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Offline Tabuu

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Drawing Equines
« on: May 25, 2005, 04:14:31 am »
Well, I have started to venture into drawing more animal forms. Basically, I've never been any good at it, but I've kind of started looking at it differently recently.

I try and think of animal bodies in terms of what I know already, which is human anatomy. I figure that most animals share the basic same structure as humans, yet the proportions are different. I try to use that principle to make anatomy simpler to get for me as well as the people I try to help out.

With that said, here's a diagram of a basic equine profile shot I tried.



It's actually my third try at the equine form (first I screwed up the legs, second similar to this) and I want to know if I'm on the right track at least. Also, if anyone has any tips on drawing equines, I'm all ears ^_^ Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 03:25:01 pm »
Thanks for the ref. I have terrible time with equine hind legs...

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 03:30:50 pm »
Well thanks ^_^ I'm really trying to get a good start to equine types since I've been getting quite a few requests on them, as well as an urge to do some gift pics for some kind furs around the boards  '<img'>

The legs are the most confounding parts for everyone probably. Including me ':p' I have been checking out photos, though. And actually am getting a bit of a grasp on what it takes to draw these sorts
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 06:21:56 pm »
I think you have all the names right. '<img'>  The front legs are too straight though, the elbow and shoulder joints are bent if the animal is standing upright, like in this pic;

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 06:29:36 pm »
I actually find the horse's face to be the hardest thing to draw....  but seeing the skull helps.  '<img'>
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 09:08:26 pm »
Quote (Nocte @ May 25 2005, 5:21 pm)
I think you have all the names right. '<img'>  The front legs are too straight though, the elbow and shoulder joints are bent if the animal is standing upright, like in this pic;


Heheh cool. That's a pretty great help.

Actually the straightness of the front leg was grabbed from a reference photo of a stationary horse. was outisde only, so never got to see the actual bone structure. The other leg was put up to show where it bends generally. I'll admit, though, that the build is inconsistant all around. Mainly putting the parts on display. I'll work on it, though ^_^




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