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Anthro Leg Tutorial

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Because I have several friends who really need some anatomy lessons. This isn't the prettiest tutorial ever, but it gets the idea across.

I will re-type the text here for those who can't read my handwriting, with a few added things:

Note that I am using my own fursona's legs as a base. Slight differences in anatomy may apply depending on the age, gender, high, weight, species, etc. of your muse!

This line should not go back UP if the muse is standing normally. This is the anthro equivalent of squatting. DO NOT make this mistake!

It helps me to think of anthro legs as regular legs with short second sections, and long feet to make up for it.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when trying to achieve correct anatomy is SYMMETRY. Both legs should be the exact same, meaning each section of one leg should match the corresponding sections of the other leg. Ex: One foot shouldn't be longer or shorter than the other.

Unless one foot is behind the other, they should touch the ground in the same place. One should not be higher than the other. You may need to draw a horizontal line as a guide for where the ground is.

DO NOT change the LENGTH of anything to make both feet touch the ground evenly! Instead, adjust an angle or two until it works. If working digitally, rotating the sketch can also be a big help.

Remember: There is no such thing as a perfect tutorial with all the answers. Make sure you look at several. I'm still learning just like you are!

If you have any questions or think I should add more tips/info, let me know.
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Crimson-Dragon-King's avatar
Crimson-Dragon-KingHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial, this really helps.

P.S. I am designing a cat race for a story :)
justdesserts707's avatar
This is so helpful, thank you!
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malman12Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bless you
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CandyCannCanHobbyist Digital Artist
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THANK YOU
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Can-CatStudent Digital Artist
Thanks for posting. This was helpful in making Moon Dancer, a coloured versions of Dema- lineart, by DestinyBlue.  :thanks:
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XcaraBishProfessional Digital Artist
aaa thank you!
CuteToyBonnie's avatar
This Helped Me Thank You ^^ !
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foxy210Hobbyist
yay it worked out for me
TheUnseenWorld's avatar
*Digitigrade legs
XD

There's two types of FUrry legs or ANthro legs
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Violyte64Student Digital Artist
I didn't know that at the time. *points to upload date nearly 3 years ago*
TheUnseenWorld's avatar
AHAHAH XD hi XD sorry about that
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JediPinkiePieHobbyist General Artist
This was extremely helpful! Thank you!
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Thesonicfan21Student Artisan Crafter
I had lods of problems in drawing legs. Thank you for the help! =)
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DragonMage156Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always have trouble drawing proper legs for my OCs but this will help. Thank you :)
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Svy-JuvessHobbyist Digital Artist
One question, what anthro?
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Violyte64Student Digital Artist
anthropomorphic. Try googling it.
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Svy-JuvessHobbyist Digital Artist
Is it like furries?
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Violyte64Student Digital Artist
basically yes, but it can apply to anything that isn't human, not just necessarily animals.
TheMrMinish's avatar
On some sites like fur affinity they recognize all animals as furries. I don't know why but when looking for art there I found dragons (sci-fi), lizards etc.
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Svy-JuvessHobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, like rocks?
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Violyte64Student Digital Artist
It can apply to rocks, yes.
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Svy-JuvessHobbyist Digital Artist
Lol ok
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Svy-JuvessHobbyist Digital Artist
Alright
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FelinexxProfessional Digital Artist
Very helpful, thank you! 
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