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    I like four toes and five fingers. No pawpads on the hands.

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    Mmm, more realistic on the feet. As for the paws/hands, three fingered. But I always have tha claws. *scratches air*

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    Default Re: three toe paws or four toe paws

    human type hands with 5 digits, maybe with an 'echo' of the paw pads

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    But those footpaw things because those don't look as weird as human feet on an anthro.
    and basically this with the feet, 5 digits make the foot look 'crowded'. i also think it looks better if the paw pads are retained on the ball of the foot
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    My fursuit has 5 fingers, 4 toes. As does my fursona.
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    I used to like three toes/four fingers, but now I prefer four toes/five fingers. Depending on my mood I also prefer to see the dewclaws/vestigial digits on the animal's hind feet.

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    I keep a human style foot and leg, however, claws and padding still exist :3

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    I prefer human style hands and feet (plantigrade) with pads and claws.

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    My own fursona has five fingers, and three toes.
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    Default Re: three toe paws or four toe paws

    Hands: Always five fingers in a human style format. No pads, but claws are okay.

    Feet: Depends on the species. In general, whatever the real animal would have is appropriate (usually four toes, occasionally three). Same rules apply for pads/claws. As for the digitigrate vs plantigrade debate, a species that is normally digitigrade usually looks fine plantigrade, but one that is naturally plantigrade never looks good digitigrade. Also, I don't think a digitigrade stance should be used on characters that wear clothing.

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    I think digitigrade legs with realistic looking paws are the best. As for hands gotta be 5 fingers, i dont understand in cartoons why its so much more hard work to do one more finger when they've already done 4 other digits. I would also go with pads and claws on the hand.
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    I think digitigrade legs with realistic looking paws are the best. As for hands gotta be 5 fingers, i dont understand in cartoons why its so much more hard work to do one more finger when they've already done 4 other digits. I would also go with pads and claws on the hand.
    In animation they use 4 digits on the hands because two of your fingers are joined by a tendon, so in most expressions and gestures these two fingers stay parallel with one another.

    Turning them into one finger therefore decreases the opportunity for obvious gestural mistakes.

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    five hand for paws 4 from an artists point of view its what evers eaiser to draw i guess :I

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    I'm very particular about hands. Having the wrong claws or awkward hands will turn me right off a piece/character. I like four-fingered because the digits tend to be bigger than on a five-fingered hand which is to my taste. Generally I like pads on the hands/fingers.

    As for feet always digitigrade. A very human-looking plantigrade foot looks weird on anthros.


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    Depending on species and style (toon or cute vs. realistic). But usually 4 'toes/claws' on the feet. Always 5 fingers on the hands. For toony or cute styles I go with 3 big toes on the feet.

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    My characters are werecreatures. They have five fingered hands with paw pads, and their feet match the original species. That means four toes for dogs and cats!

    You gotta have digitigrade legs in this kind of things. Shoe bursts FTW.
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    for me, it depends of the drawing style. If it is more cartoon like, It is better looking with 3 toes and 4 fingers.
    for something more realistic, 4 or 5 toes/fingers for me is fine.
    particulary, I like drawing 4 toes/fingers because i think it is easier and looks better for my style.

    but about the feet, I don't like human like feet... I preffer something in between

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    Four. Looks the best to me x3
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    Kit has five digits on his hands and feet, and walks in a plantigrade fashion. He does have soft hairless pads on the last joint of each finger and toe, and on his palms and soles. The nails are black and a little claw-like.
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    Generally I don't really draw very 'toony' things, so I try to get either the number of fingers and toes the species has or human numbers. Paw pads and digitigrade vs plantigrade vary with what I'm going for. Most of the time I at least attempt to do paw pads, which for my characters are just furless patches, at the minimum just making the entire bottoms of the hands furless. When I do choose to use digitigrade I normally use tip-toe style legs so that drawing clothing on them is easier, plus it just looks more natural imho, but I will never give a mammal that is plantigrade in nature a digitigrade anthro (unless it's someone's character, in which case the design wasn't mine).
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    Batty says 4 toes are sexier cuz he is sleep deprived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenia View Post
    I like four toes and five fingers. No pawpads on the hands.
    Same. Three doesn't seem like enough for most animals.

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    Batty says 4 toes are sexier cuz he is sleep deprived.
    Sleep deprived or not, batty makes sense.

    For me, however, I'd say neither 3 or 4. I have 5 digits on my hindfeet, which are almost like hands in the respect that they are prehensile, but the "thumbclaw" is higher up the foot, facing inward a little to make use of grabbing onto branches, or ripping out the guts of prey who get on my tail.
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    I love all styles really, and the number of toes depends on the species, I normally keep it realistic, my fursona Ruko has three toes since she's a bird (No forth toe on the back as she's a hybrid.) I tend to like realistic five fingers on the hand though.

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