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Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tut.
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Published: June 20, 2011
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Edit: OMAIGOD a DD. 8'D Thanks so much to *Klissie and `FantasyStock!!
Edit2: I changed the wording of some things and added some points to make everything a little more accurate
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Part 3--

Download!! This thing is hugeeeeee xDD

Uhm, well... I've been drawing a little more, but I haven't been able to produce anything really pretty. So I made you guys a tutorial. 8D

A lot of the time I see people mixing up features from canines and felines (usually they're too used to drawing one of them) So I made a list of facts in the hopes that it may be helpful to someone. I tried to do the most generic shapes of canine/ big cat types, so I went with a wolf and an African Leopard.

Just as a disclaimer, I am in no way an anatomy expert. I am not forcing this way of drawing on anyone. x3 The absolute best way to learn anatomy is to look up references and study life!!

Also, sorry it's so sketchy. I was too lazy to lineart all of this. Yugh... Plus, I think the construction lines are actually helpful to see in some cases.

If anything is unclear, just ask and I'd be happy to clarify. :3
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DovahTiger's avatar
DovahTiger|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this!La la la la 
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CobraCatDragon2898|Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much for this!
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Wistful-Melodies|Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are awesome, thank you!
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alvringer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this! :)
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Mitybo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this helps a lot!
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Summer-Lynx|Student Digital Artist
These tutorials are so helpful, thank you so much :heart:
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ShimmerNShineDA's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! This was extremely helpful!
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doodlingmonsterRr|Student Digital Artist
:love: thanks for this!!
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FalconArte|Student Digital Artist
Wow. Very helpful! Thanks! ^^
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AmaterasuShiranui's avatar
Oh my god. Thank you for this awesome Tut. O_O This helps my so much! <3 And sorry for my bad english.
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KrisFirebolt|Student Traditional Artist
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Galefaux|Student Filmographer
My veterinarian sister just tried to tell me there were no differences between feline legs and dog legs. Well then. 

Thanks for the tutorial! :D
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RenOokami|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tutorials, especialy Part 3. You are right about "studying life and anatomy is the best way to learn". Sadly, drawing beginers are focused on "drawing books" even if they can learn alot in other category.
For exemple, Sculpture books are good study about volumes, but pepole still rush into
"how to draw manga/fantasy/other style" sort of books even for that part of learning...

You deserve this DD, and i forgot to ask before, but i linked your works in one of mines,
as your tutorials show things way better than the one i've done. Anyway, Gratz for the DD ^^
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lew-leon-1|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a lot for the three-part tutorial, it'll certainly be useful for me as a self-learning artist :)
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Apocapoop|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helps out a lot thank you for making these tutorials! c:
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aaaaaaaaahhhh the wolf looks like a giant puff ball X3

this really helps! thank you!! :la:

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These are great, they help so much!
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LizNN7's avatar
fantastic! thanks so much :D
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FeralkittyNC| General Artist
Thanks! These should help me a ton'!
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TeenBeat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I downloaded all 3 of your tutorials. These are going to help immensely; thanks so much <3
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DekuScrub-Chan|Hobbyist General Artist
That helped me a lot, thank you :3
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PolancoEmi123|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you even make canine v. Feline in rear view?
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EmeraldTahWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful <3 I have the problem where they look the same!
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