How to Improve Your Creature Design Drawings - Step by Step

Robert Marzullo, Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

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11 Lessons (2h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction Video

    • 2. The Spine Says It All

    • 3. Thumbnailing Your Concepts

    • 4. The Brain Box

    • 5. Creating Variations in Your Concepts

    • 6. Animal Leg Studies

    • 7. Merging Concepts Together

    • 8. Adjusting the Proportions

    • 9. Project Ogre - Thumbnailing Our Character From A Script

    • 10. Project Ogre - Cleaning up Our Concept

    • 11. Project Ogre - Refining the Drawing

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About This Class


Welcome to my class on Creature Design! In this class you will learn a lot of the valuable techniques and exercise that go into improving your creature design drawings every day. I will walk you step by step through my process for combining various animals into new creative concepts. By studying from existing life you will never have a shortage of ideas.

You will learn how to study the spines of different animals so that you creatures have a solid foundation to work from. You will learn about the benefit of creating thumbnail sketches before working on your next masterpiece! I will show you techniques on creating variations within your concepts. You will also learn about proportions, merging concepts, working from a script, and much more!

This class is focused on just the drawing process and will work for digital and traditional artists alike.


I am excited to teach you these lessons and I hope your excited to learn them. I am here if you have any questions and I would love to know what classes you want to see next! ;)

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics