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:The Art of Cross Referencing: by Katmomma :The Art of Cross Referencing: by Katmomma
Tutorial By ^Katmomma

Just goes to show you how Vital life-references are to character design. :D

It's how Disney and Dreamworks have done it for years with their characters.

Everything you need to read is above :D No use me rambling down here.

Have fun!
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Tygerson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Very cool! I like how methodical you are about it!
Tatchu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Great tips for designing new characters! :D
AX22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
interesting way of furrifying(idk how else to say it) people.
DarkDragon9694 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Very nice!
this will help alot when i finnaly get around to makeing my "fursona"
thanks for makeing this!
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
While I understand what Kizito's saying, I believe you said somewhere in that that this is an older piece where you had to use a mouse. ; )

I also say this is an excellent example of drawing from life what's needed to put life into a more detailed personal design.

And...I had no idea there was so much criticism on anthropomorphism in artwork still. Isn't it comparable to a song or book you don't like? Don't like the art, just don't look at it and leave it alone.
Neinbock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
This is really great - I can't believe so little people have seen this! It makes me sad to see many artists anthropomorphizing celebrities and other people by drawing them with a generic face and just adding characteristic clothes or hair, while actually modelling the appearance of the anthro character after the human original is so much more fun in my opinion!
+Fav! This shall be spread. C:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   General Artist
You're teaching the world how to mass produce furries! Soon they'll take over everything! :iconfurrydanceplz:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
cat says "I can be refurence?"
BecSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
This is lovely and very well laid out! Although I'm never thought about this when I've drawn anthro, this has actually made me realise that I DOOOO do this subconsciously!

Great tutorial hon! Lovely shot of Shafer kitty too :3
GuardianKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
General-to-Specific. I need to remember this. Our prof. was telling us this a few weeks ago. XD

Great ref/tut. I wanna draw me in anthro so this is going to help a lot. :)
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