Why Is Furry Art So Hard For You?

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Critiques' started by SkyFurCreations, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. SkyFurCreations

    SkyFurCreations *Revamping The Fandom*

    SkyFurCreations here, and I'm asking EVERYBODY, why is furry art so hard for you? Tell me exactly what it is that you have the biggest issue with, what's that ONE thing that stops you from drawing that perfect picture? I'm talking drawing specifically, not coloring.

    Nearly everyone has troubles with drawing, so even if everybody else has said the same thing over and over, I'd still like to figure out what the most common issues in drawing furry art is.

    Just curious ;)
  2. Somnium

    Somnium The Sparklewolf

    Not being able to draw in general

    For those who can actually draw, I imagine the biggest issue might be unusual body anatomy
  3. Sforzie

    Sforzie Professional Kuja fangirl

    For me, I'm more used to some rough approximation of normal human form. Some of my human problems carry over to my furry problems... things like ankles and noses. (Or snouts, as the case may be.) But, since I'm already pretty comfortable with a general humanoid form, it's usually more an issue of figuring out new proportions. (Regarding the stranger leg shapes, I figured out how I like to handle them some time ago. Aaannnd I played a lot of draenei in WoW. Helps, somehow.)
    More furry specific, I sometimes have trouble figuring out how to get hair to work properly around horns and non-human facial shapes. And the straight-on face view.
  4. Notkastar

    Notkastar Notka- What?

    That face and fur,
    Not all that sure how to draw a muzzle naturally and the body fur throws me off. ~ ~)
  5. Fallowfox

    Fallowfox T-Tauri

    Hardest thing is finishing, uploading it and realising that nobody could possibly like it.
  6. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    This. A thousand times, this.
  7. Aether Sphere

    Aether Sphere New Member

    My biggest problem is I have studied for the last 20 years classical/life drawing. I find it damn near impossible to unlearn all of that and start from scratch in a completely conflicting style.

    Seriously, it's hard.
  8. Yoshimaster96

    Yoshimaster96 Active Member

    I don't do it right at all...
  9. TheMintyBun

    TheMintyBun The most squishy of the buns.

    Uh, all of it. I am totes butts at drawling me some aminals. (ㅇㅅㅇ❀)
  10. Luku_Zuku

    Luku_Zuku The Local Pyromaniac Necromancer

    For someone like me, moving from a more stylised type of drawing, the transition to the body type was easier than I'd thought it would be. But muzzles and feet through me off, and muzzles still doe to an extent...
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  11. I'm okay with muzzles, paws and feets, but i can never get the digi legs right!! thats actually how i prefer them, but whenever i draw them i can never pose them dynamically :'( so my furry art always looks rather stale.
  12. Wither

    Wither Is honestly confused by life.

    Muzzles throw me off. I don't do art enough to be able to get 'em right anyways. It's more just a pass time.
  13. Fluffy Marshall

    Fluffy Marshall Adorably fluffy OuO

    I have a hard time trying to find a furry style that is original, but still remotely resembles a furry style, then I ended up like this.
    I pretty much have a distinct furry style that does everything wrong, and yes, that's supposed to be a fox.

    What do you think? Original or hideous?
  14. Caraid

    Caraid Classy cat

    There's nothing about furry art in particular that I find very difficult, though hands and proper expressions are always tough.
  15. Samandriel Morningstar

    Samandriel Morningstar The Morningstar

    Reminds me of the fairly Odd Parents.
    I enjoyed that show.

    As for me I guess I don't really like drawing Anthro characters,I mean I'll go and draw Feral creatures along with head shots and all that but that's my limit.
    I like Anthro art,some of it is actually really pretty but just generally I can't work the proportions in correctly when it comes to drawing Anthros and everything I add just looks really weird when I even think about putting a shirt on a dog or whatever I'm drawing.
    I'll more then likely still learn to draw a proper anthro for the sake of appeasing others and actually getting more commissions but other then that I have no interest in it outside of what art I see from others.
  16. εїзRattieεїз

    εїзRattieεїз New Member

    And cats.
    Everything about feline anthros I just can't get right yet.
  17. ZacAttackk

    ZacAttackk professional procrastinator

    Proportion of the body, being able to draw the same character twice without them looking slightly different, eye shape

    and hands
    Last edited: May 17, 2016
  18. modfox

    modfox The poltergheist that haunts the forum

    the muzzle or snout is what i find difficult
  19. Yukkie

    Yukkie Guest

    Legs, feet, faces and muzzles. Going from anime faces, to muzzles n stuff is so difficult. The faces are normally wider/longer on anthros, so it's hard to deal with such a... Huge change. But cats n stuff are easy, because their faces aren't as long n stuff. And no matter what I do, I can't do a front view. It always fails. It's hard enough with anime, and now I gotta do it with anthros. Kms.
  20. Experimentonomen

    Experimentonomen Lazy Fox

    For me its hard because i havent really drawn anything for the past 20 odd years, compounded by beeing just too tired and discouraged when getting home from work, leading to spending most of the weekends in bed lazily watching youtube and live streams of ppl drawing anthro characters among things.

    Not to mention age related loss of paw/eye coordination.

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