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Unique Animal Anatomy: Spotted Hyena by FOERVRAENGD Unique Animal Anatomy: Spotted Hyena by FOERVRAENGD
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Why am I doing this? I thought I was gonna work on my final project :V where did this come from? Oh gosh...

Okay, I was supposed to work on a monster design based on spotted hyenas, but after drawing all the "anatomy studies" I felt that it would be a shame not to share my notes to the rest of you guys.

It surprised me how extremely rare it is to find a decent guide in Hyena Anatomy, still I actually often sees many hyena-fursonas on dA. So I thought, what the heck, they deserve a little guide.

I might do more of these "mini-guides", but they will probably only focus on animals with a more unique anatomy. Or animals that has WAY to few tutorials about. And I wont promise a flood of new tutorials, these are only reference guides.

AND YES I will probably submit a tutorial about dinosaurs... ;)
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aslinn1313 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
this is gorgeous and very helpful thank you
azurakittyartist Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like hyenas :I
NixKat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting.
Echoklangx3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
okay i draw a headshot for a friend i hope its god :/
freyalovesanimals Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is so good! Now instead of explaining all this information to people, I can just show them this!
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This sure helps allot :) thank you :thumbsup:
ServiceDroneNeenee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful and well explained :)
Dragon-lu-ver Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your tutorials! They are incredibly helpful, very clear information. I have noticed a distinct lack of deer tutorials....
paintswithcats Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012

I am a high school art teacher and I am taking some art students to the La Brea Tarpits this Friday. I am looking for some good examples on how artists use their understanding of animal anatomy and I came across you wonderful page here! With your permission, I would like to use part of your Spotted Hyena Anatomy guide, (the bottom section) as a handout for students, (with a copyright crediting your work next to your images). All of these students are advanced art students taking college level art classes. I could collect the copies at the end of the field trip if you like. There will be about 40 students going.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter! :)
Ms. PC
FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
sorry for the late reply: it's totally fine by me! :)
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