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Offline Saril

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« on: January 30, 2005, 03:37:20 pm »
Well, I've decided I can't ignore the equine in me, so I took the troubled step of becoming a Super Unique Mess ™. Now I'm having trouble coming up with a look that isn't either a Frankenstein or a weird thing with ugly Mesohippus feet. Anyone else have/draw a hybrid fursona, particularly a pawed/hoofed hybrid? How did you blend the two (or more) animals in your fursona? Any ideas on drawing paw-hooves (or hoof-paws)?

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2005, 04:57:16 pm »
He's not a fursona, but I recenty created a hybrid character named Tungsten (chemistry humor, don't mind me). He's a wolf-ram hybrid. he's a wolf in front with ram horns, and a ram behind. His front paws/hands are wolf paws and his hind feet are ram hooves. (Hands & feet/paws dependent on if he's in anthropomorphic or zoomorphic form.)

So, you could use both hooves and paws on the same character.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2005, 06:17:37 pm »
personally, I would think that if you're going for a hoof/paw mix, then I suggest having hooved hind feet and paws for front feet.  make the bottom half equine and the top half feline.

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2005, 08:36:11 pm »
I would also go with a hoof/paw mix.  Which ever animal you pick for the head, I'd have the first half be that animal, and the hind be the other.  Try different mixes and see what you like the best.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2005, 11:03:17 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! Paws on top and hooves on the bottom seems to be the way to go. I think it will wind up being more like 70% feline and 30% equine, as opposed to half-and-half, but hopefully everyone will be able to see the mushy and trampled fruits of my labors in... *shrugs* a week? More than that? I'm a slow and erratic worker when it comes to art. And when it doesn't.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2005, 12:12:29 am »
Id suggest you PM Autumn Fire on ideas. For a long time she was wolf/horse so she knows. Are you going for 4 legged or anthro?

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2005, 01:05:55 am »
Thanks, Savaaha. I'll see if she has any advice on how to handle it. I'd like to eventually go for an anthro, but I don't have a lot of experience drawing anthro furries. Regular animals are easier for me to do. So the first version(s) might be 4-legged.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2005, 01:50:20 am »
HollyAnn put together some great anthro tuturials plus Ulario has a great 50 page book on drawing anthros and fantasy. Antho tutorials

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2005, 02:41:55 am »
this mite sound weird have u've ever thought of havin feline leges & the the feet (front and or back) have them look like a hoove or have u ever thought about have hooves in the front and havin paws in the back. but for an anthro furry I think paws would look good for the front & the hooves for the rear legs. '<img'>
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2005, 03:37:34 am »
Alternately, with hoof/paw mixes, you could choose to have hooves that are split, like that of sheep, pigs, llamas, and deer.

But otherwise, the half hoof/half paw mix works for most people.