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LNY/DTM Anthro Extremities Anatomy by RBM-Ink LNY/DTM Anthro Extremities Anatomy by RBM-Ink
Something I've been wanting to share with you all. This is a sample of my concept at anthro anatomy drawing, focused on different extremities for some species.



Standard: Used mostly on humans. No particularity at all. Usually my base to species I don't attribute specific characteristics.

Avians: The hands have "tapering" fingertips due to its slim, feather-resembling shape. The soles and toes are usually slim as well, although some are more flat and wide (e.g. ducks).

Bigger Species: Involves large four-footed animals, like bovines, ursines, equines, swines, pachyderms etc. Their extremities are generally plump - thick fists and ankles, chubby palms and soles and roundish fingers and toes.

Canines/Felines/Leporids: Also used for some other small mammals (e.g. mustelids). Goes from a slim wrist/ankle to a pudgy palm/sole. Fingers/toes are less plump than the "bigger species" ones.

Reptiles/Amphibians: As slim as the avian ones, but a bit more "stretched". The hand has longer fingers with rounded fingertips; the feet has rounded toes and a longer instep, with a bigger distance from the arches to the heel.

Simians/Rodents: The slimmest of the bunch. Palms and soles resembles the "standard" ones, but fingers and toes are quite slim and with a specific shape.



The purpose of each style, as you probably imagined, is to resemble the real life species, making them the best mix possible between human and animal body parts.

Although I use this as my main concept to draw my anthros, there are some exceptions. Case of Shosaru and Naam, for instance: they've got slim wrists/ankles with pudgy hands/feet (labeled "Canines/Felines/Leporids"), even if they are, respectively, a simian and a rodent.

Needless to say, every opinion, tip or suggestion regarding it is very appreciated. ;)
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HeroWolfMod Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
A reference sheet for some types of characters, uh?
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TenmaRKO Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome!!!! :omfg:

to me, the hotter ones (for a girl) are the avians and the reptiles! :iconimveryhappyplz:

still great job!!! =3
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. :nod: Thanks much! :)
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TenmaRKO Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah, specially their feet! =w= again, amazing job!
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's a very nice and helpful picture you've done involving these kind of hands and feet, man. :D
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Glad you approve it, fella! Many thanks! :thumbsup:
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome, man. :D
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Artist
Pretty cool...
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch! :)
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Artist
No problem!
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ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
In most cases they all seem quite stubby.
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, so they look close to paws (difference being ankles thickness mostly).
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chameleonice Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I do really like charts like these, as they help you think out your world and the make up of your characters even more :) It also gives you a springboard when making new characters, so that you don't have to fret over details you may not have considered important.

As you said, though, there are exceptions, and there most certainly should be! As people are different, so are the characters in your world :) Funnily enough, though, I've been thinking about doing this for most of my cast as well, though I wanted to go on a character basis rather than a species one. This had the advantage of being clean and clear as a reference though.
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Eh, you just put it all so well that I don't even know what to say. :nod: 'Cept that I completely agree with everything. ;p Glad you liked this piece, fella! ;) Thanks tons!
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Ecapa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Excellent! :D
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks tons, buddy!
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Ivan-ElTerrible Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
You have shared your secret tecniques of drawing
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Well, not THAT secret though. ;p
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Ivan-ElTerrible Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Kinda?
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda. ;p
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superPFXmissile Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Nice reference sheet. I really like this idea of different species having their own unique proportions for their body parts, while still retaining a human-like appearance. I am curious though to why you decided to give Sho her chubby extremities as opposed to most monkey-chars who have slender ones. Guess it's because they just look cuter on her amirite? :3
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only they look cuter but also matches her anime-esque style better IMO. ;p

ANyhoo, thanks a bunch, bud! Great to know you liked this concept. :)
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ACPawz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, that's awesome. You may have inspired me to do one of my own...if I can manage to think of slight differences for species that I can stick to XD
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Oh but you can manage ot with lots of practice. ;) Anyway, glad to know it could serve as a motivation to you. :aww: Really, I'm flattered. Thanks much, sis! :)
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ACPawz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know. XD Like, I did my first 4 fingered hands a few days ago... and I think that skill could definitely help me make feet a little more detailed.
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Thunder-Bolt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Pretty sweet job right here:D
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thanks a lot, man!
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Thunder-Bolt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Anytime^^
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Sonicmario Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Monkey feets are always the wiggliest~ XD
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeeee-xactly! ;p
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Ryan91Studio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work.:) I could get better on drawing feet and hands.
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks a lot, fella! I'm glad to know it can be from any help. ;)
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Ryan91Studio Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.:) Your drawings are amazing.
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gear25 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Pretty good ref here to practice from.^w^
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RBM-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Glad you approved it, man! Thanks much!
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gear25 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
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