On today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.
This is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!
So below are a few pointers!
- 1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character. 2. Movement & Flexibility - Often taken with a grain of salt is movement. Its always a good idea to have your pose laid out. Some of those involve some serious movement, especially for 'action' scenes or concepts. This is a great tutorial that shows you the important things to consider when drawing movements 3. Pose Maniacs - One of the best websites that provides a huge resource for poses of all kinds!
Here are a few website(s) that contain some great, free textures for you to use!
What does this mean? Well sense there is nothing to go off of in the real world as far as drawing something "Anthro" we have to cross reference it from something that does. For example, you want to draw an anthropomorphized cat. You will have to use references of cats gathered from various sources (usually online) and compare the features from the cat to the person. So you are taking the characteristics, features and traits of that animal and applying it to a human, object or thing.
Here is a great tutorial on cross-referencing!
Poses/Line Art / How To Use Shapes
Resources - Brushes
This Is All Great But...
Don't feel like this is very helpful? Go check out Katmommas recent blog about I Can't Draw. It will give you a great perspective!
Drawing With Katmomma
Check out the live tutorial and Q&A Kat hosted here: livestre.am/1fWEs