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Cat Tutorial: Bodies by Uncognoscente Cat Tutorial: Bodies by Uncognoscente
My tutorial on cat heads can be found here: [link]

When viewing a lot of Warriors groups, I noticed there were a lot of fans out there who are trying hard, but needed a few nudges in the right direction. That is why I created this tutorial.

Obviously, I am by no means an experienced pro, I just hope that this will help some people out. If this tutorial is received well, I will continue and do one on the body, and then perhaps a miscellaneous one for things such as expression.

Here are some tutorials on dA that I find helpful.

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All images are from:

my tablet
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under creative commons license.

Many thanks to ~taumeow and ~JadeRavenwing for pointing out and fixing some mistakes I made in this tutorial.

EDIT: THANK YOU FOR THE DD (JENNA AND GIGI)... WEH IM OVERWHELMED...
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Cat Tutorial: Bodies by ~Uncognoscente

=xsunnethx says: ~Uncognoscente is very helpful and thorough in her descriptions. She also includes lots of reference pictures (including skeletons) and explanations, sections for each part of the cat, and other various details for cat-artists out there. The tutorial is well-organized and looks very nice :)

=xPine says: In deviantART's ever-growing demand for animal art, and especially cat art, here is an easy, well written and extremely helpful tutorial. Using photo references and skeletal structure, this is a perfect guide for anyone trying to learn how to draw cats. She explains the different parts of the body, and how to stylize it using correct anatomy. She even explains the common mistakes and how to fix them. ( Featured by FantasyStock )
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Helsic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
very useful thank you!
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:iconpaumol:
Paumol Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
this is just what I was looking for, this tutorial is great :love:
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Supastarx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist
aaaaa you dont even know how much this helped me
nobody will mistake my cats for dogs or foxes now   i hope
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Ask--Frightspark Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
((Heh, I hope I don't seem like a smartass here, but some cats do have really short legs. I've been looking for a tutorial for munchkin cats, though I'm sure it's relatively the same... xD


i am 35734897648937689% sorry for this comment Aaaaa ))
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Kathryn-Wood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial! Covered some useful things about the skeleton I would never have considered on my own! :)
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YumeNox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you !! 
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! This will be so helpful!
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful!!
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MockingjayFeather Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
thanks u are boss :L!
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MockingjayFeather Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
anatommmyyyyy :icondroolplz:
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:iconfasabutt:
fasabutt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe. bean. :3
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:iconrainiila:
Rainiila Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So. Helpful.
I'll be referencing back to this all the time!
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:iconinnocent-rebel:
innocent-rebel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! This has helped a ton, especially seeing the skeleton.
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EchosOnceLost Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this helped me a lot, thank you
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StickeyTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY FUDGE CAT LEGS ARE HUGE
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theTieDyeCloak Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This helped me a lot, thanks so much!!
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Silverstream111 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artist
helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful helpful THANKYOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH
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Ask-BloodyStar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
But I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND CATS LEGS... :icont-tplz:
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
[link] this is not so much an answer as it is a bit of a supplement but i hope it is tangentially helpful nonetheless
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now I get the body structure a little better.
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Ask-BloodyStar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Awesome, I might've learned somethin'.
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Kyuubi-Doodler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My cats finally looks like cats instead of lop-sided badgers, Thank you so much for this incredible tutorial, it did wonders :squee:
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L1lly-flow3rX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHYISS
best tutorial
*absorbs word paragraphs*
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:icongine-chan:
Gine-chan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Great tutorial! This help me a lot. Thanks to you! :happybounce:
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:iconxlacie:
xLacie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Great tutorial!
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:iconblue-cl0ud:
BlUE-Cl0UD Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god. This helped alot. Thanks!
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:iconfireheartsilverwind:
fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AAAh this is so helpful! Thank you! :hug:
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skyworthy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
been a while since ive run into a tutorial
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MiracleDiampress Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thnx for your help :D
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Mad55201 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't actually tried it yet, but I know my cats will look A LOT better!!!!
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Colecanth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is a lifesaver!
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:iconuncognoscente:
Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
You're welcome!
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Bluesnow26 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Writer
You improved me a lot. You thoroughly(Did i spell it right? :\) explained EVERYTHING and that helps me. I used to draw cats very poorly. (-.-) But now, I'm impressed with my work.

Hilarious:
A cat's legs are short right?
WRONG

That was funneh ^.<
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fallnwolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
THANK YOU!
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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet tutorial. I used that very skeleton picture I don't know how many times to get my anatomy right.
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:iconlunnett:
Lunnett Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Insanely helpful !
Thank you for posting!
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
You're welcome! Thanks for the comment, and I'm glad I could help you out!
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BrandonPalas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Very useful stuff, thank you. :)
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
You're welcome! Enjoy.
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GlassLipsFullOfLies Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
the munchkin cat has short legs... it's like the dachshund of cats. it's so cute!!

this is VERY helpful!
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
It is like a feline dachshund! Munchkin kittens especially make for adorable critters.

Glad I could help you out, thank you!
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irRationTS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you! This helps me sketch, now.
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
That's fantastic! Sketches are the base to all works of art, after all. You're welcome!
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QueenDeino Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are awesome! This helped me so much with the back legs and stomach section. It was such a pain until I saw this!
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:iconuncognoscente:
Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Wow, thanks a bunch! They can be really tricky if you can't figure out how they work, so I'm really happy I could help you out. Good luck!
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x-Spottypath-x Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this has really helped me! Thank you so much!
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
You're welcome, glad to hear it! Thanks for the comment!
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x-Spottypath-x Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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April-Ayre-The-Umbri Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cats have short legs right?
WRONG
Unless its a munchkin c:
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Uncognoscente Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Of course! There are exceptions to every rule, and munchkins are definitely an obvious example.
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