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PE: Anthro Art Tutorials

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 3:11 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:
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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.

Anatomy



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! 

Textures:

Here are a few website(s) that contain some great, free textures for you to use!

1.cgtextures.com



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!


 



Tutorials


Stances


Paws/Feet/Hands/Ears/Eyes
Paws n' hands by Yellow-eyes Anthro Leg-Paw Tutorial by LuthienNightwolf Anthro Ear Tutorial by AlliNix White's .:. Eye Tutorial:. by WhiteSpiritWolf

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

Fur/Hair
Small and Simple Fur Tutorial by sugarpoultry .:White's Fur Tutorial:. by WhiteSpiritWolf:thumb38826575: 'Windy Day'- Walkthru by Yellow-eyes

Scales
Tutorial Easy Dragon Scales by Lobieg

Wings
Bird Wing Tutorial by TheAntimonyElement Realistic Bird Wings by Nambroth Folded Bird Wings by keaalu

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



Resources - Brushes


Fur Brushes

Brush Set by NukeRooster Wildlife Texture Brushes by witherlings FUR BRUSHES - PHOTOSHOP CS3 by KeepWaiting

Hair
Hair brush set by para-vine

Pencil/Drawing
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: livestre.am/1fWEs

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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional
thank you for this 
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Np!
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:iconadadave:
Adadave Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Came here for proportions but I still have a hard time understanding how it all works...
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hopefully some of the tutorials can help :) Proportions and anatomy can be tough!
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Adadave Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah... i need to draw my room more often XD
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
:)
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GygyBunny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much helpful!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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:icongygybunny:
GygyBunny Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :D
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
:3
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is a great collection of tutorials. I'll be sure to use them for some of my characters.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I'm currently working on designs for Peter who was transformed into an anthro cat through an experiment. I'm having a few difficulties though. First of all, I want to keep similarities between his human looks and his anthro looks (like the resemblance of the avatars and humans  in the movie Avatar). Second, I'm still having a hard time mixing cat and human anatomy. I found an awesome source for cat anatomy though. design.tutsplus.com/articles/h…
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Hello:
 And thank you for taking the time to make all these compilations :la: .
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
np!
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
:la: .
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FalloutFoxDraws Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow, I've found the motherload! Thanks for this collection, it should be really helpful.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
:) we hope you find it useful!
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Austin-M Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This tutorial maybe the thing I would need in order to make anthropomorphic characters. Despite me not being a furry or having any interests on "That side" of the fandom. I you catch my drift?
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Glad it works for you! 
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Austin-M Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am currently working on a horse, pony and a pig.


austin-m.deviantart.com/journa…
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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Austin-M Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks.
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TactileTheDilo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seriously need to learn how to draw. My art looks like something I dinosaur would shit out. But this really helped a lot!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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TactileTheDilo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
daww, thats cute. Thanks ;3
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Eskeleto68 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh thank you for this list of tutorials now i can work more on my art and improve.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
<3
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:iconeskeleto68:
Eskeleto68 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww cute
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
^^
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Eskeleto68 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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Feathermist-Seafoam Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for this! it helped so much!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes of course :)
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Feathermist-Seafoam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:>
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:iconwindstriker91:
WindStriker91 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a dragon anthro tutorial but it quite helps :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconkleighe:
KLeighE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for this!  :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
np!
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s-tolthet 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?
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:iconkovowolf:
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!
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s-tolthet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Alright ^~^ As you can see I used part of your tutorial to make Sydney.
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Iliaytira5006 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for putting this together!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem! :)
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QuentinZero Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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LilyandLiamAdventure Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks for sharing! This is exactly the kind of tutorial for drawing anthros I was looking for!!!

 

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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent! I'm glad that it was helpful to you! Please let me know if you have any other questions or need any other tutorials!
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Createdit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this, this'll really help someone like me lol :3
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
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BoolosusPichu86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well this helped alot :3
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent :)
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