Audre Schutte

Demo Area
Hello! My name is Audre Schutte (aka 'Charamath') and I am a vis-dev/concept artist and illustrator based out of the Seattle, WA area. I’ve worked for a variety of clients over the past 10 years, including Netflix Feature Animation, Blizzard and 3DTotal. I've also spent much of the past decade running my own illustration/creature design business, publishing multiple creature art books (among other things). I love exploring a variety of subjects, but creatures are my passion. I pair my creations with a strong love of biology, science and horror. I also enjoy working in a variety of mediums, from traditional watercolors to digital sculpting.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/27 1:45PM - 2:45PM

Getting off the ground with creature design

Demo Area 2 - HALL C | Audre Schutte

In this presentation I will be covering how to generate ideas and get started with creature design. We'll cover multiple ways to begin the initial idea stage, what to ask for from your employer to help focus your approach, how to find inspiration and create a thorough reference sheet, what typically makes for a successful idea, how to riff multiple concepts from one, and common pitfalls to avoid. This presentation is fairly beginner friendly! Some interest in nature/biology is highly recommended.