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Tutorial - Canine Leg Anatomy

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I see a lot of people struggle with drawing canine legs and finally after seeing a post on furry paws asking for a tutorial, I figured.. why not? I'm no expert, and I strongly encourage you to study real pictures of dogs to see for yourself their range of movement and structure.

Hope this helps some :)

Edit: Redrew this with slightly better anatomy. It's much cleaner too!


Do not take, alter, etc. without my permission. This is to be used as a reference only.
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Murasaki99Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this!
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AubreyG97Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
designcomplex's avatar
I am a dog breeder can I use this graphic in a newsletter for my owners giving you credit?
Vulpes-Vulpix's avatar
These tutorials make it seem so easy.
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TheAlbinoCheetahHobbyist General Artist
Thank u. U just saved this sketch I am drawing right now.
subject0798's avatar
This helped, I draw a lot of mixes but this just channeled everything.
Every think you could try a horse?
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Dragonknight575Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks! ^^
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I can never get the front legs right for some reason >.>
Thanks for this!
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TorynkaHobbyist General Artist
Forever Thank for you!
It's very helpful for me...
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alvringerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I need help with my back legs :/
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WatoonsHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this. It's very helpful!
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BlackHeart453Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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pengirl389265Hobbyist Photographer
THIS WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TigerShakeHobbyist General Artist
best leg tutorial i found ♥ thank you so much
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oh my god thank you!!! I always needed a bit help on doing the legs! I try to watch my dogs but they dont listen to me when I want them to stand up
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Psycho-OwlHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you thank you thank you <3
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kadcherryHobbyist Digital Artist
This was very helpful!
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RontaireStudent
these are pretty and cool
Diffany's avatar
this helped more than you can imagine...
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oORoyalWolvesOoHobbyist Photographer
Haha i really SUCK at drawing the legs! xD this helped a lot, thanks!
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White-Wolf100Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... good help:D
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Kaleidoscopic-NymphHobbyist General Artist
this will help me greatly
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I searched canine anatomy specificly to find a tutorial on legs, and didnt expect to find one.
And guess what I see first :D
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I always have trouble with the legs. Hopefully this will help me out.
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