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Beautiful and inspiring,
This review is from: Animals Real and Imagined: Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be (Paperback)
This book made my face light up with ecstasy. Packed in this 160-page book is a collection of new artwork from Terryl Whitlatch. You won't see any of her Star Wars creatures that appeared in The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide - you should probably get that book as well.
The gallery of art consist of paintings and sketches of real and imagined animals. The designs for the imaginative creatures are beautiful and believable. They are sea, land and flying creatures. Great variety.
A lot of sketches are included, picked from her art classes. For selected creatures, they are so detailed separate drawings on the muscular anatomy and bone structure are included. Scribbled on the sketches are lots of labels and notes, though a bit small but only because there's so much packed onto the page.
Besides creature concept art, there are also stylized character designs. Rocket rhinos, psychotic pandas, comical cerberus, cupid frogs are just some of the many animated ideas. They are really fun to look at.
This isn't an instructional book so there aren't pointers on how to draw, but you can get lots of ideas or understand what's possible just by looking at the drawings.
This inspiring book is highly recommended to anyone who loves animal art.
There's a hardcover edition available: Animals Real and Imagined: Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)