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The Common Mistakes in Paws by tuliplou The Common Mistakes in Paws by tuliplou
EDIT: Wow thank you guys for all the favs in so little time! :D I'm glad you found it useful!

I felt like making an updated tutorial that kind of goes over how I do my paws. I see those bony, kind of mis-shaped paws everywhere and I felt the need to kind of "fix" them in a sense. I'm not criticizing anyone in particular. This tutorial was not directed towards anyone. The paws on the left are just the most common style I see. This tutorial was not meant to put anyone down.
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Good work! I always know that,but everyone forget stuffs. xD
Sheridan-J Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :)
Also dogs/wolves/canines in general don't have huge-ass pointy, retractable claws. :giggle: know, it's like some fantasy type Werewolf character where you can bend the rules a little....
But canines don't usually get into scratch-fights with each other like lions or cats. THEY GOTS DEM TEETH!! (A peeve I see often in sparkle wolf artists :lol:)
Qexx Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention paw pads usually don't show when the dog or cat is standing. That kinda is a pet peeve of mine. =p Just to add it in.

But I am so glad you put this out there. This is very useful!
tuliplou Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Same! I tend to do it a lot though, which is kind of ironic lol.

Thank you! I'm glad you found it useful. :)
iiDragonfantasyArt Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omgsh :D this is so helpful! Paws are one of the hardest things for me to draw on animals I seriously draw paws that are worse than the ones on the left

Thanks for making it!!! :la:
tuliplou Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it helped!

Aw, they're not that bad :hug:

No problem! :>
Wolf070201 Mar 17, 2013
Paws are the hardest to me, so I often do not post on DeviantART. So, lately, I have been making my own species, which is inspired by canines, yet they aren't. They're fantasy creatures. Yet, thanks to you, I think I'm ready to start crackin' once again, and post for once! =) Thanks!
tuliplou Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad to hear! I'm happy I could help you. :3
I don't think I've ever seen anyone draw paws like the ones on left haha. But maybe that's a good thing?
tuliplou Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, haha :XD:
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