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Wolf Anthro Head Proportional Lines by RussellTuller Wolf Anthro Head Proportional Lines by RussellTuller
I havent done a study for ages or contributed to the group "Animal Anatomy" for some time now. This was created to show the lines I use to check proportions and some which I use to lay out a face while creating a drawing.

Of course, I had to make it pleasing to the eye other then just a simple study as well. Wanted to go with the same style I used on my last piece "Anthro Anatomicae" [link] which was basically a play on Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Human Body".

Hope it helps all you with checking your own proportions. :)

Mechanical Pencil on Printer Paper, Sepia Toned in Lexmark Photo Editor.
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sololupo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
at last.... someone who really gets it......
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LobaDeGelo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I'm Like ^^ 
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Gods-warfighter Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist
oho nice!
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
This is an amazing piece. I never knew all that was done to even check your works.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hm, I'd say that your drawings would benefit from more life studies -since those proportions are not so accurate that they could or should serve as reference for artists who seek to draw realistically. :/ Knowledge of skull structure and muscle layout is a must and even more so are fur patterns. They may not matter much in most animals of prey, but you'll notice that especially wolves have a very distinct pattern (not only in color but also shape), which gives a natural division of the head in brow, cheek, etc. and is perfect for learning the proportions correctly. :)
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CorvusCaelum Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get the proportionality of the first circle, but would you care to explain the circle that extends beyond the snout? What function does it help you to accomplish, or is it just for flavor?
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RussellTuller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you referring to the largest circle or the half circle?
The large circle, half circle, and the rectangle where added last as decoration. But the large circle does sort of unintentionally lay out the neck length/collar bone placement pretty well though. But, what is most important here are the lines.
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CorvusCaelum Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just the half circle. :>
Thanks!
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red-mohawk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I bet Leonardo would love to have you as an apprentice. Do you use any refs?
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RussellTuller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I would simply die if I could have. Haha

I use many refs of real world animals and humans whenever I create a piece. But, only to help with laying out a basic form. I can draw out a form with basic shapes and lines as well. Although, I find it much easier and faster to use references, there is just so much that can go wrong. The concept and everything else, clothing, textures,anything plant or nature related and what have you is completely me though. I’m still relatively new at this whole genre of Art. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to create works of art with no references what so ever. :)
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