Human beings have had all kinds of pet animals for thousands of years. But, if you could design your Perfect Pet, what would it look like? For this Hero Challenge, unleash your imagination, and come up with pets of amazing, beautiful, and even peculiar pedigrees and abilities.
- Terryl Whitlatch
How do you participate in the Hero Challenge? Just follow these steps:
Sign up for DeviantArt, if you're not already a member! All the fun is happening there.
Join the official Autodesk SketchBook group.
Download the prompt and draw your perfect pet.
Add your entry to the DeviantArt Autodesk SketchBook group!
At the end of January Terryl will pick her favorite pets, and give feedback on why these pets were truly perfect.
About the artist:
Terryl Whitlatch grew up in a family where art and science was rampant, as well as an animal ark that included everything from iguanas to horses.
Specializing in animal anatomy, paleontological reconstruction, and wildlife illustration, Terryl has also spent over three decades designing creatures for the film and animation industry, including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. She was also the principal creature designer for Star Wars: the Phantom Menace.
Terryl is also the author and Illustrator of three books—The Wildlife of Star Wars, The Katurran Odyssey, and Animals Real & Imagined, with two more, Principles of Creature Design (to be released early 2015), and Bestiary—the Natural History of Mythical Creatures (late 2015). As an educator, she has created the online creature design course, Tales of Amalthea, and is also an instructor for Schoolism.