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How To Draw Unguligrade Bipeds: Advanced Course by The13thBlackCat How To Draw Unguligrade Bipeds: Advanced Course by The13thBlackCat
Subtitle: Now with 20% less art and 30% more words!

On a more serious note, this is my follow-up to my ridiculously (no, I'm serious, it's ridiculous) popular tutorial, How To Draw Unguligrade Bipeds (IE: Hoofed People), dealing more with bone structure and posing. (And a bonus on the structure of cloven hooves; I didn't include one on solid hooves because you can find solid hoof tutorials much more easily than cloven hoof ones.) I know I kind of crapped out towards the end, but that's mostly because I had no idea what to talk about anymore.

So, if there's something else you'd like me to add, just ask!

Another thing: in the process of finding information for this, I came across the blog of a sculptor; specifically, the post where he worked on a satyr's legs in one of his sculptures. It's here, and I highly recommend it, because he briefly goes into muscle anatomy and in general knows a great deal more about this than I do. Anyway, the sculpture is beautiful and definitely needs to be seen.
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VoxelBlock 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this and your other Unguligrade biped tutorial incredibly helpful! Thanks!:P
Erradox Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
one of my favorite zoomorphic characteristics! Thank you so much for these tutorials~ <3 
They really help a lot! 
The13thBlackCat Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's definitely my favorite! :dummy: Hooves are just the absolute best!

Happy to help out, good luck with your future arting endeavors. :3
KirigamiRiguya Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
!!! ah, thank you, this is super helpful!
The13thBlackCat Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to help! :3
SomnolentAnimator Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh my god thank you sO MUCH.
pUrpLeICEcrYstaLs Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a fun fact: According to some people, humans used to walk on their toes, which I find really weird, because it would be even harder for a two-legged creature to balance on a few inches of their feet. But then, it would be easier to start running. 
The13thBlackCat Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be weird and difficult, unless our heel was set higher up to compensate. I've never heard that before, huh. Of course I basically only do research on animal evolution and history, haha. =P
Astroyeti Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could someone wear heel-less heels to test out that range of motion you mentioned towards the end? I've sort of noticed that they somewhat resemble the hooves of a horse :V and it seems like it would be the same as standing on your tip toes for who knows how long.
The13thBlackCat Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I covered this somewhere in one tutorial or another, but in my understanding, heeled shoes are basically the same as standing on your toes, which is pretty much exactly what hooved things do. So heel-less heels really just cut out the middleman. :P Of course, you'd have to shift the heel upwards for the hoofed person, and they would obviously be much better at standing on their toes all day than we would, but for getting a sense of their range of motion it's probably a good start. :) That's more-or-less how I do it anyway.
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