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Tips on: creatures & animals

The other mermaids

Sometimes, when we are traveling out at sea, we catch a glimpse of a mermaid.  She

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The mischievous character

When we are creating characters for a story, sometimes we think first of the good characters

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A mermaid with poisonous spines

You can create some absolutely amazing characters when you combine different life forms. Take mermaids, for

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How to solve the puzzle of a new mythical creature

The workshop secretary, Dorothea, recently brought us a letter from a storyteller named April.  April needed

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Pumpkins as heads

Elves love pumpkins!  While we were busy decorating the workshop recently, with Jack-o’-lanterns, we thought of

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Invent your own mythical creature!

One of my favorite things to draw growing up in the woods were the creatures I

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Creating a creature for your story’s setting

Drawing mythical creatures is so much fun because you can let your imagination run wild.  (If

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How to draw a horse using simple shapes

I’m excited to share one of the best secrets to drawing.  It is about finding simple

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Seeing and simplifying

Elves draw animals as we would draw anything else:  by seeing and simplifying. Seeing means we

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From Mistale the cat to elephant (and baby aardvark)

Mistale the cat was simple enough (seeing-simplifying), but what about a more complex animal, like an

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