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Terryl Whitlatch

Terryl Whitlatch is a creature designer and nature illustrator whose 25+ year career has seen her work on films like Star Wars, Brother Bear, John Carter of Mars and Brave.

Creature design by Terryl Whitlatch Creature design by Terryl Whitlatch

She combines an incredible attention to, and knowledge of anatomy and structure with a rich imagination and storytelling, producing animal and creature designs that seem real and fantastical at the same time.

Creature design by Terryl Whitlatch Creature design by Terryl Whitlatch

Her marker work is light, smooth and loose, with pen lines thin and tight.  I love how she describes form with such little light/dark contrast.

Visit talesofamalthea.com for more of her work, or pick up one of her awesome books on Amazon:

Animals Real and Imagined

The Science of Creature Design

Happy sketching!
Creature design by Terryl Whitlatch