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Quick Cat Anatomy Tutorial by AddictionHalfWay Quick Cat Anatomy Tutorial by AddictionHalfWay
Two quick feline anatomy tutorials I stuck together.

These two things are probably the most common anatomical mistakes I see in cat drawings o__o; Especially the chest.
Like honestly... Cats shouldn't be drawn like dogs (or plastic toys). Cats and dogs are built for two completely different hunting styles. And being a cartoonist or really "stylized" isn't an excuse for fucking anatomy up. So stop it, just stop it :|

Anyways, I hope it helps out at least a few people, so enjoy :heart:
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you!
ToxinaTehSkunk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
actually, in certain poses i can disprove the chest idea.
let's look at some different pictures, shall we?
Stand by ToxinaTehSkunk   Stand2 by ToxinaTehSkunk   Frontal by ToxinaTehSkunk  
notice the chest in all of these? it's for both hairless and furry cats. it's only in certain poses, like the one shown in the example of the journal, where the chest between the front legs is invisible.
StarliitSkiesxox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The-Stars-SkyFall Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
learned so much about drawing cats from this xD
CranberrytheCat Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I didn't realize that bit about the chest.  If only I'd had this tutorial when I first started drawing cats!  It would've saved me hours of anguish, bemoaning "Why do my cats always look like dogs!?"  *sob*  Thanks for this!  It was a big help to me!
ColoredCity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Oh.. Tanks! <3
ColoredCity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
kickstartmyheart8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Thanks! This'll help a lot
Athix11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  This helps a ton
ScytheStorms Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the two mistakes i have the worst trouble getting out of habit with, thanks for this <3
GelemPaws Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Whoa, this actually serious helped me
;o;!! Thanks so much for this!
(I normally never leave comments on tutorials, but this is serious amazing)
Yelriiihs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a tutorial for how to draw front paws and back paws?
i-JustPhe0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
finally I won't be the one person who can't draw a cat in the RP group I'm in. Thanks so much
T3rrorT1ts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the helpful tutorial :)
CivilianSky Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always have so much trouble with cats, so this is a godsend. thanks!
BaileyisDarcy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Is it fitting that I'm listening to The Circle of Life Reprise right now?
Yes, yes I think it is.

This is great by the way. Very helpful.
trevorthegreat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Hey, seriously great tutorial. Helped me realize some things I've been doing wrong for years. Perusing your other stuff next.
xXNeonEveningXx Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(no offense but I like my "cartoony" design":P) Anyway, this is a great tutorial, Helps me with my shoulders, legs, paws, etc.
WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think will help lots and lots of people (I'm one of them :D), not only a few! Very beautiful! Thanks to you, I can draw cats better than I could! Thank you!
You earned my respect, my +fav  and my watch!
Demision Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is veru helpful!
ShimmerNShineDA Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Very helpful! I was having trouble with the shoulders and this helped a lot!
Chica247 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It helped me, my anatomy is terrible XD
Milly616 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!! Hug 
artificus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist
simple, yet effective! Thanks for making this :D The explanations are great!
wintersred Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be able to have a decent cat picture!
WillowRaye Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! I now realize why my chests always look wrong!
BlackLuckyCat200 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks you so much >w<
Chockit Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
This will be a great help! I love the little comments throughout the tutorial, they were great!
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
haha thanks <: glad it helped!
LPSDoodles Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool! This will help me with my cat atanomy!
Gi-Saggiomo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
God, drawing cats are too hard X.X but the tutorial did help a lot, thanks <3
Opiks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on what you draw most of the time, for example, I spend half my days drawing felines (And watching feral-heart stuff) and the other half drawing equines and canines.

I hardly draw equines, so I find them much harder then felines.
Gi-Saggiomo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It makes sense I guess. I keep trying to draw cats, I think they did improve a bit, but They are so... Fluid... It's hard to understand their movement, I guess...
Jcoonwolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You saved my life, this is all I needed for my art life. I finally drew a better cat in life, I can't thank you any more then this!
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I'm happy it helped!
Jcoonwolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Earned. Favorite + Watch
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Any tutorial is made with the intent on teaching people something the artist is adamant about. That isn't art police, that's sharing knowledge and being confident about the knowledge and methods you have that got you to the point where you feel like making a tutorial. I believe you should "know the rules before you break them" AKA know what the animal you're drawing looks like before you decide whether or not that's how you actually want to draw it. That's a method I learned from Walt Disney while researching the production of Bambi. It's not about being a perfectionist, it's about not being ignorant about the creature you're portraying. I myself learn the animals I intend on drawing and then decide "nah, I'm going to draw this part this way and that part another way because that feels more fun to me!" 

And most importantly if you don't like my method of doing cartoons. aka knowing the basics of the actual animal's anatomy before changing things up then believe it or not but I'm not God. I will not smite you for being a non-believer. It's a single tutorial made by a single artist for their single method of going about things. I don't care if you disagree with my point of view and draw things how you (or other artists) like to draw them. Just click "back" on your browser, go about your regular day and draw animals however you want to draw animals.
Pokemonlover02 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped me so much :D
Ask-The-Pug Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, I needed this
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
this helps
Caynez Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. I needed those tips!
Submerged08 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
mackie0607 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped alot thank you for making this guild!
R-Wild-R Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this will help me :)
cheslaire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really helpful thank you!?
xXSpearheartXx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
much help. so excitement
meokami Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you, I find this really helpful! :) Drawing cats has always been really hard for me, but I think that I finally understand how the anatomy works! 
Blue-Fire-likes-pie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! oAo my aunt wanted me to draw a few cats for her and... just thank you so much <3
nicolft Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I cannot tell you how much I refer back to this, and I just thought that I should let you know. :D
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