This blog is set up to give my students access to information relevant to the content of the classes I teach at UVU and BYU. I will be posting links to blog posts, websites, and news that will be of particular interest to them, as well as digital downloads of my syllabi and in-class handouts. I will also be posting student work and in class demos. The posts can be sorted for relevancy by the labels list on the left side. I've also integrated my Twitter account on the left hand side for quick links that aren't deserving of larger articles.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Animal Anatomy and Drawing Links and Resources

Updated June 1, 2011

I've seen a lot of posts on the importance of animal drawing and various methods by various artists lately.  Here are a number of them that I've collected. Let me know if you have any other great artists and resources that I should include.

First off, a few links to interviews of creature designer and paleo-illustrator Terryl Whitlatch.

Dan Dos Santos interviews Terryl Whitlatch.

Academy of Art interviews Terryl Whitatch in two parts.
part 1
part 2

She has a book that collects her work on Amazon.

Gnomon workshop interview and DVD.

Animal anatomist, draftsman and animator Joe Weatherly has a dvd and several books on animal drawing and sketching on AnatomyTools.com The DVD and the Guide to Drawing Animals are particularly useful, though the other ones are nice too.

Article on Creature Design for video games.

On the proper use of animal reference in creature design
Part 3 updated

Other Reference Sources:


animal blogs 

animal photo websites
Underwater Invertebrates
National Zoo Photos