Creature Design

How do you design a fantastical creature that still seems believable in your story’s world? Learn about the thought process and steps that go into creating iconic creatures like Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, tauntauns from Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, or the pocket monsters of Pokémon.

Learn the basics of designing believable creatures from start to finish. Students will be introduced to principals behind creating grounded, appealing creature designs—including anatomy, form, storytelling, and character development. In addition to covering essential Photoshop illustration techniques, sessions will touch upon the fundamentals of design, concepting, and development to help students create complex creatures.

In addition to in-class instruction, the average day at Gnomon’s Digital Arts Summer Camp also includes a catered lunch and a guest speaker presentation. Students will have the opportunity to hear from a respected artist working in the entertainment industry for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to create art for movies, TV, and games.

When the course is completed, students will have an understanding of the creature design process, as well as a fully-developed creature design which can be used in their portfolios.

Gnomon's Digital Arts Summer Camp was developed with the belief that everyone has a creative side. Our small class sizes allow instructors to personalize guidance based on previous experience and artistic goals. Regardless of your ability, we invite Digital Art Summer Camp students to explore their potential at Gnomon.

Tuition: $699.00
Class Length: 5 Days
Course Requirements
  • No course requirements

Software / Technique
  • Adobe Photoshop

Course Sections — Spring Term 2019

Creature Designer at The Aaron Sims Company
Day
Mon - Fri
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
Dates
June 17, 2019
Creature Designer at The Aaron Sims Company
Day
Mon - Fri
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
Dates
June 24, 2019