Highland Walker

This was done for the Creature Anatomy class with Terryl Whitlatch on Schoolism. After getting some feedback on it during THU last year, I touched up a few things. Although mining through many anatomy books and web pages was tedious, it became rather ... enjoyable in a way to learn new things. For example, did you know the elephant's lungs are attached to its ribs? They breath not with the muscles of their lungs, but the muscles outside. Do you know why? Isn't that fascinating?

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Yen shu liao creature concept art study elephant

Study sketches

Yen shu liao creature concept art sketch elephant

Exploring designs

Yen shu liao creature concept art research elephant

Reference images used for the final design