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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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Mulunia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Is it possible to translate these lessons for other -grade characters? Like, would the same rules apply?
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basically, yes, at least for digitigrade legs. There's some minor differences in the actual anatomy, but for drawing purposes, you pretty much would just draw a paw instead of a hoof at the end, because they're very very similar. This is a really good tutorial for digitigrade characters, and this has some excellent notes about them! (The second one mostly has to do with balancing a character out and making them look more realistic instead of awkward.)

(As for plantigrade legs, well, those are a bit more drastically different, but I'm sure better artists have tutorials for them. X3 DeviantART actually has a lot of good tutorials, so I suggest searching around to see if you can find someone who has better/more in-depth ones! Especially since I'm not exactly an anatomy expert, here. =P)
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Mulunia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Ah! I see! Thank you so much! You're incredibly helpful! Mudkip Neuro Happy 
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, happy to help! :3
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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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