Making of a Creature Concept / Illustration

A detailed, step by step tutorial demonstration of my process in the making of a creature illustration.

As a side note, this assignment was a Concept Art test that landed me my current job at Cryptic Studios.

Step 0: Comps / Thumbnails

The first step in creating any image is the ideation process. This is the part I really have fun with.

Since the assignment was a creature illustration I created a set of creature thumbnails. Sketching small and staying loose allows the ideas and shapes to flow. I sketched about 20 mini thumbnails in this process.

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