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Feline Paw Tutorial by ElementalSpirits Feline Paw Tutorial by ElementalSpirits
:iconheixiexun: requested this and I cannot refuse her. :heart: (besides she couldn’t find anything on the web)

I decided to post it since a few people have been asking me about paws lately so hopefully this will help more then my usual on-the-spot gibberish. Sorry it’s not brilliantly done… and crumpled… Thea decided to tap dance on it when I had my back turned. :XD:

I tried to include everything I could think about to do with paws, but if I’ve missed something, or you have questions, I’m always happy to answer them. =D

Hope I’ve answered all your questions Kuutamo, and download if you can’t read my writing.

It is © to me, but I’m not bothered if you want to take it/share it. Just don’t remove the watermark.
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dotishh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx! It's very helpful!:D
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Entraya Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're my savior. .
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Bennietje Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I have been looking for a realistic paw tutorial for a lots of time now xD
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
This is great! i was needing something like this, thank you for putting this up ^^
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PlacidnPorcelain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YES. This is the best tutorial. In-fact, this is the only one I've seen that actually mentions that the hind leg does not have a dew claw! I'm definitely going to put you on my watch list.
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =D Though I'm going to have to redo the hind paw bit of this at some point because this is starting to have far too many favs for something I rushed at the end. ^^;
I was also surprised at how few decent paw tutorials were out there. :O
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SOLIDShift Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thiz is great I really need help with recognising the forms and shapes of the feline paw! :D
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:iconspottehthepiemonster:
this is going to help loads :3
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Torheit-die-Katze Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
AH! Why didn't I get this in my inbox?? @_@ Whoah, but it's very useful and intersting! I think I'll download it and have a look a it next time when I'm drawing cats :D
Zi is so cute! She teaches us how to draw XDXD
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! She is a very wise kitty. =D
Hope it helps. ^^
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Xethe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student General Artist
XD "This is a paw by the way..." and "Thea decided to tap dance on it when I had my back turned." Made me laugh.

This is seriously helpful, though it'd be more helpful if it had other parts of felines though. XP I just can't draw cats properly.
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well.. she just wanted to know everyone knew what a paw was. :XD:
I'm glad to hear it. =D If I had added other things it would be a "paw" tutorial would it? ;) But I've got a more complete feline tutorial in the works (It's a bit ranty though).
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:iconxethe:
Xethe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student General Artist
XD Yeah...
I shall wait for the complete feline tutorial. :D
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:iconavanii:
Avanii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   General Artist
very nice! this is going to be good help for the next time I'll draw felines :D
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it! That's what I was hoping it would do.
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xyenxu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student
just seeing the skeletal structure of the paw is going to help me emmensely! Paws are one of the reasons i don't like drawing cats, and their heaads, mine always turn out looking like half dogs, half bears, unless i get lucky! lol! thanks!
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Finding good skelital drawings are difficult, so I'm glad this helps.. though I think I missed some of the metatarsle bones out. ^^; I've actually been working on a more full cat tutorial/rant thing, so I'll make sure there's plenty in there explaining heads for you.
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xyenxu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student
oh thank you! I shall wait in breathless anticipation!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:love: OMNOMNOM THANK YOU SO MUCH!

The master of paws has made a tutorial on them, and Junryou is having spastic attacks of joy. x3

This really helps me a lot, thank you!
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I don't think I'm a master... but thank you. =D I hope it's helpfull, it's not the best layed out thing in the world.. but if it helps, it helps!
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Aquascale Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! When someone makes a tutorial on paws im always grateful, sometimes I struggle with them :)
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Paws are really difficult, I strugle with them too, espcially if they're at strange angles. :XD:
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Aquascale Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I tend to make them have odd joints at random places >_<
but perhaps i'll learn with time lol
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
In time, I'm sure you will! =D
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Valhalrion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is cute!!
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Man, this is a really nice tutorial...thanks a bunch for making it!
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, if it's useful, my work is done. ^^
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Even so, it was great that you put it up!
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36-May-36 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! i'll for sure use it from now on when drawing cats :XD:
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vantn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
all hail this cats wisdom! X3
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Hail her! She is indeed wise in the way of the paw.
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Felizis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Very well done tutorial at all ES :D I bet, that it will help a lot of peaople out there;)
BTW: How are you? I got my Desktop PC fixed again finally...so...is everything ok with you?
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so.
Hi! I'm fine, just snowed under with work as usual. xD I was wondering where you had dissapeared to again. I hope it's all working out now. =D
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Nat-sama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist
Om my gosh i can learn!

imma go try it!
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, yes! Now you understand my ramblings better! though... there's no behind view I notice... ;>.>
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Nat-sama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist
lol its STILL very helpful.
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haleybird Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is great, I'm sure many people will really appreciate this!
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so, I must admit I see a lot of (dog) tutorials that show how a particular artist draws them, but not a lot on the anatomy, or details behind them.
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HeiXieXun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow,you can't refuse me(sorry,I lied)
It has all the infomation I need with me project,and the instruction with referance is clear enough for me to follow.I also appreciate that you also add pawprint here,what i forget to ask.^^
I love you so.:heart:
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You lied to me!??!? Nooooo! My trust is forever broken. ;_;

Glad to hear it, I didn't know if you would want the structure of the hind paw as well, but since they are almost the same I thought this would probably be fine. xD And I've now darkened it to save your eyes. Is it better half blind dog? =P
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HeiXieXun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(wags tail)it's much better now and now I can follow every pawstep of this thing...thanks again.!!
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