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Elk Tutorial by LeeDassin Elk Tutorial by LeeDassin
Here is the Elk Tutorial requested by Scylothia [link] (I don’t know how to link a picture), before anything is asked I just want to add some points.

1. These are not the definite facts on antler growth, there will always be some exceptions. Some elk have upwards cups (But ONLY red deer have the 3 prong cup), some red deer may have open cups. These steps are based on my own observations while I have been studying and drawing deer and elk.

2. I understand this is only part of a tutorial, I do not do into body, partly because I have never done a tutorial before and secondly because I have spent so long in learning antlers I find them the hardest obstacle for starting to draw deer.

3. Finally, I apologise for the hunting photo below, I do not endorse hunting for sport in any way I just think this picture is a good for showing the curves in the tines of Elk. I do not wish to cause a debate over the topic of game hunting.

With that out of the way, enjoy :) I hope it helps you in your drawing!
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Hero-Of-The-Stars Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't thank you enough for making this 
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:iconleedassin:
Glad I could help :D
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Hero-Of-The-Stars Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elk antlers seam so much easier now~
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:iconcaput-lupinum:
Do you have any suggestions for drawing moose antlers? I've been trying for 3 hours straight and can't seem to get the perspective correct. I'd really appreciate some help - finding tutorials on drawing antlers is hard.
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One of the reasons I do not attempt moose it because I find their antlers tricky, but I would not mind trying again and get the hang of it. I have found them similar to Fallow antlers in terms of the palm like shapes, I will try a few sketches and post them when I can :D
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:iconcaput-lupinum:
Thank you, I really appreciate it. :)
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:iconleedassin:
I am currently working on the Moose antlers, but they are tricky things :P
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Jinxed-Sanity Dec 8, 2011
That hunting picture.. OH MY GOD THEIR ANTLERS ARE BIGGER THAN A MAN!!
Wow.. thanks for showing that, I would of never known!
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:iconleedassin:
LOL they certainly can be quite impressive, I have never seen an Elk up close before but I know people who have and their back height is about 5ft is not higher. I am not sure as to the height of this man, but I am certain Elk antlers can be pretty spectacular :)
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savann13 Jan 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
very useful.I didn't know these facts:)
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