause and Effect

Author: Judea Pearl,Dana Mackenzie

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097618

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 2890

A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.