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Realistic Canine Tail Tutorial

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Another tutorial for you! This time I show you how to do tails!

Main errors I see with tails is the general shape and fur texture. Canids usually have short, coarse fur on their tails. The top of the tail is usually straight and then rounds off at the ends, while the bottom curves.

Hope this helps! Remember that you can find loads of walkthroughs/tutorials on my Patreon!

Enjoy

Realistic Canine Nose Tutorial by Anti-Dark-Heart Realistic Canine Leg Tutorial by Anti-Dark-Heart Realistic Canine Front Leg Tutorial by Anti-Dark-Heart Realistic Canine Ear Tutorial by Anti-Dark-Heart

Also check out my feline tutorial:

Realistic Domesticated Feline Ear Tutorial by Anti-Dark-Heart Realistic Feline Front Leg Tutorial by Anti-Dark-Heart

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DaughterofSachmet Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
:heart:
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can you do a hyena tail one I need help on the tail for a character

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WolfieYoteHobbyist General Artist
Can I ask wha brush setting tou used for this and if you have it somewhat for Paint Tool SAI ?? Or something very similar D;
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
Anti-Dark-Heart's Brush Settings by Anti-Dark-Heart  here you go! Unfortunately I don't remember where I got the pencil texture brush for SAI ;; 
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WolfieYoteHobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU:3
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JeffyTheKiller2005Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, even if I don't really like realism
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pandoqHobbyist General Artist
i tend to draw a pretty solid combination of realistic and anime tails lmao (realistic shape but with more gravity-defying fluff)
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MoonMoon-HomarHobbyist General Artist
Oh my... My dad would love your page xD He is a strong adherent of drawing from nature


Do you draw this tutorials from real animals from zoo whether analize photos?
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
I do not live near any zoos, unfortunately so I study via photos and youtube videos C:
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MoonMoon-HomarHobbyist General Artist
It's cool anyway. Good luck in the future ^^

(bdw I love 'your' noses. And other tutorials. They will be handy)
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
Glad to hear :heart:
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AtumneyHobbyist Digital Artist
guilty for the anime tail :^) 
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Jin-shiiHobbyist Digital Artist
sis aint we all
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AtumneyHobbyist Digital Artist
true
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l am very bad at drawing tail :'(
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bribble Digital Artist
Good to know for drawing realistically, but I would also note that the anime ones have stylistic aesthetic appeal
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
Yes, because this is a realistic tutorial, not a stylized one. People can do styles if they want but this is for people who want to do realism
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Randomnameofuser General Artist
Ooooohehehe nice tails
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks C:
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Synthwave-SharkHobbyist General Artist
Well this certainly helps thank you very much! Now I just need how to draw it from a behind veiw and still make it look like it's properly attached to the body.
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AntiDarkHeartProfessional Digital Artist
Glad this helps ya C:
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Synthwave-SharkHobbyist General Artist
Sure did
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animalover4sixHobbyist General Artist
Oooh same thing with ears, beyond generalized canines which you seem to be focusing on some dogs but mostly wild canids, I think doing one for dog tails would also be helpful there's many different tail style for dogs and they have a "name" (same with ears) like "sickle" for example, I think your refs are fantastic though that's why I wanted to make suggestions:D
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