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Tips on drawing animals by NadiavanderDonk Tips on drawing animals by NadiavanderDonk
I had deleted my previous tutorial a while ago because I was not happy with how I explained things... It really felt like was rewriting an anatomy book. And I really am not going to do that, or make a - how to draw an animal- tutorial when there is plenty. So instead I just share my own tips and information on how I do my animal studies. I was going to make a 5th tip but I did not know anything to write. So if you have suggestions , just comment on the comments below!

Hope its helpful. :)

Gesture drawing tool! : [link]

Useful resources for reference photos and videos other than google:
Flickr [link]
Arkive [link]
Bbc motion gallery [link] (great source for watching movements)

Anatomy images:
Atlas: [link]
Skeleton of eland & lion [link]
[link] (vid)

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REDpanda1011 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to see it so bad...
load page LOAD!!!
GrolarBearCatfishes Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very helpful.

And I need to remember all of this 90% of the time.
Ambrea2Paris Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist
For some reason, I can't view this this posted anywhere else on DA by chance?
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
should work if you click full view :o
Ambrea2Paris Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Toyger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
On Amazon com it was possible to look through some of the pages of that third book. Looks great! Bought it on amazon UK and it's already on the way =^_^=
Toyger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Seriously laughed at the sausage cats! =D
They look so amusing! (In a good way! )

Ah I have one of those books, the first one, as well as many others. I have the middle one in my "saved for later" on amazon. The third is new to me, it looks good!

It's always nice to see how others draw, be it a "this is how animals are constructed" to "this is how I build up my drawing from sketch to clean lines" and so on =)
I love seeing something as basic as a step by step of their art without any words, just see how they build up and how it evolves. Can learn a lot from it.
whitew3r3wolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful tut with some awesome links in the discription! Thanks for sharing the info~
pepweb1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
An epic tut would be one that helped with different animal heads since their tipicly rather different and i struggle witg trying to make tgem nkt all look like a dog this was super helfull by the way my cats dont look like dogs snymore!!! ( well aceot for tge head )
Indicaa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tips! This tut. helps a lot! I draw cats and study their anatomy but it doesn't want into my brain :3 It's like " the information goes into my head and some seconds later isn't there anymore :("
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