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How To Draw Unguligrade Bipeds (IE: Hoofed People) by The13thBlackCat How To Draw Unguligrade Bipeds (IE: Hoofed People) by The13thBlackCat
Edit How To Draw Unguligrade Bipeds: Advanced Course /Edit

One of my biggest peeves in fantasy art is seeing perfectly good--amazing, even!--artists manage to fuck up what seems to be fairly basic leg anatomy. And after seeing one too many fucked up fauns and SNAFU'd satyrs, I finally decided the world needed a tutorial on how to do things right (because I am always right, you see, because this is the internet).

Well, anyway. I thought someone might find this useful. It feels weird to do a tutorial; I never thought I would. I'm horrible at teaching.

I kinda want some kind of llama character now
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KillerWereWolf1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the action poses at the bottom!
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D They were fun to doodle, though I kinda ran out of ideas after, like...two. XD
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KillerWereWolf1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I actually used this to create my first oc! Would it be okay if I posted it in my gallery, giving you credit for the inspiration in the description?
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, awesome! :la: I hope it helped!

Sure! :3 I don't mind!
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KillerWereWolf1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thank you so much!
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LunaticMindGamer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks master!
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faer-windstormfan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, oddly enough, this is helping me with anatomy for digitigrade characters as well... it's not entirely the same but it's similar enough to make this guide VERY helpful.
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I don't find it very odd at all, really! It's largely very similar anatomy, except you have toes at the end instead of hooves (which are technically toes themselves, but...anyway!). There's a lot of really good digitigrade tutorials here on dA that I've seen. This one and this one are two of my favorites, if you haven't already seen them, and I'm sure there's more. (I don't go looking for them, really, I just find them by happenstance, haha.)
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faer-windstormfan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow, thank you for the tuts, thank you so so so so so much!!!!!!! I didn't expect to get a reply honestly O___o

Those are really awesome (the second one is soooo cute sdlfas;ldfkas;dlfkj). I'll admit I'm an offender of the 'awkward crouch' thing especially with birdlike characters... oh well, back to practice for me! :DDD

But seriously, thanks bunches, and your tut was so informative and amazing, no wonder everyone loves it. And you're nice and friendly too which is always a bonus. Keep doing what you do, seriously, there aren't enough nice people out there making stuff.
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :) I found them pretty quickly just by searching for "digitigrade tutorial", but admittedly I did know which pictures I was looking for too. Still, I've found that dA usually has good tutorials about a lot of things! (And I always try to reply to comments if I can! Just polite, I think.)

Haha, everyone was an offender of that at one point, I think. XD Even I was, I'm sure, though I've put so much effort into drawing unguligrade legs properly for the past forever that I don't remember much before it... =P

Thanks! :3 I really need to update a couple things on it, but I'm happy so many people are finding it useful and helpful. :blush: Thank you so much! Good luck with your future arting! :dummy:
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