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Deer poses study by Nimphradora Deer poses study by Nimphradora
I've started small drawing tutorial for better understanding of animal anatomy. These are personal studies I'm doing for myself, but decided to share them so they could maybe help others too.

I'm starting with sketching whole poses, (I'll cover different animal types) and I'll progress to details like horns or eyes.

Here is stash upload of references I've used for these sketches

Try to make these studies as I'm doing them and maybe we learn something together, it would be awesome if you link your work in comments section.

I've started with deer, next I'll do cow/bull poses, they are exceptionally useful when drawing dragons because they are bulky with shorter legs and they work great as reference.

*** I had to say it... some of these drawings are really bad X)
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CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
The only deer I've ever drawn was of a mule deer fawn back in 1997.  She was an orphan, and I was raising her to return to the wild.  (Successfully, too!)  One day, during the first week or so of having her, I found her asleep on my living room futon in this adorable pose with a back hoof on top of her head.  Had to draw it! (I did change the background to look more like a natural setting, though.)

Here is a link to the pic, if you're interested:…

I love your study!  Yes, some are not perfect, but that is the purpose of a study, isn't it? ;)  Try different poses, and see where it works, and more importantly, where it doesn't, so you know what to concentrate on and play with to get it right.  Well done!  :w00t:
A1exanderArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
nice, cool idea
Ariade Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, i find this very kind from you, nice sketches, if I try one pose i will link to you
Nimphradora Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you think you cold benefit from this, it's always good to make studies
DarkStormSeeker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I was actually going to start drawing some deers, have you been reading my mind? XDDDDDD 
Thanks a lot for the share!!! :squee:
Nimphradora Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^ Doing this exercises can really help you, and it's really fast too, these took me maybe 1 hour 
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