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Tkturials - Digitigrade Legs Guide by Twokinds Tkturials - Digitigrade Legs Guide by Twokinds
Twokinds Tutorials - Digitigrade Legs

Looking around Deviantart, I noticed that there weren't very many good, detailed guides on drawing characters with digitigrade legs, like those featured on my Keidran and Basitin races. Digitigrade, for those unaware, is a term for an animal that walks on their digits (toes) rather that flat-footed, as we humans do. This style of character design can be difficult for someone unused to this type of anatomical structure. Now, I am not claiming to be any sort of expert. But I have been drawing these guys for more than ten years now, and I often get asked how I draw certain things. So this is not necessarily a "how to draw" tutorial" as it is a "how I draw" tutorial, if you get my meaning.

I hope this information can prove useful for those of you who are aspiring artists, or at least interesting to those who wish to learn more about how I go about my drawing process. So without further adieu, please allow Flora to demonstrate for you how it works! Enjoy!
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jaknblack Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a great way to draw legs for an animalistic character 
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MetalByakko Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Awesome, legs are hard to draw and this could be a good help :D
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KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
Even though there is one question in my head - can Keidran lie on their bellies?
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GauntDusk Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see no reason why they couldn't.
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KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kind of see them lying on their bellies similar to dogs because I cannot imagine them lying like people namely because of their elongated feet. Wouldn`t they break them if they would not have their legs lifted while lying on their bellies?
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GauntDusk Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see why that would do that. They stand just fine so why couldn't they just end up like a person? Lookat flora on her tip toes, what about that pose means flora can't lay on her belly like a human? Also I'm pretty sure that with their human length thighs that sleeping like a dog would be extremely uncomfortable. ALso, I'm pretty sure that there's a picture of Flora in the comic on her side like a human just fine, there's one of Sythe on his back like a human, I don't see any reason why that means they can't roll over on their stomachs.
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Rune-Blad3 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanna thank you for this tutorial!
I was in quite a rut tryin to do some digigrade legs on a commission i got and this helped me a ton! 
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Overlord-Zakaru Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had prier experiance drawing dighitigrade legs in the past, however this has greatly helped with posing and drawing the toes and foot pads of some of my characters. Thanks Tom!
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Jandreau Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
you do some lovely feetpaws! do you have an FA?
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Rin-TaiLee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
YES! Finally one of my favorite artists has done the tutorial I have been looking for the most out of all!

Beautiful and adorable. Good job!
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