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How to draw Dog_Cat legs_feet by Qexx How to draw Dog_Cat legs_feet by Qexx
LAST UPLOAD TODAY I PROMISE.

izzy asked for a bit of help in drawing animal feet. These are the steps I use to draw dog legs and feet however it can be used for cats and any animal with this kind of leg structure.

BLUE LINES ARE THE NEW STEP.

The FRONT leg will not only tell you how to draw a front leg but will also tell you how I draw the front view of dog/cat feet.

The BACK leg will not only tell you how I draw a back leg but will also tell you how I draw dog/cat feet from a side view.

STEP 1~

For the front feet draw a straight line.

For back legs draw a lightning bolt shape.

STEP 2~

For the front legs you'll want to draw the width of the leg following the line we drew in the last step. Now draw a triangle where the feet will go. If the leg will point to the left as in my example make SURE the top of the triangle touches the leftmost line of the leg. If the dog leg faces the right make sure the top of the triangle touches the rightmost line.

For the back leg follow our basic lightning bolt shape. Remember hips are larger than ankles. If the legs face the left as in my example make the left line follow closely to our line. Make the right line start much farther from the top of the line and slowly have it get closer to our original line. Again draw a triangle for the foot.

STEP 3~

Feet are actually really easy. If drawing a front view divide the triangle in half with a straight line from the top of the triangle to the bottom. Take one of those halves and divide it in half again. You will have four even quarters.

For a side view view which I have on the back foot you will want to put a dot in the middle of the triangle. From that dot draw a slightly curved line down to the bottom

STEP 4~

You may erase our first line drawn down. This is no longer needed.

For the front feet draw a small 'm' that connects to each of the three lines drawn. Next you'll want to make an even smaller 'w' on the bottom. Make these lines curved and smooth. Animals do not have spikes for toes.

For the back foot draw a C connecting the left line of the leg to the right. Make sure the part that touches the ground is flat.

STEP 5~

Erase the old triangle. Do not erase our original lines that divided the triangle. Those actually you can keep to show each different toe. For the lleft quarter of the triangle make another 'c' shape. Also for the right quarter make a 'u' shape.

Draw a straight line from the bottom of the foot to the leg.

STEP 6~

Again as I said the lines that divided the triangle make for great lines to keep for the toes. Only step you need to add is drawing a straight line from the bottom of the foot to the leg. This will make our fat looking leg thinner.

STEP 7~

Done o0o

x____x Feel free to ask any questions and tell if this helps any.
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SCStories Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Would this also apply to animals with stubby legs?
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Qexx Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My oh my is this thing old. ;3; It can apply to stubby legs yes~ If you want help on anything I can always offer you a redline!
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SCStories Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh okay good! I'm not that good with drawing animals... And a redline?
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Anyapink Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This helps! x3
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Qexx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it helps.
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Anyapink Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I will look at it every day until I remember what to do! :abduction:
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Qexx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever need help or a redline just ask. This is years and years old so I've improved much after this was made. =p Though I still do use this same technique.
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warriors-forever190 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
can you make one for an animal laying down? i am hopless with my picture i'm doing for the cover for my book
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Qexx Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm This is actually a very outdated 'how to' thing. =p I didn't intend everyone to like it.

If you want I can redline your picture and that should help you~
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warriors-forever190 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! i'm driving myself mad trying to get the dead cat to actually look dead
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