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Big Cat Paw Tutorial 2 by TamberElla Big Cat Paw Tutorial 2 by TamberElla
Here's another, since you seemed to like the last one!

Again, this is based on lions but could easily be applied to other big cats with minor adjustments.

*Remember, cheetahs always have their claws out, like dogs!

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YuukikoOgawa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Don't suppose you have something like this, based on snow leopards?  I'm having an incredibly difficult time finding reference for the skeletal structure around the paws, and it's difficult to make them look right by just sizing up the paws here.  They're so much bigger, and seem to be slightly differently shaped, too.  

Found plenty of reference for the skull and the rest of the skeletal system, but I really need that detail around the paws. :(
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Snow-AngeI Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i suggest looking up pictures of a snow leopard's paw skeleton, or trying to draw it yourself. people's anatomy's are pretty good when they draw the skeleton of the animal c: i hope this helped!

especially considering i draw cartoony anthro cats all the time 
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YuukikoOgawa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thanks.  I've been working on it, and the bones themselves are easy enough to draw.  It's the proportions that are getting a bit tricky. :/
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Fyrrell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually find it very difficult to draw paws and this has helped a lot! Even when I did draw paws they were mostly like the ones on the left side but now I understand structure more and I've realized that by making the slightest thing more realistic made a huge difference.
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Arisssssss Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thaaaanks! I love these tutorials :D
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CorybanticBeast Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like these tutorials!
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sockanadruhou Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Ah yes!! this is exactly what i need, i dont draw the paws like this at all but i should, thank you!
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MentalKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
They look very similar to cat paws
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jynxdude0614 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well considering they are cat paws.. Yes.
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MentalKitteh Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
XD
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
good
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Chiba-Starlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super helpful! I hav the most trouble with paws and legs but this is so helpful! Thank you Meow :3  
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My-Kismet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Super helpful!! Could you do these for other kinds of animals too (as I have the most trouble with paws and legs and this is soooo helpful thank you)
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lew-leon-1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a lot for your tutorial, I always have some problems with paws :/ As you've said : 'Practise' :XD:
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mcfluffypants Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your tutorials are reaaaly helpful ^^
 could you do a tutorial on pencil coloring? i could really use some lessons :3
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ADU101 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! I am working on an animation and I used this to help with unsheathing claws. I'll link the video when I am done!
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sonamyandanimals Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
yours tutorial are amazing, I give you :+fav: and watch!
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Sky-Wolf-girl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student
wow i always have problems with paws... but not any more! this is very helpfull :D
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
your tutorials are fun to read! i like it because it will make me remember later down the road as i'm drawing ^_^
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Delusionism Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
This is amazingly helpful!
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iloveyourtattoos Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Awesome!
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CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
WOOW part2^^ YAY!!!! tanks a lot^^
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rabisgirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Oh lord this is the best foot reference for cats that I've ever seen.
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fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super useful!
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NoNoKoHime Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thank you=D
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DarknessRequiems Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! you're the one who made this???????????????
i have been re doing them thousands of time they're my ref sheets!!!! :D i have my drawigs of them in my gallery, i have to thank you for the amazing tutos you have done and do!! :D
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ImaginationSlave Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style. Definitely adding this to my references. :D
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XYamiXNekoX Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so useful, thanks :love:
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DixieCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THX!!!! i will use this!
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xchemicalkidsx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
this really helps, thanks!!
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dayylights Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist
This helps so much since I'm very lazy with paws xD
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Springbrook Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist
This really helps! Thanks a bundle ^^
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Robinfur123 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I support this!
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
You say that the toes aren't spread out, but can big cats spread their toes. I ask because I know that house cats can. Mine do it all the time when kneeding.
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TamberElla Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course its possible for them to spread their toes, but they don't walk that way normally.
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Ok. That makes sense.
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TamberElla Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hence the "unless there's a specific reason" part of the tutorial =P
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
That makes sense. It just made me think about nature shows and my cats and how I never see lions do it when my cats do it all the time, even the declawed one.
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TangledTabby876 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Digital Artist
300% helpful and then some! thanks soooooo much! :D
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Bienoo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really useful! <3 thanks alot~!
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Nebquerna Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for do this really useful tuto !
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Raoran Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Digital Artist
I keep forgetting cheetahs have non-retractable claws. xD
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SuperAlphaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
AMAZING
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PsychoRx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
awesome!
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PeiteLilRitsuka Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should also note some cat's have a large amount of fur between their toes, such as my girl Star. It's hard to cut it too because of where it's at so I just trim it, but wilder cats may not have that comfort.
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rg116 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome tutorial.
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GlamourAngel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very helpful!
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smoggy-belle Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
awesome! :3 Thanks a lot for this <3
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!!
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creatureswhore Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
your tutorials are absolutely amazing and help SO much!
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