Looking around Deviantart, I noticed that there weren't very many good, detailed guides on drawing characters with digitigrade legs, like those featured on my Keidran and Basitin races. Digitigrade, for those unaware, is a term for an animal that walks on their digits (toes) rather that flat-footed, as we humans do. This style of character design can be difficult for someone unused to this type of anatomical structure. Now, I am not claiming to be any sort of expert. But I have been drawing these guys for more than ten years now, and I often get asked how I draw certain things. So this is not necessarily a "how to draw" tutorial" as it is a "how I draw" tutorial, if you get my meaning.
I hope this information can prove useful for those of you who are aspiring artists, or at least interesting to those who wish to learn more about how I go about my drawing process. So without further adieu, please allow Flora to demonstrate for you how it works! Enjoy!
If not, you have to do the old fashion way of saving your picture as a .psd file in SAI then opening it in Photoshop and save it as a .PNG there to achieve the transparent background.
THIS SOUNDS REALLY MEAN BUT PLEASE KNOW I'M NOT TECH SUPPORT!! If your pen pressure doesn't work, you can't do this or that because you're lacking a program, or something isn't updated I'm not going to help you. Don't ask me questions that can easily be answered by my tutorial or google please! I'm really impatient when it comes to people asking questions to things that are answered or lazy people that want to be hand-fed after I explained things to them. I put in a lot of effort in making a tutorial and to have that shoved aside just to be asked to put in more effort to explain things to you I've already explained is really disrespectful and irritating.
But if you are honestly confused by something in this tutorial that you can't figure out after putting in the effort to backtrack, repeat steps, and examine then please ask! I'm friendly in that regards but I'm really tired of people who want to be handheld so I won't respond to you if the answer is reasonably visible. (wow nia you're such a good, nice, patient person.)
Anyway! I got inspired by a note I got basically asking how I do my art editing! In the spirit of the holidays (and my free time) I decided to do an updated tutorial on my Photoshop editing! Hm, looking back I realize I was quite vulgar and rude in my past tutorials when explaining things. LOL oops. Well, this is all very SFW!! not a single cuss~ Leave a comment below if you want to see another type of tutorial and I will consider it~ Thank you very much for your support and I hope everyone has a fantastic holidays!
Tablet: Wacom Bamboo Fun CTE-450
Art Program: Easy Paint Tool SAI
Editing Program: Photoshop CS4 (but any version past 7 will be suited for this specific tutorial!)
UPDATE: Changed my grammar mistakes! Tom Fischbach's tutorial on digitigrade legs, that I use frequently:
This is kind of a "How I Draw" deal than an anatomy deal XD
But honestly, everyone draws their own way, so I view this as a general guide that you can take tips from. If you're really serious about improving your anatomy, get to know the muscles and tendons and other such junk of the human body (or any animal body you're drawing).
As stated in the drawing, I don't need any credit if you use this. If you so chose to, I'd certainly not object XD But more than anything I just wanted to share with y'all this, and I hope it helps!
OH! I would be upset if you decided to steal this and claim it was your tutorial. But that goes for all my art, so that's sort of a given. Please don't steal! >W<