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Size difference in anthros
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:29:18 am »
How do you think size differences in anthros would work? Would it be more like human heights, with smaller animals generally being shorter, but not too much smaller? Would it work like Zootopia, where the animals are basically the size they would be if their feral ancestors stood bipedal? Or would it work like fantastic Mr. Fox, where mouse is definitely smaller, but goes up to at least Mr. Fox's knees?
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 11:23:22 am »
I've never thought about it, I guess I just assume full-on anthros would just have typical human height variation. Anything more drastic would be for the more feral side of things (like bipedal animals as opposed to human/animal hybrids) if that makes sense  :fox-:P:
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 11:28:02 am »
Well i have no idea how it would be in real life but the way i draw that kinda stuff is like a middle ground,a good example is when i draw anthro insects they are smaller than all the other animals but they are not the SUPER tiny size like irl that counts for smol animals too but way less drastic
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 12:27:01 pm »
As someone whose fursonas are both small animals, I lean more toward the idea of just regular human height. I like the factor that 'normal size' would play a role; for example, an elephant would be noticeably larger than a mouse, but not nearly as prominent as their feral counterparts.
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 12:34:49 pm »
Most artists I know draw furries within the same height variation as humans. Maybe with the exception of animals like mice being slightly smaller, and animals like elephants being larger (obviously). I've kind of wanted to see more furries draw anthropomorphic animal characters closer to the animals they're based off of as well as in comparison to other species.



Kind of like Zootopia. It would actually be pretty cool if more furries drew that way. It's much more visually distinctive.
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 03:02:22 pm »
I've always pictured them closer to human height, they're of course be variation like humans with species playing a role in this but in general they'd be similar

I love the idea zootopia did as well tho
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 03:40:21 pm »
I basically picture all of my characters as similar to Zootopia, because Zootopia is what I based most of my art styles off of. If I drew my characters as more human I would also picture them with less height difference probably.
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 11:22:36 pm »
As someone whose fursonas are both small animals, I lean more toward the idea of just regular human height. I like the factor that 'normal size' would play a role; for example, an elephant would be noticeably larger than a mouse, but not nearly as prominent as their feral counterparts.
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 11:25:55 pm »
As most had said, I just see them the same size as humans. Just to keep it consistent. Except really big or really tiny species, of course c:
The zootopia idea is good too, though. I really like either variants ^^
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 11:40:47 pm »
I like to think that they all have human height ranges/variation, but animals whose feral counterparts are small are generally shorter (but it's also not impossible for them to be tall)

For example:
Most mice are on the shorter side, and have a higher chance of being short, but it's still possible for a mouse to be tall
(vice versa for big/tall species)
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Re: Size difference in anthros
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2017, 01:45:41 am »
Preferring my anthros more human I always saw them as human height with, like what others say certain species are prone to certain heights similar to human races but just like humans these smaller species can be taller or taller species being shorter.

The idea of feral anthros being similar height to what you see in Zootopia sounds adorable though. Wouldn't mind seeing that more tbh ^^
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