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I tried an anatomy tutorial by Kitzophrenic I tried an anatomy tutorial by Kitzophrenic
..or something. i originally was making it for one person but she said i should post it to dA so i just went ahead and did, assuming that i may be able to help some others who have anatomy problems. whatever. this is my take on anatomy anyway. i often use that little google picture i pasted at the bottom as an anatomy reference. ;u;

:star:ALSO. something i forgot to put on the sheet: try not to make the fur look too spiky, or else it will look like a hairspray cat or something.
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Blue-Raccoon-Pro Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks this actually really helps! :3
1bread1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This really helped thanks!!! X3
CandiedKittens Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, very helpful
you should make more tutorials, you are good at explaining things. I also liked how you sort of color coded it.
very nice, please make more! :D
Kitzophrenic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no im really not good at explaining things xD
CandiedKittens Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well you've explained this pretty well.
rikoee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
The anatomy of the back and front legs aren't completely correct-especially the back ones ;~; I'm just saying that making a tutorial of anatomy is for someone that may be able to have better anatomy understanding.
Turdl3Dove Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to point out, this coming from someone who has been drawing cats for forever, that cats don't have the '5th' toe on the back paws. This is mainly because of all the injuries that would occur if they did, and the back feet are more for propelling then climbing/killing/attacking.
Keyblade0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This so useful *-*
swickly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student
There are some good tips in here (like about the paws and rounded ears), but most of this is either not explained well enough or not very good information to go by. For example, you tell us not to make the tail too long, but give us no point of reference as to how long the tail should be in comparison to the body. The extra 'zag' on the front paw is the shoulder and should not be demoted to an 'extra;' the back leg has that same zag in the hipbone. You don't necessarily see either on a healthy cat because of the nature of their loose skin and thick fur. Remember, physiology is symmetrical. Furthermore, You allude to the cat's short neck but don't actually tell us why the cat doesn't have a neck like 'this.'

The the problem with this tutorial, as stylish as it is, is that it doesn't follow the goldren rule- learn to draw realistically before you draw with a certain style. Your style in and of itself is a treat to look at and very cute, but is not very helpful in the grand scheme of things.

As for visuals, I would suggest using a more organized and refined layout, text in a color that is more easily read (darker!), and an example image that isn't so sketchy, so that it's easier to see.
Wonderinq Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll definatly have to use look at this whenever I need to practice.
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