Creature Design with Terryl Whitlatch Vol. 3

The Marine Mare and Uberhorse

Chapter List

Description

In this third title of a series, Terryl Whitlatch demonstrates how to create an aquatic equine based on horse anatomy. Starting with a detailed study of an ordinary horse and ending with several fully rendered illustrations, she shares her techniques and tools—pencils, markers, and tracing paper—as well as a throrough exploration of animal anatomy. Relax as she guides you through the intricacies of leg and hoof structure, as well as the sensitive head, powerful muscles, and noble spirit—all essentials for designing a believable but imaginary steed. From there she covers how to create a mount powerful enough to carry a hero of yore, and then goes on to design an exotic, literal sea horse—a mare that is at home both on land and in the ocean—as well as its reptilian rider. Throughout the lecture, she explores different poses and drawing studies of both horse creatures, giving you insights into her development and thought processes.


Duration: 140 minutes

Format: HD 1920x1080

Terryl Whitlatch

Creature Artist

Terryl Whitlatch is considered to be one of the top creature designers and animal anatomists working in the field today. In a career spanning over 25 years, Terryl has many projects to her credit, including Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars:The Special Edition, Jumanji 1 and 2, Men in Black, Brother Bear, Dragonheart, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Curious George, The Polar Express, The Princess of Mars, Zafari, and Beowulf, to name a few. Clients include Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm, Ltd., Pixar, Talking Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation, PDI, EA, LucasArts, Chronicle Books, Simon and Schuster, and various zoos and natural history museums. Terryl is also the author of two books, “The Wildlife of Star Wars” and “The Katurran Odyssey”, volume one of a forthcoming series “The Katurran Trilogy”. In addition Terryl is involved with several other book and film concepts, as well as teaching Creature Design and Construction/Anatomy at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

  • "Terryl's abilty to carry over realistic characteristics and personality in her creation of fantastic creatures has led top directors like George Lucas to seek her out. Her process leads to original and convincing creatures and her tutorials will be an invaluable resource."

    - Jay Hawkins
    Lead Concept Artist Epic Games