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Doggie teeth tutorial-thingy by Paperiapina Doggie teeth tutorial-thingy by Paperiapina
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I woke up this morning with a feeling that I had to do this (after talking about some dog comic clichés with a friend of mine yesterday. I think that might have something to do with this). Aaand so I kinda spent the rest of the day doing it. Man, I was supposed to write the essays I need tomorrow at school, but nooooooo, the inner voice of my inspiration started nagging louder than usual.

Note to self: tutorial thingies take LONG TIME to make, don't do them if you have urgent school stuff to do.

Too bad I don't have a wolf skull to use as reference in here, I intend to buy a replica one from someday, but those things are expensive and my student budget just isn't enough. Someday.....

I hope there's not too many typos, the thing grew so big that opening the psd would probably crush my little wimpy old Photoshop.
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Mini-Drachin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hey there!
I really like the pose of the doggie chewing on a bone.
I drew something similar because of this. I hope that's okay.
But if you want, I'll put it down. :)
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol very useful 
KahlaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One question:What would happen if one of these guys ->… tries to take down an deer?
ookaookaooka Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think the cutting teeth are called carnassials in english
KilaWolfsblut Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This is really great! :D I never heard that it is false that blood does not splatter around if a wolf bites into a deer`s neck so thank you very much for this tutorial! :D
Chucha616 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Artist
is so great
WhiteMagicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lawl , You name your skulls ? !
Iloveit xD
KigerwolfRD Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have such trouble with teeth. Can't remember how many they have, how they're arranged, etc.
Going through each type of tooth really explained a lot and helped it to sink in.
This was so helpful, as I think I learned a lot. Going to go draw like 50 snarly canines to test it now.
KylieAnnePepper Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
THANK YOU SENSI! XDDD I feel like i just sat through a whole class of Science.
UncoloredWolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
really nice tutorial!! i have to ask you something anathomy master D:!!

Well, its about the legs of the dogs/wolves or whatever. i have problems drawing the canine legs in the " front side " ( i dont know if its the word xD my main leguage is spanish :c ) anyways; im asking to you, if you can make a canine leg anathomy tutorial ;D please please pleaaaaaaaase D:!!!
i love your style and your comic by the way :P
VladDracul2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What would the creature require to cause the splatter? Any special anatomy (serrated teeth) or specific action (neck slashing)?
Paperiapina Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Knives, probably. Splatter with teeth only work when veins get torn and thething biting them is removed, freeing the blood toflow out of the wound. Teeth work as a block when biting is still happening. And most importantly, you need movement to shake the blood off the whatever thing it used to belong to. If you want to make a real splashy scene, have your character bite into something, tear that mouthful off the victim, and shake your head so all the blood in the mouthful flies everywhere.

My friend had a dog once, a dreever, who got a small cut to his ear. When the dog got inside the house, he shook himself while the ear was still bleeding. They never got the massive red splatter washed off from the old wooden wall of the room completely, it sure was a sight!
ForgotenHowler Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice! I have to remember this because I drew dragons (I need to get back into that practice) meaning most of the teeth were like a crocs but a bit longer...I don't remember the last time a drew a canine...I need to work on things...I think I also need to start watching lots of animal planet again...
windraid Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
MissterAndy Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic!
DarkHeartSeer Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! ^^ I love the first doodle with the: "Help! My skin is made of wet toilet paper!' :XD:

I love the skulls, by the way! :)
cyberssian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ahh I'm one of those who do blood EVERYWHERE after one little bite ^-^' Guilty.
MysteryKittenThe1st Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Found a typo, when it was talking about the molars, you used the wrong "pray" it's "prey"

Sorry if im irritating :XD:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awwh, again? Man, I mix those two words up all the time. I thought I'd be over it by now, but seems like I still keep mixing them. Thanks, though. ^^
MysteryKittenThe1st Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem ^^
KidateCalf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU! :heart:
Nice job. X3
Blairaptor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice job, I learned a few new things while reading this! Where did you get your adorable skulls?
Paperiapina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great if this was helpful! :)
Titus the fox was bought from a professional taxidermist while Hamlet was found dead and cleaned myself.
Blairaptor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good cleaning skills then - that's really cool to have some skulls like that.
zakniteh Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Education for the win!
Thank you, it was informative. =)
xDeadpuffx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love you for making this <3
So I'm not really into drawing wolves or dogs, but I absolutely love drawing teeth and found this really interesting. Thanks for making it!
KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for putting this up! I've been trying to draw the teeth of this creature I'm trying to develop and I'm basing it on canine jaws but I couldn't find any good tutorials!
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats a great tutorial:D aww poor hamlet, well I bet he would be happy to know he was used in such a helpful tutorial
Quintessence-Study Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
good contribution
Ksio-terood Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! We often see blood splattering from nowhere, like cutting a blood reservatory or whatsoever xD

I feel sorry for hamlet, though... T-T
Charanty Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Very interesting, useful and helpful.
NaokoYamashita Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good job! it's very interesting and usefull^^
(I'm veterinary student and we have only cat,horse or cow skulls..we have also linx skull, but we don't have dog ones ^^')
mare-of-night Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Very informative =)
Fourthwrite Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very useful! Especially to those that don't have spare skulls lying around ;)
Thank you for posting this up!
RaeSM Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Useful and interesting!
skyefeather Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
not a whole lot here i didn't know at some point, but i thoroughly enjoyed it all the same :3
i love to study and restudy these kind of things, so this will be used in the future for sure.

i'd love to get my hands on a canine skull or two; i've got a whitetail and a mule deer skull now, and these guys keep me pretty fascinated. if only i drew deer rather than dogs and dragons ;P
neosuicune Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Most excellent. This shall be the perfect reference for detailing the mouths of my dragon characters.
EmeraldFoxSeamstress Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative =3
Raksha18 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really good! Thank you for the help. :) I understand canine teeth a whole lot better now.
wyldhart1395 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
This was very informative, lol. Nice :D I didn't know that whole upper area of the head is for jaw muscles tho o.o crazy.
Xx-Severa-xX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thanks for that! I found this very helpful because I needed a tooth placement tutorial :D
Constance-fire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so how did you get Titus?
Paperiapina Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I bought him from a professional taxidermist.
Constance-fire Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok
Ephraimx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
This is pretty cool! Great photos, too. Hamlet's adorable. x3
SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful and well done!
Desmodeus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mauling teeth? Possibly what we call carnassials. :nod:
You should totaly draw a caribou wolf hunt with a perineum ripping scene! I'd love to see the reactions of the artists with more... 'romanticised' canine characters. :P
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