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Anatomy Practice Dump #1 by DeyVarah Anatomy Practice Dump #1 by DeyVarah
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Thought I'd also share my anatomy practice with you.
These were drawn while referencing from "The Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists" which I recommend to anyone with interest in animals and their anatomy. It has very detailed pictures of horses, dogs, lions and even cows and deer, analyzing bone structure and muscle from various angles.

For the three bottom sketches I tried to "convert" the lion from the book into a snow leopard. It is actually quite hard to find good reference of snow leopard skeletons =/
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BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very good job on the muscles and the bone shapes in different orientations. Especially the pelvis is gonna help me a lot I think. I always have difficulties with that. And I think it might help more people. I only have a little crit on the proportions - I recently wrote a essay on that based on papers and the book The bit cats and their fossil relatives by Turner & Antón [link] . There I learned also that a snow-leopards skeleton is coming very close to a cheetah's skeleton. Meaning their legs are supposed to be much more slender and longer in proportion- not the radius + ulna and tibia + fibula look too short to me. As for the ribcage it looks too large. I've seen that snowleopards - without fur- look remarkably similar to cheetahs. Maybe the angles of the legs are also more bent? Meaning that the legs are less straight? Not to offend it but I just wanna give some suggestions about anatomy :) Because it seems that you have studied it pretty well! Go on with that - I've seen it already improved the anatomical correctness of your work - (and yeah I make still proportional mistakes too - just because I seem to be biased often...). Oh I just found the drawing of a snow leopard skeleton from the book I talked about [link]
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I did th pelvis rotations so I would finally understand their shape which until then I hadn't.
Now about your crit. I really really appreciate the input, especially from someone who knows their field. Still it sounds hard to believe that snow leopards come close to cheetahs in their skeletal proportions... All the fotos I checked show snow pards with relatively short and stocky legs while cheetahs have long and slim runner's legs. It might all be fur, but it doesn't make sense for a snow leopard to have longer legs, does it? However I recently learned, that apparently their front legs are in fact slightly shorter than the hindlegs. Supposedly for added jumping power? I still need to confirm this properly, but in my head it makes sense.
I agree that the ribcage is too massive. Again, I tried (emphasis on tried) to convert the lion skeleton but I didn't think ribcage shapes differed quite so much until I checked tiger skeletons.
(You should be online in msn more often, I'd love to exchange theories about anatomy more with you ;3)
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TC13021983 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gott, was haben die denn für probleme oO also ich mein die Leute hier teilweise. " warum sieht der so fett aus, - hab mich über dein blabla kaputtgelacht - blabla" weiss garnich was sowas soll. Ich würd das echt als Beleidigung auffassen so wie die das teilweise formulieren. Kann ja wohl nicht sein sowas. :( Ich find du hast das perfekt gezeichnet, du machst das wesendlich besser als ich. Ich hingegen habs echt mal nötig mir die Anatomy erst noch anzueignen^^ Wirst ja fast zum Idol.
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naah, nicht aufregen :) Ganz so ist es nicht! Dass der Schneeleo "fett" wirken kann weil ich ihn plüschig gezeichnet hab (sind halt fluffiger als löwen) kann ich nachvollziehen und nehm den Kommentar auch nicht übel. Und das kaputt-lachen war wegen eines jokes den ich selber in die Skizzen reingemacht hab ;) Hab nämlich den Oberschenkelknochen wegen seiner Form mit einem in-ohr-kopfhörer verglichen :>
Aber danke danke für das Lob! Ich hab deine Anatomie-Künste eigentlich immer bewundert, deswegen freut es mich, sowas von dir zu hören ^-^
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TC13021983 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dann is ja gut. Ich dachte schon das wären irgendwelche Hater XD

Was kostet dieses Anatomy buch denn oder wo kann man sich die seiten kostenfrei angucken?
Weil ich beneide bei dir vorallem die vorderbeine von der schulter an. Ich mach meine eindeutig immer zu dick, und dass muss ich mir endlich mal abgewöhnen. ^^
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nene, soweit es mir bekannt ist hab ich noch keine Hater :) (bin ja auch nicht sooo bekannt)

Das Buch kostet um die 9€ auf amazon. Ich finde die Investition lohnt sich wirklich :D
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TC13021983 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ui oo ja das wäre mal ne Überlegung wert. Ist ja recht preisgünstig.
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eben, daher hab ich auch nicht gezögert ^^
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TC13021983 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
werd mich auch mal danach umgucken. :)
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loled at your reference of the bone with the earphone XD
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 hehe, glad you can tell what it's supposed to be!
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UndeadCrusades Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I wonder if it is rare to find a good reference on snow leopards due to them being rare to see? :shrug: I don't know, but I have the same issues as well.
However great job anyway!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, might be or it's because they're just not as "popular" as lions and tigers and such. :<

Thank you! :)
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UndeadCrusades Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Ehh, that might be the reason too. I have no idea. :shrug:
And you are welcome! :hug:
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Alichart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
why dos he look fat for me ... but onle then i see bones :D


GOOD JOB!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's not fat, he's just... fluffy!
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Alichart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
i know but then i saw bones he just look to me a bit fat so he just got fat bones :D
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whatever you say =/
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Alichart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
xD i know he is not fat and everithink good whit atonomy of his. but then i see any cat tipe animal bones it just look a bit fat to me cuz everithink is so slim but ribs make it look a bit fat :)
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DJ88 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done :)
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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xXCougarXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow super. Danach suche ich schon seid langer zeit^^
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helfe immer gern ^^ Wenn du genauere Ansichten suchst kann ich wie gesagt das Buch empfehlen, ist auch gar nicht teuer :)
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xXCougarXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke für den Tipp (:
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Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What you've drawn here is actually very useful :) I think you've done a wonderful job
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you find it helpful! :>
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Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :highfive:
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