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Educational Art Tutorial: The Lioness by CarmanMM-Dirda Educational Art Tutorial: The Lioness by CarmanMM-Dirda
Hope I taught you something!

Requests for tutorials are always welcome! I use them as an excuse to practice myself, and use the results to help others!
Only natural species, please (or very popular mythology creatures). I won't do "original" critters as requests, because that won't help everyone!


Also, as you probably noticed, I am a GLOB of educational information. I have studied animals my whole life, and I enjoy sharing information about them more than is healthy. Because my brain is overloaded with it, and I keep cramming more in there. So I have to share. Have to.


About the work itself, I started working on this ages ago, but only actually completed the first four at the top, and did the rest today after work.

I do things like this often, but I don't usually post them... this one turned out a lot better, though, and I had so many of the same animal, it was just meant to be.


The Big Cat Tutorial


Somehow that is my most popular deviation still... maybe this will surpass it? Doubt it.
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:iconxwilted--rosex:
XWilted--RoseX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you possibly be interested in doing the domestic housecat tutorial?
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, when I get the time I plan to do more.  Just been crazy busy.
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:iconxwilted--rosex:
XWilted--RoseX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha yeah I know how that feels. School sucks
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
That it does!
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice 
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Hoping to crank out more of these soon.
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome 
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:iconilbeba:
ILBEBA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you make a cub 1 also
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's a good idea! Sure :)
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:iconilbeba:
ILBEBA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
K
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:iconmykatzuki:
MyKatzuki Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thanks so much for this tutorial!
It helped a lot!
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem! I'm glad it does! :D
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:icondragonflame123:
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting facts
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you liked it :)
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:icondragonflame123:
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconkirikosoul:
KirikoSoul Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing tutorial^^
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkirikosoul:
KirikoSoul Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np^^
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:iconxxstarpelt:
xxStarpelt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Photographer
This is very very usefull, I enjoy the random info too! :D
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you think so! :D
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:icondeyvarah:
DeyVarah Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some very good information there and different from usual tutorials. I like. :)
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I try to be different so maybe they'll actually stand out. Thanks~ c:
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:iconliciandragon:
LicianDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful information! I'm still working on my feline anatomy. For some reason it's their short necks that get to me. I'm to used to dragons :stupidme:
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, they're very different XD good luck!
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:iconliciandragon:
LicianDragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!:aww:
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:iconstarwolf66:
starwolf66 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I love these tutorials!even though I may never use them since I barely get time to draw ^^"
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Maybe you will ;) Thanks!
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:iconstarwolf66:
starwolf66 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
^^" yw!
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:iconzora-the-dragoness:
Zora-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
How about a tutorial about wolves!
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
If I have the time I might make one. There are so many photo references and tutorials on them, not to mention the millions and millions of wolves spread about dA... I'd rather give the underdogs... er... cats... a chance.
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BondoFox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
<3
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:iconblackmagepanda:
blackmagepanda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the help... your lions are so pretty!
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome, and thank you! After much practice. ;)
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:iconblackmagepanda:
blackmagepanda Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome, too! :heart:
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scoureroflostsouls Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student
This was great :'3
Thanks for uploading!
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and you're welcome! :D
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scoureroflostsouls Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student
^^
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:iconcrescentmooncastle:
CrescentMoonCastle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
wow this turned out really awesome. your anatomy is so amazing.

i am going to try an use a reference when i draw now so i can get better at anatomy
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! You know how long I worked on it. xD
If you pick up on things quickly, it'll help... a lot.
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:iconcrescentmooncastle:
CrescentMoonCastle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
how long?

i am a pretty quick learner
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:iconlcatgril:
lcatgril Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
THANK. YOU. Your anatomy @_@; it's absolutely badass. and I thank you for making this. it helps alot.
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D Took a while (because some were pretty tough) but I got them all down pretty good, I think. No proble, I hope it helps you get better. :)
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:iconlcatgril:
lcatgril Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
It shall~
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divafica Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, #Amatuer-Artists is looking for tutorials for our gallery. Would you like to submit?
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem, accepted the request. ;)
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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful, and there's some wonderful sketches here.
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D I worked my butt off to make them perfect. xD
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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It really shows :)
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
<3
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