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Tkturials - Digitigrade Legs Guide

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Twokinds Tutorials - Digitigrade Legs

Looking around Deviantart, I noticed that there weren't very many good, detailed guides on drawing characters with digitigrade legs, like those featured on my Keidran and Basitin races. Digitigrade, for those unaware, is a term for an animal that walks on their digits (toes) rather that flat-footed, as we humans do. This style of character design can be difficult for someone unused to this type of anatomical structure. Now, I am not claiming to be any sort of expert. But I have been drawing these guys for more than ten years now, and I often get asked how I draw certain things. So this is not necessarily a "how to draw" tutorial" as it is a "how I draw" tutorial, if you get my meaning.

I hope this information can prove useful for those of you who are aspiring artists, or at least interesting to those who wish to learn more about how I go about my drawing process. So without further adieu, please allow Flora to demonstrate for you how it works! Enjoy!
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SarahSpyborg259Hobbyist General Artist

oo, these could be helpful. Thank you. S:)

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PhoenixKZHobbyist Digital Artist

Awesome! Thank you soo much! Its very helpful

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TakBlack's avatar

Wow, I just started getting back in to drawing & decided to try anthro, this helps so much thank you for sharing♥️

Fox528's avatar
This is helpful thank you for this
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Wizardrous-WondersStudent General Artist
very sexy
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BlueLionVLDHobbyist Artist
Would you ever consider making a "how you draw" tutorial for drawing a full-body anthro animal? I want to be able to at least try and improve my work. Normally when I try and improve my work, I try to make it similar to some one else's art (I don't publish it), with their permission first of course, and see how good it looks in comparison. I don't know how many other artists do this as well, but I find it very helpful when it comes to practicing. Anyways, naturally I have my own style, but I like to base it on other styles sometimes for fanart purposes and for reference to see how I'm improving
Anyway, regardless, I've been a fan of twokinds for years, and unfortunately only recently discovered your deviantart, but keep up the great work, I love your work and you too!
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HukengHobbyist General Artist
Great resource for fans of digitigrade anthros - thanks for sharing this!
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RoxalewProfessional General Artist
This is very helpful, thank you :D
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those pictures are so nice I had a hard to focusing on the text!
really nice job! finally found a beautifully done, crystal clear take on bipedal digitigrades. needed this -3-
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FOXTail402Hobbyist Artist
Helpful. Check.
Fox approves
Neosilverpaws's avatar
Oh wow been wondering about a ref sheet like this.
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SlizergiyHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a good refrence guide to refer to when doing my drawings.
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A life lesson has been taught and learned
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ItsallaboutM3Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOUR KINDNESS & THOUGHTFULNESS IS DEEPLY APPRICATED FOR THE ONE WHO CAN NOT DRAM A COMPLETE CIRCLE ^^



(In other words, thank you for all of your, and this, help)
Zeraio's avatar
This has been infinitely helpful! I actually drew a thingy that looked like a thing instead of a what-izzit. Any tips on doing hands?
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This is a really good guide, and shows the thought you've put into digitigrade anatomy. I just wish I could get a commission...
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BelindaCipherHobbyist Artist
can my fursona be a Keidran? idk much, but I shall learn the way of this race.
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rippleNsplashHobbyist General Artist
Thanks this was very helpful
Phoenixdragon220's avatar
You should do more of these tutorials.
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Thehoodedteddy13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trying to draw Tabaxi for my D&D campaign.  Very helpful
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BlueFireWolf14Student Digital Artist
Sort of helpful to me because it is too crowded and I can tell which one I'm drawing.
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BurbujamanHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This has helped me a lot to improve my drawing thanks !!
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MiniDragonflyHobbyist General Artist
This would be quite usefull for me drawing anthro characters or made up creatures that walks on toes.  Thanks for drawing this.
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