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Designing Creatures and Characters by Marc Taro Holmes

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How Can I Get the Most Out of This Course?

This course is focused on thinking and sketching. We are exercising the brain, not the hand. This is a workout for the imagination, a boot camp for creativity.

Any working concept artist needs to be proficient in digital painting. It’s simply the easiest way to work quickly, be responsive to multiple revisions and share your work with the team.

But in this book we’re not going to worry about that. I’m going to assume you have the digital art skills in hand, or at least you’re working on them. There are plenty of online courses, video tutorials and web communities that can help with that.

I’ll let you in on a secret: I actually don’t feel the finished artwork is all that important.

It might be the highest ...

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