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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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Schoes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Antlers... gosh i ADORE antlers!! they're always so spectacluar! And those antlers from the hunter... WOAH! would have liked to see how he walked through the forest though... lol like a forest spirit XD (not that i a anti hunting! hunting is amazing
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LeeDassin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I know a lot of old hunting techniques used to involved chasing stags towards forests where the trees prevent them from entering. So I think that's why most stags of that size stay in the open fields. He is pretty stunning though :D
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Schoes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o: woah smart!! poor 'little' stag lol. but really smart technique!
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Hero-Of-The-Stars Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't thank you enough for making this 
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LeeDassin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Glad I could help :D
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Hero-Of-The-Stars Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elk antlers seam so much easier now~
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caput-lupinum Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
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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LeeDassin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
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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caput-lupinum Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Thank you, I really appreciate it. :)
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LeeDassin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I am currently working on the Moose antlers, but they are tricky things :P
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