Terryl Whitlatch is a scientific and academically trained creature designer and concept artist. Combining in-depth knowledge of zoology and animal anatomy with her incredible illustration skills, Terryl is celebrated as one of the top creature designers in the world.
Terryl has worked for Lucasfilm Ltd. and Industrial Light and Magic on films like Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Brother Bear, Jumanji 1 & 2, Men in Black and The Polar Express. She freelances in San Francisco while teaching illustration and animation classes at the Academy of Art University.
Our one-of-a-kind curriculum is geared toward providing outstanding creature design education for concept artists, creature illustrators, and aspiring artists like you.
Create the fantastic inhabitants of Amalthea from the inside out. Learn bone and muscle frameworks and combine them to create your own.
Step-by-step instruction for using Terryl’s core methodology for creating professional creature designs.
In-depth lessons for drawing real and imaginary creatures following anatomically accurate zoological references.
Coloring and illustration techniques and tips for rendering concepts with Copic Markers.
Core Pack Part 1: Foundations
Learn the basic steps of Terryl’s creature design method. Research, design, and structure believable creatures based on both living and prehistoric examples. Discover twelve Amalthean creatures, and learn how they were developed.
Core Pack Part 2: Drawing
Explore drawing lessons for all twelve Amalthean creatures. Start with the rig skeleton, and rough out the forms of the creature. Refine your drawing with final shading and texturing techniques.
Core Pack Part 3: Coloring
Apply color step-by-step with Copic markers. Learn fundamental rendering skills for all twelve Amalthean creatures. Follow exact coloring steps to achieve lifelike drawings. Download included color swatch chart references for each creature.