Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Library reference-Animals by ArtistsHospital Library reference-Animals by ArtistsHospital
Animal anatomy tutorial clubs to be linked here.

:star: Admin -- if working from a backup, overwrite the backup with the live copy before editing & updating. This keeps us from overwriting each other's updates. =D

***** 5 stars: very good - detailed with image, clear steps, very applicable
**** 4 stars: good - standard details and images, clear steps, applicable
*** 3 stars: standard - standard details and images,
+ not rated

Hospital Index

Clubs and Other Sites
-Many beautiful wildlife photos. (THIS IS NOT A STOCK SITE; please use the photos for indirect reference only.)

Animal Stock Photos:
+ :iconseductive-stock:
-Some nice animal photo packs.

Animal Reference:

**** :iconguitarjohnny:
-Beautiful photos of many different animals. (THIS IS NOT A STOCK SITE; please use the photos for indirect reference only.)

Animal Tutorials:

Multi-Subject Collections:

***** Basic Animal Anatomy Tutorial by Cedarseed
-Learn how to draw animals with this basic animal anatomy tutorial.

***** Drawing Birds Tutorial: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by Cedarseed
-Learn how to draw birds with this basic bird anatomy tutorial.

***** Drawing the Horse Tutorial by Cedarseed
-Learn how to draw horses with this basic horse anatomy tutorial. What's a warrior without his steed?

***** Asian Dragons Tutorial by Cedarseed
-Learn how to draw asian dragons!

Individual Tutorials:


VERY Basic Horse Tutorial by IceandSnow
-A very basic horse tutorial.

Basic Horse Beginners ONLY Tutorial by 2-DG
-Helpful horse drawing tips for beginners.

Drawing Horses Tutorial by Susan Rogers
-A helpful Elfwood tutorial which includes some horse anatomy and bone structure.

How to Draw Horses Tutorial by Hazel-rah
-Helpful hints for drawing horses. The artist's in-depth description is part of the tutorial.

Drawing a Horse Tutorial by 1Rusty
-Tips on drawing horses using basic shapes.

Beginners' Horse Tutorial by Kass-Craven
-Tips on drawing horses.

How to Draw Horses by Queen-of-Randomness
-Helpful hints for drawing horses.

Horse Tutorial: Proportions by vixentheangryfox
-Helpful hints for drawing horse proportions.

Horse Tutorial: Eye Basics by vixentheangryfox
-Helpful hints for drawing horse eyes.

.:Hair:. Digi-SemiRealism by ElfwoodSilverfang
-Coloring a horse mane in Adobe Photoshop 7.0.

Fantasy Horse Mane Tutorial by vixentheangryfox
-Tips on coloring horse manes.

Wing Painting Tutorial by Barbiedoll
-Tips on painting horse or pegasus wings.


Drawing Wolves Tutorial by Swift-Wolfen
-Helpful hints for drawing wolves.

How 2 Draw Wolves by mirzers
-Some tips for drawing wolves.

Wolf Basics Tutorial by Black-Ravyn
A wolf basics tutorial.

How to Draw Wolves -- Part 1: Heads by tiogawhitewolf
-Tips for drawing wolf heads.

Wolf Tutorial by novablue
-Tips on avoiding wolf/dog anatomy confusion.

Wolf Tutorial by Anuwolf
-Tutorial on drawing wolves.

Snarly Wolf Tutorial by Anuwolf
-A nice tutorial on drawing angry or snarling wolves.

Wolf Paw Tutorial by Anuwolf
-A nice tutorial on drawing wolf paws.

**** Wolf Fur Tutorial by jocarra
-Creating fur with Adobe Photoshop or similar art programs.


Tutorial - Canine Anatomy by Bonz847
-Tips for drawing dogs.

Tutorial - Canine Leg Anatomy by Bonz847
-Tips for drawing dog legs.

Payna's Sighthound Tutorial by basi
-Helpful hints, rules of thumb and references for drawing sighthounds.

Dogs 101: Shiba Inu by inu-aku-kitsune
-Tips on drawing the Shiba Inu breed.

Dogs 101: Chinook by inu-aku-kitsune
-Tips on drawing the Chinook breed.

aku's 'Real' Fur Tutorial: Page 1 and Page 2 by inu-aku-kitsune
-A nice tutorial on drawing dog fur with colored pencils.

SN's Fur Tutorial by SilentNeko
-Tips on drawing dog fur and features using colored pencils.


5 Steps for Drawing Big Cats by Scatterheart24
-A nice tutorial on drawing big cats. The photo examples are lionesses.

Lion Tutorial by Nalana
-Some tips for drawing lions.

Duma Tutorial by CheetahTigerWolfCTW
-Tips for drawing Duma, a cheetah-based character.

Fur Shading Tutorial by Anuwolf
-Hints for shading kitty (or similar) fur in Photoshop.

Realistic Leopard Fur Photoshop Tutorial by S0RD3N
-Make realistic looking leopard fur in Photoshop or similar programs.


**** Falcon Wing Tutorial by WindFalcon
-Learn how to draw wings; authentic-looking falcon wings, at that!

**** Realistic Wing Tutorial by WindFalcon
-Half-Closed Wing/Above View.

Bird's Wing Anatomy by unkraut
-A nicely put together explanation of bird wing anatomy.

Wing Tutorial by Fatal-mantis85
-Helpful tips for drawing various bird wings.

Wing Drawing Tutorial by Sheil
-Helpful pointers for drawing bird wings.

Bird Wings Tutorial by cactusart
-Helpful do's and don'ts for drawing bird wings.

Bat Wings Tutorial by cactusart
-Helpful do's and don'ts for drawing bat wings.

Feathered Wing Tutorial by kalicothekat
-A helpful tutorial for drawing feathered wings.

Basic Wings Tutorial by trina-chan
-Tips on drawing bird, angel, and dragon or gargoyle wings.

Folded Bird Wings by keaalu
-A few tips for drawing folded bird wings.

Wing Tutorial (Make 2): Page One, Page Two, and Page Three by dragontamer363
-After the success of my first tutorial (in all its scrubby glory) I decided to make a big fat revamped version that's been thoroughly photo-shopped and neatened up. Hopefully you'll find it much more readable and helpful.


Simplified Gryphon Tutorial by lizkay
-Tips for drawing gryphons.

- How to Draw Wings and Winged Creatures/People- by lizkay
-Helpful hints for drawing wings, winged people, and winged animals.


Basic Dragon Tutorial by kalicothekat
-Tips for drawing dragons.

Tutorial - Dragons by Sheil
-A nice clear tutorial on how to draw dragons, including some anatomy details.

Drawing a Dragon by mythori
-A nice step-by-step tutorial for drawing dragons.

Myth's Dragon Tutorial Part 1, Part 2.1, Part 2.2, and Part 2.3 by mythori
-A very nice multi-part tutorial about drawing dragons and coloring them in Photoshop.

Dragon Tutorial by raerae
-Drawing dragons raerae style!

Classic Dragon Head Tutorial by raerae
-Draw a classic dragon head raerae style!

Lighty's Dragon Tutorial Part One and Part Two by Lighteh
-Helpful steps for drawing dragons.

Tutorial- Maws and Open Jaws by ShadowedLight
-Helpful hints for drawing wide-open dragon jaws.

Commission - Dragon Concept 1, 2 and 3by Unibomber703
-Use for indirect reference only please.

Hospital Index
Add a Comment:
Nintendraw Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Excellent resources! May I suggest another, for horse dynamics, that is not a tutorial but is a very useful sketch? (My friend drew the horse and demolished my original sketch in the process, but her horse sketch is very useful. I'm looking for her name to cite it properly.) [link]
painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
hello! I run a group dedicated to providing high quality animal reference images, link in my signature, if you wish to link it
LongingBlackAngel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Will be really helpful when i start animal anatomy! Thnx
starrytesukidust Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
The Basic Horses tutorial by 2-DG
cannot be found :(
Chlorophylltheleaf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ugh...same her..TTnTT
I just try to click it,but....not found..~__~
Maybe,the tutorial is just be deleted..or something else..>.>
starrytesukidust Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah >w>
Chlorophylltheleaf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
caradecunha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No foxy tutorial? D:
Rockafiller Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!! thank you loads for this! ;A;
although do you perhaps have any buffalo or bison tutorial? ;3;
ruidubai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009

Link list cleaned; the broken ones are gone.

I will not consider new tutorial links for this section unless said tutorials are four stars or better. There's just not enough time to spend linking fluff tuts.

Links to clubs are welcome.
EosFoxx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
pls could you check that list - i gound four dead links - all orca tutorials are removed now ;(
and some wings tutorials are too.
May be this list is too old
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009

We're short on admin right now -- never had enough to begin with. ^^;

Thanks for the heads-up.
Gsobeea Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
do u have any plants related stuff and tutorials?
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009

Plants? Huh! First time someone's asked that, I think.

We don't have a specific section, but you might find something under [link]
wwhimsical Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Oh my, Thanks you for collecting all of these. THey are brilliant.
I really appreciate this submission, this must have taken you ages!
Thank you incredibly! These will all come in so useful, definately in the future if not now.
And I'll definately check out the ArtistsHospital, could come in really handy!
Thanks again. :hug:
Zombie-Faerie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Oh WOW. Thank you so muh for compiling these references. I hope you don't mind if I add this to my favs, so I can come back to it.
equinox91 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Wow, really liking the variety of references here. Will definitely be helpful in the near future... :+favlove:
ameliastro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
dig the crosshatch
sweet work
MurderInTechnicolour Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
i really like these, great style:D
Ashen-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I was just looking through these, and i noticed that these two:

by nolavon

by nolavon

both came up with "file not found" on deviantart.
Ashen-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I checked out their journal and it said this:

"For now my tutorials are in my scraps and will in time be reposted at the new [link] gallery. Until then you will be able to access them here."

I'm guessing it's the "until then" point. ^^;
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007

Oooh, thank you! I never would've noticed the broken links if you hadn't! I found the tutorials at his new account, so those links should work now. :w00t:
Ashen-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
K, thanks for fixing them for us!
TeHeViLoNe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Thank you so much for collecting all these tutorials together! :)
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
:iconcaliforniaclipper: You're most welcome. :aww: Thanks so much for your feedback, we appreciate it!
PleisarPup Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
These tutorials all seem very helpful, thank you!
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
:iconcaliforniaclipper: That's good to hear! Feel free to let me know if you see any good tutorials that aren't on this list. =)
Charanty Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Thanks^^ Very helpful!
I got some tutorials not animal drawings but i think they can be useful.
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
:iconcaliforniaclipper: Oh, thank you! I've bookmarked those tutorials, and I'll be adding them ASAP. I really appreciate you mentioning them!
Charanty Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
You're welcome^^
ScatterbrainFox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
first of all, I have to say I love this account :)

here are some links to tutorials by =Cedarseed I think she has the best tutorials on those topics that I've ever seen.

basic animal anatomy: [link]
drawing the horse: [link]
on birds part 1: [link]
on birds part 2: [link]

of course I assume that you ask before you post or link this here, but I thought this would be too good not to share.
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005

Oh wow... we should just watch this account...
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
November 1, 2005
Image Size
71.5 KB


47,728 (2 today)
920 (who?)