My hardship regarding legs

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Adept Protector
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:18 am

So, it would seem that wolf legs Are my biggest struggle.. Honestly. Especially the back legs and how they're positioned for different movements, etc. I was just wondering how everyone figured these things out? Did you use reference photos or tutorials, or possibly a mixture of both? I'm really just trying to become more flexible with my drawings and it's proving to be quite difficult. Any tips?

Thanks a bunch if you help!
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:23 am

I just used a bunch of photo references. After I got the hang of it, I assigned each part of the leg a sketch shape... If you know what the shapes are and what size they need to be, it's easier to just sketch that way. Not sure if that makes sense. Don't have any examples right now.
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:40 am

The way i learned how i do my back legs was by blatantly copying Sheppi from way back. lol
I for the love of god couldnt figure out how to draw a decent hind leg for the longest time, so i got fed up and started staring down one of the artists i most admired and tried to figure out what made their legs look like they belonged, and through that i finally i figured out a way that worked for me.
Ive pretty much done the same thing recently with figure out how to draw front paws. It seems to work for me anyways.
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:43 am

I study other artists' works and once I get a hold on the anatomy I find my own style
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