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Bird-taur proportions guide by Deericious Bird-taur proportions guide by Deericious
NOTE: Applicants/Members who have ALREADY COMPLETED their character sheet before now will not be required to re-draw their sheets at this point in time.
However, any future artwork (other than art of their humanoid or animal forms) will have to follow this general guideline.
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SO, the submissions of bird-taurs into Skeo so far have not been meeting our standards for 'taur' characters and instead looking more like harpies or faun proportions.
Understandably, avian proportions are a little harder to translate into a taur style of body, so I have gone and made up the basics of how the animal and human parts should be divided.
Of course, other avian features on the human part are acceptable as well as variations in the proportions provided are understandable for the varying types of birds.

If you are still having trouble due to a particular type of bird, feel free to send a note to the club and we can help you figure it out~

[Also pardon the fairly quick drawn reference; if this is too vague to understand comment and I shall make a clearer version]
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:iconotterlore:
Otterlore Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :D It's like a harpy!
I like where the wings are placed. More anatomically correct.
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JEDI-Sheng Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Wow!
Okay while I know you just came up with this, I was skimming by in a search for 'taurs' and hit this and I have to say it's really cool to see a Kinnara like this!
You really mad the proportions work artistically and fairly well anatomically too! (it's hard to balance a human torso on ANYTHING)
My sincere compliments! and while I know you didn't MEAN it to be one, my thanks as a fan for drawing such a wicked Kinnara! ^^
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, and I was JUST looking for something like this!
:D
You are a godsend.
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:icondeericious:
Deericious Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Glad that it is useful, since that's what it's for~
Good luck!
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:icon0armoredsoul0:
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thanks, I'll make sure to post up my finished pieces and link them when I get the chance.
Solly-Eagle, HO!!!
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QtheXman Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist
Spiffy!
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:iconobsydiandragon:
ObsydianDragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm confused. I would think if someone wants their bird taur to look similar to a harpy, they should have that freedom, yet? I mean, it's their character. :{

Just trying to understand this. It looks awkward to me lol
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Deericious Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Mm, the reasoning is that it is a taur club, involving human from head to waist, then animal body from shoulders to feet. Harpies do not follow this anatomy, therefore not technically a taur.
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:iconobsydiandragon:
ObsydianDragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very true. sometimes i still think of taurs as just half animal, half human and not separating the fact that it needs to be completely animal from the human waist down. :} thanx for clarifying.

I do have a -taur question, tho. My taurs tend to have the head of said animal still. The only human part would be the torso and arms. That's still -taur enough, yes?
example --> [link]
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:icondeericious:
Deericious Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Well, technically it goes against our taur guidelines, but feel free to run it by the other mods too if you're really keen on trying for that~
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