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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 ;)
 

Somnium

The Sparklewolf
Banned
Not being able to draw in general

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

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.
 

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.
 

TheMintyBun

The most squishy of the buns.
Uh, all of it. I am totes butts at drawling me some aminals. (ㅇㅅㅇ❀)
 

Luku_Zuku

Still trying to draw, slowly
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...
 

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.
 

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.
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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?
 

Caraid

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

Samandriel Morningstar

The Morningstar
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.
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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?


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

ZacAttackk

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

and hands
 
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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.
 

Experimentonomen

Active Member
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.
 

Dearg

The often grumpy but friendly fox
hands, face and the legs are hardest for me. I"m also not very good with distances and proportions when it comes to drawing. Trying to improve. Drawing anthro is new for me.
 

Botticella89

Hides Between Pigment and Pixels
I have a style where I vision drawing from the inside outward. Figuring in my head where bones are and how it's connected to muscle and fat. And I'm in general not used to drawing animal related stuffs. So it's a unique type of challenge. But, I'm up for it to better myself as an artist. I just can't see myself drawing cartoonish type of creatures, which is what furry art in particular turned me off. But I'm slowly adding in animal type of features to my characters. And using tons of references from photos of real creatures. If that's one thing I learned about drawing people is to get the anatomy right. I'm a hard perfectionist that way and I fuss over small details too much. And practicing painting fur defiantly is one.

And five minutes later after uploading realizing that I fucked up on a portion. And everyone is like "Oh wow!" and I'm like "It's shit don't you see!?" lol

And my furries look like this recently:
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xxow

plays one on TV
staying cartoony. I'm not a "toon-style" artist, but I often get rigid with making more dynamic and fluid finished works. I also get too caught up in making everything "work" that I forget it's not at all realistic so I shouldn't sweat about how a fox-man can have giant ears AND hair AND not have a huge, unhumanlike rear cranium. Giving yourself permission to not stress out about the more fantastic elements is hard.

also when you wanna draw a cute tail but the pose puts the tail behind the character, or at an angle where it's just some weird fluff and not a cute tail shape. :I
 
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swooz

Guest
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 ;)
Legs and muzzles.
 
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