Author Topic: Digitigrade  (Read 3138 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Digitigrade
« on: February 09, 2005, 11:26:57 pm »
I was playing with where to place the knee and ankle on a digitigrade leg. I know since it's an anthro's leg they're probably going to be between where they'd be on a human and an animal, but that still leaves a lot of room to play with. And I know there are really no wrong answer. Still, I was curious. Which knee and ankle positions look best to you?



Note: I added this picture mostly just for a visual example. And numbered them just to make referencing them easier.

Offline Kyuzo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Male
  • Posts: 253
    • http://furry.jasonrost.com
Digitigrade
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2005, 01:52:59 am »
I'm going to say, out of those, I like 2 the best.
Meow!  I love my mate '<img'>


Offline whitedingo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 1669
    • http://www.whitedingo.furtopia.org
Digitigrade
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2005, 02:56:55 am »
1 for a male/ 2 for female
Avatar by Ulario thanks love the whole pic

Offline CarLOS

  • Hero Member
  • Vote Pirate!
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 2992
Digitigrade
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2005, 05:29:44 am »
I like 2, as it seems "clean cut", but 1 for realism.

Yeah, ditto what ^^--- he said ---^^ '<img'>

Offline -SilentKnight-

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 566
Digitigrade
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2005, 09:06:11 am »
I think that technically, 4 is the most correct, considering the length of the leg.

This picture here is by Peter Keres, who draws some awesome digitigrade catgirls (sadly, he's disappeared from the internet):


Offline HockeyRaven

  • Hero Member
  • Confusing the internet about my gender since 2001
  • *****
  • Posts: 2662
    • HR's FurAffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2005, 10:01:25 am »
I think mine usually end up looking like either 3 or 4, but I've probably drawn some 2's as well.
Fruitcake is a legitimate gender in my book.

Offline Kyuzo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Male
  • Posts: 253
    • http://furry.jasonrost.com
Digitigrade
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2005, 10:03:05 pm »
I tend to be more exaggerated with my legs, but then again I'm more cartoony and less realistic.  

I like the look of 2, but I have to agree with SK, 4 would probably be the most realistic.
Meow!  I love my mate '<img'>


Offline lordstacker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 989
    • http://www.lordstacker.net
Digitigrade
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2005, 12:57:03 am »
':cool:' like number one best but think 3 or 4 would be just as good if the paw was inlarged a little bit
LEADER OF EVIL PINK BUNNIES

Offline -SilentKnight-

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 566
Digitigrade
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2005, 05:29:19 pm »
Structurally, #2 is closest to a human foot, which is probably why some of the people here subconsciously prefer it.

Offline Ulario

  • Hero Member
  • Dreaming of Zion Awake
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 4240
    • http://www.gryphonheartstudios.com
Digitigrade
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2005, 09:30:47 am »
I like four the best.  It looks more natural to me.
tracivermeesch.com - Webcomic


Did I say blow it up?
... Lets blow it up!

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2005, 05:20:00 pm »
Quote (-SilentKnight- @ Feb. 11 2005, 2:29 pm)
Structurally, #2 is closest to a human foot, which is probably why some of the people here subconsciously prefer it.

Hmm, that's kind of funny because to me they all look pretty good -except- for two. It just doesn't look right to me somehow. And that may be because it's too close to plantagrade.


I tend to draw them more like 1 which is to split the leg into 3 about equal lengths with the upper leg only slightly over a third. But was considering trying something else such as making the upper leg about half and then splitting the lower leg into 2 about equal lengths (which is what 3 is suppose to be), though I could see 4 (with the slightly higher ankle) working as well.

Like I said though, there is no one correct way. I can't think of any real digitigrades that stand on two legs. (Are there any?)

Offline Odjnn

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Male
  • Posts: 49
Digitigrade
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2005, 07:58:43 pm »
I'd also say either 3 or 4

Aren't kangaroos bipedal digitgrades?
Example

Digitigrade
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2005, 09:16:24 pm »
Yes they are. I love 'roos.

Bleh...2 looks too close to plantigrade. I tend to make the fused bone above the toes relatively short but it still is longer than that. Truth be told I personally don't like any of those but 2 is the worst.

Offline Black Foot

  • Hero Member
  • Me in my Wolf form
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 2061
    • Furaffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2005, 09:50:47 pm »
Quote (Kyuzo @ Feb. 10 2005, 1:52 am)
I'm going to say, out of those, I like 2 the best.

they all look good but then again I mite choose #1, #3, & #4 for realizim I would have to say probably #3 for female #2 mite work but the others mite look good for a male.
In Memory of Balto the one who saved a dog sled person & his dogs from cold temperatures.


Pets name: SandStorm
Adopt your own!


TO all that lives in the Darkness be proud of it and to those who

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2005, 12:03:24 am »
Quote (Odjnn @ Feb. 12 2005, 4:58 pm)
Aren't kangaroos bipedal digitgrades?

Although your example makes it look like it, as a quick google image search for kangaroos will show, they tend to stand with the 'heel' on the ground, so I don't know if that really counts. Also to my knowledge, they don't walk.

I don't know if they count as digitigrade officially or not. But in any case, it's not digitigrade in the way that most anrthos are depicted. So it still does not serve as an example for the "real" way it should be done, unless maybe you are drawing a kangaroo. '<img'>

There is one thing though, I was asking more of what proportions you like more not which drawing do you like the most.

Offline -SilentKnight-

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 566
Digitigrade
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2005, 07:36:03 am »
"...they tend to stand with the 'heel' on the ground..."

All digitigrade animals rest with the heel of their extremities on the ground.

Go look at a dog or a cat, for instance.

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2005, 04:04:47 pm »
True, but that's a resting position. Although for a kangaroo, that could be considered standing on two legs, however, that's really a moot point unless they commonly stand around on there 'toes' like other digitigrades do (and the way anthros are generally depicted.)

There's also the matter of them not walking like other animals do. So in short, the kangaroo my be "an digitigrade animal that stands on two legs" but not in the way I was speaking.

Edit: Perhaps a better way to phrase it is are there any animals that -walk- on two digitigrade legs.





Offline Kyuzo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Male
  • Posts: 253
    • http://furry.jasonrost.com
Digitigrade
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2005, 04:03:21 am »
Quote (Vararam @ Feb. 13 2005, 12:03 am)
Quote (Odjnn @ Feb. 12 2005, 4:58 pm)
Aren't kangaroos bipedal digitgrades?

There is one thing though, I was asking more of what proportions you like more not which drawing do you like the most.

Well, I found this image on google, not sure if it helps at all:
Meow!  I love my mate '<img'>


Offline HockeyRaven

  • Hero Member
  • Confusing the internet about my gender since 2001
  • *****
  • Posts: 2662
    • HR's FurAffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2005, 11:50:58 am »
Hey, I've got that same pic saved to my favorites for reference. '<img'>
Fruitcake is a legitimate gender in my book.

Offline Kitani

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 17
    • www.wpcomp.com/ayianna
Digitigrade
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2005, 02:39:45 am »
To really determine what is most accurate (and subtly more pleasing to look at), you have to first understand the basics of the structure of the foot. The part of the foot that actually touches the ground are the toes. So when you draw something like #2, the toes are far too large in proportion to the rest of the foot. If you were to shrink the size of the foot, the toes should be in proportion to that. Try looking at a human foot when humans are on their toes. That might help you form a hybrid between the two.

Alternately, why go digigrade? Humans walk on the entire foot. It wouldn't be 'bad' to go for less traditional furry drawings and have them walk on their whole foot instead.

Offline sniffswind

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 1424
    • www.sniffs-place.furtopia.org
Digitigrade
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2005, 11:26:28 am »
short metacarps (sp) and short tib/fib look distorted to me...i kind of prefer match length...I just change the ANGLE of the positioning...mostly aranging for horizontal calbes and a paw match to knee position for my Weres, and near vertical for Anthros.  the only thing I did change is switch Ungulates, etc to a more plantigradish stance...so I didn't have to draw twisted and distorted hooves.

Offline Aerisyka

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 1589
    • http://aerisyka.deviantart.com
Digitigrade
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2005, 09:36:11 pm »
I prefer 3 and 4, 4 looks the best to me. That's how mine usually come out... 1 is ok, and I don't particularly like 2. It looks weird.
We have a fascination with the darkness, although we're standing in light.
We have the strongest sense of kindness, but we still can't treat our own selves right.

<:3=*)~

Icon by 22mg!

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Digitigrade
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2005, 01:55:39 pm »
Quote (Kitani @ Mar. 01 2005, 11:39 pm)
Alternately, why go digigrade? Humans walk on the entire foot. It wouldn't be 'bad' to go for less traditional furry drawings and have them walk on their whole foot instead.

Because I prefer the look of digitigrade over plantigrade that's why. '<img'> And I wouldn't call it less traditional as both seem to be in common use. If someone prefers plantigrade that's perfectly fine. But that's another topic. Here I was talking specifically about digitigrade.

Offline Mazz

  • Hero Member
  • CAW!
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 11824
Digitigrade
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2005, 02:30:35 pm »
out of your ipcs i like 4. with a bigger paw though
http://mazz.livejournal.com/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mazz/
http://tornfeathers.deviantart.com
http://tornfeathers.tumblr.com
--

Rehabber by trade, conservationist by choice
Love your wildlife where it belongs, in the wild

Offline Tommy Fox Stone

  • Hero Member
  • Commander Of Skull Squadron...RDF...
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 5136
Digitigrade
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2005, 12:36:34 am »
I like 2 and 3 the foot paws are very well done...
Captain T F Stone
 U.S.S. DEFIANT NX-74205
One Photon Torpedo Can Ruin Your Whole Day THINK ABOUT IT


Another winters day Another grey reminder of what used too be that has gone away Its really hard too say how long we have too live with our insanity we have too pay for all we use and we never think before we light the fuse...

Member of the Millennium Club...

C.S.A.

GOD BLESS TRUMP!...