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Anthro Leg Tutorial by VibrantEchoes Anthro Leg Tutorial by VibrantEchoes
Because I have several friends who really need some anatomy lessons. This isn't the prettiest tutorial ever, but it gets the idea across.

I will re-type the text here for those who can't read my handwriting, with a few added things:

Note that I am using my own fursona's legs as a base. Slight differences in anatomy may apply depending on the age, gender, high, weight, species, etc. of your muse!

This line should not go back UP if the muse is standing normally. This is the anthro equivalent of squatting. DO NOT make this mistake!

It helps me to think of anthro legs as regular legs with short second sections, and long feet to make up for it.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when trying to achieve correct anatomy is SYMMETRY. Both legs should be the exact same, meaning each section of one leg should match the corresponding sections of the other leg. Ex: One foot shouldn't be longer or shorter than the other.

Unless one foot is behind the other, they should touch the ground in the same place. One should not be higher than the other. You may need to draw a horizontal line as a guide for where the ground is.

DO NOT change the LENGTH of anything to make both feet touch the ground evenly! Instead, adjust an angle or two until it works. If working digitally, rotating the sketch can also be a big help.

Remember: There is no such thing as a perfect tutorial with all the answers. Make sure you look at several. I'm still learning just like you are!

If you have any questions or think I should add more tips/info, let me know.
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LPSALFA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
cool
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Avatardragontrainer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Could you do an anthro nightfury base from how to train you dragon for me?
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Once commissions are opened up again, you could buy that.
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nanotech9630 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
this help me a whole lot with the legs on my dragoness thank you very much and btw very nice icon
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Skoryx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful! Thank you!

I always used to make the mistake of drawing the legs squat instead of normal, because I didn't realize it was incorrect. . . ^^;
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, I made that mistake CONSTANTLY before I realized it.
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Oh, something that I think a few people would like to know is how to add claws to the feet?
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I might do some more anatomy tutorials, and I'll probably include that.
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
sweet!
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Thanks! I've been looking for a tut. with STRAIGHT. ON. LEGS. God, you have no clue how annoying it is when you're trying to draw an anthro from head on, and 99% of all the tutorials show the legs AT AN ANGLE.
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prestosauce Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! Thanks!!
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Mssilvs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Nice tutorial!!
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D-Stro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool, this gonna help me :thumbsup::) Thanks dude!
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snivy08 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work! this will help me out too
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TheDagwoodBrony Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll find this quite useful as a reference, if nothing else. You did a good job with this.
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Looking forward to your visit next week btw
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TheDagwoodBrony Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! I may take the opportunity to draw stuff.
... Or slack off some more and infuriate my watchers with lack of content.

Either way! See you then.
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K-A-Mill Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student
this is a really cool tutorial! thanks! and would these tips and steps work for drawing satyrs too?
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably, though I can't say I've ever attempted drawing hoofed feet.
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K-A-Mill Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student
okay thanks! i'm gonna give it a shot
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Rammdark Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really useful, thanks!
The problem I have is actually getting the calf the right shape. If I get that wrong then the entire leg looks off.
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you shape things generally looks odd to me anyway because of your style so I can't help you much there ^^;
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Rammdark Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
D:
I know, I know. Well, I do my best to improve. And you're a good helper.
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to be of assistance. Sorry if I was a bit blunt there.
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xtofubreadx Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
This will be useful :)
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Skyffan Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... This sure will help me a lot... Thanks for sharing this, Missy !!
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VibrantEchoes Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! I may have to add in some other anatomy tutorials, since anatomy seems to be one of my stronger points most of the time.

I still can't draw actual hands or feet worth shit lol
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Skyffan Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahahaha !!! Well, I have had troubles with legs, and I think this will help me to draw them better.
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wing693789 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is awesome and really helpful!
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