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Basic Animal Anatomy by Majnouna Basic Animal Anatomy by Majnouna
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*I have run into a tutorial on dA that copy-pasted a part of the tutorial above without my authorization. So as much as I hate doing this: NO PART OF THIS TUTORIAL MAY BE REPRODUCED. I will NOT allow it even if you ask and/or credit me. Any piece I find that reuses parts of my work will be taken down. If anyone runs into such a piece I'll be grateful if you inform me of the rip. Thank you. *

Faced with the mindboggling task of explaining how to draw animals, I decided a progressive approach. This is a base tutorial focusing on the bone and muscle structure of some of the most commonly drawn animals. I present them in such a way as to make comparison easier, as I believe that once you understand the general idea of the anatomy it is relatively easy to adapt it to all vertebrates. You'll probably find it helpful to take a look at my tutorial on human anatomy first [link] as this one tends to assume that you read that one first.
It will be followed by a series of species-specific tutorials that will fill in all the details I don't show here: details of head and body, movement, youngs, birds, reptiles... If you can think of anything that would be useful to include in those, let me know so I can try to include it.
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gummydog Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This really helped me out, thanks!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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EternalFrootyPebbles Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful!  MLP Emote Princess Luna Cute Face 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great!
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jonconor Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is the best tutorial i could find owO, thanks a lot :iconlaplz: 
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Yce9Phire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you sooo much!!

that's really what i needed!!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
No prob!
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an-aspiring-animator Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
 Thank you for making this! This helps a bunch. Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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Shariko-Aswani Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
a helpful toturial.
Thanks for it :3
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akum3tsu Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks, this helped alot
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Sashimi18 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your tutorials are very helpful! Thanks for posting them :D (Big Grin)  Meow :3 
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reference-great work
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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BridGypsum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers for this informative, fascinating tutorial!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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OncestFluttershy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, amazing tutorial!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconkenziep:
kenziep Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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:iconkenziep:
kenziep Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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bluedis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks this will help me draw better x3
<3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good to hear!
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aerodynamicbear Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
amazing tutorials thanks <3
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My goodness, this is absolutely fantastic, and being a vet student trying to explain the same ideas to people who draw animals, I can't not appreciate the beauty in a good animal anatomy tutorial. Truly amazing work, especially with the comparison of different species that includes how similar they actually are. I applaud you.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's awesome, thank you :)
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Plushie0hKushimaze Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good. This is helpful, thanks
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Plushie0hKushimaze Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rock on dude
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Plushie0hKushimaze Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oops i wrote this beforeI logged in and when I did it posted the comment!Sweating a little... 
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.
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GLoRToR Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   General Artist
It shows how much detail and work goes into all of your tutorials, you are truly an amazing knower of forms and structure! Thank you.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
What about young versions of the animals shown here, i.e. cubs, pups, etc.?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
At what stage of development? Young'uns grow and change constantly.
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:iconfengfuxi26:
FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
maybe just after they've become independent (eyes and ears open, walking on their own, venturing outside the birthing den, etc.)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
The point is, there's no point.
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YokoNakajima Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student
how would you draw the bottom animals from different angles? Like the front or quarters?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can't answer that without drawing it, can I. So it's for another tutorial (eventually).
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:icondevimu:
devimu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are my savior
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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5ynth3tic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very helpful!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great!
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Very helpful in my sketch i'm creating right now ^^
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool ^^
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Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. These are really helpful. Thank you!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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