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Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by Daesiy Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by Daesiy
Edit: OMAIGOD a DD. 8'D Thanks so much to *Klissie and `FantasyStock!!
Edit2: I changed the wording of some things and added some points to make everything a little more accurate
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Download!! This thing is hugeeeeee xDD

Uhm, well... I've been drawing a little more, but I haven't been able to produce anything really pretty. So I made you guys a tutorial. 8D

A lot of the time I see people mixing up features from canines and felines (usually they're too used to drawing one of them) So I made a list of facts in the hopes that it may be helpful to someone. I tried to do the most generic shapes of canine/ big cat types, so I went with a wolf and an African Leopard.

Just as a disclaimer, I am in no way an anatomy expert. I am not forcing this way of drawing on anyone. x3 The absolute best way to learn anatomy is to look up references and study life!!

Also, sorry it's so sketchy. I was too lazy to lineart all of this. Yugh... Plus, I think the construction lines are actually helpful to see in some cases.

If anything is unclear, just ask and I'd be happy to clarify. :3
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Given 2011-07-22
Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by *Daesiy -- Suggester's words: i learned a lot from this tutorial, and it should get more known, as it helps enormously. it clearly compares the most drawn animals, and it is easy to understand. ( Suggested by Klissie and Featured by FantasyStock )
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ShimmerNShineDA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Thanks for the tutorial! This was extremely helpful!
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Sakkali Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: thanks for this!!
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FalconArte Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Very helpful! Thanks! ^^
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AmaterasuShiranui Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Oh my god. Thank you for this awesome Tut. O_O This helps my so much! <3 And sorry for my bad english.
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KrisFirebolt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Galefaux Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
My veterinarian sister just tried to tell me there were no differences between feline legs and dog legs. Well then. 

Thanks for the tutorial! :D
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RenOokami Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the tutorials, especialy Part 3. You are right about "studying life and anatomy is the best way to learn". Sadly, drawing beginers are focused on "drawing books" even if they can learn alot in other category.
For exemple, Sculpture books are good study about volumes, but pepole still rush into
"how to draw manga/fantasy/other style" sort of books even for that part of learning...

You deserve this DD, and i forgot to ask before, but i linked your works in one of mines,
as your tutorials show things way better than the one i've done. Anyway, Gratz for the DD ^^
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lew-leon-1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a lot for the three-part tutorial, it'll certainly be useful for me as a self-learning artist :)
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Apocapoop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
This helps out a lot thank you for making these tutorials! c:
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thelongdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

aaaaaaaaahhhh the wolf looks like a giant puff ball X3

this really helps! thank you!! :la:

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ManipulateTheRain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
These are great, they help so much!
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LizNN7 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
fantastic! thanks so much :D
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FeralkittyNC Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! These should help me a ton'!
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TeenBeat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I downloaded all 3 of your tutorials. These are going to help immensely; thanks so much <3
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DekuScrub-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That helped me a lot, thank you :3
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PolancoEmi123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you even make canine v. Feline in rear view?
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EmeraldTahWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful <3 I have the problem where they look the same!
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Shienai Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^ Very good, helpful tutorial (:
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Ovelayotli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Pretty help full, thanks for sharing this!
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sweaterrs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Digital Artist
very helpful ! :nod:
thanks you ! 
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opl890 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool c:
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BAMillustration Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Super helpful! Thanks so much!
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Jay-Chan3 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is an excellent resource! A lot of people - myself included at times - just sort of use an inconsistent, all-purpose mash up for both canines and felines. Thank you for clearing up confusion!
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iloveyourtattoos Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
So great! Thank you!
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Jinsui-Kanjou Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very hepful
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sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I found this incredibly helpful!
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fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really helpful to have canine and feline side by side and to be able to compare the two. Thank you so much for making and posting this!
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jhawkjayhawk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
nice never really drawn a serious canine or feline but this will really help me understand the structure of their bodies
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Etched-Heart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Tutorial is great! Very well informative with those really nice tips off to the side!<3
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PawsInTheSnow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I used to always draw my wolves the same way I drew my cats, as I had much more experience drawing the cats. I knew there was a distinct difference but it was never really demonstrated to me before. Seeing it outlined here is incredibly helpful thank you so much for all of your help :)
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Sophie0291 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for tutorial, I also have problems with back legs when drawing any animal :D
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This will help me no longer screw up my cat anatomy. I have done dogs first and trying to draw lions lately and now I know why they are not working. To much dog anatomy in them.
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Hollow-chan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is great 8D
And soooo helpful
Tnx so much
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4ler Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks so much for this tutorial
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TigerShake Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thx so much for doing this :hug:
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WhiteCroe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
these are all verry helpfull
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WazzinGator Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! Thanks so much! <3
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ShadowStormWolf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
been helpful for my homework :D thank you
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ZombieWil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These were super duper helpful tyty!!!
Will
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RainbowDashCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
really really helpfull
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Clockhound Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really helpful! I love it!
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marikomanga Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Just what I've been looking for! Thanks!
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ilovewarriorsthemost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow

hey cud u do a tuturiol on cats instead of lions.....
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DreyaCira Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this very helpful to read through! I will definitely think about these things next time I try to draw one of my big cats. Thanks!
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XxSoaringHeartxX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This really helped! I just tried my first realistic computer art and it looks fantastic thank you so much for this tutorial! :D
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TheSparrowKing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woah how do you do that thing where it tells me to comment as i favorite?!
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Digital-Doodle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This was so helpful and really straightforward! Love it. :3
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Go-go-circle-nine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you for your very educational (i guess) anatomy tut.'s there very useful!!!!!!!!!
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orkinas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
all parts are amazing, very helpful :love:
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orkinas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
thank you so much!!!!
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