Fantastic Beasts

Collette C. Curran is a concept artist and character designer who designs and illustrates for video games, clothing, children’s animation, and pinball machines. Born and raised in Southern California, she is a graduate of Concept Design Academy in Pasadena.

For this month’s Zócalo Sketchbook, Curran has done what any good Hollywood biopic will do for its subjects—have them portrayed by maximally attractive and charismatic actors. “Though I admire the precision of scientific illustration that studies our earthly flora and fauna, I can’t help but to instill a little of the fantastic into …

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