Anatomical perfection

Every character and concept artist should study anatomy. Why? Because without a sound knowledge of anatomy, your creations will lack credibility. And if you are working in a creature pipeline, an understanding of the fundamentals is absolutely essential.

At the top of the pipeline, the concept artist illustrates the final form of the creature. Of course, not everything can be conveyed in a single or even multiple drawings, so the modeller must pick up the pieces and interpret, adding his own artistic touch to the concepts. It is critical for the modeller to be able to accurately interpret the concept art and, where necessary, correct or add to the anatomical forms that are being built in 3D. Modellers must understand the underlying structure and muscles that create the masses and planes of the animal.

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