Part 0 - Introduction: [link]
Part 1: Face (1) - [link]
Part 2: Face (2) - [link]
Part 3: Body - [link]
Some anthro sea life: [link]
Re-edit: Here's a helpful link for drawing different looking anthro faces:[link]
This guy did some of the same stuff for anthro that I did for human faces.
Edit: OKAY OKAY anthropomorphism. I may go back and fix the text later.
Maybe I should have named this part anthro and fantasy, because I also go into mythological characters that sometimes can't really count as anthro unless you change them from what they're originally supposed to be.
For the fox faces, I chose an animal that's typically drawn a lot in DA's anthro community to show that you can still give your character original features even if you choose a commonly drawn species.
did a fantastic job of this with Lackadaisy Cats, for instance.
Some extra tips:
-Have an image in mind of what your character would look like as a human, and blend these traits in with the animal traits. (Choose facial features, body type, hair. See the rest of this tutorial.)
-Use reference photos of the animal you're working with. For my three fox faces I used three different fox references and guess what, they all have different faces! Don't forget that animals of the same species don't all look the same.
-Try to blend the expressions of your chosen animal with human expressions.
(Ex: feline expressions - [link]
-Use various animals for inspiration for your humanoid characters as well as your anthro characters. You can even make up your own animals/parts of animals e.g. a new type of wings.
I was going to draw an anthro stick insect, but it's already been done. (A Bug's Life)
Old Man Computer was last drawn in 2001:[link]
Haw haw, he has a floppy disk drive. xD
I used a jillion references in this tutorial:[link]
- general bacteria[link]
- blue green bacteria[link]
- Chinese lantern (flower)[link]
- Chinese lantern (leaves)[link]
- Candy Striped Leaf Hopper by Barcon53[link]
- female dobsonfly[link]
- dobsonfly underside[link]
- medieval and ancient monsters[link]
- Wikipedia article on manticores[link]
- Flat headed cat[link]
- Flat headed cat (with tail)[link]
- Brussels Griffon[link]
- Brussels Griffon (American Kennel Club)[link]
- red fox 1[link]
- red fox 2[link]
- red fox 3[link]
- Ichneumon wasp[link]
for the Chinese Lantern suggestion, and thanks Clara for the wasp suggestion. <3