...he draws aliens and doesn't afraid of anything...
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Just a reminder to people about the existence of this thread! If you ever have difficulty coming up with a unique design remember the internet is full of references, and this thread allows people to share some of their favourite sites! Anyone is allowed to post in this thread, and you can basically post anything, anatomy, photos, news stories, concept art, anything; if you think a creature designer could benefit from it you can go ahead and post it here! Remember one of the most important aspects of design is having a good visual library, build off of what you know, observe and study and you can create limitless amounts of AWESOME!!
I always seem to recommend these three Youtube channels for tutorials for those who are new to digital painting and creature design:
a former COW artist gives some insight behind his own creature design techniques: https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeCorriero
general concept art videos going over various things based on the industry as a whole, but it does include creature stuff as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
another former COW artist, not much in terms of creatures but useful for those who are just starting to grasp digital painting: https://www.youtube.com/user/ctrlpainter