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Curious because of something that happened yesterday. When you draw animal characters (of species with no obvious differences between the sexes) do you make them look different depending on their gender? (Also this OBVIOUSLY does NOT include anthros) 

35%
51 deviants said No, I don't draw animals differently depending on their gender.
19%
27 deviants said Yes, and I use some of the ways mentioned in this poll, but also other ways
14%
21 deviants said Yes, I give females eyelashes
14%
20 deviants said Yes, I give females a more elegant/feminine build and eyelashes
12%
17 deviants said Yes, I give females a more elegant/feminine build
6%
9 deviants said Yes, but I do it in other ways than those mentioned in this poll

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xVeRvAiNx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I don't care about gender with animals. They're cute either way! (but not in that way!)
Except with chickens. Roosters are dicks.
Anyways, I ussually don't even draw people differently depending on their gender except one has boobs and one dosent, but then again, I do have flatchested characters that I find really awesome (big boobs make my eyes bleed freezing cold blood)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really like drawing big boobs either :P
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CoolCodeCat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD "and eyelashes"
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea :P
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It varies a lot, depending on the species and the character's personality. But my most commonly used charie, Hawk... I'm not sure to be honest, ahaha... probably just her build is different.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh :)
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PRsOwnGlaceon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
n most rps i end up involved in a magical sex change, so i keep my characters looking compatable with such.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, nice xD
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PRsOwnGlaceon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
yup.
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Queash Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Sometimes?? It varies a lot on my interpretation of the animal or specific animal character. A lot of times I'll tend to just do whatever comes natural, but I am sometimes inclined to more "feminine" eyes styles for feminine and/or female, or doing slightly less "elegant" things to more masculine creatures - but it really varies and I tend to staye a bit neutral with sometimes using the eyelash thing, I suppose.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds understandable! :)
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icefirewolfie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of but you can't really tell.
I try at lest.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see! I didn't notice before, no ^^
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icefirewolfie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be far, Bella's one of the only female characters I have drawn and posted on here
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :) I love Bella's design though :D
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SowoD Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I said no since I typically don't. But every now and then I'll differentiate them if I'm using an alternate drawing style or something.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, understandable ^^
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Piratelock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I prefer not to differentiate between gender. It depends on my specific characters. If one is more feminine(no matter the gender) I'll try to make them more so, but it's much more dependent on the individual than the sex.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, sounds fair ^^
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Redfeatherstar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I give my females eyelashes. Nothing big, just a small line (I don't even know if it could be considered as eyelashes) to avoid confusion.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh. :)
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I usually try to give males and females some differences (though they're not terribly obvious), usually in the direction of the head fur. I draw male head fur going backward, and female head fur forward. I also try to color the males slightly darker than the females, but it doesn't always work out since I'm still a novice regarding coloring and shading :/ This only goes for Pokémon because that's all I ever draw.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! That's interesting ^^
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Mcingake Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually give female characters slightly thicker lines on the top half of their eyes ^^ It's not particularly obvious but it's how I've always tried to make a difference in their gender.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah :)
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Alphaorange Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i try to give females a more elegant facial expression :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ^^
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Alphaorange Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:) but i do the other things you mentioned in your poll too ^^
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BigSisterSplash Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to give females puffier fur, rounder features and round, prettier eyes. Where are my male things have broad features and more angular eyes.
Saying that I'm not really sure if it's noticeable.
It can depend on the character. sometimes Gender isn't their defining feature so I don't focus on it.
for example my fursona is slightly overweight, so i focus on him being chubs.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that sounds logical yes :)
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AnArtisticArtist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Depends, if it's realistic, I don't really do that. If it's more cartoon like, I try to give females a more elegant build, and change their eyes a bit, I don't give them eyelashes though
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I don't do eyelashes either :)
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larvesta Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i kinda dont but a lot of people say i accidentally do it?? although my whole style is pretty feminine anyway from what people tell me so maybe i subconsciously make males more genderneutral which makes them look masculine when compared to usual style?? i dont do it deliberately though
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see :)
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the-ugliest-sweater Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. :I I just draw them. but when I look at my characters I know what gender they are and most people can tell -v-
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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Nekomira Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose it kind of depends on a character? I think I mostly draw eyelashes for the females? Though I do that to males too sometimes, depends on picture. For some it is just the feminine figure or so, but yes, it depends.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ^^
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PrincessPhynix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
ok, let's say i try to make them look different ^^;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
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PrincessPhynix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
^^; :aww:
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ZombieRaccoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...i don't really draw animals,
but if i did, i'd make them kinda feminine if they were female, mostly so I could tell them apart from other characters... ;)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :)
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Also no eyelashes only the body shape or fur
Most animals dont have eyelashes in that sense lol
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, indeed :P
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I kind of try to. Unless the character itself is (for example) female but not very feminine.
Also my genderless cyclops cats actually dont look like either so I just kept them that way xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cyclops cats are the best :P
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Please-be-careful Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometime yes and sometimes no! ^^ Depends! I never draw paint very feminine but she is indeed a female! I only add eye lashes or give em some longer hair if thats what the char looks like x3 But most of the time my males and females looks the same!  (sometimes do the disney thing thought, where the males have slitghly messy fur and a hair tuft while the females have sleek fur and longer hair c: but thats just for fun! ~ ) 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you there, I never draw Bienie feminine either!
Oh :)
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ARPG-Q33N Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
simple
I put on males always a dick (or kind of)
and sometimes eyeslashes on females.
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