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Animal Anatomy - Cats Part 1 by akeli Animal Anatomy - Cats Part 1 by akeli
So, people keep requesting an anatomy tutorial. Here it is:

This is probably the #1 anatomy mistake I see from people trying to draw cats. I'm not sure if it comes from drawing dogs too much or if it is a side-effect of the Evana craze. The side-legs can be a cute stylization, but if you're trying to get closer to real life, it doesn't work.

Hope this helps! :)

As always -
Art copyright to :iconakeli:


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Another note, here is a great reference that shows the muscles better. It's from one of the books I have called Animal Anatomy for Artists (which has many other great drawings of lions/horses/dogs): [link]


PS! The cats in this tutorial were referenced from live footage and photographs I took myself. I wanted to make sure I mostly had everything right on this tutorial.
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:iconcleolith:
Cleolith Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU
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Rasajna Feb 4, 2014  New member
This is sure to help me when I try drawing tigers, thanks!
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Feathertailthewolf13 Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is sure to help me! THANK YA
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EnteGeminis Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Helpful tutorial!
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vizziebrr Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man boobs

you made my day
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:iconrothest:
Rothest Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"crazy man boob muscles." 
LMAO. Thanks for this!! 
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Candykitty90 Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
COOL!!!
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Louvy Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you !
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BAMillustration May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, this is very helpful!
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xXMacoyXx Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you do a tutorial on a side view of a tigers head and how head shapes vary from skinny animals to over weight animals please as im having trouble with getting the faces right...
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