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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
Part 2--
Part 3--

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 )
FalconArte Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Very helpful! Thanks! ^^
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.
KrisFirebolt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GaelicKitsune 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
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 ^^
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 :)
Apocapoop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
This helps out a lot thank you for making these tutorials! c:
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:

ManipulateTheRain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
These are great, they help so much!
LizNN7 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
fantastic! thanks so much :D
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