5 Set the reference aside
It’s all about building a visual vocabulary so you’re able to do what you mean to do
You’ve built up your visual vocabulary. You’ve understood how a snake’s scales work together or a bird’s feathers can form some kind of wild crest. Now’s the time to lay the reference aside, unhook the safety harness and jump. You may find that you’re able to think through the fantastical creature more completely. You’ve filled in the gaps with knowledge of anatomy and ideas inspired by tangible examples.