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PE: Anthro Art Tutorials

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 3:11 PM

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!

Cross Referencing

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!

:The Art of Cross Referencing: by Katmomma


Werewolf Pelt Color Tutorial by sugarpoultry

Paws n' hands by Yellow-eyesWerewolf Anatomy Tutorial by sugarpoultryAnthro Leg-Paw Tutorial by LuthienNightwolfAnthro Ear Tutorial by AlliNixWhite's .:. Eye Tutorial:. by WhiteSpiritWolf

Poses/Line Art / How To Use Shapes
Lackadaisy Construction by tracyjbLackadaisy How-to-Draw by tracyjbPose Tutorial V2 by cindre

Small and Simple Fur Tutorial by sugarpoultry.:White's Fur Tutorial:. by WhiteSpiritWolfWolf fur tutorial 2 by Yellow-eyes"Windy Day"- Walkthru by Yellow-eyesA Fur Tutorial: Part 2 by CoyoteMange

Tutorial Easy Dragon Scales by Lobieg

Bird Wing Tutorial by TheAntimonyElementRealistic Bird Wings by NambrothFolded Bird Wings by keaalu

Tutorial: Drawing Dea's Way by Dea-89Wolfy portrait tutorial 1 by Silverfox5213Wolfy portrait tutorial 2 by Silverfox5213

Resources - Brushes

Fur Brushes

Brush Set by TatchitWildlife Texture Brushes by CoyoteMangeFUR BRUSHES - PHOTOSHOP CS3 by KeepWaiting

Hair brush set by para-vine

PENCIL BOX by mawgallery

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:

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WindStriker91 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a dragon anthro tutorial but it quite helps :)
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
KLeighE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for this!  :)
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
XXHybridVirusXX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! It'll help immensely, would you mind adding a face tutorial? Like angles for the muzzle and proportions?
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think this is something I can work up :) or at least add to this one!
XXHybridVirusXX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Alright ^~^ As you can see I used part of your tutorial to make Sydney.
Iliaytira5006 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for putting this together!
KovoWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem! :)
QUERYXX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
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